***Breaking News***BastaDobbs.com Announces Victory: Lou Dobbs to Leave CNN

UPDATE: John King to take over Dobbs’s slot at CNN

CNN announced Thursday that John King, the Sunday morning host best known for his magic wall, is taking over the 7 p.m. slot left vacant by the abrupt resignation of Lou Dobbs.

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BREAKING: U.S. Deports Lou Dobbs
CNN Host Had Been Living Illegally In Country Since 1961 see below

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BYE BYE LOU!!

Responding to the news Wednesday that Lou Dobbs will leave his post as a longtime anchor on CNN, the leaders of BastaDobbs.com – a national Latino-led coalition that had been advocating for his ouster – released the following statement:

“Our contention all along was that Lou Dobbs – who has a long record of spreading lies and conspiracy theories about immigrants and Latinos – does not belong on the ‘Most Trusted Name in News,'” said Roberto Lovato, co-founder of Presente.org, a national online advocacy organization coordinating the BastaDobbs.com campaign in conjunction with more than 40 local and regional Latino organizations from across the country. “We are thrilled that Dobbs no longer has this legitimate platform from which to incite fear and hate.”

The BastaDobbs.com campaign launched in mid-September, and included online petitions, a viral YouTube video, text-message campaign, radio PSAs and a series of events in 18 cities – organized in conjunction with the CNN special Latino in America. The message to CNN was that courting Latino viewers while keeping Dobbs on the network would not with them favor with the fastest-growing demographic in the country. Since then, more than 100,000 people have joined the effort. The events and the campaign garnered significant press coverage in both Spanish-language and mainstream media.

Lovato said the BastaDobbs.com victory marks a key turning point for the Latino community, as it moved from marching in the streets in 2006 to mounting a successful, high-tech campaign against one of the biggest and strongest media voices against common-sense immigration reform.

BREAKING: U.S. Deports Lou Dobbs
CNN Host Had Been Living Illegally In Country Since 1961

Luis Miguel Salvador Aguila Dominguez, alias "Lou Dobbs," is escorted by DHS agents to the airport to be sent back to Mexico.

WANTAGE, NJ—Acting on anonymous tips from within the Hispanic-American community, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Wednesday deported Luis Miguel Salvador Aguila Dominguez, who for the last 48 years had been living illegally in the United States under the name Lou Dobbs.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, federal agents stormed the undocumented immigrant’s home in an evening raid just hours after the 64-year-old newscaster suddenly announced that he was resigning from CNN, and immediately placed him on an Aeromexico flight departing from Newark Liberty Airport.

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loudobbsforgovernorSo it begins…the folks at American’s Voice already has a Dobbs parody site up. It will be interesting to see what Dobbs’ next “contribution” to public life might be.

Previous Lou Dobbs Coverage

Lou Dobbs Returns to His Planet; ‘My Work Here is Done

CNN Can’t Have It Both Ways — Lou Dobbs vs. Latino In America

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Drop Dobbs Campaign: CNN Pressured to Fire Lou Dobbs

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16 responses to “***Breaking News***BastaDobbs.com Announces Victory: Lou Dobbs to Leave CNN

  1. audiegrl

    I knew when he tried to inflate the story of a hunter’s bullet accidentally hitting his house, into a story about the ‘ethnocentric forces almost shooting his wife’, that he was in big trouble.

    Even Ted Turner said he needed to go. CNN was not going to risk losing Latino viewers over Lou Dobbs. His numbers were not that good to begin with.

    Bye bye Lou, please don’t let the ‘winds of change’ hit you in the a$$ on the way out. Peace out. 😉

  2. it’s: ¡Ya basta!

    enough is enough.

  3. audiegrl

    (The Borowitz Report) – Controversial CNN host Lou Dobbs bade the people of Earth farewell today as he embarked on a long voyage back to his planet of origin.

    Standing on a launching pad with his rocket ship at the ready, Mr. Dobbs addressed a crowd of dozens who came to wish him a safe trip and godspeed.

    “People of Earth, farewell,” he said. “My work here is done.”

    In his farewell speech, Mr. Dobbs acknowledged the irony of his being an alien but insisted that he had been on Earth legally.

  4. SouthernGirl2

    Woo Hoo!

    He’s gone! Good Riddance Lou! I’m so glad to see this day come.

    GeoT….are you saying bad words? lol

  5. SouthernGirl2

    Audie,

    When I heard that story about people shooting at his house…I knew it was a bunch of crock! You could tell he was lying. Did he really think people were going to fall for that & not search it out? Geez!

  6. SouthernGirl2

    Audie,

    It was epic fail. And he made claim that people were shooting at his wife and claim they had been getting threats because of his stand. Nothing but baloney! It was embarrassing really.

  7. audiegrl

    Bye bye Lou

    Don’t let la puerta hit you in el culo on the way out. 😉

  8. audiegrl

    From Scott Stanzel, who used to work in President Bush’s communications shop, applauded the decision today in a statement to Politico: “I will not miss Lou Dobbs, his show or his ‘advocacy journalism.’ In recent years, the blurring of the lines between opinion and news reporting has damaged the credibility of mainstream reporters and news organizations. It’s refreshing to see CNN make a decision to fill the Dobbs slot with a respected and accomplished hard news journalist like John King. Maybe there is hope for the news business after all.

  9. audiegrl

    Victory: Adios Lou Dobbs

  10. audiegrl

    Then there’s this little tidbit from today’s New York Times: “Months ago the president of CNN/U.S., Jonathan Klein, offered a choice to Lou Dobbs … [he] could vent his opinions on radio and anchor an objective newscast on television, or he could leave CNN.”

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