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    Exclamation Dobbs quit CNN over Obama Birther Issue

    Dobbs gave up on $9M

    Dobbs gave up on $9M
    Nixed CNN pact in 'Obama birther' flap
    By MICHAEL SHAIN & DAVID K. LI

    Last Updated: 4:25 PM, November 13, 2009

    Posted: 4:23 AM, November 13, 2009

    Lou Dobbs walked away from more than $9 million when he quit CNN, ending a long-running clash that boiled over during a debate about President Obama's birth certificate, sources said yesterday.<p>

    Dobbs, who will be replaced on the network by veteran Washington political correspondent John King, abruptly announced his resignation on air Wednesday night and offered no clue about what he planned to do next.

    But the beginning of the end really came in July, when CNN President Jonathan Klein told Dobbs' staff in a memo to drop so-called birther stories about conspiratorial doubts that Obama was US-born, sources told The Post.

    "It seems this story is dead because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef," read Klein's memo to employees of "Lou Dobbs Tonight."

    Klein's move incensed Dobbs, who wasn't shy about telling off his boss.

    "They have been talking pretty regularly since then," a source said. "And it's been pretty bad."

    CNN had also long been asking Dobbs, known for his tough stance on immigration, to tone down his harsh rhetoric.

    Last month, Dobbs' William Morris agent, CNN sources said, bluntly told Klein: "You're unhappy, he's unhappy. Let him go."

    Dobbs told Klein in recent weeks he wanted to go "the opinion route," laying the final groundwork for his departure.

    CNN had been unlikely to renew Dobbs' contract in 2011 anyway, sources said.

    CNN is pushing hard to position itself as a middle-of-the-road news source, between left-leaning MSNBC and conservative Fox News Channel.

    "Lou was polluting the CNN brand," said a TV insider.

    The departure came at significant personal cost to Dobbs, who still had 1 years left in his back-loaded, five-year, $35 million contract. Dobbs' final year would have brought him $9 million.

    A Fox News Channel spokeswoman insisted her network wasn't interested in hiring the veteran.

    CNN yesterday named King to take Dobbs' 7 p.m. slot, with a production starting in January.

    Dobbs, on his syndicated radio show yesterday, thanked callers for their praise. When a caller from New Jersey urged him to run for the US Senate, Dobbs said: "All right, Josh. I'm taking notes."

    Additional reporting by Reuven Fenton and Michael Starr

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    Dobbs, who will be replaced on the network by veteran Washington political correspondent John King, abruptly announced his resignation on air Wednesday night and offered no clue about what he planned to do next.

    But the beginning of the end really came in July, when CNN President Jonathan Klein told Dobbs' staff in a memo to drop so-called birther stories about conspiratorial doubts that Obama was US-born, sources told The Post.


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    DROP ANCHOR: Lou Dobbs, last night at home in New Jersey, announced his shock resignation after an ego clash with CNN's chief. Anchor John King (below left) replaces Dobbs in the 7 p.m. time slot.
    "It seems this story is dead because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef," read Klein's memo to employees of "Lou Dobbs Tonight."

    Klein's move incensed Dobbs, who wasn't shy about telling off his boss.

    "They have been talking pretty regularly since then," a source said. "And it's been pretty bad."

    CNN had also long been asking Dobbs, known for his tough stance on immigration, to tone down his harsh rhetoric.

    Last month, Dobbs' William Morris agent, CNN sources said, bluntly told Klein: "You're unhappy, he's unhappy. Let him go."

    Dobbs told Klein in recent weeks he wanted to go "the opinion route," laying the final groundwork for his departure.

    CNN had been unlikely to renew Dobbs' contract in 2011 anyway, sources said.

    CNN is pushing hard to position itself as a middle-of-the-road news source, between left-leaning MSNBC and conservative Fox News Channel.

    "Lou was polluting the CNN brand," said a TV insider.

    The departure came at significant personal cost to Dobbs, who still had 1 years left in his back-loaded, five-year, $35 million contract. Dobbs' final year would have brought him $9 million.

    A Fox News Channel spokeswoman insisted her network wasn't interested in hiring the veteran.

    CNN yesterday named King to take Dobbs' 7 p.m. slot, with a production starting in January.

    Dobbs, on his syndicated radio show yesterday, thanked callers for their praise. When a caller from New Jersey urged him to run for the US Senate, Dobbs said: "All right, Josh. I'm taking notes."

    Additional reporting by Reuven Fenton and Michael Starr



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    Yeah, I saw this last nite on FOX.

    GOOD FOR HIM

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    Oh, Let the fireworks begin, I hope Mr. D signs with Fox, even though that is being denied, But then, He may run for Office... Too late for Mayor of New York, Maybe as Sarah's running mate in 2012?
    Semper Fi

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    Yes, the Corrupt News Network had to remove the last remaining glimpse that they were not a unbiased network in the tank for Obama & Companies Socialist Agenda, when they gave Lou Dobbs the preverbal boot...

    I would like to see Lou Dobbs either on Fox News or run for a political office; New York Politics leans so far to the left it is now known as the Eastern Block of the Republic of Kalifornia... They could use some balance, especially looking at how Legendary Gun Banner Michael Bloomberg bought the New York Mayor's office again for starters...

    Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada - "Wheres the Birth Certificate"?

    "The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke

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