Skip to comments.Dobbs got $8M to quit
Posted on 11/16/2009 5:18:10 AM PST by COUNTrecount
Dobbs got $8M to quit
CNN 'wanted him out'
CNN was so sick of Lou Dobbs, it gave him an $8 million severance package to leave, The Post has learned.
"They wanted him out," according to a source.
Dobbs, who a source said had a year and a half to go on his $12 million contract, shocked viewers last Wednesday by announcing he was quitting. CNN boss Jonathan Klein and Dobbs, 64, had been publicly feuding over the kind of reporting Dobbs was doing on his show -- especially stories about illegal immigration and the anti-Obama "birther" movement, which contends the president was not born in Hawaii and is not an American citizen.
But it was not clear until now that CNN was willing to pay Dobbs so much money to leave.
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I’m available to be abused like that.
I’m available to be abused for HALF that...
CNN is not biased tho! ;-)
....atta boy Lou!...take the dough and tell em to kiss your ass...I look foreward to seeing him on FOX soon.
CNN: we can’t give right wingers an avenue to spew their anti-obama messages.
It’s incedible that a supposed News Channel could oppose the lone voice of one person who isnt in agreement with them ,so badly ,that they are willing to pay 8 Million dollars not have that voice of truth in their employ.
Don’t ever try to tell me that Libarals arent insane.
....”publicly feuding over the kind of reporting Dobbs was doing on his show”...
$8 million to prevent the truth from being told on CNN.
Dobbs doesn’t seem one to walk away from his convictions over these issues. I believe he will find a way, if he hasn’t already, to continue to hammer out the information to the public.
With $8million of his own money he could track down the birth certificate story more!!!
I love how this has brought it into attention again :D:D:D
It wouldn't surprise me if the $8m payment was conditioned on a severance contract with a non-compete clause.
You don’t suppose they included a clause in their agreement that bars him going to Fox for a number of years, do you?
Klein’s gearing up for state-run television.
Can’t see Dobbs doing that, not good business sense. He’s not the one who wanted to leave, they wanted him out. He could have just worked out the balance of his contract, after all.
I’ll expose CNN for $4 million.
Heard yesterday that Lou Dobbs has been auditioning for FOX for two years now!
Looks to me that it is more “dangerous” for CNN to drop him instead of keeping hem. Just see what Glenn Beck is now serving up at FOX!!!
Fox News is beginning to look like an isolated refugee camp.
Isolation is not what we need to get the alternative messages to the White House scripts out to the public.
Political news reporting needs yet another outlet to compete with the Obama Propaganda Networks. A lot of people won’t watch Fox News just because they are told by the government not to. They need a alternative outlet with credible conservative news.
Good for Lou.
There goes the last voice of reason in that sea of politically correct Obama arse kissers.
Now there is no reason at all to ever give CNN a hit.
We will have the added enjoyment of watching their horrible numbers become even worse.
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