NEW YORK - CNN's Lou Dobbs, a lightning rod for criticism following his transition from a business journalist to an opinionated anchor on such issues as illegal immigration, told viewers on Wednesday that he was quitting his nightly show to pursue the office of the President of the United States.
"This will be my last broadcast," Dobbs said after giving the day's headlines. Dobbs, who hosts a daily radio show unrelated to CNN, said the network had allowed him to be released early from his contract.
However, when we spoke with an unnamed producer, Ms. Latisha Ghetto, from CNN, she said CNN was happy to be rid of "that crotchety old white man who worshiped Hitler and always complained about illegal immigrants, single moms, drugs, homosexuals, welfare bums, trailer trash, transvestites and anyone with darker skin than his pasty-white butt."
No details were available about Mr. Dobbs' 2012 campaign.