Lou Dobbs has surfaced on the Fox Business Network. I wonder if his divorce from CNN has humbled him or maybe given him a different outlook on issues affecting immigrants and Latinos.
It’s been a while since he’s been on television getting all the attention. Well, there was that controversy in October 2010; when reporter, Isabel MacDonald with The Nation said she learned that Dobbs had hired undocumented workers to work on his horse farm in New Jersey. He denies the accusations.
If you’ve been living under a rock; Dobbs was on CNN since the 1980’s. I remember him as a financial guru on CNN’s Moneyline. That’s where th guy made a name for himself.
By the tail end of his career at the Cable News Network he was very right winged and very anti-immigrant. Most times—just plain ugly about undocumented workers. I’m still shocked he is married to a Latina.
Much of his mean spirited rants were sensationalized inaccurate information about undocumented workers. In May, 2007, 60 Minutes called him out on numerous inaccuracies on his Dobbs reports. Here’s a portion of the interview:
Here’s more on the 60 Minutes Show and more fact checking by the group, Truth in Immigration:
I thought Dobbs was going to surface as a politician. It sounded like he was headed that way when he resigned in November 2009 from CNN. Here’s what he said on his last show.
“Over the past six months, it has become increasingly clear that strong winds of change have begun buffeting this country and affecting all of us, and some leaders in media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond the role here at CNN and to engage in constructive problem-solving as well as to contribute positively to a better understanding of the great issues of our day and to continue to do so in the most honest and direct language possible,”
Though Dobbs has been hired to do a business show called “Lou Dobbs Tonight” at Fox; I get the feeling one way or another this guy won’t be able to stay away from talking about undocumented workers. Remember that’s what got him ratings over at CNN. He’ll need good ratings to keep his job at Fox.