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NYT: Dobbs to Quit CNN, Announces Resignation

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 11/11/2009 at 7:55pm

This just in, from the New York Times Media Decoder Blog today, very big news for those of us who’ve been calling on CNN to drop its anti-immigrant anchor, Lou Dobbs. In Update: Lou Dobbs to Quit CNN, Brian Stelter and Bill Carter report:

Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views have made him a TV lightning rod, plans to announce Wednesday that he is leaving the network, two network employees said.

A CNN executive confirmed that Mr. Dobbs will announce his resignation plans on his 7 p.m. program. His resignation is effective immediately; tonight’s program will be his last on CNN. His contract was not set to expire until the end of 2011.

We want to say thank you to everyone who participated and donated to our campaign to hold CNN accountable for its anti-immigrant programming.

Here’s the ad you helped put on the air this month:

This is simply incredible news.

Thanks for being part of it.

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