Lou Dobbs quit CNN last night. Abruptly. Announced it on the air.
His convoluted explanation about other opportunities sounded pretty lame to me, although admittedly I didn’t hear it directly from him. I’m guessing he was fired. And it should have happened a long time ago.
Two or three years ago, I was very much in agreement with his opinions on illegal immigration. I’d get wound up, he’d rant for an hour, and I’d feel ever so self-righteous and vindicated. Or maybe he ranted and I got wound up. It’s hard to pinpoint the origins of a mob mentality.
Eventually, though, I got really tired of listening to ol’ Johnny One-Note. I stopped seeing him as a well-informed, law-and-order guy and started seeing him as an angry, curmudgeonly old man who might even be getting a bit senile. You know the type; they keep repeating the same stories over and over, seemingly unaware that they’re doing it and that their audience quit listening long ago. Then there were the “tonsillitis” (read: new teeth) and “they’re shooting at me” debacles.
Buh bye, Lou. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.