Dobbs Watch: ‘The Lou Dobbs Factor’

By November 27, 2006Dobbs Watch

Dobbs WatchA good article by that title in New York magazine by Kurt Andersen. Says Andersen, “What I hadn’t realized until I recently started watching his show night after night was how completely and seamlessly he mingles actual news with opinion and straight-out tirade,” calling Dobbs’ show, a “Daily Show without jokes or irony.” We agree.

As Andersen notes in conclusion, “Populist anti-Establishment anger is now a major part of the CNN brand.” How sad. We wish CNN had a brighter line between news and opinion, and wish further that they’d make sure their opinions were informed and not just rabble-rousers like Lou.

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  • Andy says:

    Actually, all of CNN’s shows are fine – it’s just Mr. Dobb’s show that crosses the line, but it does stand out like a sore thumb.