More on Lou

By November 28, 2006Dobbs Watch

Dobbs WatchHere’s a lengthy piece from the New Yorker by Ken Auletta on our favorite non-journalist, Lou Dobbs entitled, “Mad As Hell – Lou Dobbs’s populist crusade.” He used the Tom Friedman bit (didn’t credit the blog, maybe he was at Yale for the lecture), and quotes Wall Street Journal deputy editor Daniel Henninger as saying of Lou’s career conversion, “Old admirers are aghast. It’s as if whatever made Linda Blair’s head spin around in ‘The Exorcist’ had invaded the body of Lou Dobbs and left him with the brain of Dennis Kucinich.”

In any event, an interesting read, with some background on Lou and some thoughts on CNN’s turn away from news toward entertainment.