On his radio show today Lou Dobbs declared MSNBC the attack dogs for the White House. He claimed that MSNBC has manufactured a story against him. Dobbs said, “These people over at MSNBC have moved so far to the left they will do almost anything to hold in the good graces of the Obama White House.” So, the White House and MSNBC are out to get Lou Dobbs?
Here is the audio from Media Matters:
Dobbs said, “I’m going to talk a little bit about MSNBC and how they’ve manufactured a story, and when you hear the details. These people over at MSNBC have moved so far to the left that they will do almost anything seemingly, to hold in the good graces of the Obama White House, and their ideological thuggery allies. I mean these guys are something. Would be a thuggery, an assemblage of thuggers, thugs? I don’t know, help me out on that. What would it be just a group of thugs? I want a name, thuggery.”
He continued, “What would it be, a coven of thugs. Anyway, they’re attack dogs for this White House, and we’re going to be talking about them and the extraordinary lengths to which they will go without any sort of remorse or principle what so ever. I mean they’re shameless, that’s all there is to it.”
Let’s guess what Dobbs is referring to here. Could it be the birther nonsense that he has been spewing for weeks? I am not sure if you picked up on this, but Lou Dobbs is now calling MSNBC an agent of the White House. Dobbs is making the claim that silencing him would make Obama happy, so that is why MSNBC is going after him.
Dobbs is already on thin ice on CNN, and they can’t be happy with him starting a feud with another network, as they are trying to market themselves as the middle, and they to avoid the cross network bickering that MSNBC and FNC engage in. I would say that it is not wise for Dobbs to anger a potential future employer, but who am I kidding? MSNBC would never hire Lou Dobbs.
If Dobbs would ever leave CNN, he would end up on Fox News. The truth is that with each passing day, Dobbs is looking like an even bigger crackpot than Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly. MSNBC is not doing the bidding of, or trying to curry favor from Barack Obama. They are going after Dobbs because he is the most mainstream personality on the birther bandwagon. If Dobbs keeps this up, CNN might be forced to let him go, whether they want to or not.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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