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Fox's Female Hosts Slam Male Colleagues as Sexist

Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren amazed guys think women shouldn't be breadwinners

(Newser) - If you've missed the hullabaloo that erupted over a new study showing that moms are now the primary or sole breadwinner in 40% of households with kids, much of it played out today on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show. The background is that a slew of conservative men,... More »

Lou Dobbs Lands at Fox

He'll have a show on Fox Business early next year

(Newser) - Fox Business has struck a deal to hire everyone’s favorite immigrant-bashing anchor, Lou Dobbs. The ex-CNN host will have a daily show starting sometime in the first quarter of 2011, the New York Times reports. “Lou Dobbs will serve to strengthen the best lineup in business news,”... More »

Lou Dobbs Slams 'Outrageous' Story on Illegals

Calls it an inaccurate 'attack piece'

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs today dismissed the "outrageous claims" made by the Nation magazine that he employed illegal immigrants to care for his family's estates and horses, reports ABC News . "Did you say that I hired or my firm hired illegal immigrants?" he asked reporter Isabel Macdonald on his radio... More »

'Hypocrite' Lou Dobbs Hired Illegals

Report: Ex-CNN anchor doesn't practice what he preaches

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs rose to star status at CNN while railing against illegal immigrants—and especially those who hired them. Which means the result of a yearlong investigation by the Nation could make for uncomfortable reading among his supporters: "Dobbs has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep... More »

Lou Dobbs: Keep the 14th Amendment

He's fine with anchor babies

(Newser) - Even immigration uber-hawk Lou Dobbs thinks Republicans are going too far when they suggest repealing the 14th Amendment to prevent the children of illegal immigrants from gaining automatic citizenship. “The idea that anchor babies somehow require changing the 14th Amendment, I part ways with the senators on that, because... More »

Sarah Silverman: Fox Is a 24-Hour 'Racism Machine'

'It's all coded, all implied'

(Newser) - Racists in today's mainstream media don't go around praising the Klan, they appear on Fox News saying President Obama was born in Africa, according to Sarah Silverman. "The entire Fox News Channel is a 24-hour-a-day racism engine, but it’s all coded, all implied," she writes in her... More »

Why Obama's Still the Fave for 2012

Incumbency carries plenty of advantages

(Newser) - Sure, things look glum for President Obama, but he’s still the odds-on favorite to win the 2012 presidential election. Carl Cannon tells us why:
  • A “generic Republican” doesn’t exist. Obama trails that very thing by double digits in a recent poll, but the GOP nominee will bring
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Candy Crowley Taking Over CNN's State of the Union

Network completes post-Lou Dobbs reshuffle

(Newser) - Candy Crowley will be at the helm of CNN's revamped Sunday morning politics talk show State of the Union starting this week. The political correspondent will replace John King, who will host a new show in the 7pm time slot vacated by Lou Dobbs with his abrupt exit three months... More »

Lou Dobbs: Obama Birth Questions 'Common Sense'

Left creates 'toxicity' by harping on controversy

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs might’ve softened on illegal immigration as he weighs politics in his post-CNN life, but still isn’t sold that President Obama was born in the US. “When you can create a controversy by asking what seems to me still a perfectly commonsense question?” he says in... More »

Anderson Cooper's Ratings Plummet

With no election, CNN primetime stalwart staggers

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper may be widely respected, but he isnt widely watched. Anderson Cooper 360 is down 62% since last November, and down 70% among the 25-to-54 demographic that’s so important to advertisers, according to Nielsen figures. Last month the CNN 10pm stalwart came in second behind Fox’s On ... More »

Dobbs to Latino Voters: Let's Be Amigos!

Once rabidly anti-illegal anchor now warms to 'amnesty'

(Newser) - If Lou Dobbs does indeed run against the only Hispanic in the Senate, New Jersey’s Robert Menendez, he may have to mend some fences with Latino voters—and here he goes. The former CNN anchor, notorious for his views against illegal immigration, gave an interview to Telemundo last week... More »

Dobbs: CNN Didn't Want Obama Criticism

'What is immutable is that I'm staying in the public arena'

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs guarantees "100%" that he'll be staying in "the public arena" now that he's finished with CNN, he told Fox's Bill O'Reilly last night, but he demurred on whether that means a run for a New Jersey Senate seat. President Obama "isn't the devil," Dobbs... More »

CNN Paid Dobbs $8M to Leave

Bosses objected to reporting on immigration, 'birther' movement

(Newser) - CNN was so outraged over Lou Dobbs’ conservative reporting that they paid him $8 million just to leave, an anonymous source tells the New York Post. “They wanted him out,” the source says. Dobbs still had a year and a half left on his $12 million contract, but... More »

Lou Dobbs: I Wasn't Forced Out

Ex-CNN host says he hasn't talked with Fox

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs says he doesn't feel as though he was pushed out of CNN, where he worked for all but 2 years of its existence until last Wednesday. "I don't know if people will believe it, but we had a very amicable parting on the best of terms,"... More »

Dobbs 2012: A Nightmare for Republicans

Ex-anchor could split the tea-bagger vote as an independent

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs has dropped big hints that he plans a career in politics, and the GOP should be worried, warns Joe Conason. A presidential run by Dobbs seems like a strong possibility, but he won't be running as a Republican, Conason writes for Salon . Instead, the newly departed CNN anchor... More »

John King Will Replace Lou Dobbs

Anchor of CNN's 'State of the Union' 'thrilled' with primetime slot

(Newser) - CNN political reporter and State of the Union host John King will replace the abruptly departed Lou Dobbs in CNN's 7pm weekday slot starting early next year. Aside from hosting the network's Sunday political gabfest, King is known for using a touch-screen “magic map” to illustrate his election analysis.... More »

Lou Dobbs Leaves CNN

Longtime anchor announces move on tonight's show

(Newser) - Anchor Lou Dobbs is leaving CNN, he announced during tonight’s show—his last after 27 years at the channel. Dobbs, whose contract wasn’t up until 2011, has made waves with his anti-immigration views and his questioning of President Obama’s citizenship; he didn’t shed much light on... More »

Shot Fired at Dobbs' Home

Bullet struck siding but didn't penetrate

(Newser) - A gun was fired at CNN commentator Lou Dobbs’ home while his wife and chauffeur talked outside earlier this month, New Jersey state police said today. Dobbs said the shot came after “weeks and weeks” of threatening phone calls—which he had not reported to police because of their... More »

Lefty Talking Heads Fan 'Birther' Flames

Debunked rumor gets far more play on MSNBC than on Fox

(Newser) - When CNN correspondent Candy Crowley mentioned birthers on Lou Dobbs’ show last week, the host panicked. “Don’t say ‘birthers,’ whatever you do,” he said. “Not on this broadcast.” Dobbs has become a much-ridiculed face of the birther movement, but he's discussed the issue... More »

Chuck Norris Jabs Obama for Birthers

(Newser) - Butt-of-hipster-jokes Chuck Norris has leaped into the birther movement, challenging  President Obama to cough up his "long form" birth certificate. Norris wishes Obama happy birthday on Creative.com, then not-so-subtly sequés into: "Speaking of birthdays," why do "you refuse to reveal your original birth certificate?"... More »

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