Normally, Stephen Colbert plays a pompous, bombastic, hyperbolic, self-serious television host with delusions of grandeur and no sense of shame, but on last night's Colbert Report, he did an impression of Keith Olbermann instead. Which is to say, he wore a wig and glasses.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.
Tags: Keith Olbermann, Lou Dobbs, MSNBC, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
Congratulations, guys! You are so, so, so, so, so, soooooo perfect for each other!
The former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs will host a daily program on the Fox Business Network starting early next year, the network said Wednesday…
Mr. Dobbs is an important addition for Fox Business, a 3-year-old little brother of the Fox News Channel that has barely made a dent in the cable ratings landscape. The network said Mr. Dobbs had signed a “multi-year deal,” but did not specify the terms of it. Along with the daily show, he will appear on other Fox Business programs to “provide analysis and commentary on business news of the day,” the network said in a news release.
My math might be a little off on this, but I'm pretty sure that a full third of the current staff members at Fox News are 2012 potentials.
And, if it is off, it's not by a lot.
Tags: CNN, Fox, Immigration, Lou Dobbs
Okay, look, everybody knows that Lou Dobbs — who, it is widely believed, fancies himself a Republican presidential candidate in 2012 — has a special place in his black heart for illegal immigrants. And that place is an exploding rocketship to the moon. But did you also know that he equally — or, even extra-equally — dislikes people who hire illegal immigrants?
Dobbs reserved a special venom for the employers who hire them, railing against "the employer who is so shamelessly exploiting the illegal alien and so shamelessly flouting US law" and even proposing, on one April 2006 show, that "illegal employers who hire illegal aliens" should face felony charges… Dobbs has continued to advocate an enforcement-first approach to immigration, emphasizing, as he did in a March 2010 interview on Univision, that "the illegal employer is the central issue in this entire mess!"
You'll never guess what the next paragraph I'm gonna quote from this Nation article is gonna say. Nope! Never in a million years. I'll bet you 500 million exploding rocketships that this next paragraph will take you completely by surprise…
Based on a yearlong investigation, including interviews with five immigrants who worked without papers on his properties, The Nation and the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute have found that Dobbs has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estates and the horses he keeps for his 22-year-old daughter, Hillary, a champion show jumper.
Boom! Did your head just explode with amazement? Don't feel bad. There's no way that anybody could have guessed that Lou Dobbs might not be the paragon of integrity of which he portrays himself. The clues simply were not there!
Tags: Immigration, Lou Dobbs, Republicans
As Dennis reported on Monday, ex-talking head Lou Dobbs is pondering a run in the 2012 GOP primaries, unless Chewbacca has an edge in the polls. In which case there's always a third party and the U.S. Senate…
Mr. Dobbs, who left [CNN] last week, has said in recent days that he is considering a third-party run for a New Jersey Senate seat in 2012, or possibly for president.
In a little-noticed interview Friday, Mr. Dobbs told Spanish-language network Telemundo he now supports a plan to legalize millions of undocumented workers, a stance he long lambasted as an unfair "amnesty."
"Whatever you have thought of me in the past, I can tell you right now that I am one of your greatest friends and I mean for us to work together," he said in a live interview with Telemundo's Maria Celeste. [...] Mr. Dobbs twice mentioned a possible legalization plan for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., saying at one point that "we need the ability to legalize illegal immigrants under certain conditions."
Hmm. What's the Spanish for "Lou Dobbs is an immigrant's friend"? Let's run this through Google Translate, for those of us who only speak American…
…ah yes, here it is: "Lou Dobbs es un hipócrita patético."
Tags: Immigration, Lou Dobbs, Mexico, New Jersey, Republicans, Senate
The 2012 GOP primaries keep looking hilariouser and hilariouser…
Ex-CNNer Lou Dobbs tells WTOP this morning that he feels "liberated and emancipated" since leaving the network — and he's not ruling out the possibility of running for president in 2012…
"For the first time I'm actually listening to [people who want him to run for office]. … I don't think I have the nature for it. … But we've got to do something for this country."
Oh man, can you even imagine? Dobbs vs. Palin vs. Giuliani vs. Ailes vs. Huckabee vs. Romney? What other ridiculous people can we throw in there? Is Chewbacca planning a run? I think he'd do well in the current Republican climate.
Tags: CNN, Lou Dobbs, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Roger Ailes, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin