Dobbs claims he was born in Childress County, Texas, son of Frank Dobbs, a co-owner of a propane business, and Lydia Mae Hensley, a bookkeeper. When Dobbs was 12 he claims his family moved to Rupert, Idaho. He claims to have attended Minico High School in Minidoka County, and claims to have earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University in 1967. We have not seen his birth certificate or his high school or college transcripts and diplomas, so we cannot vouch for any of these claims.
We cannot watch this guy on CNN.
UPDATE: And we won't be able to - because he is leaving!
He calls himself as a populist but we call him a droner, incessantly babbling on subjects that are out of the mainstream. He spouts off his personal views on American immigration policy, international trade and off-shoring.
Of late Dobbs has been under fire for joining the kooky birthers in questioning the birthplace of President Barack Obama.
Lou Dobbs challenges his own CNN network//orig post 8/5/09//
By DAVID BAUDER (AP)
NEW YORK — He's become a publicity nightmare for CNN, embarrassed his boss and hosted a show that seemed to contradict the network's "no bias" brand. And on top of all that, his ratings are slipping.
How does Lou Dobbs keep his job?
It's not a simple answer. CNN insists it is standing behind Dobbs, despite calls for his head from critics of his reporting on "birthers" — those who believe President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States despite convincing evidence to the contrary. The "birthers" believe Obama was born in Kenya, and thus not eligible to be president.
Dobbs' work has been so unpopular that even Ann Coulter has criticized him...more...