CNN Boss Tells Lou Dobbs Birther Story is “Dead”

Friday, July 24, 2009


CNN president Jon Klein has had enough of Lou Dobbs hand-feeding the birther hysterics and dragging “The Most Trusted Name in News” into the dark reaches of village insanity. Klein sent out this email last night telling Dobbs that “this story is dead.” Can’t wait to see if Kitty Pilgrim, the secondary anchor who helms the USS Dobbs most Friday nights, follows Klein’s orders.

Here’s Jon Klein’s email:

—-— Original Message —-—
From: Klein, Jon (CNN)
Sent: Thu Jul 23 19:00:44 2009
Subject: Important re birth certificate

I asked the political researchers to dig into the question “why couldn’t Obama produce the ORIGINAL birth certificate?”

This is what they forwarded. It seems to definitively answer the question. Since the show’s mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure to cite this during your segment tonite. And then it seems this story is dead – because anyone who still is not convinced doesn’t really have a legitimate beef.



*In 2001 – the state of Hawaii Health Department went paperless.*Paper documents were discarded*The official record of Obama’s birth is now an official ELECTRONIC record Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Health Department told the Honolulu Star Bulletin, “At that time, all information for births from 1908 (on) was put into electronic files for consistent reporting,” she said.

Editors Update: After issuing the aforementioned email, Jon Klein appears to have backtracked and told sources:  “We respect our viewers enough to present them the facts and let them make up their own minds.” Adding, Dobbs does is “his editorial decision to make.”

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13 Responses to CNN Boss Tells Lou Dobbs Birther Story is “Dead”

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    I don’t usually watch Dobbs but after reading this, I will tune in tonight and Monday to see if Dobbs, et al, shuts his piehole and stops pushing the “Obama is a foreigner” crap. If Jon Klein can shut him up, there’s hope for CNN after all.

  2. lea-lea says:

    What will Lou talk about if he drops the birther shit?

    I guess it’s back to bashing Mexicans.

  3. Woodcliffe says:

    So far, Lou has spent the first 20 bashing Obama for his comments that the cops acted “stupidly” on the Gates arrest in Cambridge.

    But not a peep about birth certificates.

    Christopher, how did you know about this email?

  4. jimmy says:

    Great post!

  5. Conejo1982 says:

    Wow! Lou Dobbs muzzled? Can it be?

    I watched the entire show and not a mention of birther madness. Poor Lou. He must be frothing at the bit. 🙂

  6. Adirondacky says:

    Dobbs spent half the show bashing Obama over the Cambridge cop remark, sprinkled with some dissing of Mexico. I guess things in Dobbs-land have returned to normal.

  7. mbmdl says:

    Dobbs’ assertion that illegals from Mexico are responsible for a spike in Leprosy cases in the U.S. is just patently false. In fact, cases of Leprosy have nose-dived in the past decade and the few cases we see are easily traced to India and Pakistan.

  8. JollyRoger says:

    Der Reichsmarschall Dobbenstupen will find some other way to get his racism on the air. And the Cheerleaders’ Neutered Network will allow him to.

  9. pobept says:

    Never watch or listen to him, but, if he says that illegal aliens are a national problem then I agree with his views. They are federal criminals and should be arrested and deported using any means available.

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  11. libhomo says:

    Lou Dobbs spews racist drivel to distract people from how the rich are screwing over the middle class and the poor. It’s an old game.

  12. dobbs is a piece of shit – period
    and a racist

  13. christer says:

    He will just go back to his tired bashing of Latin American immigrants again

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