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Lou Dobbs Leaves CNN

TVNewser has all the info about longtime CNN anchor Lou Dobbs‘ announcement last night that he would be leaving the news network.

Dobbs, who joined the net in 1980, said he was “considering a number of options and directions,” for his next move, and CNN President Jon Klein said a replacement would be named “shortly” or, as soon as this morning.

Update: Jon King has been named as Dobbs replacement at 7 p.m. on weekdays.

TVNewser: Lou Dobbs Leaving CNN

FBLA Exclusive: CNN is Auditioning Talent for New Show

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According to our CNN source, the “most trusted name in news” is casting for a new Crossfire type of Hannity and Colmes show. Meaning: they’re auditioning liberal personalities and conservative personalities to co-host one show.

Way to really break the mold, CNN.

No word on who or what the show would be replacing or what the name of the show will be (Crossballs is already taken).

A few on the liberal side were Steve A. Smith of ESPN, Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks, Roland Martin who’s already on Campbell Brown‘s show frequently and Errol Louis a CNN contributor.

On the conservative side were radio personalities Roe Conn from Chicago, Joe Watkins from Philadelphia and Steve Malzberg from New Jersey. Plus frequent Glenn Beck fill-in Joe Pagliarulo from Texas.

So we’re guessing they’re looking for two different personalities in two different people to off-set having two in one with Lou Dobbs?

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TVNewser: The Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

New York Times: Bloomberg will rebroadcast PBS show “Charlie Rose” in primetime around the world.

Editor & Publisher: Newhouse-owned Advance Publications said it will no longer uphold a pledge not to lay off newspaper staffers for economic conditions or technological advances. The company will extend the pledge for six more months, then there might be layoffs. This comes after Advance offered more than 200 buyouts at the Newark Star Ledger last year and implemented furloughs for remaining staffers.

The Daily Beast: What happened to Lou Dobbs?

Today’s Media Headline Rundown With Jason And Matt On The Menu

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Today on the media- bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven dissect the day’s biggest media headlines from mediabistro blogs and beyond.

First on deck, the TVNewser’s most recent story about the alleged Olbermann-O’Reilly truce. Did talks on the matter date back to 2008? Is there really an agreement at all?

Also discussed: former President Bill Clinton‘s trip to North Korea to help negotiate the release of imprisoned journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, Wired magazine’s story on the Marine Corps banning Twitter, Facebook and all other social media sites and CNN‘s dispute with anti-”birther” ads set to run during Lou Dobbs‘ show.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

On The Menu: Erin Andrews, Zappos and Lou Dobbs

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Today on the media- bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of publishing blog GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven talked about the day’s big media headlines.

First they talked about the ongoing Erin Andrews peephole camera scandal, and the recent news that ESPN has banned New York Post reporters from appearing on its station after the paper published fuzzy photos of Andrews on its cover earlier this week. They also talked about Amazon.com‘s acquisition of online shoe purveyor Zappos.com yesterday.

“Amazon has been hit a few times [in recent months] because they are a huge target…it’s very easy for them to make a misstep and once they make a misstep people jump on them,” Jason said. “If they are able to bring that Zappos personality and that Zappos interaction with their users I think that would be very valuable to them. If that’s why they’re doing it, I’m all for it.”

Also discussed: CNN distancing itself from Lou Dobbs.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

The Limbaugh Challenge

Rushcj ioranuv.jpgIn a recent LA Times Op-Ed piece, conservative Andrew Klavan criticized the liberals who complained about Rush Limbaugh without ever having listened to his show. Klavan issued the “Limbaugh challenge”- to listen to the show an hour a day for several days. Four local liberals accepted the challenge- Marc Cooper of the USC Annenberg School for Communication, Laurie Ochoa of the LA Weekly, Norman Lear of People for the American Way, and civil rights attorney Constance L. Rice. Their response ran in the LAT Op-Ed page this past Sunday. From Marc Cooper:

I will grant Limbaugh one slim glimmer of genius. Unlike similar demagogues (I’m thinking of Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity), Limbaugh makes no claim to be a little-guy populist. Instead, he’s a perfect mouthpiece for the most elite portions of our society. He’s a virile defender of wealth, privilege and greed. The rather fabulous trick he pulls off is to attract millions of little-guy listeners and make them believe that their interests are somehow the same as those of the jillionaires Limbaugh idolizes and celebrates.

Lunch: Ben Bradlee — Fewer Newspapers May Not Be ‘Such A Bad Thing’

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— DIANE CLEHANE

It was truly a head-spinning afternoon at Michael’s today. The joint was jumping with so many movers and shakers we could barely keep up with all the goings on, but we did a few laps around the dining room to catch up with the boldface names and those media mavens whose jobs are still secure to find out the latest dish.

I was thankful I got there early this afternoon because I was able to collar legendary newspaper man Ben Bradlee before he sat down with his family. I just had to ask him what he thought about the obit currently being written for the newspaper industry. The former The Washington Post editor wasn’t about to buy into all the gloom and doom. “I’m actually quite hopeful,” he told me of his survival of the fittest approach. “When I was editor of the Post, there was something like 7,500 papers and now there’s 1,200. But I don’t think it’s such a bad thing if there’s a few less papers — if they’re better. The Washington Post is losing money at the moment, but I think things will settle down. As long as the surviving papers are good, it’s not going to be a disaster.”

I had the good fortune today to lunch with Joan Gelman and Robert Zimmerman, two of my favorite people who I’ve come to know through my weekly Wednesday visits. We had a lively conversation (Sorry, but the juiciest stuff was strictly off the record). Joan is a hero of mine, having written about the perils of parenthood and working motherhood so brilliantly back in the ’80s for The New York Times‘ Hers column. I re-read many of them the other night, and they could have just as easily been written today. Joan has toiled at a plethora of television jobs, including producing stints at Good Morning America and David Letterman. Her latest show that she’s written, Triple Sensation, is scheduled to run in June in Canada on CBC, and she’s back freelance writing again. God knows she’s got plenty of material. Robert is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his Long Island-based marketing-public relations firm Zimmerman/Edelson, which counsels a diverse client base which consists of an impressive roster of energy and real estate firms, as well as educational institutions including Hofstra University. Robert also moonlights as a CNN contributor, where he lends his intelligent, well-reasoned voice in support of public advocacy on a whole host of issues. “It’s a passion of mine,” he says. His gig with CNN (he signed on in 2007) came about after he got a call from The White House following one of his television appearances back in 2005. Turns out both Al Gore and Bill Clinton thought Robert would be just the guy to carry the flag on Fox News. Since then, he’s gone on to tangle with Lou Dobbs and plenty of other contentious commentators and flacks. “I have had the unique distinction of antagonizing both parties at the same time,” says Robert. That must mean he’s doing something right …

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. The indomitable Evelyn Lauder, looking lovely as ever in a chic brown tweed suit and presiding over a table of powerful gals, including our pal MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski (we forgot to tell her we’re on her side on the vibrator debate she’s currently having via the airwaves with Barbara Walters) and Lauder’s public relations maven Alexandra Trower (who looked dazzling in bright pink) all gathered to talk about Mrs. Lauder’s upcoming annual gala for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to be held on April 29 at the Waldorf. And before you run out and buy a fancy frock for the occasion, Mrs. Lauder was delighted to tell me the invitation calls for gals to “shop your closet.” “Let’s give all the money we can to the foundation,” she wisely advises. Gentleman should opt for “black tie with a touch of pink.” The evening is sure to be one for the record books. Longtime Lauder spokesperson Liz Hurley is hosting and Elton John is going to perform with — wait for it — Liza Minelli! So if you’ve been holding back on making the scene on the charity circuit, this might be just the time to crack open the checkbook if you can…

2. Here’s an interesting foursome: Sports Illustrated editor Terry McDonnell, Victoria’s Secret model Marissa Miller, an unidentified dude with a Mohawk, and a ‘suit.’

3. ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong with The Daily Beast’s books editor Alexis Gelber. Joe told me all of New York was at the party for Quinn Bradlee‘s book held at Barry Diller‘s last night. (We were home watching Dancing with The Stars. Oh well). Joe has just returned from his annual visit to The Whole in The Wall camp for critically ill children. This will be the first summer season for the camp since its founder and guiding force, Paul Newman, passed away. “He was the real deal,” says Joe. Luckily, his work lives on. Joe reports they will be opening a camp in Israel in June for Jewish, Arab and Christian children whose parents will be required to attend meetings together while the kids go about being kids and enjoying themselves despite their medical conditions. An inspiring concept to say the least …

4. Would love to have been a fly on the wall at this table: Jonathan Wald, Charlie Walk and Donnie Deutsch.

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Attention Media: Sarah Palin Has a Great Appreciation For You

“I’ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press for the media, I mean…” Offered Sarah Palin.

Katie Couric, “Like what ones specifically? I’m curious that you…”

“Um, all of ‘em, any of ‘em that um have been in front of me over all these years, um…”

We’d just like to point out with all the calls of sexism by the ‘liberal media elite’, a phrase used by a dude on that fringe network CNN with a show named after him – Lou Dobbs – Palin is technically a member of the press. She has a degree in journalism. She used to be on television reporting about stuff. She’s a journalist. She can’t name a newspaper?! She can’t name a magazine she’s read?!

Sarah isn’t a victim. She’s a dink.

She’s running for a mind bogglingly powerful position. The reason she appreciates the media is because they still treat her like a viable candidate and not like a special needs student.

LAT Dust Up — The Fall of the Paper Blamed on Illegals!

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Today’s question was:

What’s eating the L.A. Times? Would the paper be better off outside the Tribune Co. empire? All week, Marc Cooper and Patrick Frey discuss the future of The Times and journalism in Southern California.

The ‘readers’ respond. Some say it’s the Chandler family’s fault. Some blame their paper delivery people. Some blame Sam Zell.

Then there were these comments:

For years you have encouraged the increased immigration of Third World people and their numerous offspring to this area. Now you have a population that cannot read a sophisticated English-language newspaper.

And these:

Advocacy journalism is the reason why I stopped subscribing. The only difference between the Times and Lou Dobbs is that Dobbs is less secretive. With Southern California being on the illegal immigration frontline, there is a great story to tell from the perspective of our economic, political, human-behavioral, and education systems, a portent for the nation. However, as Lou Dobbs reports only a certain view, so does the Times. For example, last week, the NY Times and others reported that illegal immigration was the EU’s biggest concern. The Times did not. While La Raza and others may protest Dobbs, we protest the Times’ by unsubscribing.

And these:

It’s simple. We don’t trust what you write and you don’t have the guts to just admit you are pushing an agenda.. Your PRO-Illegal immigration stance is a real turn off to your subscribers, which made me cancel my subscription.. How can the Times be going under there are plenty of Illegals to subcribe now, so you don’t need me paying for subscriptions.

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LAT In 90 Seconds — Blog Edition

violetblue.jpgWeb Scout: David Sarno gets Violet Blue‘s side of the weird BoingBoing controversy (the site scrubbed every post written about, by or containing Blue’s name.) Too bad he couldn’t get BoingBoing on the phone.

blog_photos_006.jpgThe Big Picture: Patrick Goldstein is new to blogging but has already learned the Golden Rule: Get other people to do work for you. To that end, he recruited film producer Avi Lerner to review a number of new releases. (To wit: “The Love Guru: ‘The worst movie I’ve seen in my life. It was so stupid I wanted to cry. Do I really have to say more?’”) If he’s smart, Goldstein will put this guy on retainer. (Might we recommend a MUCH smaller photo next time? The crop tool is your friend.)

joh.jpgCountdown to Crawford: In addition to having the best name of any of the LAT’s blogs, C2C wins us over with Johanna Neuman‘s analysis of Lou Dobbs‘ question: “Should Bush be impeached over tainted tomatoes?”

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