Wonder what you would find if you frisked the relationship between Lou Dobbs and CNN?
Answer: An $8 million severance package to leave.
Ouch… After working at CNN for decades, I guess the company is lagging in the loyalty department:
CNN was so sick of Lou Dobbs, it gave him an $8 million severance package to leave, The Post has learned.
“They wanted him out,” according to a source.
Dobbs, who a source said had a year and a half to go on his $12 million contract, shocked viewers last Wednesday by announcing he was quitting.
CNN boss Jonathan Klein and Dobbs, 64, had been publicly feuding over the kind of reporting Dobbs was doing on his show — especially stories about illegal immigration and the anti-Obama “birther” movement, which contends the president was not born in Hawaii and is not an American citizen.
Hey, look at the bright side: CNN has been plummeting in the rankings and I’m sure he will find a better gig somewhere else. Maybe we’ll know by tonight:
Dobbs is set to give his first TV interview since then to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly tonight, leading to speculation that he may be headed there. But TV insiders said such a move is highly unlikely.
Interesting… Any bets that Lou might move to FOX Business Network?
My chips are down.