CNN's Lou Dobbs exception

Yesterday, TVNewser reported that CNN president Jon Klein “asked his show producers to avoid booking talk radio hosts.” According to TVNewser, this was Klein's reasoning:

“Complex issues require world class reporting,” Klein is quoted as saying, adding that talk radio hosts too often add to the noise, and that what they say is “all too predictable.”

TVNewser writes that Lou Dobbs -- who hosts both a radio show and a CNN show -- is “presumably not affected by this.”

But beyond being a radio host, Dobbs regularly violates each of the standards set out by Klein -- as Media Matters has extensively documented.