Last night, former CNN personality Lou Dobbs appeared on Bill O'Reilly Fox News program to discuss his departure from the cable news network. Dobbs blamed the new guy in the White House—and how CNN doesn't want to rock the boat, "You know, I discern more of a difference between then, which was under the Bush administration whom I was criticizing, and now, when it is the Obama administration and an entirely different tone was taken."
He added that CNN wanted to be more the in middle, relative to Fox News' right-leaning slant and MSNBC's more lefty angle when Obama took office "I don't know whether that was the distinction that triggered any sort of response or a difference in perspective on the part of CNN's management, but it is the only difference between the way I was conducting myself under this administration and the previous administration." (The Post noted that Dobbs was given $8 million in severance to leave his contract 18 months early.)
O'Reilly also asked if Dobbs would run for a NJ Senate seat; Dobbs only said, "A lot of things are on my mind, I'm not going to be coy about that... My wife and I are thinking about a lot of opportunities. I'm very blessed that I have a lot of opportunities. I guarantee you 100 percent I'm going to remain in the public arena." O'Reilly threw an opportunity at Dobbs—a semi-regular contributor position.