This story was originally published at The Huffington Post.
Given all the recent speculation about a possible Lou Dobbs candidacy in the 2012 election, the recent news that Dobbs will instead join the Fox Business Network may strike some people as quite anticlimactic.
Starting in the new year, the former CNN host whose long-running show Lou Dobbs Tonight commanded more than 800,000 viewers, will be taking a job hosting a show at Rupert Murdoch’s relatively unwatched business network.
On the final episode of CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, exactly one year ago today, Dobbs told his audience that he was being urged by leaders to "go beyond the role at CNN and to engage in constructive problem-solving as well as to contribute positively to the great understanding of the issues of our day." The ex-TV host, who made his career bashing undocumented immigrants and their employers, stated in June that he had not "ruled out" a run for Senate or the presidency in the next general election.
However, last month The Nation revealed that this longtime critic of "illegal aliens" has himself relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of the grounds of his estate and his show jumping horses.
Just a month after Dobbs was called to account for his hypocrisy on immigration on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell show and on ABC News, he now appears to be planning a return "to a business-oriented brand" associated with his earlier days at CNN, Jack Mirkinson recently commented on Huffington Post.