It seems that immigrant bashing isn’t the ratings fertilizer it used to be. Just ask CNN blowhard Lou Dobbs, who hitched his wagon to a xenophobia boomlet only to discover that angry white men are a fickle bunch.

New York Observer:

But in the eyes of TV news critic Andrew Tyndall, Mr. Dobbs’ cooling off is primarily attributable to the fading of immigration as a core issue of national concern. “On the general news agenda, immigration has just completely disappeared as a story,” said Mr. Tyndall. “The extent to which, in his reincarnation, he came back as a immigration guy—that’s a very narrow beat. If immigration is not an issue, what’s he got?”

“Every night Lou Dobbs continues to tackle the most complex, challenging issues facing this country and our world,” said a CNN spokesperson when asked for comment. “No other show at 7 p.m. offers the insightful, solid reporting on subjects from the economy, to North Korea, national security, foreign policy, with strong debate and discussion from all sides.”

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