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Relentless Pressure from Progressive Groups Pushes Hatemonger Lou Dobbs Out of CNN

Groups like BastaDobbs have done in Dobbs, who used his media platform to stir up racist, anti-immigrant hysteria for years.

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In his statement Dobbs claimed that he did not yet have clear plans, saying "At this point, I’m considering a number of options and directions, and I assure you, I will let you know when I set my course."

But even before Dobbs' announcement, a September meeting with Fox's Roger Ailes sparked rumors Dobbs was gearing up to join Fox news. Dobbs' abrupt departure, more than a year before the expiration of his contract, indicates he may found a more fitting home for his hate-filled rhetoric.

Tana Ganeva is an associate editor at AlterNet.