For Lou Dobbs, reporting the news isn’t enough: In live-TV resignation, opinionated anchor says he wants to “go beyond” CNN role

On Wednesday night, during a rather dramatic on-air resignation speech, CNN anchor Lou Dobbs said he wants to “go beyond the role” of a TV news journalist and become more of a newsmaker by helping to more actively tackle some of the country’s problems. By declaring the move as a response to the urging of “leaders in media, politics and business,” Dobbs seemed to be aiming for a populist tone more reminiscent of … a politician on the trail.

Signaling his already apparent opposition to the Obama administration, Dobbs said that in the last six months “strong winds have buffeted this country,” the Washington Post reports.  To read the full story click here.