Don't let the door hit you on the way out:

Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views have made him a TV lightning rod, plans to announce Wednesday that he is leaving the network, two network employees said.

A CNN executive confirmed that Mr. Dobbs will announce his resignation plans on his 7 p.m. program. His resignation is effective immediately; tonight’s program will be his last on CNN. [...]

More recently, Mr. Dobbs’ views on immigration provoked a protest by Hispanic groups. Members of the groups complained that CNN was allowing Mr. Dobbs “to spread lies and misinformation about us each night.”

Losing Dobbs—or any right-wing mouthpiece, for that matter—is the best thing that could happen to CNN. How long till network executives can jettison Nancy Grace? CNN should embrace its identity as the news source for progressives and moderates; those are the only people who watch it anyway. Screw neutrality. Be honest about your biases, CNN. The less you're pandering to Republican viewers, who aren't watching, the more the rest of us will tune in. I'd love to see Anderson Cooper—well, there are a lot of ways I'd like to see Anderson Cooper—unbridled. He's obviously biting his tongue when he could be shredding the tea-baggers, birthers, and conservative media—and look damn fine doing it—if CNN would let him. (Via AmericaBlog.)

UPDATE: And here's the video: