Chopping Block

Report: CNN to Fire John King

Well, Lou Dobbs could probably use a running mate for 2012: The man who replaced Dobbs on CNN, John King, could follow him out the door, writes the New York Post. King has lost more than half of Dobbs’ audience, and his poor lead-in helped to doom Campbell Brown’s 8 p.m. show. One insider predicts to the Post that Wolf Blitzer will take over King’s 7 p.m. slot. CNN says rumors of King’s demise are “not true.”