Newsweek senior editor Jerry Adler on Thursday posted a bizarre poem on the publication’s website, mocking Lou Dobbs for leaving CNN and insinuating that the cable anchor might be crazy: "So wily Lou has picked the locks That kept him in his padded box And tiptoed off, in just his socks." [Punctuation original to the poem.]
Adler, whose poem reads like a cross between Dr. Seuss and Calvin Trillin, also trashed Dobbs and his viewers for opposing illegal immigration: "A network just for frat-boy jocks? Where aliens are put in stocks And viewers pelt them with big rocks Before each half-time show?" [Emphasis added.] He concluded by speculating on Dobbs’ future: "Could it be UPN, or Cox? They’d have to open up Fort Knox We know Lou’s crazy, like a Fox."
In addition to composing poetry, Adler also famously made this pronouncement about the environment on December 31, 1990: "It's a morbid observation, but if everyone on Earth just stopped breathing for an hour, the greenhouse effect would no longer be a problem."
On December 20, 1993, the Newsweek editor provided this insight into the case of Lyle and Erik Menendez, two brothers accused of murdering their parents: "Handsome, but vulnerable enough to cry on the witness stand; rich, but facing an early death in the gas chamber, 25-year-old Lyle and his 23-year-old brother are the prototypical defendants of the Age of Recovery: people who kill as a cry for help." So, Adler is tougher on Dobbs than he is on two murderers?