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Report: Dobbs to be paid for speaking to Ford group

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May 18, 2001 | 12:53pm EDT

Despite CNN policy barring employees from accepting payments for speeches before any group that they report on, returning CNN Moneyline anchor is being paid for an appearance this weekend at a Florida gathering of top Ford executives, the Washington Post reported Friday. The newspaper noted that Dobbs interviewed Ford CEO Jacques Nasser only last Tuesday. "Lou made speaking commitments prior to his going to CNN, and CNN executives agree that he should honor those commitments," a network spokeswoman told the Post. "Any and all engagements that he now considers are submitted to the CNN ethics committee." The newspaper noted that before returning to CNN, Dobbs agreed to give up his position as CEO of the Internet site that he founded, Space.com.

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