In a move that has shocked his viewers and the world of television news, Lou Dobbs has been permanently taken off the air by Fox News. The firing came just one day after voting software company Smartmatic filed a $2.7-billion defamation suit against Fox News and three of its hosts – Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro.
As reported by Breitbart, “Fox News has canceled Lou Dobbs Tonight and the pro-Trump host is not expected to return to the television news network’s airwaves, according to a Friday evening report.
“The Los Angeles Times reports:
Dobbs’ program, which airs twice nightly at 5 and 7 p.m. Eastern on the Fox Business Network, will have its final airing Friday, according to a Fox News representative who confirmed the cancellation. Starting next week, the program will be called “Fox Business Tonight,” with rotating substitute hosts Jackie DeAngelis and David Asman, who filled in for Dobbs on Friday…
[P]eople familiar with discussions say the decision to end Dobbs’ program was under consideration before the legal issues with Smartmatic arose. (Fox News said it stands by its 2020 election coverage and will “defend this meritless lawsuit in court.”)…
“Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on the cancelation of Dobbs’ show, saying: ‘Lou Dobbs is and was great. Nobody loves America more than Lou.’ [emphasis added]
“‘He had a large and loyal following that will be watching closely for his next move, and that following includes me,” the former president added.” [emphasis added]
For more on this controversial move by Fox News, go to Breitbart.
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