On Friday, Fox News canceled Lou Dobbs Tonight, the show hosted by longtime Fox personality Lou Dobbs. According to Los Angeles Times reporter Steve Battaglio, Dobbs is remaining under contract with the cable network but is unlikely to reappear on the network’s programming following the last airing of Lou Dobbs Tonight on Friday.
NPR and other left-wing voices have criticized Dobbs and the Fox News Network as a whole for covering reports of election irregularities in the 2020 election. Fox personalities Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro were also named as defendants in the suit, accused of engaging in a “disinformation campaign” against the election technology company.
Dobbs remained an ardent and vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump.
Former President Donald Trump responded to the news Friday that Fox Business had decided to end Lou Dobbs’ evening program.
“Lou Dobbs is and was great,” Trump wrote in a statement. “Nobody loves America more than Lou. He had a large and loyal following that will be watching closely for his next move, and that following includes me.”
Trump was a huge fan of Dobbs and frequently appeared on his show as president. During his presidency, Trump even called Dobbs for advice on important issues.
Fox News confirmed Friday evening that Dobbs’ program Lou Dobbs Tonight would be canceled, even though it is the highest-rated show on the network.
Dobbs is one of the original conservative populists, frequently speaking about the importance of blocking bad international trade deals, strengthening manufacturing in the United States, and limiting illegal immigration to preserve jobs for American citizens.
Fox’s announcement took place after Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit on Thursday accusing Lou Dobbs and other Fox News hosts of defaming their company by questioning the vote-counting process in the 2020 election.
Fox News Media provided the following statement regarding the cancelation of Lou Dobbs Tonight on Friday:
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