That didn’t take long!
As #CancelCulture fires up to Level 11, every single Trump supporter is being systematically cancelled.
And Lou Dobbs was one of the best.
What does he get in return?
FIRED by Fox News.
Take a look:
Lou Dobbs no longer incoming on Fox News.https://t.co/Lhw6ppc2GF
— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) February 5, 2021
So Fox News just basically fired Lou Dobbs
Wondering how long it'll be before Jeannine Pirro takes her next unplanned extended vacation..
They have Larry Kudlow to fill in now, so…
— Mona (@Monaheart1229) February 6, 2021
From the LA Times:
Fox News Media has canceled “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” the program hosted by television’s staunchest supporter of Donald Trump and of his assertions of voter fraud in the 2020 election, The Times has learned.
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.
Dobbs, 75, remains under contract at Fox News but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company’s networks again. In addition to his Fox Business Network program, he occasionally turned up on the Fox News Channel as a commentator.
The cancellation comes a 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. The company claims the hosts perpetuated lies and disinformation about Smartmatic’s role in the election, damaging its business and reputation.
But people 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.”)
“As we said in October, Fox News Media regularly considers programming changes and plans have been in place to launch new formats as appropriate post-election, including on Fox Business,” the representative said in a statement. “This is part of those planned changes. A new 5 p.m. program will be announced in the near future.”