Hilarious: Lou Dobbs forced to confess on air to lying about election fraud

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Slate: Fox Business host Lou Dobbs was first. In his show Friday night, the staunchly pro-Trump host aired a segment that pretty much debunked some of the claims that some of the network’s host have been making.

The segment is the result of a legal threat that voting technology company Smartmatic sent to Fox News, accusing it of participating in a “disinformation campaign” against the firm. Dobbs introduced the segment by saying “there are lots of opinions about the integrity of the election, the irregularities of mail-in voting, of election voting machines and voting software.”

He went on to introduce Edward Perez, an expert with the nonprofit Open Source Election Technology Institute, to give “his assessment of Smartmatic and recent claims about the company.”

What followed was a startling pre-taped segment in which Perez proceeded to answer questions from an unidentified person that essentially dismissed several of the conspiracy theories that several Fox News hosts, including Dobbs had been peddling.

“I have not seen any evidence that Smartmatic software was used to delete, change, alter anything related to vote tabulation,” Perez said. Fox News will also be airing the segment on Jeanine Pirro’s show Saturday night and Maria Bartiromo’s show on Sunday.

The segment came shortly after Smartmatic sent a 20-page legal demand letter to Fox News Media. It also sent similar letters to Newsmax and One America News demanding “a full and complete retraction of all false and defamatory statements and reports” aired by the networks. The letter includes several statements made by Dobbs as well as in the shows hosted by Pirro and Bartiromo.

Lou Dobbs Was Apparently Forced To Air A Segment Utterly Debunking His Baseless Conspiracy Theories About Voter Fraud

Uprox: Lou Dobbs has always been one of outgoing president Donald J. Trump’s most stubborn cheerleaders, sticking with him through thick and thin. The Fox Business commentator has been on his side for the last month and a half, loudly parroting baseless conspiracy theories about voter fraud, even scolding high-up minions he feels have been insufficiently supportive.

But on Friday night’s show, Dobbs did perhaps the wildest thing he’s done yet: He aired a segment that utterly debunked some of his most recent allegations about voting machines.

Dobbs’ most recent bête noir has been the Florida-based company Smartmatic, which has found him claiming, among other things, that they were in cahoots with Dominion, which has taken the brunt of the Trump team’s incoherent attacks. Friday’s segment began with what seemed like more of the same, before taking a hairpin turn.

Lou Dobbs Was Apparently Forced To Air A Segment Utterly Debunking His Baseless Conspiracy Theories About Voter Fraud

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Blobs will be very careful as to what his so called guests would say or hint about this in the future. Might as well retire you phat phuk hippo … crit

  2. This is why Fox News is currently on Trump’s shit-list. He’s looking for a more docile, compliant news source that spouts his every word as truth. I’m thinking he should buy up one of the so-called Christian evangelical news networks where the Earth was created exactly 6024 years ago because it says so in the Scofield Reference Bible. He could then hold forth from his new capital, Mar-a-lago, in Trumplandia (Florida) and his loyal Trumpsters will bow to his every utterance.

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