Raw Story: “Fox News 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,” the Los Angeles Times reported 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 LA Times reported. “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.”
Daily Beast: Fox News has cancelled “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and is expected to fully sever ties with the host, the Los Angeles Times reports. Dobbs’ show, which airs at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. every night, will play its final episode this Friday.
Hosts Jackie DeAngelis and David Asman will fill in for him on a new program titled “Fox Business Tonight,” and Dobbs himself is not slated to appear as a commentator on other Fox shows. Dobbs has remained one of former President Donald Trump’s most ardent and vocal supporters, parroting lies of widespread voter fraud and a stolen election long after they had been debunked.
In memory of my favorite Lou Dobbs moment pic.twitter.com/986ipavC2G
— Sean Matsuno (@sean) February 6, 2021
His conspiracy-mongering has landed him and his employer in boiling water: Smartmatic, a voting machines manufacturer, filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday seeking $2.7 billion in damages against Dobbs, Fox, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, and Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. Fox’s ratings have fallen steeply since the inauguration of President Joe Biden.