- “Lou Dobbs Tonight” has been canceled by Fox News.
- The host will no longer have a role with the network, according to the Los Angeles Times.
- The show’s cancellation also comes in the wake of Smartmatic filing a $2.7 billion defamation suit against Fox News.
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Fox News Media canceled “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” which aired on Fox Business Network, and is moving to part ways with longtime host and Donald Trump supporter Lou Dobbs, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Over the last few months and throughout Trump’s presidency, Dobbs frequently parroted the former administration’s talking points and repeated false assertions of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
The show’s final airing will be on Friday with a substitute anchor.
According to the LA Times, next week, Fox will replace the show with a new one called “Fox Business Tonight,” with rotating hosts Jackie DeAngelis and David Asman. Dobbs is still under contract but is not expected to have any role on the network in the future, the LA Times reported.
“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,” a Fox News Media spokesperson told the LA Times. “This is part of those planned changes. A new 5 p.m. program will be announced in the near future.”
The show’s cancelation also comes in the wake of voting software company Smartmatic filing a $2.7 billion defamation suit against Fox Corporation, Fox News, and hosts Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro, and Maria Bartiromo. Fox News Media says it stands by its reporting of the November 2020 election and told the LA Times that the parting with Dobbs was not a result of the suit.
Fox News Media did not immediately respond to a request for comment. We will update as needed.
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