Fox News cancels ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’: report

Fox Business star Lou Dobbs’ show “Lou Dobbs Tonight” has been abruptly canceled, according to media reports late Friday. 

The Los Angeles Times first reported the cancellation on Friday afternoon. According to the Times, Dobbs, 75, is still “under contract at Fox News but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company’s networks again.”

Dobbs cancelled following lawsuit announcement

“Lou Dobbs Tonight” is a top-rated, long-running show that airs twice on weekdays on the Fox Business Network. Dobbs first joined the network in 2011 after a long stint at CNN. The show’s slots are now expected to be filled by a rotating series of hosts, the Times reported.

News of the network’s abrupt decision comes a day after the voting technology company Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Dobbs and others at Fox on Thursday. The suit also named the Fox News Corporation, Fox News Channel, Fox hosts Jeanine Pirro and Maria Bartiromo, and lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants “decided to make Smartmatic the villain in their story” about potential fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

But a source told the Times that the decision was being considered before the Smartmatic lawsuit was announced.

“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. This is part of those planned changes. A new 5 p.m. program will be announced in the near future,” the Times quoted a representative as saying.

Fox also insists that it stands behind its coverage of the election challenges. “FOX News Media is committed to providing the full context of every story with in-depth reporting and clear opinion. We are proud of our 2020 election coverage and will vigorously defend this meritless lawsuit in court.”

Fox News shakeup

Still, this isn’t the first, and likely won’t be the last shakeup at Fox in the near future. Last month, host Martha MacCallum was demoted from her evening slot to the afternoon amid Fox’s post-election ratings decline.

The top brass at Fox News seem to be undecided about its place in the post-Trump media world — and plenty of conservative viewers are already switching channels to its competitors Newsmax or One America News.

Will Dobbs find his way to Newsmax as well? If he does, many conservatives will be cheering — including Trump.

“Lou Dobbs is and was great. 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 said Friday in a statement.

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  1. We here watch Lou Dobbs, Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro and Jesse Waters. Fox is turning liberal so we switched to OANN and Newsmax. Those 2 channels seem to tell the truth more.

    1. I agree. What’s going on, FOX? We liked things the way they were. What you did to Martha was outrageous. No one stood up for the military more than she.
      Try Gowdy was terrific; he should have a show. Also Mark Stengl coming up next week. If you touch Tucker, we are finished with you.

  2. hey all that is really great as fox news gets ride of conservatives and drop people like Dobbs i have the same opportunity as i can drop fox news. What a shame for a news network to slap conservatives who mad them successful across the face.

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  4. Well, one more reason to stop watching Fox News! Lou Dobbs was one of my favorite people on Fox. Hope he does go to newsmax or oann, his followers will go there as well! Bye bye Fox!

  5. Lou Dobbs,,,,one of the main reasons i tune Fox in,,,,Tucker is the other….when you have some ultra liberal Rhino’s on staff,,,,no wonder the decisions being made are made,,,,it is an eventuality ,,,BYE FOX

  6. When our President Donald Trump
    was up against the “fake media” …
    Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, Geraldo
    were part of the “fair and balanced”
    Fox garbage, I switched to NewsmaxTV

    Fox News is “dead”
    TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT 2024

  7. How very sad and disgusting to see the deterioration of freedom of speech and woe to anyone who has a conservative opinion..

    Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro, Tucker Carlson, Hannity, Ingrahm , Jesse Waters, and the anchor of the Revolution show as well as Mark Levin..

  8. I switched from CNN to Fox News back in 1996. In the past year or so, I have
    watched more and more anchors going to the left. Sheppard, Wallace, Cavuto, Juan, Geraldo and others. On election day, they outdid themselves in caving in to the left. I turned them off then. Now Lou Dobbs is “canceled” for telling the truth. Fox just lot another load of fans and they deserve it. Hello Newmax, One America News, and Steve Bannon’s War Room. If you want to find out about the election fraud, go to Peter Navarro’s website and read his “Immaculate Deception” plus 2 additional reports. NO doubt the wrong man is in the White House and needs to be kicked out.

  9. Fox is CNN all over again. Tucker and liu were the only ones I watched. Watch out tucker they will get rid of you and hire Chris walkace back.. ha ha jyst what they deserve. Good bye

  10. WELL, WELL, I MUST HAVE STEPPED ON SOME TOES, I WROTE MY COMMENTS AND WHEN I CLICKED ON POST, THEY DISAPPEARED.

    AND THEN THEY SAY THEY ARE ALLOWING US TO POST OUR OPINIIONS?
    MY POST HAD NO BAD LANGUAGE JUST SIMPLY STATING MY DISAPPOINTMENT IN Fox News. SORRY, I DIDN’T SAY WHAT YOU WANTED
    TO HEAR. SO THERE WENT MY THOUGHTS TO THE TRASH.
    IT’S EVEN WORSE THAN I FIRST THOUGHT. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE TO TAKE OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AWAY? IT WAS NOT HATEFUL, JUST FACTUAL AND HONEST. Why do you call yourselves “Conservative Institute” and then not allow the voice of a conservative to be heard ????

  11. DOBBS BEEN CANCELED DOUBIOUSLY BY COWARDLY FOX MANAGEMENT BECAUSE OF A ILLEGAL LAW SUIT? TRUELY ” CRAP FOR BRAINS ” IN THE OUTER OFFICE! WHO IS NEXT TUCKER, HANNITY, INGRAHAM AND THE JUDGE??? FIRE THE PROGRAM WENCH AND RUPPERTS LIB SON ALSO!

  12. This is very sad to see the only network that had alternate views to the mainstream groupthink sliding so fast towards mediocrity. Trish Reagan, now Lou Dobbs and so many others that left on their own volition and abandoned conservatism to embrace the demonic hatred of the left.

  13. … just to clarify my 2nd sentence. I do not mean Trish and Lou joined the dark side, their dismissal was a huge mistake by the Fox network

  14. Pray for America. God is in charge and he’s NO WAY into the Marxists who are taking over this once fine country

  15. Lou Dobb’s a true American reporter!
    This is not coming to a end anytime soon folks!
    The swamp controls most all forms government, courts, media and its growing.
    Not my president nor vice.
    God bless America

  16. The family that owns Fox are diehard elites. They are certainly aware of the Dominion and Smartmatic and total fraud in the election. They are part of the MSM that is working with the Democrats and Chinese. People ARE waking up. The conservative stars on Fox are being targeted through demotions or termination. Unfortunately for them they WILL NOT be successful.

    1. I agree with curly. Dominion and Smartmatic don’t want the American people to know what they did to fix the election. Now they want to sue Fox and Lou Dobbs for telling the truth. If they had nothing to hide they would not be suing. There are to many people questioning the results and I think the Democrats had a hand in it.

  17. FOX NEWS’S SIN WILL FIND THEM OUT!! FIRING LOU DOBBS??? I TELL YOU, FOX NEWS, YOUR SIN WILL COME BACK TO BITE YOU, BECAUSE…I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS ON LOU DOBBS SIDE! WOE BE UNTO YOU, FOX NEWS!!! TAKE MY ADVICE….CHANGE THIS OUTCOME…NOW!!!!

  18. There are a lot of us out there that do not trust the news or their reports anymore. It seems like they don’t check out the stories to make sure they are true .Just put anything on and hope it is true. I do not watch the national news anymore. To bad Walter Cronkite , David Brinkley are not still on TV> You could trust them.

  19. FOX WONDERS WHY THEY ARE HEADED FOR THE BASEMENT BUT WON’T DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO GO BACK TO NUMBER ONE. THEY FINALLY GOT SMART AND DUMPED SHEP. SMITH A WEE LATE TO STOP THE SLIPPING. DUMPING ON LOU DOBBS, ONE OF THE BEST, IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE. THOSE MOST THINKING PEOPLE LISTEN TO ON FOX IS LOU DOBBS, JEANINE PIRRO, TUCKER CARLSON, SEAN HANNITY, LAURA INGRAHAM, JESSE WATERS, STEVE HILTON, GREG GUTFELD, AND MARK LEVIN. THEY ARE YOUR BASE AND NEED TO GET THERE ADVICE ON BROADCASTS. THE ONES WHO ARE DRAGGING FOX DOWN WITH BOVINE DROPPINGS, TOTAL OFF THE WALL IDEAS FROM SOCALIST DEMOCRATS AND IN WHICH MANY OF US TURN THE CHANNEL TO A GAME SHOW WHEN THEY ARE ON IS LEADING OFF FIRST THE LARGEST TRUMP HATING BIASED INDIVIDUAL IN CHRIS WALLACE. HIS POOR DAD IS TURNING IN HIS GRAVE. NEXT IN LINE IS JUAN WILLIAMS WHO CAN’T SEE PAST WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE FED HIM AND IS TOO DUMB TO REALIZE MOST OF WHAT HE IS CLAIMING IS FAR FROM TRUE, AND BRINGING UP THE REAR IS OLD WORN OUT NOT UP TO DATE RACE BIASED GERALDO RIVERA WHO LIES ALMOST AS GOOD AS ADAM SCHIFF.

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