Former President Trump responded to the news of the cancelation of “Lou Dobbs Tonight”:
Trump statement on "Lou Dobbs Tonight" getting cancelled:
“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.”
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) February 6, 2021
Fox News has reportedly canceled Lou Dobbs’ show:
BREAKING: Fox has canceled Lou Dobbs’ show.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 5, 2021
According to the LA Times, Dobb will remain under contract but it’s “highly unlikely he wil ever appear on the networks again:
Fox News Media has canceled Lou Dobbs show.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 5, 2021
And they’re reporting that Larry Kudlow will take over the timeslot:
LAT: Fox kicks Lou Dobbs to the curb. His last show is tonight. Likely to be replaced by ex Trump advisor Larry Kudlow. https://t.co/CTmDeIKYij
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) February 5, 2021
This move comes one day after Dobbs and the network were hit with a $2.7 billion defamation suit by the election technology company Smartmatic:
Fox News cancels longtime host Lou Dobbs' show.
“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.” https://t.co/aeC3DZ4KPi
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) February 5, 2021
Details on that lawsuit here:
Here is the 285-page, $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit that election tech company Smartmatic filed today in state court in Manhattan against Fox, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell: https://t.co/VYwrKETtyS
Intro: "The Earth is round." pic.twitter.com/dZzyPBuIvd
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) February 4, 2021
Editor’s note: We’ve fixed a typo.