A “head-scratching” move from Fox to cancel their highest rated show…
Fox Business has cancelled Lou Dobbs Tonight, the network’s highest-rated show, following a lawsuit against Dobbs by the Smartmatic voting machine company.
The LA Times reported on Friday that Lou Dobbs Tonight would have its last airing that night, with Fox Business – the sister network to Fox News – pulling the plug on its highest rated show, which Dobbs had fronted since March 2011. As of next week, the show will be called “Fox Business Tonight.”
In a statement, Fox claimed that the decision to end Lou Dobbs Tonight was part of a wider revamp of the network’s schedule. “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 5PM program will be announced in the near future,” a Fox spokesperson told Politico.
The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, is chasing $2.7 billion in damages from Dobbs, Fox, other hosts Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro, along with Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, for alleging the voting machine company was linked to the immense voter fraud seen in the presidential election in November. “The story led a mob to attack the US Capitol,” the lawsuit claims.
According to the LA Times, Dobbs remains under contract at Fox, “but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company’s networks again.”
Source: National File