Fox News Media has canceled the show “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” The show’s final airing was on Friday, February 5.
Normally, the show aired twice every night at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET on the Fox Business Network. Now, the slots that once featured the showed will be filled in by a show called “Fox Business Tonight,” which will feature a rotating list of different hosts, including David Asman and Jackie DeAngelis.
Fired for Questioning the Election
The 75-year-old Lou Dobbs remains under contract at Fox News, though it is extremely unlikely that he will be appearing on any of the network’s programs again. Dobbs is a veteran reporter and broadcaster, though he has recently made a name for himself as nearly the only Fox-News-affiliated host to continue questioning the results and the propriety of the 2020 presidential election.
To the very day of his show’s cancellation, Dobbs continued raising questions about the election and especially about Dominion Voting Systems, the company which manufactured the voting machines that were used in the swing states where much of the documented election fraud and statistical irregularities occurred.
He also discussed Smartmatic voting software. This software, which has shady links to the Venezuelan communist regime and was used by Hugo Chavez in the past to help him rig elections, was also run by Dominion’s voting machines during the 2020 election.
Dobbs remained virtually the only person who still dared to bring these and other important facts to the attention of Fox News’ viewers.
Moreover, he had many regular guests on his show, like famed attorney Sidney Powell, who continued to bring up inconvenient questions about the security, integrity, and legitimacy of the last presidential election.
For this, Smartmatic has decided to issue a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News and against Dobbs, and other Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro and Maria Bartiromo. It is highly likely that Fox’s decision to cancel Dobbs’ show was related to pressure from this lawsuit.
Dobbs’ History Investigating Election Integrity
This is not the first time that Dobbs has been involved in stories about election integrity. In fact, back in 2006, when he was an anchor for CNN, Dobbs ran a story with the help of CNN correspondent Katie Pilgrim about Smartmatic’s voting machines and how they could be used to rig and manipulate elections.
It is curious that Smartmatic did not threaten to sue Dobbs in 2006, even though what he said about the company then is virtually the same as what he is saying about it now.
Back during that report, Dobbs pointed out that Sequoia, the company that made the voting machines in question, had been bought by Smartmatic but that the Treasury Department couldn’t confirm the same. He then blasted the Treasury for allowing foreign interference in American elections.
Fox’s cowardice in bowing to this pressure is unfortunate but shouldn’t be surprising. After the election, the network has been engaged in a hard anti-Trump pivot. This is only the latest evidence of that.