Fox News Media has decided to remove the program Lou Dobbs Tonight, whose host supports former U.S. President Donald Trump and his views on fraud in the November election. This was reported on February 5 by the Los Angeles Times newspaper, citing a representative of the channel.
The program aired twice during the evening, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The program is expected to be aired for the last time this Friday, and Fox Business Tonight will take its place next week.
It is noted that the 75-year-old Dobbs will continue his work with Fox News under the contract, but most likely will not appear on the air channel, although he previously commented periodically in various programs.
The network’s decision comes one day after Smartmatic, the company that provides tech for voting and counting, filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News and its three hosts – Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro. According to the document, the hosts “perpetuated lies and misinformation about Smartmatic’s role in the election,” thereby damaging the company’s business and reputation.
At the same time, other sources familiar with the situation described Lou Dobbs Tonight’s disappearance from the airwaves as “part of a planned change” that had nothing to do with the recent lawsuit.