The Lou Dobbs Tonight show was canceled on Friday by Fox News.
Dobbs, the host of the program is a well known Trump supporter who was praised him in his program nightly. He even went to the lengths to promote the false claim that the 2020 election was not fairly decided.
The 75 year olds’ show was a nightly on Fox Business Network, and on Friday it will air for the last time according to a Times report.
Fox News, together with 3 hosts of their programs, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro and Lou Dobbs found out that they were being sued by Smartmatic for $2.7 billion.
Smartmatic is a voting machine manufacturer, and since all three of the hosts were so pronounced in doubting the election to their many viewers it implied the wrong doing of the company.
After these news broke, the former President, Donald Trump released a statement in which he praised Dobbs.
“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 wrote in the statement.
But, according to Yahoo News, a spokesperson for Fox News has said in a statement to them that the decision to cancel “Lou Dobbs Tonight” was made before the Smartmatic lawsuit.
The statement for Yahoo News read:
“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 network has also said that it would contest to the Smartmatic lawsuit. In a separate statement they said that “We are proud of our 2020 election coverage and will vigorously defend against this meritless lawsuit in court.”