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 — over voting-machine-fraud claims, The LA Times reports that, according to a Fox News representative who confirmed the cancellation, Fox News has canceled “Lou Dobbs Tonight”.
The show, which is described by the network as “the #1 news program on business television”, came under fire during the 2020 election after pushing claims of election fraud. …
Dobbs, 75, remains under contract at Fox News but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company’s networks again.
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on the cancelation of Dobbs’ show, saying: “Lou Dobbs is and was great. Nobody loves America more than Lou.” …
The sudden development comes after voting systems company Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion defamation suit against Fox News and hosts Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro, and Maria Bartiromo. Smartmatic alleges that the network broadcasted falsehoods about the company that caused both financial and reputational damage. Dominion Voting Systems, another voting software system, recently sued Rudy Guiliani and Sidney Powell for $1.3 billion over their voter fraud claims.
Fox News maintains that the voting systems company’s claims against it are meritless.
The claims of Dominion and Smartmatic might be meritless, but they are supported by the narrative. The swamp, including most judges, will bend over backwards to favor the voting companies. Fox has good reason to be worried.
hat-tip Stephen Neil