We have been hopeful that Fox News was headed back in a more conservative direction. But today’s news appears to indicate the opposite.
Top-rated Fox Business host Lou Dobbs has been fired from the network after being named in a libel suit by a voting machine company. Dobbs was a strong supporter of President Trump.
Trump reacted to the news Friday saying: “Lou Dobbs is and was great…He had a large and loyal following that will be watching closely for his next move, and that following includes me.”
The company said the move was part of changes that had been in the works for its post-election lineup. “As we said in October, Fox News Media regularly considers programming changes,” it said in a statement Friday. “A new 5 p.m. program will be announced in the near future.”
…The 75-year-old broadcaster, who also hosted a radio show, joined Fox in 2010 after previously anchoring financial programs for years on CNN. A Harvard University graduate with a degree in economics, he worked in government and banking before becoming a journalist. He’s the author of “The Trump Century: How Our President Changed the Course of History Forever.”
The whole story is a bit of a gut punch for Trump supporters who also enjoy Fox News. If the network doesn’t replace him with someone as conservative or more so, I’ll be more than disappointed – I’ll be angry. Fox is playing a dangerous game right now, and if they don’t change course quickly, they’ll be doomed to complete irrelevance.
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