Fox Business fires its top rated host Lou Dobbs

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.”

Bloomberg reports:

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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