At one time, Lou Dobbs was a was a respected newsman. But then around 2000, he began aggressively attacking immigrants on air. After years of controversy, he was let go by CNN in 2009.
He found a soft landing spot at the Fox Business network. And his rhetoric only became more aggressive upon the election of Donald Trump. He was heavily involved in conspiracy theories about voting machines following the 2020 election. And after being named in a lawsuit from Smartmatic Voting Machines, his show was cancelled. According to Mike Lindell, though, Fox intentionally courted the suit they could fire Dobbs.
The My Pillow Guy told Steve Bannon, “I still believe Fox said, ‘Hey, come and sue us quick so we can fire Lou Dobbs.” He continued:
“I think they invited the lawsuit. After November 3rd, after they called Arizona early, they didn’t talk about the election. You go back in time and you can’t find them talking about the election. They were too busy talking about Hunter Biden’s laptop after the fact. [As a result] nobody could go on Fox anymore and talk about the 2020 election. It’s a good excuse for Fox.”
Watch a clip of the segment below:
Mike Lindell's latest conspiracy theory is Fox News asked for Dominion's lawsuit so they could fire Lou Dobbs. pic.twitter.com/0ryqF1gnXc
— David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) October 5, 2021
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.