WATCH: A Newsmax Panel Blasts Fox News for Firing Lou Dobbs
Fox News has been having a very difficult time, lately. Donald Trump, their golden goose, lost the 2020 election and has been banned by Twitter. Fox has also seen their ratings sharply decline in recent months. In addition, the network is facing lawsuits from Smartmatic voting machines.
A day after the Smartmatic lawsuit was announced, Fox fired long-time employee Lou Dobbs. Dobbs, a consistent conspiracy monger, was named in the suit. Newsmax, a competing channel, was quick to seize on the firing as proof that Fox is losing it’s edge.
A panel discussed the Dobbs’ issue during a Monday show. Host Shaun Kraisman began, “There are a couple things to mention. One, what happened to Lou Dobbs, also the impeachment, the second impeachment here. Chris Wallace purposely did not mention President Trump’s call for peaceful protest. Where is this network headed? Because there are millions of people that watched Fox for so many years. Now, a lot of folks reaching out online saying they’re shifting their tone.”
Erin Elmore then weighed in, saying, ” I would also — regarding Lou Dobbs and Fox News, canceling by the way, there’s a great song, ‘St. Stephen’ by the Grateful Dead, and there’s a line that says one man gathers what another man spills. Fox is totally changing their tone. And you guys can gather here at Newsmax all of the conservative voices, all of the conservative bases, all of the conservative movement are coming here to Newsmax. So their loss is your gain.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Media Matters: