October 3, 2022

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Fox Information cancels Lou Dobbs’ weekday company exhibit

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LOS ANGELES, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Fox Corp’s Fox Enterprise Network has canceled “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” a weekday application hosted by the business journalist and vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, the corporation reported on Friday.

Information of the cancellation arrived a single working day following Dobbs, 75, was named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit submitted by voting machine maker Smartmatic, which argued that three Fox hosts which includes Dobbs falsely accused the enterprise of serving to to rig the election from Trump.

Fox stated the go to stop Dobbs’ display experienced been in the operates ahead of the lawsuit as aspect of a revamp following the November U.S. presidential election in which Republican Trump was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden.

“As we reported in October, Fox Information Media routinely considers programming alterations and designs have been in put to start new formats as proper write-up-election, together with on Fox Business,” a Fox News spokesperson said. “This is part of those people planned changes.”

On the Smartmatic lawsuit, Fox reported on Thursday the network was “proud of our 2020 election coverage and will vigorously defend this meritless lawsuit in courtroom.”

Dobbs claimed he experienced no remark on Friday.

The cancellation of Dobbs’ exhibit was 1st described by the Los Angeles Moments, which reported the anchor was unlikely to appear on Fox channels yet again even however he stays less than contract. Dobbs’ demonstrate ran at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern time on Fox Organization Community, and he appeared at instances as a commentator on Fox Information Channel.

Beginning Monday, Dobbs’ clearly show will be referred to as “Fox Small business Tonight” with substitute hosts Jackie DeAngelis on Monday and Tuesday and David Asman from Wednesday by way of Friday.

A new 5 p.m. show will be announced shortly, the Fox spokesperson reported.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine Modifying by Cynthia Osterman