Wonder why he's out at FBN? Conspiracy theories, ratings or simply down to his age? I thought he was successful at the network but don't have any knowledge of how well his show did.
Whilst other hosts are Trump-supporting, Dobbs was an all-in 'true believer'. He failed to accept the results of the 2020 election and allowed weeks of unhinged allegations to be aired on his show, and often aired many of them himself. An
example is here
where he's grilling Devin Nunes, suggesting "just say we're not going to accept the results of this election".
Then when threatened with defamation legal action by Smartmatic (Dobbs alleged their software was used to rig the election), the network forced him to air this weird segement trying to quickly backpeddle and allow them to claim a degree of balance. Note he doesn't present it or make any comment:
Looks like it was too little, too late given the new legal challenges. Fox may have calculated getting rid of him before the court case may help them in proceedings. Perhaps they also hope ditching this guy from their secondary network may limit the damage and protect the main FNC opinion hosts.
Also, it's likely Dobbs will forever be stuck in November 2020, which probably doesn't help the future of whatever the format of his show is *meant* to be.
Last edited by scottishtv on 6 February 2021 12:31am