Last Updated on February 8, 2021
One America News Network CEO Robert Herring seemingly offered a job to former-Fox Business host, Lou Dobbs, after his former network fired him following a lawsuit from Smartmatic, one of the voting machine companies accused of being complicit in widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
“One America News would like Lou Dobbs to get in contact with us,” wrote Herring. “We may have a position available for you in which you wouldn’t be censored for speaking the truth!”
— Robert Herring (@RobHerring) February 8, 2021
Dobbs’ show was cancelled by Fox Business after he and Fox News were served with a $2.7 billion lawsuit from Smartmatic. National File reported:
In a statement, Fox claimed that the decision to end Lou Dobbs Tonight was part of a wider revamp of the network’s schedule. “FOX News Media regularly considers programming changes and plans have been in place to launch new formats as appropriate post-election, including on FOX Business – this is part of those planned changes. A new 5PM program will be announced in the near future,” a Fox spokesperson told Politico.
CNN described the decision to cancel the show as a “head-scratching move,” given he often doubled the ratings of his lead-in, “a rare feat in television.” To cancel one of their most successful shows out of nowhere would certainly be confusing, if it wasn’t for the fact that Lou Dobbs and Fox were currently parties in a lawsuit from Smartmatic, a voting company that claims Dobbs and two other Fox hosts defamed them.
The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, is chasing $2.7 billion in damages from Dobbs, Fox, other hosts Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro, along with Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, for alleging the voting machine company was linked to the immense voter fraud seen in the presidential election in November. “The story led a mob to attack the US Capitol,” the lawsuit claims.
Herring previously defended his network after it stuck with President Donald Trump while competing Fox News, members of the Trump administration, and most of Congress appeared to turn against him following the Capitol Hill protests on January 6.
“If anyone thinks we will throw the best President America has had, in my 79 years, under the bus, you are wrong,” wrote Herring on January 8. “We will continue to give him honest coverage on what he has been & will be doing. I’m totally surprised that people who worked with the President, don’t back him up.”
If anyone thinks we will throw the best President America has had, in my 79 years, under the bus, you are wrong. We will continue to give him honest coverage on what he has been & will be doing. I'm totally surprised that people who worked with the President, don't back him up.
— Robert Herring (@RobHerring) January 8, 2021