Critics of now-former Fox Business host Lou Dobbs were quick to pile on the conservative personality late Friday night after he was abruptly fired by the network just one day after Fox was hit with a $2.7 billion lawsuit over election fraud claims.
Dobbs, a Donald Trump booster who pushed election fraud conspiracy rumors to the bitter end, was summarily dismissed on Friday with the network not giving any specific reasons beyond the desire to make changes. For many critics, that seemed surprising since his show is one of the top-rated programs on the business network.
His firing set off a landslide of taunting and jokes about "cancel culture" -- a popular conservative talking point -- as you can see below:
Of course Lou Dobbs was "vacationing" when he got fired https://t.co/xJbpNZO69i— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1612573641.0
None of us will ever forget where we were or what we were doing at the exact moment we heard that 'Lou Dobbs Tonigh… https://t.co/hgRT66uFre— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1612580693.0
@ErikWemple @bkoo The chickens are coming home to roost. Get ready for some SERIOUS gaslighting.— Arthur Digby Sellers (@Arthur Digby Sellers)1612577077.0
So Fox cancelled Lou Dobbs. They literally cancelled him. You can’t make this stuff up.— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan)1612587740.0
@ErikWemple Everything Trump touches dies— MJ Shivers (@MJ Shivers)1612578373.0
Lou Dobbs never paid me for a bet he lost in 2012. He bet on @MittRomney. Too bad I'll never get to go to back o… https://t.co/uIYMFz69U5— Chris Hahn (@Chris Hahn)1612577237.0
@ErikWemple You hate to see it https://t.co/7iBMBWlBnX— 🦉 (@🦉)1612577396.0
Now to be a guest on Lou Dobbs, you just have to sign in at the gatehouse of his gated community.— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger)1612616377.0
@ErikWemple Doesn’t firing him now lend more credence to the lawsuit?— Steve Sternberg (@Steve Sternberg)1612580043.0
Just seeing the Lou Dobbs news lolololololol nature is healing— Gary Whitta (@Gary Whitta)1612581843.0
Never go full Lou dobbs https://t.co/qG2h6Snt8z— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1612583563.0
EVERY GUEST ON FOX NEWS: I’M BEING SILENCED! *Fox News fires Lou Dobbs.* LOU DOBBS:— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)1612584313.0
Dobbs gone? Good. Now do “Judge” Pirro.— Richard L. Floyd (@Richard L. Floyd)1612579424.0