CNN's Brian Stelter reports advertiser issues led to Fox Business' decision to cancel Lou Dobbs

Stelter: “It's Dobbs' extreme content that is the issue and his weakness with advertisers”

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Citation From the February 5, 2021, edition of CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront

ERIN BURRNETT (HOST): Brian, can you remember a network ever cancelling the highest rated show? 

BRIAN STELTER (CHIEF MEDIA CORRESPONDENT): This is exceedingly rare, Erin. The closest thing to it is when Fox News fired Bill O'Reilly when his secret history of sexual harassment settlements was revealed. There is no sign with that with Dobbs. Instead it's Dobbs' extreme content that is the issue and his weakness with advertisers. Of course, he was a sycophant for President Trump one of Trump's biggest boosters on TV and now there is less use for that. Trump issued a statement tonight praising Dobbs.