A Fox News spokesperson on Lou Dobbs almost exactly a year ago: “We have not had any discussions with Lou Dobbs for Fox News or Fox Business.”
Hell, they were downright indignant about those who suggested that FNC was interested in the host -- who had just quit his gig at CNN -- fueled by reports that he had met with Fox supremo Roger Ailes a few months earlier.
Fox News today:
“FOX Business has always been about putting the smartest, most interesting people on television and the addition of Lou Dobbs will serve to strengthen the best lineup in business news," said Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President of FOX Business Network.
“I'm excited and feel privileged to join the great team that Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes and Neil Cavuto have created, and I can't wait to make whatever contribution I can to FOX Business," Dobbs said in the release.
You know, I think I liked both of them a little better back in 2009. But at least maybe I'll stop getting those letters (that's right, letters; not emails) from Lou's publicist updating me about what his client's up to. And hopefully this scotches rumors about Dobbs running for political office, although given the stable of potential candidates already employed by Fox News, you never know.