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Fox Business' Lou Dobbs 'Disappointed' by Attorney General Bill Barr - One Day After Praising Barr for 'Doing the Lord's Work' (Video)

Poor host must have whiplash from his quick reversal


What a difference a day makes.

On Wednesday, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs praised Attorney General Bill Barr for “doing the Lord’s work, as well as that of this great republic” for intervening to reduce the recommended prison sentence of convicted Trump ally Roger Stone — a virtually unprecedented move that led all four prosecutors to resign from the case.

But just one day later, Dobbs turned on Barr, saying he was “so disappointed” in Barr and his management of the “rancid, corrupt” Justice Department.

In particular, he singled out the attorney general’s Thursday interview with ABC News in which Barr complained that President Trump’s tweets about ongoing criminal cases like Stone’s “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr also told ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas, “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases.”

So on Thursday, the Fox Business host ripped into Barr for the public comments about Trump. “It’s a damned shame when he doesn’t get what this president has gone through and what the American people have gone through and what his charge is as Attorney General,” Dobbs said, renewing a right-wing talking point about ongoing investigations of the inner workings of the Justice Department and unsubstantiated claims about the “deep state.”

“Where the hell are the indictments, where the hell are the charges against the corrupt, the politically corrupt deep state within the Justice Department, the FBI?” Dobbs asked. “Why in the hell are we hearing apologies from someone in that rancid, corrupt department?”

Dobbs continued by suggesting that Barr should be more loyal to Trump — and shot down the longstanding practice of impartiality for Justice Department officials, particularly on criminal matters involving the president and his administration. “It’s his mission to … not to carp about his boss,” Dobbs said. “And by the way, I don’t want to hear any crap about an independent Justice Department. This Justice Department … works for the president. It’s part of the executive branch.”
"Bombshell," the Jay Roach-directed film based on the accounts of several women who set out to expose the sexual harassment they endured from Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is loaded with famous faces portraying other famous faces. Here's a breakdown of the actors and the real-life people they play.Getty
Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly:   Former corporate attorney-turned Fox News anchor. Two days after it was reported that she confirmed the Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her, he resigned.Lionsgate/Getty
Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson:  On July 6, 2016, the commentator-journalist filed a lawsuit against Ailes, accusing him of sexual harassment. After she spoke out, more than 20 women publicly shared similar stories of encounters with him.Lionsgate/Getty
John Lithgow as Roger Ailes: The media consultant for Republican presidents resigned from Fox News on July 21 amid an internal review into accusations that he had a pattern of making unwanted sexual advances. His exit agreement from what was then known as 21CF was a $40 million payoff. He died less than a year later.Lionsgate/Fox News
Richard Kind as Rudy Giuliani:  The 107th mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, who turned to Ailes for his media savvy during his first mayoral campaign.Getty
Malcolm McDowell as Rupert Murdoch:  The Australia-born American media mogul who founded the multinational mass media corporation, News Corp, which established the Fox News Channel in 1996.
Connie Britton as Beth Ailes:  Roger Ailes married former TV exec Elizabeth Tilson – his third trip down the alter – on Valentine's Day 1998. She went on to own and publish two local New York state newspapers, The Putnam County News & Recorder and The Putnam County Courier.
Spencer Garrett as Sean Hannity:  The conservative political commentator, host of FOX News Channel's "Hannity" and one of President Trump's most ardent supporters. Ailes hired Hannity in 1996 when he was a relatively unknown radio personality out of Atlanta.Getty
Marc Evan Jackson as Chris Wallace:  The veteran television anchor and son of legendary "60 Minutes" reporter Mike Wallace joined the Fox News team in 2003 as the host of "Fox News Sunday."Getty
Alanna Ubach as Jeanine Pirro:  A former judge and prosecutor, Pirro hosted a weekday, two-shows-per-day television series on The CW Television Network called "Judge Jeanine Pirro," which received Daytime Emmy Award in 2011. After it was canceled later that same year, Fox News picked it up and renamed if "Justice With Judge Jeanine." She is known for her fierce defense of the president.Lionsgate/Fox News
Ashley Greene as Abby Huntsman:  Currently a co-host on ABC's "The View," Huntsman – who is the daughter of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman -- was a general assignment reporter and co-host of "Fox & Friends."Getty
P.J. Byrne as Neil Cavuto: The Fox News' business journalist joined the network in 1996, where he hosts three shows under their umbrella -- "Your World with Neil Cavuto," "Cavuto Live" and "Cavuto: Coast to Coast." He currently holds the title of Managing Editor and Senior Vice President for Fox Business Network and Fox News.Getty
Alice Eve as Ainsley Earhardt:   Prior to starting her tenure at Fox News Channel in 2007, Earhardt was a morning and noon anchor at local CBS station in Columbus, South Carolina, and anchored weekday newscasts at KENS-TV. Although she said she "did not know the first thing about politics" before Ailes hired her at Fox News as co-host of "Fox and Friends."Getty
Bree Condon as Kimberly Guilfoyle:   The former San Francisco prosecutor and Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney joined Fox News in February 2006 as host of the weekend show, "The Lineup." She later became co-host of "The Five," where she remained until 2018. Her name was bandied about as a possible press secretary for President Donald Trump, which never came to fruition. She is currently dating first son, Don Jr.Lionsgate/Getty
Allison Janney as Susan Estrich:   Although Estrich is currently a professor at the University of Southern California School of Law, she is known for being Ailes' legal counsel during the rise of sexual misconduct claims against him. She lost her job shortly thereafter.
Ben Lawson as Lachlan Murdoch:   The eldest of media czar Rupert Murdoch's sons, Lachlan is the co-chairman of News Corp and executive chairman and CEO of the Fox Corporation. His net worth is estimated to be upwards of $3.62 billion. That's with a "b."Getty
Josh Lawson as James Murdoch:   Media mogul Rupert Murdoch stepped down as CEO of 21st Century Fox in 2015, and his younger son, James, stepped in. The actors who play Lachlan and James are brothers in real life.Getty
Mark Duplass as Douglas Brunt:   Megyn Kelly's husband of 11 years is the former CEO of the cybersecurity firm Authentium and a novelist whose debut work, "Ghosts of Manhattan," is a humorous look at life on Wall Street by an unhappy man who is "too obsessed with money to find a way out."Getty
Elisabeth Röhm as Martha MacCallum:   The Fox News anchor and host of "The Story With Martha MacCallum" joined the network in 2004. After Megyn Kelly's departure in 2017, MacCallum was named host of "The First 100 Days," a program created to replace "Tucker Carlson Tonight" when it moved into Kelly's timeslot.Getty
Tricia Helfer as Alisyn Camerota:   The journalist and anchor of CNN's morning show "New Day" has been nominated twice for an Emmy Awards for news reporting. She co-hosted "Fox & Friends Weekend" and, in 2007" and started a blog on Fox News Channel's website called, "In the Greenroom."Getty
Nazanin Boniadi as Rudi Bakhtiar:   Best known for anchoring "CNN Headline News Tonight," Bakhtiar was fired from Fox News after accusing the former Fox News Washington bureau chief, Brian Wilson, of making unwanted sexual advances toward her. Although a settlement was reached in 2007 in which she agreed not to speak of Fox News, in 2016, Bakhtiar decided to share her experience at Fox News in the wake of Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit.Getty/CNN
Jennifer Morrison as Juliet Huddy:   Huddy co-hosts the midday show on ABC's New York affiliate 770 and the podcast "Juliet: UNEXPECTED." In 2017, she settled a lawsuit with Fox News, accusing Fox anchor Bill O'Reilly and then co-president Jack Abernethy of sexual harassment.Getty
Ahna O'Reilly as Julie Roginsky:   The Democratic Party strategist and Fox News Channel contributor filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the FNC, producer Bill Shine and Ailes, who she said offered her a permanent position on "The Five" if she would have sex with him.Getty
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