Friday, December 7, 2012

The Broadcast Air Gets a Little Cleaner – Karl Rove and Dick Morris Kicked Off Fox News – And a Question Answered

The Question – Does Fox News Have Standards No Matter How Low?  - The Answer:  Apparently So

In the recently completed election campaign those who watched Fox News (a wholly owned subsidiary of both the News Corporation and the Republican Party) viewers were entertained by former Clinton adviser Dick Morris and by former Bush adviser Karl Rove.

Morris famously predicted not just a Romney victory, but a Romney landslide.  He later explained he was just trying to “buck up” the Republican party, forgetting, if he every knew it, that while its okay to be a Republican lackey on Fox News you are not supposed to admit it.  Rove famously quarreled with Fox News election analysts who correctly called Ohio for Mr. Obama while Mr. Rove pontificated about how he knew better.

Now comes this bit of cheerful holiday news.

Report: Fox News benches Rove, Morris

Yet another Fox News scoop from New York's Gabe Sherman:
According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has a directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now. For Karl Rove and Dick Morris — a pair of pundits perhaps most closely aligned with Fox’s anti-Obama campaign — Ailes’s orders mean new rules. Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders to producers mandating that producers must get permission before booking  Rove or  Morris.

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