As much as Karl Rove would like the public to believe that he is still significant in politics, even Fox News disagrees. But, it could also be that Fox is feeling the heat after bashing the President continuously for four years, while touting their propagandist network as ‘fair and balanced.’ And the voters are waking up to their tactics.
New York Magazine reports:
According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new 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.
Question: Shouldn’t they all — with the exception of Shepard Smith– get their marching orders?
Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has already sent out his directive mandating that producers must get permission before booking Rove or Morris. Rove’s on -the-air meltdown on election night certainly didn’t please Ailes. Morris has been one of the most vocal pundits claiming that “skewed” polls were an issue. And here we are back to Fox News, the station who is complicit in calling Mitt Romney as the winner in the election, while disregarding valid polling numbers. The dumbing down of America by Fox News is contagious — their own pundits have been effected by the crap they spew into the airwaves.
But, if Ailes truly wants to give Fox News a new face, perhaps he should remove himself as well. Just a thought. Or, Fox News can provide states that want to secede a pay-per-view show each night, that is, if the Red States can afford it. Their ratings are down and much of the blame for the recent shellacking Republicans suffered is clearly on their propagandist shoulders.
A spokesperson for Fox confirmed the Shine’s new rules for Rove and Morris, and explained that Shine’s message was “the election’s over.”