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Karl Rove Taken Off the Air at Fox News - FNC Moves Away from Rove after his Election Night Tantrum
Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally

Posted on 12/05/2012 1:54:46 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Karl Rove taken off the air as Fox News distances themselves from conservative pundit after his Election Night tantrum

Karl Rove has officially been benched as Fox News chief Roger Ailes has reportedly suspended the Republican operative from their airwaves.

Rove and Dick Morris, a fellow paid political analyst, have been temporarily banned from appearing on Fox News as the network tries to distance themselves from the two men whose election predictions ended up being so far from the result.

New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that Ailes decided that it is important for Fox News to take a step back from Rove and Morris because, as his deputy Bill Shine put it, 'the election's over'.

Shine reportedly sent a memo to all of the network's news producers ordering them to seek special permission before booking Morris or Rove for any segments.

Though Rove and Morris are receiving the same treatment, their backgrounds are very different, as Morris began his political career working for then-President Bill Clinton.

He has since become one of the leading conservative pundits and extremely critical of President Obama.

One of the clearest reasons why the channel wants to create some distance between himself and the so-called 'architect' of the second Bush presidency is because of his on-air temper tantrum on Election Night.

Rove made himself the subject of mockery after arguing live on Fox News that the network was wrong and that Romney had won Ohio even though they were ready to call it for Obama.

Fox host Megyn Kelly chided him on air, questioning whether his calculations were 'math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better'.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: assclown; dickmorris; election2012; fail; fired; fnc; foxnews; karlrove; meltdown; rogerailes; rove; tantrum
Karl Rove and Dick Morris ... two political a$$clowns I will never pay attention to again.
1 posted on 12/05/2012 1:54:55 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Good riddance.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 1:56:50 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Dick Morris will chill for six months and start to appear on CNN (my humble opinion). Rove? He’s not likely to be seen for the next twelve months. If I were him....I’d go off to Aruba....sip whiskey sours on the beach, and find some minor senatorial candidate for the 2016 race who might want some cheap help.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 1:58:46 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: DogByte6RER

The question now is: Where Will Karl Rove?


4 posted on 12/05/2012 1:59:47 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: DogByte6RER

Good...the bastard is a chain around our necks and a RINO enabler.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 2:01:28 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe it also has something to do with the fact when Karl’s pudgy puss shows up TV’s change their channels.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 2:03:04 PM PST by DManA
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To: DogByte6RER

Earth to FOX News, Karl Rove is NOT a Conservative.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 2:06:45 PM PST by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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To: DogByte6RER

Fox will have to do a lot more than that to get me to watch again.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 2:08:47 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Fox should never have allowed Rove to appear on the air as some sort of analyst as he always was and always will be a political operative who tries to build up some Republicans while tearing others down.

Morris was less objectionable and at times interesting, but also too wrong too much of the time.

But unless there is a big, breaking news story, I seldom watch Fox these days (or any other TV news), and Rove’s on air political operation was one of the main reasons.

The absence of “The Architect” will be a hole in Hannity’s schedule, but I guess he can now have Rubio on several nights per week to fill the time.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 2:28:20 PM PST by Will88
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To: DogByte6RER

If Rove and Morris were both Democrats and they had a show on MSNBC, the news channel would be doubling down on using them as shills .
That’s the problem with the Republicans. They don’t seem to want to fight back. The political game in Washington has changed.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 2:32:10 PM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Good riddance.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 2:32:59 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: DogByte6RER
I've never liked either Rove or Morris. I'm fine with this, actually.

Of course, I'm no fan of Fox News either, but that's neither here nor there.

12 posted on 12/05/2012 2:34:08 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: anoldafvet
Earth to FOX News, Karl Rove is NOT a Conservative.

Fox News considers anyone right of Rivera to be Conservative. Rove & Morris were simply useful tools used to bring this election closer to the democrats agenda by trying to make them out to be the Conservative voice. Yes even down to the pretended outrage and tantrums.

My bet is Karl will be back on their shows by next election in 2014 pushing for moderates in congressional elections. The ongoing Fox theme will be move the GOP closer to center. Fox News is strictly Beltway GOP-E & DEM. Their 6-11 nightly line up shows as much. If Fox News has a Conservative show I've not seen such now in years. But they do have plenty of Liberal & Moderate hosted shows though. I wish we'd seen the last of Rove but most likely he'll be back unfortunately.

13 posted on 12/05/2012 2:39:06 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: DogByte6RER

quote “arguing live on Fox News that the network was wrong and that Romney had won Ohio even though they were ready to call it for Obama. “

um... that is NOT what happened at all.

Rove was simply arguing if the call on Ohio from Obama was made too early, not that Romney had won.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 2:39:25 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Karl Rove taken off the air as Fox News distances themselves from conservative pundit after his Election Night tantrum.

Anyone that defines Rove as a conservative needs to get out of the journalism/pundit business.

15 posted on 12/05/2012 2:43:52 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Rove was simply arguing if the call on Ohio from Obama was made too early, not that Romney had won.

That's exactly how I remember it as well. He was trying to make the case that a bunch of votes were not counted yet and Fox was calling for Ohio. So OH went to Obama, but these stupid networks are so quick to call races. It's all a dog and pony show.

16 posted on 12/05/2012 2:44:33 PM PST by mancini
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To: pepsionice

Calling Rove a “conservative was the reporter’s first mistake.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 2:55:40 PM PST by CT
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To: pepsionice
WTF is with this Dick Morris fascination?

What? Everybody forgot that this SOB, paid by the Clinton Foundation on a pass-through from George Soros, spent months in Kenya, joined at the hip with Senator BH Obama, as they campaigned on the stump for Marxist, Jihadist, DDR-trained Terrorist, Raila Odinga?

Together the Toe-Jammer Morris and Obama raised millions for this Christian-massacring SOB, whose platform was sharia-law in separate autonomous all-Muslim Provinces, the expulsion of Christians from the government, the dispossession of Christian farmers, the expulsion of Christian Missionaries, etc.

When Odinga lost the UN-observed election, his followers went on a rampage, threw the country into a famine by displacing 250,000 Christian farmers, killed thousands more in their churches, and threatened to plunge Kenya into civil war.

Then they come back and lobby The State Department and the UN to name Odinga Kenya's Prime Minister ... or else. Then they invite the Commie Jihadist scumbag to the Inauguration.

The Senator broke the law ... which forbids federally elected officials from taking part in foreign politics. Kenya's legal government complained bitterly to GW Bush, whose fault, for once, the situation really was.

The Dick Morris and the Mombasa MF have blood on their hands ... and Roger Ailes puts the guy on TV. Foxtrot Uniform, Ailes!

18 posted on 12/05/2012 3:01:22 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Say, whatever happened to Reggie Love?)
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To: bicyclerepair
Karl, he made a lot of sense a lot of the time but alas....fatally for us...he never embraced and supported SARAH.....A REPUBLICAN ROCKSTAR WHO'D FILL 40 THOUSAND SEAT VENUES AT WILL....YA KNOW, A LITTLE THING LIKE THAT COULD ACTUALLY TURN AN ELECTION.... HOW COULD IT BE THAT THEY COULDN'T FIND A PLACE INUNDER THE TENT FOR ROCKSTAR?

YOU BETCHA....

OH WILL OH WELL..OH CRAP....

SORT OF A SHAME THOUGH, REALLY....


19 posted on 12/05/2012 3:03:17 PM PST by jimsin
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To: DogByte6RER

Glad to see someone finally sent the Turdblossom packing.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 3:45:44 PM PST by MachIV
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To: prisoner6

Fox will have to do a lot more than that to get me to watch again.

&&&
Same here.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 4:18:29 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: pepsionice
Rove is a Bush asswipe. He will surface again when the next elitist bushie liberal runs for something.
22 posted on 12/05/2012 4:25:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: prisoner6

You got that right. I am sick and tired of ‘Fair and Balanced.’ All the television broadcasts - network and cable - are in for some serious competition soon. I have a Bluetooth wireless receiver that displays internet television just as well as the cable box. What we need is a ‘Heartland News Network’ — a seriously conservative 24/7 internet news source broadcast from outside the Eastern corridor with nothing but the conservative point of view. It will take off like a bullet if someone does it.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 4:33:27 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: DogByte6RER

They were on tv in days after the election, but if true were canned at the start of the month. I understand if someone wanted them they maybe approved if only they can state what they will be saying, but I could be wrong.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 4:56:59 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: DogByte6RER

Megyn Kelly was kind of bitchy in her comments on election I might add. She stunk to be honest.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 4:59:07 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: DogByte6RER

I also understand Dick Morris admitted he was not 100% sure of his election prediction and did it to help the base. Someone said this at The Blaze article on this topic. I do know Morris went from Bashing Romney to having to support him and did a 180 in support of Mitt in April.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 5:04:36 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: AdaGray
You got that right. I am sick and tired of ‘Fair and Balanced.’ All the television broadcasts - network and cable - are in for some serious competition soon. I have a Bluetooth wireless receiver that displays internet television just as well as the cable box. What we need is a ‘Heartland News Network’ — a seriously conservative 24/7 internet news source broadcast from outside the Eastern corridor with nothing but the conservative point of view. It will take off like a bullet if someone does it.

It's been tried. A key player behind the Moral Majority tried it actually. The late Paul Weyrich Founder of Free Congress Foundation and Co-Founder of The Moral Majority tried it back in the early to mid 1990's. It was called National Empowerment Television or N.E.T. Weyrich hosted a few shows as did Major Garrett, Bill Lind, John Lofton, Janet Parshall, Genvieve Woods, Armstrong Williams, Alan Keyes radio show was broad-casted on it as was Michael Reagan, and many more persons. It was Conservative based programing and had many guest. Stories like White Water were also discussed with key GOP lawmakers.

The network soon was having trouble meeting the bills to stay on the air. Also Weyrich was doing some serious exposing of wrong doings within the GOP itself aimed at persons like Trent Lott whom at one time was a friend of Weyrich. In short big toes got stepped on and rightfully so. There was a behind the scenes take over that basically removed Weyrich as the head of NET and at that point it became America's Voice which was a fore runner to Fox News for all practical purposes. Only rather than hearing Armstrong Williams you had to listen to his co-host Ellen Ratner. Other Liberals were soon added including Bob Beckell. The quality quickly sank and the hard hitting stories got water downed. Weyrich had no say in the programing and the network soon shut down as I imagine certain factions intended it to do.

I'm not saying it can't be done. But it will take some serious consistent monetary backing from sources that won't pull the monetary plug when big toes get stepped on in Establishment DC. That is what happened to NET.

I'd like to see it happen myself. Weyrich had a great idea. But Weyrich wasn't a man anyone could own or silence either. There are still great Conservative commentators out there. The problem is getting them into a venue where they can be heard as well like in the case of N.E.T. the viewers themselves have a live voice. Paul Weyrich had a show called Direct Line I think was the name and he took calls. If for example Bob Barr was the guest you could ask Bob Barr a question live.

27 posted on 12/05/2012 6:57:01 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: anoldafvet

Earth to FOX News, Karl Rove is NOT a Conservative.

and neither is Morris.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 7:17:25 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: Mozilla

I know someone who knows her and says she is like that all the time.


29 posted on 12/05/2012 7:22:20 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: Mozilla

I know someone who knows her and says she is like that all the time.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 7:44:39 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: cva66snipe

There is a difference now. Glen Beck has started it. For less than $300, you can now buy a Sony BlueRay device that not only plays dvds but also connects to vast array of online shows (including unbiased news) via your wireless internet (and in very high quality) from the comfort of your favorite chair. This is the beginning of the end for the dinosaur mainstream media, whose leftist ideology has dominated the news for too long.

This link is to more Bill Whittle from his Afterburner episodes on PJTV:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OAOrT0OcHh0#t=2s .

Can’t wait until nightly news broadcasts begin, preferably from somewhere deep in the heartland away from the coastal corridors of snarky elitist propaganda.


31 posted on 12/06/2012 2:55:11 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: AdaGray
Thanks. It doesn't look like I'll be seeing it. I'm at 20 & plum. 20 miles out of town, plum back in the woods, and no high speed internet available LOL.
32 posted on 12/06/2012 6:57:32 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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