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Fox News Dumps Dick Morris, Renews Karl Rove
American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2013 | J. Robert Smith

Posted on 02/06/2013 7:42:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: pabianice; Bigg Red; Marathoner 244; Diogenesis

It looks like CNN is really interested in Dick Morris. It also looks like FOX News ratings are tumbling as a result of the wrong election predictions of their pundits.

I don’t know who among the competing news networks is benefiting from the ratings tumble.

See here:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/morris-fox-news-fired/2013/02/05/id/489080?s=al&promo_code=12570-1

EXCERPT:

Morris, reached via email, told Newsmax he is looking forward to
his appearance on CNN Wednesday night.

“Piers and I have a lot to talk about, and I am excited that Piers is giving me this opportunity,” Morris wrote cryptically. “You won’t be disappointed, so tune in.”

Fox’s rating have fallen dramatically in the wake of last year’s election. Press reports indicate the cable channel is re-evaluating its approach after President Obama’s strong re-election victory, despite the fact a number of Fox hosts and analysts predicted otherwise.


51 posted on 02/06/2013 9:46:05 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: cotton1706
“I stopped watching all the news shows, and especially the commentary shows.”

Me too. Since the elections, I stopped watching Fox. They even went more left than they already were. Once in a while I still watch Hannity, but when he announced last night he had Tokyo Rove on, I turned him off.

Also I caught Judge Jeanine's show and listened to her on the second amendment. That's about it. They can keep their new liberal audience.

52 posted on 02/06/2013 9:46:05 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: X-spurt

It looks like CNN is really interested in Dick Morris. It also looks like FOX News ratings are tumbling as a result of the wrong election predictions of their pundits.

I don’t know who among the competing news networks is benefiting from the ratings tumble.

See here:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/morris-fox-news-fired/2013/02/05/id/489080?s=al&promo_code=12570-1

EXCERPT:

Morris, reached via email, told Newsmax he is looking forward to
his appearance on CNN Wednesday night.

“Piers and I have a lot to talk about, and I am excited that Piers is giving me this opportunity,” Morris wrote cryptically. “You won’t be disappointed, so tune in.”

Fox’s rating have fallen dramatically in the wake of last year’s election. Press reports indicate the cable channel is re-evaluating its approach after President Obama’s strong re-election victory, despite the fact a number of Fox hosts and analysts predicted otherwise.


53 posted on 02/06/2013 9:47:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Rove has done a lot of damage to the GOP and the vetting process.


54 posted on 02/06/2013 9:50:26 AM PST by GP100
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To: Tublecane
Morris does not put down conservatives like Rove. Rove goes after conservatives and leaves Democrats along. I realize that Morris background is a liberal toesucker and he was probably telling the audience what we wanted to hear, but he is far more tolerable than Rove, who has such major disdain for conservatives.
55 posted on 02/06/2013 9:55:03 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: longtermmemmory

That inarticulate crap is a red herring. Firstly because it’s a tired, old lefty trick to pretend the more conservative you are the more stupid and/or crazy you are. Do you really think it’s a coincidence every single Dem and East Coast, country club Pub was smarter or saner than Goldwater, Reagan, Palin, etc., unless they were Quayle?

More importantly, how many flubs did Bush the Younger have? Probably less than Vixen, but it was a “gaffe” a day. I suppose it’s not supposed to matter since he won. Except it’s exceedingly easy to argue he fist us the 06 and 08 elections at least, and perhaps marred the brand for a generation. Not to mention his rule was in fact defective and causative of all manner of evil, not merely painted that way by the other side.

Then there are a million establishment Pubs wrecked by their tongues. Trent Lott, for instance. Akin was hardly a newbie. Aside from Bachmann the loosest mouth of the presidential nomination sweepstakes was the establishment Santorum.

No, sorry, I can’t take this seriously. The “architect” of Bushism fighting inarticulateness? Too, too rich.


56 posted on 02/06/2013 9:58:17 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Sans-Culotte

Of course FR is schizophrenic on this. It’s schizo on everything. All it takes is an article mentioning Lincoln, for instance, to have us at eachother’s throats, each side comparing the other to the antichrist.


57 posted on 02/06/2013 10:02:35 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: albie

Not sure ‘why’ . . .despite his past; despite his faulty analysis. . .did like Dick Morris. Am far left forgiving of Karl Rove. Did see him the other night on Fox and was surprised. Wondered if they still owed him an appearance; or maybe they would let him come on; in ‘small doses’/lol. Apparently; a whole lot more to it. They should have Rush on; for balance; as in ‘corrective’ analysis.


58 posted on 02/06/2013 10:07:01 AM PST by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: FR_addict

You’re coming at it from the perspective of who’s nicest to conservatives, which is fine. I’m wondering which makes for better analysis or, failing that, better tv, according to which it’s impossible for me to pick between them. There is a difference between being a good pundit and pleasing me ideologically, though you might not notice given how lousy is today’s tv punditry.

I enjoy Krauthammer, for instance, even though he’s pure beltway and I hardly ever completely agree with him. Judged against him both Rove and Morris are slithering slugs.


59 posted on 02/06/2013 10:08:39 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Bigg Red
...which is why Greta’s show is the only one I consistently watch.

We'll just have to differ on this since I can't get past Greta Van Susteren's membership in the Christ-denying cult of Scientology. Admittedly, that whole bunch can be smooth, charming and very good actors but when I see her face and hear her voice, her adherence to that very disturbing belief system puts her on my "do not watch" list. I realize that there are many here who like her in spite of her being a member of L. Ron Hubbard's bizarre cult.

But for me personally, I just can't trust anyone who buys into that non-Biblical nonsense whether it be John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise or Greta Van Susteren.


60 posted on 02/06/2013 10:24:33 AM PST by re_nortex
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To: SeekAndFind

The list of shows worth watching on FOX grows shorter by the day. Not really a list anymore. When I end up feeling that I am constantly disagreeing with the people on air, I tend to go elsewhere where I can be entertained, rather than upset.

I wonder how well a show would do if it was set up like a show years ago, where there was a moderator that knew about a topic, and ten or 15 people from government, industry, and academe would discuss a topic and give the pros and cons on an issue. I think it was a public television show, but don’t remember the name. It was truly a good show because no one interrupted, the moderator asked incisive questions, and the answers were allowed sufficient time to put a syllogism together and support it with an example or two from real life.

There is no room for intelligent discussion on anything anymore in the media, because if they did, they could not get by with what they want to do on most things.

The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column.


61 posted on 02/06/2013 10:25:08 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: SeekAndFind

...FOX News ratings are tumbling as a result of the wrong election predictions of their pundits.

&&&
I suspect it has a lot more to do with the fact that many of us conservatives have seen the light about which side these clowns are really on.


62 posted on 02/06/2013 10:36:15 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: re_nortex

I had not heard that about Greta.


63 posted on 02/06/2013 10:37:52 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: FR_addict

I stopped watching Fox during the primaries, when they were constantly schilling for Romney. I used to listen to Hannity, but stopped after the election when he said it’s time to cave on immigration. I don’t need to listen to that crap.


64 posted on 02/06/2013 10:42:34 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Tublecane

the fact he had to come out and state he did not want to exlude conservative primary challengers and he did not want to protect incumbants speaks volumes about the ongoing power of the conservative movement.


65 posted on 02/06/2013 10:43:09 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Bigg Red
I had not heard that about Greta.

The reality is that Greta Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale, are both active members of (and financial contributors to) the Scientology cult. When Van Susteren was frequently visiting with Sarah Palin, my hope was that Mrs. Palin would take the steps to lead her to Christ. And, as a committed Christian, Sarah Palin very well may have started that journey but it's a difficult task to deprogram a Scientologist for they are a very slick bunch and have a glib answer for everything.

66 posted on 02/06/2013 10:45:04 AM PST by re_nortex
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To: LachlanMinnesota

The only thing I watch with any consistency anymore on that network is when they rebroadcast Stossel’s show from Fox Business. Everything else I pretty much know exactly what they’re gonna say about everything. Makes it not worth tuning in, aside from ideological differences. I can tune into MSNBC anytime for a good laugh. O’Reilly, Hannity, Huckleby, etc. don’t even live up to that standard. They either make my ears hurt or embarrass me.

Their ideal viewership, I’d guess, would be people like my grandmother. I can’t imagine what she had to sit through for decades on network news. Anything else must still seem like a breath of fresh air.


67 posted on 02/06/2013 10:53:15 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Diogenesis

Don’t forget Hannity, Combs, Gerardo, Beckel, Juan Williams, Shep the s.homo....plus many blonde bimbos.


68 posted on 02/06/2013 11:02:04 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: SeekAndFind

Ailes is running the network into the ground. I don’t care that they were wrong on their election predictions. That’s politics. I don’t like Stossel and all the libertarian mumbo jumbo. To me, libertarians look a lot like Democrats who don’t want to pay taxes.

“OK, let’s hear the next libertarian.”

“You should be free to do anything you want.”

“Really? (Whap!) I wanted to hit you on the head with a baseball bat. OK, let’s hear the next libertarian.”


69 posted on 02/06/2013 11:02:41 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Bigg Red
I cut my cable in early 2011 to use the money to pay off debt and have really not missed it. I missed Beck's show for the first 6 months, but was able to view it online until he left Fox. There was no one else over at Fox that I absolutely had to watch.

I love the PBS channels...their cooking and travel shows are far superior to anything on cable. They show more historical documentaries than History Channel ever did (what is up with the monster shows over there???) And I've become a major fan of Downton Abbey and the documentaries about the Queen that usually follow it.

I even like the (as Mark Steyn calls them) "Twee British comedies" and that Canadian guy Red Green cracks me up. Oh, and This Old House ...Love it. I can't stomach PBS news shows though, with the exception of the Business Report. People like Gwen Ifill are so biased in the extreme that they don't even realize the offensive things they say. And Frontline is just B******t.

70 posted on 02/06/2013 11:30:56 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

>.... I missed Beck’s show for the first 6 months, but was able to view it online until he left Fox. There was no one else over at Fox that I absolutely had to watch.

Well, Fox has Dennis Kucinich now, so perhaps you’ll want to reconnect your cable box.

</sarc off>


71 posted on 02/06/2013 11:44:54 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: mbarker12474

Oh yeah, that would definitely be worth an extra $80 a month...


72 posted on 02/06/2013 12:11:51 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

:)


73 posted on 02/06/2013 12:17:00 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I don’t disagree. Among the GOP field running in 2012, Romney had the best chance.


74 posted on 02/06/2013 1:07:02 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know that pundit’s over-prediction (how could they have predicted monumental vote fraud?) caused their slump. We just got over-stimulated or over-saturated with too damn much politics for most of 2012 and now only occassionally watch any FNC, do turn on Fox Biz for Cavuto and Varney.


75 posted on 02/06/2013 1:54:41 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So when are they Dumping and banning Far Left LibTurd Alan Colmes.


76 posted on 02/06/2013 3:00:02 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Dick Morris was wrong on his predictions for no other reason then the fact that he underestimated the stupidity of Republican voters.

Morris simply believed that with everything that was at stake that voters would AT LEAST turn out in numbers that was something close to 2004.

That didn't happen. Republicans stayed home and Democrats got out went to the polls. If you factor in a 2004 Republican voter turn out, Morris was spot on in his analysis.

However, Republicans didn't like Romney and were willing to sacrifice the nation by staying home and letting Obama slide right back into the White House.

Democrats are corrupt and dishonest as hell, but Republicans are spineless and stupid and I don't know which is worse.

77 posted on 02/06/2013 4:25:39 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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