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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FOX News has pretty much dumped Karl Rove, is Sarah Palin next?

From the Daily Beast

Even a casual viewer of Fox News has seen them again and again, the network’s two most prominent political commentators, spending most of 2012 explaining why Barack Obama was going to lose.

Now Karl Rove and Dick Morris have virtually vanished, seemingly airbrushed from the airwaves.

Turns out they’ve been sidelined, at least temporarily, by Roger Ailes. Rove, regularly introduced as George W. Bush’s architect, and Morris, a onetime Bill Clinton strategist who moved to the right, are a reminder of Fox’s faulty forecasting.

New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reports that Ailes has issued an edict: Neither man can be booked without the approval of top management.A Fox spokesman confirmed this to the magazine with the words: “The election’s over.”

Could this simply amount to Rove fatigue? After all, he and Morris were a constant presence, but there’s less reason to have them on when you’re not analyzing the latest swing-state polls.

But I suspect it’s more than that. Rove drew national ridicule for challenging Fox’s own projection that Obama had won Ohio, and with it a second term. In that moment, he became a symbol of a partisan operative not willing to accept an uncomfortable reality.

Morris got so carried away in his cheerleading for the GOP ticket that he predicted Mitt Romney would win in an electoral landslide.

(The other all-star Fox pundit, Sarah Palin, seems to be making only infrequent appearances now that her political star has dimmed.)

Perhaps this is just a cooling-off period—Rove and Morris did pop up a few times after Election Day—until we plunge off the fiscal cliff or something and both men can be brought back as the memories of 2012 recede. Or perhaps, contrary to conventional wisdom, some pundits do pay a penalty for being spectacularly wrong.

Meanwhile, the "winning" team--the pundits at MSNBC--got to pay a private call on the president on Tuesday. Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell and Al Sharpton were big Obama boosters during the campaign. (Arianna Huffington also joined the soiree.) A White House statement said the president had met with "leading progressives" to talk up his economic plan. Progressive they are indeed, but wouldn't they rather be known as journalists?

Sarah pay attention!

Karl who is much smarter than you, is taking a break, perhaps a permanent one.   But his on-air rant and fading influence has caught up to him.  You have an 83 IQ but that didn't matter to Roger Ailes cuz you were hot.  You no longer have any influence either and have gone looking like this:

to this:


  1. HEY, give the dingbat a break, SPHASH, it's hard being "married" to a pimp.

  2. Oh, that's when she's dressin' up for a shoppin' trip.

    You gotta see her at her best, like on stage with the real
    'Mericans in the hart-land, dontcha know!

    See in that picture , OUR $ARAH has on her super wig, the the big falsie titties, best Superman tee shirt, the skin tight capri pants, and those 8" wedgie sandals to make a gurl all, you know, taller and stuff.

    See, that's just how the really best beauty Queens that know how to pageant walk should dress for campaign stops, you betcha!!

  3. Well, I've suspected all along, and really this isn't a stretch or brain surgery, but she was hired as eye candy for the old, white males that make up Fox's audience. Ailes has said that he hired her because she was 'hot.'
    Also, I suspect, she was e-mailed her talking points before the show to memorize and spew, which she did, but it certainly didn't change the election outcome, did it?
    So Ailes must decide if her same, old, tired schtick is worth her price tag? Does she really bring in ratings on Greta and Sean's shows? Because those seem to be the only two shows she is on. She's been on sporadically since the election, and she's never on for more than probably 7 or 8 minutes, most of which time either Greta or Sean are busy spewing the talking points and having her just agree with them. Then of course, spew some of her word salad. So, Ailes, is she really worth it??


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