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(Business Insider)   Fox News honcho Roger Ailes benches contributors Karl Rove and Dick Morris as punishment for their wildly inaccurate election predictions   (businessinsider.com) divider line 119
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2012-12-05 10:51:09 AM  
ha ha!
 
2012-12-05 11:15:35 AM  
Thank gawd I don't have to listen to Dick Morris' old Jewish woman voice anymore.
 
2012-12-05 11:16:47 AM  
Good.

Fark off, ham steak.
 
2012-12-05 11:25:15 AM  
No, they're reducing their time, not cutting them. Probably because, you know, election season is farking OVER, and that's what they were there for in the first place.

Jeez. If only they were cut.
 
2012-12-05 12:38:11 PM  
On to fresh, new and hip on air personalities to misinform, obfuscate issues and outright lie to a gullible and scared group of people who yearn for the return to an America that only exists in their mind
 
2012-12-05 12:43:20 PM  
Who's going to bench Roger Ailes?
 
2012-12-05 12:48:07 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Who's going to bench Roger Ailes?


Who knows...
 
2012-12-05 12:49:04 PM  
If "wildly inaccurate" gets one banned from Fox News, how is Fox News not dead air?
 
2012-12-05 12:50:40 PM  
With Adelson saying he's prepared to spend even more next time, I have a feeling that Rove will soon be forgiven once Republicans remember that his being a lying sack of shiat is a feature, not a bug.
 
2012-12-05 12:52:31 PM  
Benching people for doing a bad job? Can we get Roger a job in government?!
 
2012-12-05 12:57:26 PM  
Will Dick Morris go on a toe sucking binge?
 
2012-12-05 01:06:39 PM  
static.igossip.com
 
2012-12-05 01:12:52 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Benching people for doing a bad job? Can we get Roger a job in government?!


Roger is responsible for a lot of those idiots in office.

You know- the ones who hates cripples like Bob Dole. Deficit minded people like Dick Cheny, who said Ronnie proved they didn't matter.
 
2012-12-05 01:16:28 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Who's going to bench

peg Roger Ailes?
 
2012-12-05 01:23:50 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: With Adelson saying he's prepared to spend even more next time, I have a feeling that Rove will soon be forgiven once Republicans remember that his being a lying sack of shiat is a feature, not a bug.


I don't know. Crossroads was 0-fer in the races they backed. That's not a track record of success. Hell, that's not even a track record of mediocrity. Adelson may be willing to blow $200 million to put his guy in the White House, but I'll bet damned if he's going to entrust it to a guy who lost all his races AND got all pouty about not seeing the writing on the wall, to the point that Megyn Kelly> had to call him on his BS.

I think Rove's chances of being 1/10 as prominent next election cycle are about on par with Bobby Valentine's being courted by a team with title hopes at any time in the next 4 years.
 
2012-12-05 01:38:45 PM  
I don't understand why this is happening. Morris and Rove made insane predictions, yes, but I didn't see anyone on the right contradict their stupidity. Furthermore, Rove and Morris saying things that are wildly untrue isn't ground breaking stuff. Neither is FNC looking like fools when what is said on there is blatantly untrue.
 
2012-12-05 01:45:02 PM  
This just means there will be more Malikin, Coulter and Krauthammer.
 
2012-12-05 01:51:44 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Who's going to bench Roger Ailes?


with any luck, a massive coronary.
 
2012-12-05 01:53:58 PM  
That's like hiring an expert cheese-stealing mouse and then firing the mouse for stealing the cheese...
 
2012-12-05 02:03:04 PM  

vernonFL: This just means there will be more Malikin, Coulter and Krauthammer.


If I had heard that instead of reading it I would have concluded you were speaking German.

Funny, that.
 
2012-12-05 02:03:42 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Who's going to bench Roger Ailes?


Gay terrorists.

With rainbow bombs.
 
2012-12-05 02:06:57 PM  

I Said: don't understand why this is happening. Morris and Rove made insane predictions, yes, but I didn't see anyone on the right contradict their stupidity. Furthermore, Rove and Morris saying things that are wildly untrue isn't ground breaking stuff. Neither is FNC looking like fools when what is said on there is blatantly untrue.



It has been said a million times over, but the that is life in the conservative bubble. I deal with many of these people and it is astonishing the degree of denial they employ in their lives. For many years, I really did not believe it was possible to look an absolute truth in the face in completely see another lie, but these past few years have shattered that idea for me. 

I don't even bother arguing most of the time anymore with these types. I could show them a black piece of paper, tell them it was black, have them hold it, stare at it, hold it and feel it. Finally I would ask them to tear up the black paper. These bubble types would reply, "what black paper? this sheet is white". It is real life brain washing (to varying degrees of course). 

For those parts of life that don't fall into the political spectrum, these same people are more or less sane and reasonable. Get into anything government related and all bets are off. It is physically the same person, but the mindset is from another planet.
 
2012-12-05 02:10:54 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Lionel Mandrake: Who's going to bench Roger Ailes?

Gay terrorists.

With rainbow bombs.



the proper terms is spelt "teh ghey".....TEH GHEY......TEH GHEY TERRORISTS

git ur facts strate
 
2012-12-05 02:17:03 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Lionel Mandrake: Who's going to bench Roger Ailes?

Gay terrorists.

With rainbow bombs.


That would be fabulous.
 
2012-12-05 03:18:26 PM  

I Said: I don't understand why this is happening. Morris and Rove made insane predictions, yes, but I didn't see anyone on the right contradict their stupidity. Furthermore, Rove and Morris saying things that are wildly untrue isn't ground breaking stuff. Neither is FNC looking like fools when what is said on there is blatantly untrue.


I actually do watch Fox News, I'm the kind of mouth breathing, gun toting, Jesus loving nincompoop the liberals here always like to malign, but even I got tired of this nonsense. Sean Hannity's Baghdad Bob impersonation was amusing at first, but after a couple of weeks of consistent polls in Obama's favor, hearing him ramble about how Romney has momentum, or just blatantly lying about the polls, just made me turn off the TV. I typically saw O'Reilly call these guys out on their nonsense, but Hannity would just egg them on even more.
 
2012-12-05 03:52:15 PM  
Good.
 
2012-12-05 03:59:10 PM  
People don't lie low for penitence; they lie low to cover their asses so they can resume their shiatty activities in the future.
 
2012-12-05 04:00:14 PM  

homelessdude: git ur facts strate


Study it out!
 
2012-12-05 04:00:33 PM  
That sucks for Dick Morris. Guess he couldn't toe the line.
 
2012-12-05 04:03:42 PM  
So that they're free to work on that Petraeus presidential run that Ailes was proposing, right?
 
2012-12-05 04:03:43 PM  
Okay, did I watch a different clip of Carl Rove than everybody else? They keep calling that a meltdown. He _sounded_ reasoned and reasonable. (And the numbers I saw suggested to me that calling Ohio at that point probably _was_ a bit premature.)

Granted, his facts were wrong; granted, he very much wanted his facts to be true. Granted, I'd truly enjoy kicking Turdblossom in the nuts repeatedly. But nothing I saw in that clip even slightly resembled anything like a meltdown. The only out-of-line behavior I saw were the awkward snide insults lobbed in by the faux news crew when he dared contradict their interpretation.
 
2012-12-05 04:04:07 PM  
CNN hires new pundits in 3...2...1
 
2012-12-05 04:04:27 PM  

homelessdude: I Said: don't understand why this is happening. Morris and Rove made insane predictions, yes, but I didn't see anyone on the right contradict their stupidity. Furthermore, Rove and Morris saying things that are wildly untrue isn't ground breaking stuff. Neither is FNC looking like fools when what is said on there is blatantly untrue.

It has been said a million times over, but the that is life in the conservative bubble. I deal with many of these people and it is astonishing the degree of denial they employ in their lives. For many years, I really did not believe it was possible to look an absolute truth in the face in completely see another lie, but these past few years have shattered that idea for me. 

I don't even bother arguing most of the time anymore with these types. I could show them a black piece of paper, tell them it was black, have them hold it, stare at it, hold it and feel it. Finally I would ask them to tear up the black paper. These bubble types would reply, "what black paper? this sheet is white". It is real life brain washing (to varying degrees of course). 

For those parts of life that don't fall into the political spectrum, these same people are more or less sane and reasonable. Get into anything government related and all bets are off. It is physically the same person, but the mindset is from another planet.


I went to a gun show last week for the first time. I was amazed and disheartened by the mass of derp being spewed, even in dark blue Western Washington.
 
2012-12-05 04:04:48 PM  
Rove is out because he made Fox News look like fools to even their most avid cool aid drinkers, mostly because reality popped their bubble. Ailes is out because he was in charge of the GOP's propaganda division and they blame him for the loss.
 
2012-12-05 04:05:17 PM  
Who cares? They will just be replaced by equally sleezey talking heads. When the supreme court makes it illegal to report false information in the news, than it will matter. They are just going to continue to use editorials disguised as news to scare and incite people.
 
2012-12-05 04:05:41 PM  

Citrate1007: Rove is out because he made Fox News look like fools to even their most avid cool aid drinkers, mostly because reality popped their bubble. Ailes is out because he was in charge of the GOP's propaganda division and they blame him for the loss.


/meant to have that as strikeout in Boobies
 
2012-12-05 04:06:02 PM  
And only a month after the elections, too. This new GOP is really quick on its feet...
 
2012-12-05 04:06:08 PM  
They finally figured one what phonies they are.
 
2012-12-05 04:07:00 PM  

ordinarysteve: They will just be replaced by equally sleezey talking heads


cloudtransit.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-05 04:07:01 PM  
And so it begins.

Ailes must have saw their numbers drop.

Anyone have confirmation of this handy? I saw it after election night that MSNBC had more viewers than FoxNews, but can't find it again.
 
2012-12-05 04:07:18 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: I went to a gun show last week


Dude! Gun shows are like Derp Pride Parades.
 
2012-12-05 04:07:23 PM  

BalugaJoe: They finally figured one what phonies they are.


phone call from the koche brothers complaining about them?
lawl
 
2012-12-05 04:07:37 PM  
Wow, if Fox is going to start caring about accuracy, the Tea Party is dead.
 
2012-12-05 04:08:07 PM  

SlothB77: Good.


The powers-that-be on Fark should follow Ailes lesson and limit how often you get to post.
 
2012-12-05 04:08:43 PM  

whistleridge:
I think Rove's chances of being 1/10 as prominent next election cycle are about on par with Bobby Valentine's being courted by a team with title hopes at any time in the next 4 years.


It depends on whether they return to the "ignorance is strength" policies they took during the 2012 elections. In that case, the most self-aggrandizing voices will be held above the others (as usual) and praised - so Rove could easily reclaim his throne.

Or they might be slightly less insane.
 
2012-12-05 04:15:41 PM  
Potential replacement?

www.rawstory.com
 
2012-12-05 04:17:09 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: No, they're reducing their time, not cutting them. Probably because, you know, election season is farking OVER, and that's what they were there for in the first place.


Yep. There's not point to keeping election analysts on the full time payroll when there is no election to analyze.

Besides, Fox News isn't mad at those guys, because they were telling the audience exactly what they wanted to hear, just like every other Fox News talking head.
 
2012-12-05 04:17:40 PM  
Two images:

www.weakthought.org
"Is that just math you do as a republican to make yourself feel better?"

and

www.turningleft.net
 
2012-12-05 04:20:03 PM  

stoli n coke: Benevolent Misanthrope: No, they're reducing their time, not cutting them. Probably because, you know, election season is farking OVER, and that's what they were there for in the first place.

Yep. There's not point to keeping election analysts on the full time payroll when there is no election to analyze.

Besides, Fox News isn't mad at those guys, because they were telling the audience exactly what they wanted to hear, just like every other Fox News talking head.


They're not just cutting their time. This is from one of the cross-links in the linked article:

"Ailes's deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders mandating that producers must get permission before booking Rove or Morris."

This is a new and very different approach for FOX.
 
2012-12-05 04:20:23 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Potential replacement?

[www.rawstory.com image 615x345]


He is quite ham-like.
 
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