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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 04:21:01 PM  

vernonFL: This just means there will be more Malikin,


malikin appearing on hannity is impossible to watch.
 
2012-12-05 04:24:11 PM  
Hard to be surprised. Dick Morris really stuck his foot in his mouth.

And a hooker's.
 
2012-12-05 04:24:32 PM  
Meh...they'll be back in 2016....in time for some more wildly inaccurate predictions...then fired only to be brought back in 2020..
 
2012-12-05 04:24:42 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.


Yup. In a few years Rove and Morris will be back on Fox rooting for the home team blowing smoke up their asses and all the trolls I have favorited in Red will be back with familiar taunts of "You Nate Silver worshipping libs are in for a real surprise when the unskewed polls prove correct and President Santorum wins in a landslide!"
 
2012-12-05 04:28:29 PM  

CorporatePerson: 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.

Yup. In a few years Rove and Morris will be back on Fox rooting for the home team blowing smoke up their asses and all the trolls I have favorited in Red will be back with familiar taunts of "You Nate Silver worshipping libs are in for a real surprise when the unskewed polls prove correct and President Santorum wins in a FROTHY landslide!"



FTFY
 
2012-12-05 04:29:35 PM  

TalenLee: homelessdude: git ur facts strate

Study it out!


HA! That has been my favorite meme of the past month. When that video appeared right at the end of the campaign, it was like icing on the cake. Even sweeter after the results came in.

i.qkme.me
 
2012-12-05 04:30:13 PM  
Fox "News" benching someone for being inaccurate? Why start now?
 
2012-12-05 04:30:34 PM  
Keep that chin up, Karl. No matter how powerless you may feel right now, just take solace in that you still have the power to completely shut down a water park for the day, with just one of your turds.
 
2012-12-05 04:32:12 PM  
Was there any force choke larity when he got the news?
 
2012-12-05 04:33:23 PM  

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


Coulter and Krauthammer maybe, but Malkin's been banished to the intellectual wasteland known as Fox & Friends; the primetime shows won't have anything to do with her. And anyone from Breitbart has been persona non grata at Fox News for some time now.
 
2012-12-05 04:34:50 PM  

Mixolydian Master: Keep that chin up, Karl.


hey, that's mean, it's glandular.
 
2012-12-05 04:36:02 PM  

Mixolydian Master: Keep that chin up, Karl.


Which one?
 
2012-12-05 04:43:19 PM  
Are they finally going to go with Tebow? It's about time.
 
2012-12-05 04:44:40 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Fox "News" benching someone for being inaccurate? Why start now?


Exactly. Because conservatives live in their own reality, anyone who tows the party line is instantly more credible than anyone who claims to be some sort of "expert." If the news team at Fox all just got together at the end of election night and issued a stern lecture to their viewers saying "You didn't believe hard enough or Romney would've done it" they wouldn't be having these problems right now.

Hell, maybe they should've just declared Romney the winner and stuck with that for the next four years. It's a big task but it's easier than self reflection.
 
2012-12-05 04:45:58 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Fox "News" benching someone for being inaccurate? Why start now?


He's benching them for making FNC and the GOP look bad, which he has quite a history of doing.
 
2012-12-05 04:48:08 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: Thank gawd I don't have to listen to Dick Morris' old Jewish woman voice anymore.


Why did you "have to" before? Not tryin' to be a dick, srsly askin'.
 
2012-12-05 04:49:13 PM  

ObamaTheOmnipotent: Meh...they'll be back in 2016....in time for some more wildly inaccurate predictions...then fired only to be brought back in 2020..


Yup, don't forget that FOX viewers are by nature gullible and uninformed. Rove and Morris will be trotted out again, having learned their lesson, and THIS TIME they will be right.
 
2012-12-05 04:51:01 PM  
For those who missed Jon Stewart's classic segment on Karl Rove's meltdown.
 
2012-12-05 04:51:09 PM  

impaler: If "wildly inaccurate" gets one banned from Fox News, how is Fox News not dead air?


What it means is, because they didn't actually get Romney elected, they were wrong in the sense that they didn't produce Ailes' desired outcome. Kind of like the way Stalin used to execute people when they implemented his policies and they didn't work.
 
2012-12-05 04:51:46 PM  

spman: 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.


If you recognize that FOX was plainly and confidently lying about the election doesn't that make you wonder about what else they may be lying about?
 
2012-12-05 04:52:18 PM  

MooseUpNorth: 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.


At the time they still hadn't counted the bluest, blue county in Ohio... that has been blue since forever.... that Obama won with 73odd% of the vote last time.... that Romney needed to carry by 80+% to win

And this was all known by everyone when Rove was pulling his shtick.
 
2012-12-05 04:52:51 PM  
Hopefully Rupert croaks ASAP also
 
2012-12-05 04:54:12 PM  
That's only Fair.

Now, will Fox get rid of two of its liberals to be Balanced?

What?
 
2012-12-05 04:55:25 PM  

Ace Rimmer: And this was all known by everyone when Rove was pulling his shtick.


Fair enough, he was wrong. Still, meltdown? I still don't see it.
 
2012-12-05 04:58:42 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 think the difference is that this time they didn't only say things that were objectively false. This time, they actually said things that were both objectively false and which were known to the majority of viewers to be objectively false.

You can be wrong on Fox News as long as the majority of viewers don't have any idea how wrong you are. Since Fox News viewers are pretty uninformed, that's generally not too hard to trick. Remember, this is a network that imagines a never-ending War on Christmas, and tirelessly spin Sarah Palin's completely nonsensical answer about Paul Revere ringing bells to warn the British that we were armed as a "mostly correct" answer to the gotcha question "What have you seen so far today [in Boston], and what are you going to take away from your visit?"

But it turns out that even most ardent Fox News viewers are still aware of who won the 2012 elections. There's almost no way to spin or obfuscate how blatantly wrong they were about this. They can hem and haw and say that Mitt Romney got more votes among all the people who matter (i.e., white people), but they can't get away from the cold hard reality that a lot of pundits came on Fox news to predict that Obama would lose, and then Obama did not lose.
 
2012-12-05 04:58:52 PM  
Who is maintaining the new and improved Link-ified list of things conspiring against the GOP?
 
2012-12-05 04:59:43 PM  
Ace Rimmer: And this was all known by everyone when Rove was pulling his shtick.

MooseUpNorth: Fair enough, he was wrong. Still, meltdown? I still don't see it.


Watch the Jon Stewart clip I posted earlier in this thread. Karl Rove was wrong. He was lying.
 
2012-12-05 05:00:36 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Potential replacement?


Why would you hire a Blue Atlas Spruce to be on the news?
 
2012-12-05 05:00:52 PM  

ghare: Wow, if Fox is going to start caring about accuracy, the Tea Party is dead.


Fox helped create the Tea Party in hopes of defeating Obama......
 
2012-12-05 05:03:42 PM  
Huh, I guess elections DO have consequences!
 
2012-12-05 05:04:03 PM  

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


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"You're going to need a bigger bench."
 
2012-12-05 05:04:08 PM  
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2012-12-05 05:04:54 PM  
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2012-12-05 05:05:12 PM  

odinsposse: 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.

If you recognize that FOX was plainly and confidently lying about the election doesn't that make you wonder about what else they may be lying about?


Sure Fox blatantly lies, but it drives the libs crazy so he'll keep on watching it. It's what the founders would want.
 
2012-12-05 05:07:13 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: That's like hiring an expert cheese-stealing mouse and then firing the mouse for stealing the cheese...


So much farking THIS!

If Morris and Rove had initially predicted that Romney would get his dick knocked in the dirt on election night, they wouldn't be on Fox News in the first, second and LAST place!
 
2012-12-05 05:09:28 PM  
I always preferred the Jeep Honcho.

www.adclassix.com
 
2012-12-05 05:15:30 PM  

MooseUpNorth: Ace Rimmer: And this was all known by everyone when Rove was pulling his shtick.

Fair enough, he was wrong. Still, meltdown? I still don't see it.


Well what would you call it then? Complete and utter denial? A break with reality? What?

He demanded the on air bimbos check the numbers with the smart people. When they confirmed their numbers he STILL insisted he was right.

It would be like Darrell Waltrip insisting Tony Stewart was going to win a race... even though his car was sitting in the garage wrecked.... and he was 10 laps down with only one lap left in the race.... and demanding they had to call the pit crew to confirm there was no way he was going to win
 
2012-12-05 05:18:32 PM  
Rove is over. You don't piss away millions in donations and still get to keep your job.
 
2012-12-05 05:36:17 PM  

MrEricSir: Rove is over. You don't piss away millions in donations and still get to keep your job.


I dunno. The Pope is still going strong.
 
2012-12-05 05:42:54 PM  

homelessdude: TalenLee: homelessdude: git ur facts strate

Study it out!

HA! That has been my favorite meme of the past month. When that video appeared right at the end of the campaign, it was like icing on the cake. Even sweeter after the results came in.

[i.qkme.me image 200x200]


Bonus, super subtle gay joke.
 
2012-12-05 05:52:00 PM  

MrEricSir: Rove is over. You don't piss away millions in donations and still get to keep your job.


Pretty much this. Rove was hanging on by a string when Dubya got 'forgotten' and he was only really good for delivering on what he promised, more or less. After his temper tantrum (and fleecing of various GOP funders), he's lucky he's only losing his job. And this is what it is, pretty much. Permission isn't going to be given for anything important unless something changed.
 
2012-12-05 05:54:17 PM  

Rapmaster2000: MrEricSir: Rove is over. You don't piss away millions in donations and still get to keep your job.

I dunno. The Pope is still going strong.


The Pope hasn't really pissed away, anything. We might not agree with what he did with the money, but it was put towards some sort of use.

Karl Rove, on the other hand, is the the Jason Bay of politics; a million-dollar player who turns out to be completely awful.
 
2012-12-05 06:01:23 PM  
If Rove had had a meltdown, the entire studio would have gone sliding into the ocean on a wave of grease.
 
2012-12-05 06:01:32 PM  

odinsposse: spman: 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.

If you recognize that FOX was plainly and confidently lying about the election doesn't that make you wonder about what else they may be lying about?


I still like some of the content on the network, I can respect Brit Hume, Shepard Smith, Neil Cavuto, even Bill, but after Bill gets off the TV each night is when the Derp starts.
 
2012-12-05 06:02:50 PM  
I have to preface this by saying I have never visited a prostitute and undoubtedly never will. But I can imagine someone paying a hooker to suck his toes. I simply cannot imagine someone paying a hooker for the privilege of sucking her toes. I just can't.
 
2012-12-05 06:04:18 PM  

MrEricSir: Rove is over. You don't piss away hundreds of millions in donations and still get to keep your job.


FTFY
 
2012-12-05 06:11:42 PM  

MrEricSir: Rove is over. You don't piss away millions in donations and still get to keep your job.


Yeah, the meltdown I was seeing wasn't Rove upset about how wrong he was. It was a man who saw everything he had ever built for himself going down in flames, with the realization that it was over. He went from being the Bodhistva of the Bush Victory to a joke in one moment.

To be clear, Rove will never really go away. He will continue to do speeches on the derp circuit, write columns for the derp publications, and be constantly quoted by the derp brigade. But his time as an influencer and a major force in the party is gone like a fart in a fan factory.
 
2012-12-05 06:20:35 PM  

Ace Rimmer: Well what would you call it then? Complete and utter denial? A break with reality? What?


His modus operendi. What he's always been paid to do. Lie through his teeth. Sort of like Baghdad Bob did. Still not a meltdown. It just means that he stays bought.

/ (Although if Anonymous was at all truthful about bringing down his tracking servers, his primary sources of info/analysis was in utter disarray. There's some small doubt he may have been operating on stale/confused data.)
 
2012-12-05 06:30:41 PM  
So Ailes benched Turdblossom because of inaccuracy and NOT BECAUSE ROVE TRIED TO STEAL OHIO THROUGH ELECTRONIC VOTER FRAUD?
 
2012-12-05 06:33:28 PM  

spman: odinsposse: spman: 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.

If you recognize that FOX was plainly and confidently lying about the election doesn't that make you wonder about what else they may be lying about?


I still like some of the content on the network, I can respect Brit Hume, Shepard Smith, Neil Cavuto, even Bill, but after Bill gets off the TV each night is when the Derp starts.


*cat rub*

You're all right. :)

We NEED a loyal opposition who can disagree and point things out, and then go beering with at dinnertime.
 
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