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Report: Karl Rove, Dick Morris pushed to sidelines at Fox News

Fox News confirms a New York magazine report that special permission is now needed to book the wildly wrong pundits


David Daley
December 5, 2012 5:01AM (UTC)

Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine reports this evening that Karl Rove and Dick Morris sightings are about to become scarce on Fox News.

Fox News sources told Sherman that Rove and Morris -- who, respectively, questioned on air whether Ohio would go for President Obama even after the network's decision desk called the race for the president, and predicted a Romney landslide -- are heading to the sidelines, on orders from Roger Ailes.

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Writes Sherman:

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

In confirming the new rules to New York, a Fox News spokesperson said "the election's over."


David Daley

David Daley, a former editor of Salon, is the author of the national bestseller "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count" and the forthcoming “Unrigged: How Americans Fought Back, Slayed the Gerrymander and Reinvented Democracy.” He is a senior fellow at FairVote.

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