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REPORT: Fox News Is Taking Karl Rove Off The Air (Over election night meltdown)
Business Insider ^ | 12/04/2012 | Grace Wyler

Posted on 12/04/2012 4:57:34 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Karl RoveNew York's Gabriel Sherman reports that Fox News is scaling back airtime for Republican pundit Karl Rove, in what appears to be a reprimand for Rove's meltdown during the network's live election broadcast. 

Sources told Sherman that Fox News chief Roger Ailes has ordered his staff to bench Rove and his fellow GOP pundit Dick Morris, two of the network's most vocal partisan voices whose predictions turned out to be spectacularly wrong. According to Sherman, producers must now get permission before booking Rove or Morris on Fox shows. 

The move comes as Fox takes steps to rehab its image in the wake of Republican defeats this November. Rove, in particular, has been widely mocked by members of both parties, both for his onscreen tantrum and for the abysmal performance of his American Crossroads super PAC. 

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americancrossroads; crony; foxnews; karlrove; rove; superpac
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1 posted on 12/04/2012 4:57:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

At least he didn’t say anti-NRA stuff, right?


2 posted on 12/04/2012 4:59:07 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

It won’t be long and they will be like the rest of them.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 5:00:19 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: SeekAndFind

How was Rove supposed to know that the commie ‘RATS would take their voter fraud to such a massive level? It’s not Rove’s fault.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 5:00:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: gaijin

I still won’t watch FOX.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 5:00:41 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind

but they keep Sally Khon or Kohn on, a homosexual activist, a media matters ex worker, a soros plant and a big anti war, women who pretends to be a guy.

How about FOX doing investigative work into the msasive voter fraud, no poll or anyone could have called this election after how this election was rigged.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 5:01:55 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the studio set gained 1500 feet in altitude after the weight was released.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 5:02:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SeekAndFind

Karl who?


8 posted on 12/04/2012 5:03:21 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: SeekAndFind

In Texas don’t they call a guy like that a piss ant?


9 posted on 12/04/2012 5:04:24 PM PST by DManA
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To: gaijin

I’m no Rove fan, but he was correct if discussing a non fraudlent election. And of course, Fox or any other outlet will not openly discuss the rampant fraud.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 5:04:55 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They didn’t.

Sure there was -some- fraud, but not massive fraud as you suggest.

The stupid party just got its ass aboslutely kicked.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 5:06:04 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

you beat me to it.

The amount of fraud in this election was hardly reported, FOX shilled for Romney to take Newt out and no one coudl have called this election after how this election was rigged.

Still I suppose we all ignore how big their fraud was, how Mia iove, Col West was robbed amongst others.

I;m no fan of Rove but for crying out loud how about FOX reporting on some facts and doing investigative work for a change or are we supposed to watch a bunch of blond air heads like Megyn Kelly who brings her pal the homo activist, media matters on named Sally Khon and then ole PC Gretchen Carlson who can;t say anything without mentioing how women are better than men and how PC she is but then complains how America is to PC


12 posted on 12/04/2012 5:06:10 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

he can go into hiding with Mittens

and please take W with you


13 posted on 12/04/2012 5:06:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just watched that video what am I missing? All he said was, ‘lets not rush to judgment here.’


14 posted on 12/04/2012 5:07:53 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: chris37

there was a load of fraud and anyone saying that in the swong states that fraud didn’t matter has their head up their ass.

Patriot08 has many links to this fraud after her hard work it.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 5:07:57 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t stand Rove but I didn’t see a meltdown


16 posted on 12/04/2012 5:08:30 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. And, I cannot listen to Sean anymore: his calling Rove “the Architect” makes me sick.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 5:08:48 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: manc

The only fault I can find with Rove on this is he didn’t understand that 2012 was going to be a Chicago-style “election”. More dead people than all three seasons of “The Walking Dead”. Saddam Hussein would have been embarrassed by this much fraud.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 5:11:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have reasons I don’t like Rove, so I won’t miss him. Actually, I hardly watch Fox anymore so I wouldn’t miss him anyway.

I will be sure and tune in, though, when Fox does its expose’ report on all those precincts that had 110% turnout at the polls.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 5:11:28 PM PST by marron
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To: SeekAndFind

When these “pundits” predict a huge victory for a candidate, I think it tends to suppress the vote; makes people tend to think it’s in the bag, so why bother to vote. - I suspect that’s why Obama had the waterworks going; because he was likely afraid his network hadn’t done enough to counter the huge number of people who are sick of him. - Now the Republicans in Congress and the same “pundits” have diagnosed their “problem” as being extremist Conservatives - and, once again, they’re wrong.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 5:13:16 PM PST by Twinkie (The WICKED walk on every side when EVIL men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

I agree - Rove did *not* “melt down” as the article suggests in that video. It is a ridiculous claim.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 5:15:16 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'll be more likely to come back to FOX when they get rid of Shep, Beckel, Colmes, Reilly, Geraldo, have I got them all? Until they throw out all this garbage, NO.

Rove and Morris were a bit too much every night, but I can listen to them without getting in a RAGE.

22 posted on 12/04/2012 5:15:58 PM PST by annieokie
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To: SeekAndFind

done and DONE!


23 posted on 12/04/2012 5:17:53 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I watched this live as it went down.. I HATE Megyn Kelly! Oh, where were we.. ANYWAY, Rove was right at the time.. Kelly was getting hot and excited about 0bama winning and seemed to will it to be so. She had her orders from up on high to ramrod 0bama down our throats for another four years. Damn B***CH. BUT, OBAMA’S GREAT FOR FOX’S RATINGS FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, ISN’T IT...


24 posted on 12/04/2012 5:18:06 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: manc

As I said there was -some- fraud, there was not -massive- fraud.

And the -some- fraud that there was will not be addressed or even discussed by the pathetic, piss poor, useless GOP, and the preceeding description is exactly why they got their asses kicked by the worst president in the history of America.

And the same thing is going to happen in 2014 and 2016.


25 posted on 12/04/2012 5:18:30 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

BS!!! Rove did not have a meltdown. I just watched the video on that


26 posted on 12/04/2012 5:19:07 PM PST by dennisw (With age comes wisdom.)
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To: manc

I’ve gotten to the point that I can’t stand Megyn Kelly. She talks so fast I wouldn’t doubt she’s on speed. And on election night she went skipping across the set like a little school girl. That was it for me.

I believe Rove melted down not because he was wrong. But because he was watching his career being destroyed by voter fraud.


27 posted on 12/04/2012 5:21:54 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I wouldn't call what happened a Rove meltdown. I saw that as it happened, and it was a neat thing to watch. It was Rove and the two technical guys who put the numbers together making sure their numbers were right and Rove was mistaken. There was humor as it happened and we got to see the scramble down to where the tech guys were and then the tech guys coming where it was live.

I saw no animosity toward anyone and understand why Rove wanted confirmation - I would have done the same to make sure the reporting was correct about my candidate.

Understand, I think Rove was a severe promoter of Romney and he was determined Romney would get as much money as Rove could get to him, and I could have kicked Rove because he was such a liberal that he wanted liberal Romney. A pox on Rove, but he was making sure the numbers were right.

28 posted on 12/04/2012 5:22:11 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They should have pulled him after what he did to Christine O’Donnell on the night that she won her primary, and how he did everything he could to throw ice water on her momentum during that week.

He really went after the tea party that year and hurt us bad.


29 posted on 12/04/2012 5:25:16 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: SeekAndFind

People associate him with Bush, which is not helping our cause.


30 posted on 12/04/2012 5:26:23 PM PST by 38special (I've been banned from commenting on Bill O'Reilly's Facebook feed...seriously)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bus insider is a left wing owned and operated Dem front group ,

The owner is a huge Obama bot .
I doubt they know a thing but they will cook up a phony story like this one .


31 posted on 12/04/2012 5:26:53 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

‘How was Rove supposed to know that the commie ‘RATS would take their voter fraud to such a massive level?...’

Agree. and, imho, Rove didn’t have meltdown on Election night, he was telling the Fox ‘analysts’ that they may be calling states too early. I thought the same! But, perhaps, I was more cynical than Rove....I knew the libs/Dems would do WHATEVER they had to do in order to claim victory.


32 posted on 12/04/2012 5:27:14 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: dennisw

It’s this left wing rag making up a story .
It’s pure Dem media crap .


33 posted on 12/04/2012 5:28:28 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: SeekAndFind
This action by Fox is not surprising as both Rove and Morris were way off as political prognosticators. Their performance will really hurt their respective businesses.

All major conservative talk show hosts were way off in their predictions as to the winner of the Presidency.

It is wise for we conservatives to take conservative hosts with a little more skepticism.

34 posted on 12/04/2012 5:28:44 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I, too, watched as it happened and was VERY UNHAPPY with Fox. Actually, I called the Station that night and, let’s say, my comments were in CAPS!


35 posted on 12/04/2012 5:31:13 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: SeekAndFind

Rove will not be missed.

Now...if they would just get rid of Alan Colmes, Juan Williams, and Bob Beckel...I would be ecstatic!


36 posted on 12/04/2012 5:31:13 PM PST by miserare
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To: Pharmboy
Sean’s Happy Conservativism (”Be of good cheer”) as the nation is in the process of being destoyed, is sickening.
37 posted on 12/04/2012 5:32:42 PM PST by JonPreston
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To: SeekAndFind

Rove got everything he wanted and lost.

Rove is a LOSER!!!


38 posted on 12/04/2012 5:37:06 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Working is for suckers.)
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To: miserare

RE: Now...if they would just get rid of Alan Colmes, Juan Williams, and Bob Beckel...I would be ecstatic!

What about the MOTTO “Fair” and “Balanced”?


39 posted on 12/04/2012 5:37:06 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

RE: This action by Fox is not surprising as both Rove and Morris were way off as political prognosticators. Their performance will really hurt their respective businesses.

Well, in this case, they should not invite Michael Barone during election season as well. He was WAY OFF too. for that matter, even Scott Rasumussen and the Gallup folks should be personan non grata in the next election season.

So, who to invite? NATE SILVER of the New York Times? He was spot on ( always has been ).


40 posted on 12/04/2012 5:39:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Barbra Streisand!


41 posted on 12/04/2012 5:40:56 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too of the most Partisan and Most Incorrect.


42 posted on 12/04/2012 5:41:36 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great news! Rove is a POS phony. Although he does not piss me off quite as much as John McCain.


43 posted on 12/04/2012 5:41:49 PM PST by TBall
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To: SeekAndFind

Great news! Rove is a POS phony. Although he does not piss me off quite as much as John McCain.


44 posted on 12/04/2012 5:42:12 PM PST by TBall
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To: chris37
Sure there was -some- fraud, but not massive fraud as you suggest.

It didn't have to be massive, really. It had to be targeted to districts where no one would question the fraud, where GOP observers could be removed and no one would stop that, and it had to be in swing states.

What could not be obtained through machine conversions (vote one, get a vote for the other counted--as we are assured not difficult for those who know the electronic machines) could be obtained through the time honored methods of not counting some votes, and stuffing the ballot box with fraudulent votes.

IIRC, the needed number of votes was roughly 100,000 in each of the 4 states which Barry carried. Look at the Fla fraud against Rep. West, and you get the picture of what can be done in a district, more so in a state.

Did the Republican vote not show up, or did the votes just not count? As polarized and charged as the election was, as strong as the distaste for Obama and his policies, and especially on the heels of Benghazi, do you consider it likely that a few million fewer voters went out and voted GOP? Or did their votes just go down the memory hole?

45 posted on 12/04/2012 5:43:49 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, that motto is better than MSNBC’s:

FAIRY and UNBALANCED


46 posted on 12/04/2012 5:44:28 PM PST by miserare
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not ashamed to say I thought Morris would be proven to be the smartest guy on the planet the day after the election. But I did expect he’d be relegated to the doghouse if he was wrong.


47 posted on 12/04/2012 5:45:03 PM PST by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

This ‘Grace Wyler’ must have a radically different definition of “meltdown” than I do. I watched the video and saw no meltdown. You want to see a meltdown? Watch me go off on libertarians some time.


48 posted on 12/04/2012 5:46:04 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: SeekAndFind

Better late than never. Worst things that have happened to republicans, and in many ways to the entire country, are the Bush family and their GOPe makeover. Rove is them. We are here because of them.


49 posted on 12/04/2012 5:47:40 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SeekAndFind

HAHAHA....so long, Gerber Baby!


50 posted on 12/04/2012 5:47:47 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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