It was never ‘exclusively’ Rove, although he’s pretty symbolic of why I gave up on the channel. It was right after the 2010 mid-terms, and FoxNews really changed course, veering leftward... they suddenly turned cool on the Tea Party topics, dropped the border/illegals issue, ditched Beck, less coverage of ideological dust-ups out in mid-America and endlessly more of beltway shenanigans and the political horseraces. It’s like FoxNews suddenly became more like what MSNBC is to Dems, in the way it transformed into a blatant propaganda arm of the D.C. GOP-Establishment. It wasn’t really quite like that before. I went from the point of switching channels whenever I saw Rove pop up, to just not even turning the channel on to begin with.
I’ll still occasionally catch the network from time to time, especially if I see a guest on I like, such as Sarah, Allen West, Malkin, Bila, DeMint or such. But gosh, I used to have the channel on all the time, like it was a default position for my tv-set. Now? Maybe a half-hour per week!
I first got severely turned off by Foxx - which I used to have on, at least in the background pretty much all evening - by the way they treated Newt in the primary season. But it wasn’t just Rove, though he was catainly one prime culprit. I was ESPECIALLY disgusted by Brit Hume, whom I had previously admired and respected.
I simply couldn’t figure out what Hume was so openly, blatantly dismissive and hostile to Newt. Then I did some research and learned that he bizarrely and mistakenly blamed Newt for the suicide of his faggot son. That the network has never to this day disclosed this blatant conflict of interest is corruption of the highest form.