Skip to comments.Why Dick Morris is out at Fox, but Karl Rove survives
Posted on 02/06/2013 4:54:01 PM PST by Mozilla
Dick Morris is out at Fox News, but Karl Rove is in.
The future of the republic does not hinge on this development, but the divergence in the conservative commentators fates is nevertheless telling. Both, after all, had issued spectacularly wrong predictions on who would win last Novembers presidential race. (Mitt Romney in a landslide!) Both were adamant, night after night, that their data were rock solid.
On election night, Mr. Rove went so far as to challenge Fox News decision to call Ohio for President Obama, which effectively called the election. In the most entertaining bit of TV all night, Foxs cameras followed while anchor Megyn Kelly led Rove back into the bowels of the networks political operations to talk to the number-crunchers about their decision.
But while being entertaining (and therefore profitable) certainly matters at Fox as with all the cable news channels it doesnt explain why Fox gave Rove a new, multiyear contract and dropped Mr. Morris, as reported Tuesday night by Politico. The reason is more about relevance and how the network is positioning itself, say analysts of political media.
Karl Rove is still a major player in Republican Party politics, says Jeffrey Jones...
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Morris was just stupid. Rove is dangerous to Conservatism.
Look who else will be at the Fox News Christmas Party!!
See, I told ya, boy’s got sumpin that none of us got!
Can we have this pic with the midget photoshopped out?
He seems to have come to the center a little bit. Still wacked but less then before.
he actually came out against Obama’s DOJ drone get out of jail card.
Rupert Murdoch and Robert Ailes want some of that Soros funding Karl Rove has access to
Rove will cost more for Fox in ratings than Morris will. Real conservatives despise Rove and know he is a DNC front. Morris was just a toejam goober
Simple enough - When Rove’s fat face appears on my television I simply change the channel. If Fox News wants fewer viewers this may be a brilliant tactic on their part.
Ailes is proudly running fox into the dirt.
Absolutely he is, but at least he has a few years before he realizes his mistake. Of course, it will be much too late then. FOX has become the slightly right channel to the liberal left...not so much that you would recognize it though.