Fox Sidelines Karl Rove, Dick Morris
Post-election, Ailes wants fresh faces
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2012 11:57 PM CST
Updated Dec 5, 2012 12:41 AM CST
Political commentator Dick Morris speaks to the crowd during the "Gateway to November" Tea Party rally in St. Louis.    (AP Photo/Whitney Curtis, file)

(Newser) – The post-election shake-up at Fox News includes benching two of the pundits who called it wrong the most persistently, New York reports. Under orders from Roger Ailes, producers must get permission before booking Karl Rove or Dick Morris. "The election’s over," says a Fox spokesperson confirming the new rules. Sources say Ailes wasn't happy about Rove's on-air refusal to accept the network calling Ohio for Obama, or about the way Morris' reality-defying predictions became a punch line even inside Fox.

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Dec 5, 2012 9:00 PM CST
And just when I thought Karl Rove's meltdown on election night couldn't get any better.
Dec 5, 2012 5:47 PM CST
Reminding its viewers (by keeping Rove / Morris on the air) that they screwed up is: a) too painful. b) doesn't sell ads. Time to gin up some new conspiracy theory to foist on the viewer to get them either fearful or riled up. Now that sells ads.
Dec 5, 2012 4:38 PM CST
I won't be happy until they bench the entire Fox BS spewing staff.