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Fox News benches Karl Rove & Dick Morris -- for now... But will Roger Ailes bench himself?

FOX News has sidelined Karl Rove and Dick Morris as regular nighttime contributing analysts -- for now...

But will Fox News czar Roger Ailes bench himself for getting too involved in Presidential politics? Sending an emissary to Afghanistan to cajole General David Petraeus to run for President; suggest that he (Ailes) would leave Fox News to run a Petraeus campaign; and to invite Petraeus to critique Fox News coverage.

Anyway, here's the piece (from NEW YORK magazine) about Karl Rove and Dick Morris going into the broadcast equivalent of purgatory or limbo...



http://www.nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/12/fox-news-puts-karl-rove-on-the-bench.html



From The ATLANTIC, Conor Friedersdorf highlights the hidden points of the Roger Ailes/General Petraeus story...



http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/12/did-roger-ailes-really-think-david-petreaeus-would-hire-him/265908



Hmmm. Given what we know now, David Petraeus would have followed a long line of Presidential hopefuls with a certain "problem": Herman Cain... John Edwards... Gary Hart... and one who DID make it to the Oval Office: William Jefferson Clinton. (In a previous era: JFK, Eisenhower, FDR)




Posted at 8:17am on December 5, 2012 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

kavips
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 8:26am
Yes, that tape was an eye-opener. I was particularly astonished at the ending, where in the post-interview chit-chat, the mention of Ms. Petraeus comes up, and then I cross-referenced the time the recording was done with the calender of the affair....

My heart goes out to Ms. Petraeus and her family.

teatime
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 8:43am
Goodbye Karl Rove, Dick Morris--don't let the door hit your butt on the way out. Good riddance.

By the way, did you know that Karl Rove was the subject of a book called "Bush's Brain," one of the shortest books ever written!

mrpizza
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 8:04pm
Who cares? Roger Ailes has the right to do as he pleases as a free (for now) American citizen. The left does this stuff all the time and it barely gets noticed. Now that a Republican is doing the same thing, are we going to suddenly cry foul?

EarlGrey
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 9:32pm
BigBrother

Which side is "too involved" in politics? Even PRAVDA has mocked our "journalists" for being propagandists for Obama.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbc-hosts-spotted-visiting-obama-white-house/
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/12/04/Obama-WashPost-HuffPost-Daily-Kos-MSNBC

EarlGrey
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 9:34pm
"Our new, happy life...Our new, happy life"


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