Roger Ailes, the boss at Fox News, is benching Karl Rove and Dick Morris.
According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now. For Karl Rove and Dick Morris — a pair of pundits perhaps most closely aligned with Fox’s anti-Obama campaign — Ailes’s orders mean new rules. Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders mandating that producers must get permission before booking Rove or Morris.
C’mon, Roger; those guys are the reason a lot of people watch Fox News, the same way people loved Good Times so they could watch Jimmie Walker say “Dy-no-mite!” They’re the comic relief, the caricature of the Beltway punditocracy. Without them, Fox might as well be CNN with ratings.