A step toward information responsibility.
Less than a month after his strange, dramatic and sort of sad election night meltdown on air, Fox News is distancing itself from Karl Rove. New network rules require producers to get special permission before booking Rove and staunch anti-Obama commentator Dick Morris on their shows. New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman got the scoop on Tuesday evening. "Multiple sources say that Ailes was angry at Rove's election-night tantrum when he disputed the network's call for Obama," Sherman reports. "While the moment made for riveting television -- it was Ailes's decision to have Kelly confront the statisticians on air -- in the end, it provided another data point for Fox's critics."
Then again, …
This will hardly be the end of old Karl, though…. he's not been kicked out of the Fox News family yet. He's just in time out.