Reported yesterday by New York Magazine, it sounds like Roger Ailes has decided that Fox News should lick its wounds from Election 2012 just a little longer. Not because of partisan politics or earlier mandates, but mainly as an after-effect of the now-infamous meltdown Rove had on air about Ohio’s electoral voting system and Morris’ own haphazard readings. As it stands, according to NY Mag’s Gabriel Sherman, if producers want to use either talking head must be pre-approved from higher up in the Fox food chain.
In a recent interview, Fox News President Roger Ailes seemed to shift from his traditionally conservative stance and may have developed a bit of a soft spot for some top Democrats. In an interview with Howard Kurtz, Ailes – the man who put Sarah Palin back on television – even said he’d hire Hillary Clinton: “She looks unhappy at the State Department. She’d get ratings.” See the full story on The Daily Beast here.