Gabriel Sherman reports in New York Magazine tonight that Fox News has sidelined Karl Rove and Dick Morris in the wake of their faulty strategy and predictions (respectively) in the 2012 presidential election.
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.
Sherman also reports that multiple sources have told him "Ailes was angry at Rove’s election-night tantrum when he disputed the network’s call for Obama." A spokesman for Ailes denied it but given how Rove suddenly backed down from his contention, I find it quite believable.