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Karl Rove, Dick Morris to disappear from Fox. For a while. (VIDEO)

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You won’t be seeing any more Karl Rove meltdowns or Dick Morris flat-out-wrong predictions on Fox News. For a while.

Sez New York Magazine:Fox News chief Roger “Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders mandating that producers must get permission before booking Rove or Morris.” Seems that, as a Fox spokesperson told NYM, that Shine’s message was “the election’s over.”

Apparently, their visual musk is such a powerful reminder of their Election Night failures that their airtime must be limited, or else it could induce nausea among viewers. Apparently.

Or maybe it is because it is a proven fact what a terrible return-on-investment it was to give money to Rove-controlled political operations in 2012.

More from NYM: “Inside Fox News, Morris’s Romney boosterism and reality-denying predictions became a punch line. At a rehearsal on the Saturday before the election, according to a source, anchor Megyn Kelly chuckled when she relayed to colleagues what someone had told her: ‘I really like Dick Morris. He’s always wrong but he makes me feel good.’”

Morris — who predicted a Romney “landslide”— was SO wrong that even Fox’s own Bill O’Reilly ripped him.

“The problem was,” O’Reilly said, ripping Morris on the day after the numbers were in, “he was analyzing Uruguay.” BillOooooooooooooooooo!

Choosing the most flat-out-wrong Dick Morris prediction is like choosing your favorite child. But our favorite remains the TITLE of his 2005 book predicting the 2008 prez matchup: “Condi versus Hillary. The Next Great Presidential Race.”

Or, as Jon Stewart calls Morris, “The King of Wrong Mountain:”

And once more just because it was such compelling live television, Rove’s election night meltdown:

Joe Garofoli

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