Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Spinmeisters Unite: Karl Rove Joins FOX News

Reuters: Ex-Bush aide Rove to join Fox News Channel
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Karl Rove, the strategist behind President George W. Bush's ascendancy to the White House, will join Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel as a contributor starting with Super Tuesday, the network said.

Rove was chief strategist for Bush's 2000 presidential campaign and joined him in the White House in several capacities, including deputy chief of staff. He left the White House in August.

Rove has been contributing opinion pieces to The Wall Street Journal, which also belongs to Murdoch's NewsCorp, and will debut on the television network with live coverage on Tuesday of the biggest day of the presidential primary election season, Fox said on Monday.

Fox News Channel was the top-rated U.S. cable news network in 2007 in terms of viewership, ahead of rival CNN, according to Broadcasting & Cable magazine.
And that's it! No hint that FOX is the most spinningest "news" organization in the rotten history of mass-murderous propaganda. No discussion about any of the "several capacities" in which Karl Rove "joined" the White House.

No talk about how many of Karl Rove's supposedly archived emails are missing; no talk of how many Rovian fingerprints there are on how many different national scandals; no hint of Rove's history of rigging elections; no hint of the simultaneously breaking accusations that Rove helped Philip Zelikow coordinate the 9/11 coverup, not a whisper of Karl Rove's seemingly infinite capacity for nastiness.

Just a nice quiet announcement. Karl Rove got a new job. Ho hum.

Many thanks to Reuters for their excellent reporting!!

... and an upside-down tip of the frozen cap to my Australian friend, Gandhi.