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Karl Rove Isn't Sure Sarah Palin Has Thick Enough Skin To Run For President (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 19th 2010 5:40PM
A few weeks ago Karl Rove questioned whether Sarah Palin had the requisite gravitas to be president, in light of the fact she was doing a reality TV show. Palin very strongly and publicly disagreed with Rove's analysis. On 'Hannity' (weekdays 9 PM ET on Fox News), Rove addressed the dispute.

"Guess what? I'm a commentator, and I'm sorry that she took offense at it," Rove said. "I've said nice things about her and I've raised a question. But a confident candidate doesn't get thrown off by that."

Rove then went on to add that he hopes Palin has a "thicker skin" than she displayed in responding to him if she plans on running for president.

The fact that they are both Fox News employees probably prevents Rove from spelling out exactly what he feels about Palin, but it's still pretty clear that the man who helped successfully sell George W. Bush to the nation doesn't think Palin would make a credible GOP nominee for president.

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Sarah Palin Defends Her Reality Show: 'Wasn't Ronald Reagan an Actor?' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 1st 2010 5:37PM
On 'Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace' (Sunday, 9 AM ET on Fox) Sarah Palin fought back against criticism from Karl Rove that she might lack the "gravitas" to be president because she will be starring in a reality TV show called 'Sarah Palin's Alaska.'

This was Rove's full quote, which Chris Wallace read to Palin:

"With all due candor, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American Calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office' . . . There are high standards that the American people have for (the presidency), and they require a certain level of gravitas."

"I agree with that, that the standards should be high for anyone who would ever want to run for president," Palin shot back. "Like, um, wasn't Ronald Reagan an actor, wasn't he in Bedtime for Bonzo -- bozo, something. . . "

The name of the film Palin was reaching for was 'Bedtime for Bonzo,' in which Reagan played a Professor trying to teach chimpanzees human emotions. The former Governor may have a point: compared to such a timeless classic like 'Bonzo,' 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' may end up looking downright Reaganesque by comparison.

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Sarah Palin Tells Karl Rove to 'Buck Up' and Back Christine O'Donnell (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 15th 2010 4:33PM
Republican statergist Karl Rove has been very critical of tea-party conservatives, like Sarah Palin, who supported Christine O'Donnell in the GOP primary for Delaware senate. Rove believes O'Donnell is unelectable in the general election and that her victory Tuesday will end up costing the Republicans a chance to pick up Joe Biden's old Senate seat.

Palin responded to this criticism on 'Happening Now' (weekdays, 11 AM ET on Fox News).

"My message to those who say that the GOP nominee is not electable and that they're not even going to try, well I say buck up. buck up," Palin said.

"I have absolutely nothing against Karl Rove or any of the guys who have much fatter political resumes than I will ever have, but ... they need to realize that the time for primary debate now is obviously over and it's time for unity ... we need to go forth and conquer for the American people."

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Bill O'Reilly Pays His Guest Hosts Nothing and They Like It (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 10th 2010 12:30PM
It is usually considered gauche to casually ask another person what their salary is. Bill O'Reilly, king of the cable news ratings game, does not abide by such conventions.

On Monday, he had Karl Rove on The O'Reilly Factor (Weeknights, 8 PM on Fox News). The political strategist had just finished up guest hosting Rush Limbaugh's radio program, and O'Reilly wasted little time in asking Rove how much he was paid for doing so.

"I understand I'm being paid the princely sum of 1,650 dollars," Rove replied. Then the two rich men snickered about receiving such a pittance for a half day's work.

Next, O'Reilly revealed that he pays his guest hosts nothing. "They don't get paid," he explained. "(It's) one of those things when they want to do it so much."

O'Reilly can be a bit of jokester, so he may have been pulling our leg. However, we rather like thinking of the guest host chair at The Factor as a sort of indentured servitude program for up-and-coming, right-leaning bloviators.

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'The Jay Leno Show' Books Jerry Seinfeld & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 17th 2009 1:00PM
Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld will be the first guest on 'The Jay Leno Show,' premiering Sept. 14 on NBC.

Also in the news today: 'Dancing With the Stars' announces its next cast, while 'Good Morning America' books a popular comedian.

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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Election Night: Fox News (Part 2)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2008 11:21PM

Everyone's getting bored now. Megyn is running around talking to people all over the set and trying to make love to her "launchpad," while others are handing out cookies and snacks. When the election is turning into a landslide (which is how Fox News would have us think), I guess they're at a loss as to how to fill the time. "We booked the whole night for this coverage. Vamp! Vamp!" For more on why I love Fox News Election coverage, flip to the other side.

I think it's time to shake things up. Go crazy and call the whole election for McCain. Or even Nader. People will look back on it fondly and you'll be infamous in history. Just picture Brit Morgan's dour skull with the skin melting off looking at the camera with the words "McCain Projected to Win Presidency" below him. Legendary!

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Chris Wallace rips MSNBC... and us - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 16th 2008 12:03AM
Chris WallaceI wasn't going to write an individual post about Monday's Fox News session, but a few things happened near the end of the panel that compelled me to write a bit about it, even if it's more than a day later. The panel, which consisted of Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, former Bush administration guru and current Fox News analyst Karl Rove, Harold Howard Wolfson, a newly-hired Fox News analyst who worked as the communications director on Hillary Clinton's campaign, and Fox News executive vice president John Moody.

I figured that the presence of Karl Rove on the panel would have had the drooling critics in the crowd ready to pounce. But, for the most part, the press conference started very cordially. Things started to get testy near the end though. What is surprising, however, is that the reporters didn't have more problems with Chris Wallace than Rove.

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The Daily Show: August 21, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 21st 2007 11:45PM
Alan WeismanApparently, Michael Vick's dogfighting troubles are still going pretty strong. Somehow, Jon managed to work in a joke about dogs playing poker. Hmm.

"Operation: Fluffy Bunny": Senior Baghdad Correspondent Rob Riggle filed a report that was slightly less pointless than that of last night. He and the crew must be working so hard on these specials. I hope they get something really good soon, so that their efforts will not have been in vain. I mean, the best they've managed to do so far is come up with a list of dildo types. Come on.

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The Daily Show: August 13, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 14th 2007 8:42AM
Kristol"The Departed": I screamed when I heard the news of Karl Rove's departure, and I think a bit of my heart exploded as well. I thought this segment was going to provide Jon with one last chance to roll that horrible clip of MC Rove, rapping with Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie, but they didn't do it! I was a bit relieved and a bit disappointed at the same time. Fun Fact: The name "Turd Blossom" will never stop being funny.

Senior White House Correspondent John Oliver talked about the magical joy that is Mr. Rove. First of all, "doughy pantaloons" sounds like a horrible pastry. Second, a "turd pinata" sounds like a very bad surprise at a kid's birthday party. Third, John Oliver and animated woodland creatures are a great team.

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Family Guy: Meet The Quagmires

by Brett Love, posted May 21st 2007 11:00AM
the quagmires - family guy

(S05E18) And so ends a short, inconsistent, Family Guy season. I don't know if we should chalk it up to Seth MacFarlane being spread too thin with American Dad and The Winner to watch over, or just the show coming up on 100 episodes. Something just wasn't quite right at Family Guy HQ this season though.

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The Daily Show: March 29, 2007 - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 30th 2007 8:38AM
Jon StewartFirst up, coverage of Karl Rove being, um, super-hip at the Radio-Television Correspondents' Dinner. "Let's say Jeffrey Dahmer came to your Bar Mitzvah and turned out to be a great dancer... He's still Jeffrey Dahmer." Oh, Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie... For even participating in this event, you two have disappointed me so. I think everyone should experience the horrid sight of MC Karl Rove bustin' a move, because after seeing it, all the sad things in life don't seem so bad anymore. As service to society, I have included the video in this post after the jump.

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JibJab video mocks TV news personalities, and Britney Spears - VIDEO

by Meredith O'Brien, posted Mar 29th 2007 2:41PM

Katie Couric and Geraldo Rivera on JibJab videoWhat do you get when you combine Rosie O'Donnell, Donald Trump, Bill O'Reilly, Britney Spears, Anderson Cooper, Keith Olbermann, Geraldo Rivera, Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow and a cat? A satirical video lampooning the news judgment shown by many in the TV news industry.

Released last night during the Radio and TV Correspondents Association dinner -- yes the same one where presidential advisor Karl Rove pretended to be a hip-hop master -- the JibJab guys who created the hilarious 2004 campaign videos have now aimed their guns at the elite TV media personalities.

And hilarity ensues.

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The Daily Show: June 13, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 14th 2006 5:51PM
Jon StewartHey, guess what? Karl Rove is not going to be indicted. Jon Stewart's audience doesn't take this very well and starts boo-ing and hissing. Jon finds their reaction pretty amusing and says of his audience, "You may remember them from Salem. 'See if she floats! If she does, she is a witch!'"

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The Daily Show: April 27, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 28th 2006 8:18PM
Jon StewartWhile announcing the night's guest was to be Robin Williams, Jon cracked a Paul Williams joke. He then chuckled at the mild response and called himself the oldest man alive, shouting, "Ancient mariner!" Ah, it would have been funnier/made more sense if he had slung an albatross around his neck.

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The Daily Show: April 24, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 25th 2006 8:46PM
Jon StewartJon Stewart started off with some news from two of the last monarchies in the world: Nepal and England.

"The King and Them": Nepal has created a new daytime curfew to try and push back anti-royal protestors. Some German tourist was being a jerk about it and Jon spent a few minutes making fun of him. Apparently, the tourist had picked up the latest edition of Let's Go: Be A Dick In Nepal.

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