Karl does his imitation of a rooster of a birth defect
In the new Republican Age of Outrage, it is sometimes difficult for media personalities to keep track of the latest event and its resulting outrage. Interns at Fox News say they have whiteboards full of constantly changing talking points, which change on a day-by-day basis, sometimes even more frequently. Starting this Monday, Karl Rove will take over as the “Outrage Czar”, a newly created position within Murdoch’s companies, which include Fox News, The Weekly Standard, and The Wall Street Journal.
Rove will be responsible for coordinating the opposition to the Obama White House, a challenging task. However, Murdoch thinks that Rove is up to the challenge. “For a little while, we were trying to keep track of all these different stories and how they interconnected,” Murdoch says. “We had groups of interns working around the clock on our ‘consistency squad.’ Then, Karl called me with a brilliant idea. Forget it! We only have to be consistent about one thing: blaming Obama. We fired the ‘consistency squad’ then ran a story about how Obama was causing job cuts.”