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After a Humiliating Election Night, Will Fox News Stop Lying?

Roger Ailes may finally realize that lying is bad for business -- and the GOP.

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There will be no reckoning.  Conor Friedersdorf does his best to shame the conservative media in the Atlantic today but I promise you no one’s getting fired. Dick Morris isn’t going anywhere,  no matter how unsatisfying his fake mea culpa is.

But Roger Ailes will likely subtly retool his channel to be more like it was on election night and less like it was in the years leading up to it. The question is whether the other cretins in charge of the conservative media, from the Internet to talk radio, do the same or continue peddling comforting lies that have apparently lost their efficacy.

 

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene
 
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