There are two things that the writers of The Simpsons really love: A good chalkboard gag and making fun of Fox News. During last night’s episode, Bart started the show with a political jab at Karl Rove.
Bart writes on the chalkboard: “I will not concede the election till Karl Rove gives me permission.”
Rove, who was a major money donor for Mitt Romney, refused to believe the election results for hours after the election was called. On election night, Fox News’ Decision Desk was one of the first to announce that President Obama won the election. Rove, however, disputed the decision, saying that there was still hope for Romney.
After the race was called, Rove said:
“I don’t know what the outcome is going to be. We have to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 votes separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote we still have to count. Even if they had made the decision among select precincts I would be extremely cautious about intruding in this process.”
Now, it’s The Simpsons turn to take a poke at Rove.
This, of course, is not the first time that The Simpsons has made fun of its network. During its 25th anniversary show, The Simpsons thanked everyone at Fox (except Fox News) for sticking with them for 25 years.
The show has also given Fox News a few new slogans over the years. “Not Racist, But #1 With Racists” and “Unsuitable For Viewers Under 75″ are just two of the fake Fox News slogans to appear on The Simpsons.