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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:39 AM

MEGA-OUCH: Fox News Chief On Karl Rove’s Election-Night Meltdown: HE Was Wrong, WE Were Right

Fox News Chief On Karl Rove’s Election-Night Meltdown: He Was Wrong, We Were Right

Fox News chief Roger Ailes on Thursday explained what happened behind the scenes during the network's election-night snafu with Karl Rove, who criticized Fox for allegedly calling Ohio prematurely for President Obama. After Ailes saw the scene, he called executive vice president of news Michael Clemente and instructed him to have anchor Megyn Kelly confront the network's decision desk. Ailes urged Clemente to stay on the story and not break for commercial.

“As it turned out Rove was wrong. He backed down. Our guys were right. We stayed with it. Megyn did her famous walk down the hall. And it all worked out,” Ailes told TVNewser.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/fox-news-chief-on-karl-roves-election-night?ref=fpb

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Reply MEGA-OUCH: Fox News Chief On Karl Rove’s Election-Night Meltdown: HE Was Wrong, WE Were Right (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
LiberalLoner Nov 2012 #1
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #3
mercuryblues Nov 2012 #2
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #4
mercuryblues Nov 2012 #5
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #6
pansypoo53219 Nov 2012 #7
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #8
Bake Nov 2012 #9
Texas-Limerick Nov 2012 #10

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:50 AM

1. Throwing Rove under the bus I think....

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:59 AM

3. Maybe Rove's vote-jiggering in OH really as sabotaged.

And Rove is being thrown under the bus for blowing the election more than just for being wrong.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:59 AM

2. that almost sounds

believable. Almost

After Ailes saw the scene, he called executive vice president of news Michael Clemente and instructed him to have anchor Megyn Kelly confront the network's decision desk.

Megyn Kelly on her way to that spontaneous confrontation....."This is what happened when we rehearsed this."

That walk was rehearsed.



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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:02 AM

4. Right. She talked quite a bit about the rehearsal,

but what was being rehearsed and why?

They couldn't have known at rehearsal time that they would be losing OH, could they? Like, maybe they improvised after having planned some sort of victory walk to the decision desk.

That's the best construction I can put on it.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:32 AM

5. it could have been

planned for either outcome. MK takes a walk down the hall to confirm an Obama win or loss. Either way her walk down the hall was planned. Rove's meltdown was most likely not planned, just icing on the cake. I would love to see footage of Rove walking off the set when he realized Obama really won. I'm picturing him throwing his laptop, stomping his feet and people giving him a wide bearth.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:59 AM

6. Sounds about right.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:27 PM

7. fux gnews was right?

hadn't they been telling their viewers mittens would win?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:30 PM

8. Thump-Thump...

Try our new *Rove Cakes*
Freshly flatened and tenderized!
Only found at the Road-Kill Cafe!


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:39 PM

9. So will KKKarl still be a highly paid "analyst" on FoxNoise?

I'm guessing not ...

Bake

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:12 PM

10. "The Megyn"

 

The Megyn"

Once upon that midnight fated, 
While I surveyed, satisfied and sated, 
Polling monographs obscure but intriguing, 
Statistics unknown theretofore.
While I plotted, resolve undaunted, 
Suddenly, there came a visitor unwanted,
And to this day I am haunted, 
By the way she taunted, 
Taunted from my chamber door, 
"Is this just math you do as a Republican, 
'Or is this real" she implored

So succinctly I remember it was in 
that bleak November
I, and hosts who couldn't engender
An evolved polity were seen no more.
An acceptance of demographics, 
Requiring oratorical acrobatics, 
And a purge of religious fanatics
Banishing Romney, Ryan, and reason
For the remainder of this or 
any season,
And all unnamed here for evermore

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