Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:31 PM
cal04 (38,906 posts)
Romney Camp Called Fox News To Complain About Network’s Ohio Projection
After Fox News called Ohio for President Obama, the conservative news network's phone and inboxes lit up with angry messages from the Romney campaign, complaining that the projection was premature, New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports:
Instantly, Fox phones lit up with angry phone calls and e-mails from the Romney campaign, who believed that the call was premature, since tallies in several Republican-leaning Southern counties hadn't been been fully tabulated. "The Romney people were totally screaming that we’re totally wrong," one Fox source said. "To various people, they were saying, 'your decision team is wrong.'" According to a Fox insider, Rove had been in contact with the Romney people all night. After the Ohio call, Rove — whose super-PAC had spent as much as $300 million on the election, to little avail — took their complaints public, conducting an on-air primer on Ohio's electoral math in disputing the call.
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Response to cal04 (Original post)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:38 PM
Coyotl (10,790 posts)
2. So Romney's people triggered the Fox/Rove fiasco last night? Coool.
That was fun to watch:
Karl Rove Causes Fox News Chaos By Challenging Obama Victory Projection
video - http://www.mediaite.com/tv/karl-rove-causes-fox-news-chaos-by-challenging-obama-victory-projection/
by Andrew Kirell
After Fox News called the election in favor of President Barack Obama, Fox contributor Karl Rove challenged their decision to give Ohio to the president, causing chaos on-air as hosts Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly scrambled to refute Rove’s reluctance to believe the Fox News “decision desk’s” call in favor of Obama.
“We have got to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 votes separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote yet to count,” Rove warned the Fox anchors ..
Response to cal04 (Original post)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:39 PM
frazzled (12,445 posts)
3. Trying to recreate the Bush intervention in 2000
I will never forget that moment when, after projecting Gore as the winner in Florida, the networks cut to the Bush family, poppie and Babs and all, sitting in a hotel suite and protesting that the call was "wrong."
I remember screaming at the tv at that moment, " They are stealing the election!"
Well, it was too little, too late last night. And it wasn't going to work anyway this time. But it sickened my stomach just the same.
Response to frazzled (Reply #3)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:48 PM
99th_Monkey (10,774 posts)
6. Exactly! What I secretly wonder is
if Anon made sure that ALL votes were counted accurately, even
by those dreadful computerized voting machines that can be so
I wonder if behind the scenes, behind Rove's ear-piece, his hired
hackers were cursing and pulling their hair out, and getting blocked
and stopped at every turn, and Rove didn't even see it coming.
Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #6)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:12 PM
bushisanidiot (7,958 posts)
9. Yep! I think they were counting on showing a close election and the results didn't turn
out how they planned it.
the exit polls should be pretty much the same as the final vote count.
if it isn't, even though Obama clearly won, those machines need to be
investigated for malicious code. This CANNOT happen in 2014.