RE: and the explanation of the call was accepted by Rove
by JP Bill - 11/8/12 4:24 AM
In Reply to: Fox was also fair by TONI H
and the explanation of the call was accepted by Rove once he realized that there was a time delay on the webpage he was using to keep track of the numbers.
I'm not having any luck finding your above statement anywhere on the web, perhaps you could give me a link.
This is about all I could find.
"We've got to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 votes separating the candidates and a quarter of the vote left to count ... I'd be very cautious about intruding in this process," said Rove, a behind-the-scenes player in the wild 2000 election between Bush and Al Gore that took weeks to decide. (Gore was on TV Tuesday, too, as anchor of Current TV's election coverage).
It left Rove's colleagues struggling for words.
"That's awkward," said co-anchor Megyn Kelly. She then went backstage to interview on camera two men who were part of Fox's team in charge of making election calls. They had concluded that based on the precincts where votes were left to be counted, Romney couldn't beat Obama.
Later, Rove tried to make light of the encounter. "This is not a cage match," he said. "This is a light intellectual discussion."
Rove was probably sitting in that chair for at least 2 or 3 hours looking at his webpage that he "claims was on a delay", Didn't he get the least bit suspicious when the numbers he was seeing in the previous 2 or 3 hours on HIS webpage weren't matching what he was seeing on FOX News?
He's not a very good story teller.
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