GOP strategist Karl Rove 'raving mad' on Fox News after own network declared Obama win
Restrained media coverage of the close presidential election exploded so suddenly that it left the bizarre spectacle of Fox News Channel analyst Karl Rove, a major fundraiser for Republican Mitt Romney, publicly questioning his network's declaration that President Barack Obama had won.
Moments after his Fox News declared Obama the winner, Rove stomped his feet and said 'no, no, no, it's not over. It can't be'.
According to the New York Daily News, Fox News had actually delayed making the announcement.
At 11:15, when MSNBC's hosts announced and celebrated Obama's re-election, Fox News was still insisting Obama had only 244 electoral votes, 26 short of re-election.
In fact, the presidential election of 2011-2012 provided so much fodder for cable news channels, especially Fox News and MSNBC, that it's no wonder Rove did not want it to be over, the report said.
Fox News even drew out the final moments with a drama in which co-anchor Megyn Kelly led a camera crew back to the "decision room" for an explanation of the call, it said.
That provided a final flourish for a night on which all networks, cable as well as broadcast, had generally played it safe, the report added.