Fox Freakout: Rove Disputes Call For Obama In Ohio, Pundits Scramble

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Fox really is not handling President Obama's apparent reelection very well, with Karl Rove leading the way and disputing the math on whether President Obama may have won the state of Ohio or not -- Fox News, Karl Rove Argue With Network About Whether Obama Won Ohio:

Fox News had what can only be described as an insane argument with itself over whether or not President Obama had won Ohio, and the presidency.

The network seemed quite confident in its projections at first, but suddenly, pundit Karl Rove — who, as leader of a huge conservative Super PAC has something of an interest in the outcome of the race — began to pour cold water on the call.

Fox News' Chris Wallace then said that Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign is contesting the network's decision to call President Obama's re-election. [...]

Rove said it was "premature" and "early" to make any real decisions.

"So, maybe not so fast, folks!" Wallace said. There was a pained silence.

"Uh, thank you!" Bret Baier said. "That's awkward," Megyn Kelly added.

Baier then said that he would get someone from the network's election desk to explain why it had made the call. Kelly walked across the office, cameras trailing her, to speak with the number-crunchers.

The number-crunchers calmly repudiated Rove.

"We're actually quite comfortable with the call in Ohio," one of them said. Another said he was "99.9 percent" certain that the president had been re-elected.

"There just aren't enough Republican votes left for Mitt Romney to get there," a fellow decision desk member added.

Here's Kelly running down the hall at the Fox studios, getting her colleagues' opinions on the election, who didn't want to come straight out and say it, but think Rove's a fool.

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