What a surprise. Fox News has been imploding for the last 7 hours, since it was officially called for Obama. First, you had Karl Rove completely embarrassing himself on live TV last night. What a GREAT night to have Fox News on (I will NEVER say that again in my life!!). It was when the networks called Ohio, that they officially called it for Obama, Fox included. At that stage, it really was a formality. Obama was also leading and likely to win Colorado, Virginia, and other states that would have put him over 270, so calling Ohio was, shockingly…just a formality.
A desperate Karl Rove, however, looking for ANY evidence to back his prediction of a Romney win, freaked out on live TV on Fox when raw numbers from Ohio were roughly tied, with 80% of the vote called. He looked at the number and started excitedly saying that Ohio was called too soon, that Ohio could still end up in Romney’s column. The people analyzing things behind the scene had obviously looked at the counties that had already been counted, and noted that with “blue” counties overwhelmingly making up most of the uncounted votes, that Romney was toast. Little details like the evidence or facts didn’t matter to Rove, however, who continued to insist that Ohio was “in play”. It even went so far where a Fox host went over to the “analysis” desk for Fox to ask if they really got the call right.
Within 10 minutes of the vote being called for Obama, Fox News already had up a “story” called “Five Ways the Mainstream Media Tipped the Scales for Obama”. Wow…that’s some FAST writing by Fox News. Kudos to them for the speedy fingers. Obviously, the story was written in advance, and, unsurprisingly, given the wacko folks who actually read Fox News, that story has been the most read story on Fox ever since the first half hour after the Obama call.
I have to laugh at one of Fox’s reasons that the mainstream media won the election for Obama. Reason #2 in the story…the mainstream media “Pounded Romney with Fact Checking”. GASP!!! The media, actually checking the FACTS from the campaign??!?!? HOW DARE THEY!!! AN OUTRAGE!!!! Fox being Fox, they accused the MSM of lying, when fact checking, with the MEDIA lying when they said Romney lied.
My head hurts. It’s hard to follow Fox’s version of logic…
I’m watching Fox News right now, at 5:40 AM Wednesday, and their story they’re focusing on right now? Voter intimidation…by Democrats! Nothing on voter suppression efforts from Republican-led state legislatures and governors. No, Fox has been hammering a story since yesterday afternoon, and are STILL talking about it this morning. The “Story’ of voter intimidation? A lone black man standing outside a polling place. GASP!!! That is NOT allowed, just chimes the dingbat Fox host!!! The black man is just standing there, and occasionally walking back and forth. But MAN is he menacing. After all…he IS black! Is that ALLOWED!?!! For a black man to be anywhere HEAR a polling site!?!?!
GREAT entertainment seeing the Fox meltdown this morning…
EDIT: Good lord. The idiocy never ends. Now, Fox is reporting about voter fraud, about unregistered voters supposedly voting in numbers in Ohio. They have no evidence, mind you. But it certainly feeds all the crushed Fox viewers who are spittin’ mad and looking for conspiracies, looking for people to blame.