Rove’s Role at Fox Questioned

    American political consultant Karl Rove is seen at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, during final preparations for the opening of the Republican National Convention on August 27, 2012. Due to tropical storm Isaac, the convention will come to order later today, Monday August 27th, and then immediately recess until the afternoon on Tuesday, August 28th. AFP PHOTO Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    In fairness, it is hard to be on live TV. Republican strategist Karl Rove’s role at Fox News is being questioned after his on-air meltdown on Election Night, as he insisted Ohio could still be in play, despite all the other networks—including Fox—calling it for President Obama. Rove insisted on Wednesday that he had a “concern about premature calls,” citing Florida in 2000, when networks called the state for Vice President Al Gore before the polls even closed. On air, Rove forced anchor Megyn Kelly to march down to the network’s “Decision Desk,” where the analysts assured her they were “99.9 percent” certain Ohio had been won by Obama.

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