• With: Judy Miller, Cal Thomas, Jim Pinkerton, Alan Colmes

    This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Watch," October 27, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    JON SCOTT, HOST OF "FOX NEWS WATCH": On "Fox News Watch"...

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    BRET BAIER, HOST OF "SPECIAL REPORT": Breaking news on the Libya scandal! We now know the White House had information on the Benghazi attack that it was terrorism.

    SCOTT: Blockbuster news this week. State Department e-mails showing the White House knew on September 11 the Benghazi consulate attack was a terrorist attack, the revelation calling into question what the president, his spokesman and his administration repeatedly claimed and falsely blamed a YouTube video. What did they really know?

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    PRESIDENT OBAMA: You're right that this is not a situation that that was exactly the same as what happened in Egypt.

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    SCOTT: The new details finally getting some mainstream coverage, but are the media connecting all the dots or burying the lead?

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    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST, FOX CONTRIBUTOR: This is journalistic malpractice.

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    SCOTT: The last big debate makes news.

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    OBAMA: We have these things call aircraft carriers, where planes land on them.

    GOV. MITT ROMNEY, GOP NOMINEE: Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators.

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    SCOTT: Both candidates square off their final face-to-face. Did the media react as expected?

    With just over a week to go until Election Day, the candidates hit the road, doing their best to win your vote, and the media doing all they can to swing the election the way they think it should go.

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    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When I go to the polls to be red, white and blue for you know who.

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    SCOTT: Big name celebrities doing all they can to sway your vote, as well. But do you really care what they think? And why do they get so much media attention?

    And more bad news for the newspaper biz. Superman's alter ego Clark Kent says good-bye to his mainstream media job.

    On the panel this week, writer and Fox News contributor Judy Miller, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, Jim Pinkerton, contributing editor, The American Conservative magazine, and Alan Colmes, author of Thank the Liberals for Saving America and host of The Alan Colmes Show.

    I'm Jon Scott. "Fox News Watch" is on right now.

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    SCOTT PELLEY, ANCHOR CBS EVENING NEWS: It was six weeks ago today that terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Now we've obtained e-mail alerts that were put out by the State Department as the attack unfolded. As you know, four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

    BAIER: Good evening. I'm Bret Baier. With just 13 days to go before America votes, e-mails obtained by Fox News show our nation's top leaders were aware terrorists were taking credit for attacking the U.S. mission in Libya the very day it happened. And while the White House is now saying there was still confusion, there are new questions about what could have been done in those early hours as the attack was still ongoing.

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    SCOTT: CBS News on Tuesday, Fox News on Wednesday. New details about the terror attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Every day this past week, we seem to have learned something new about who knew what and when they knew it, e-mails sent to key members of the Obama administration detailing what was going on in Benghazi and who was to blame.

    Why did it take so long for the media to pay attention to this story? And why did the White House seem to spin it differently? Columnist Charles Krauthammer shared his view earlier.

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    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST, FOX CONTRIBUTOR: They might have made a calculation the media's interested in the Romney stuff. They're not going to be interested in this (INAUDIBLE) detail. We ride it out until Election Day.

    What the secretary of state said (INAUDIBLE) that we saw is, you know, let's not rush to any judgment because we're going to get the report of her committee. You know when her committee's going to report? In the middle of next month. That means after Election Day.

    All they wanted to do from the beginning is to string it out until Election Day. And why not run with a story that it's all about an American nut who released a video and not about the administration for -- admitting that Al Qaeda is not on its heels but Al Qaeda is active?

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    SCOTT: Krauthammer went on to say in another appearance that the media ought to be embarrassed by their performance in this story. Judy, what do you think?

    JUDY MILLER, WRITER, FOX CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I think some of the media definitely should be embarrassed. And it is a sad, sad day in America when the American press decides that this is a partisan issue that the death of four Americans overseas doesn't matter if a Democratic president is in charge!