• With: Judy Miller, Cal Thomas, Jim Pinkerton, Kirsten Powers

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: President Obama's win a big loss for the GOP. But with the election outcome are results of an all-out liberal media hit on the Republican Party? And did any in the conservative press undermine their party's effort? Answers next on "News Watch."



    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Romney was the only one remotely presidential. And he was a logical candidate. But think of those who didn't run. There's, of course, Paul Ryan, who I think will be a leader in the party. You have a whole rising young generation. Kelly Ayotte, you've got Bobby Jindal Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz, the new senator from Texas, Marco Rubio, this whole generation who were just a year or two short in their careers from running this time are all going to be in the fray next time. And I think they are the future. And all this soul-searching about what ideology we're going to pursue is going to come from them, and I think it will be a fairly Reaganite and conservative one. I think that the future of the party is quite bright.


    SCOTT: That's Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer on election night, with his take on Mitt Romney as the GOP candidate as well as the future of the Republican Party. He was one of the bright stars or bright spots I guess. All of the other media seemed to be very down on the GOP, Judy.

    MILLER: Well, I think that Charles Krauthammer is always interesting, and in this case it is a minority view. I think most people definitely believe that the party needs to look at itself. That there’s a lot of soul-searching that should go on. That the assumption that blacks and Hispanics would not turn out -- when you have this statistic to staring you in the face, 50,000 Hispanic Americans turn 18 every single month in this country, you better take a look at what your party, and what it stands for, and its attitude towards those people.

    THOMAS: I agree with that. I mean - look, you look at what's happening out there. You have an entire two generations now who believe that the government owes them something. The whole idea, if you build a successful business, the rag against Romney he was a rich, out of touch man. We now denigrate what we used to promote in this country. The media does, too. Rich people are evil and they owe other people who sleep till noon. You have seen the YouTube of the Obama phone woman. How are you going to get a free phone? Well, you've got to vote for Obama, you've got to be on food stamps, you've got to be on disability. This is how you get a free phone.

    POWERS: This is why Republicans will never be--


    THOMAS: No, but that is the attitude. That's the attitude.

    POWERS: No, but this idea that like that people who vote for Obama are a bunch of these freeloaders and moochers.

    THOMAS: It's true. A lot of them are.

    POWERS: It is not true.

    THOMAS: How do you know that?

    POWERS: How do I know that? Because I look at the data of who votes for him. And these are working people. If you look at the electorate.

    THOMAS: Working people...

    POWERS: The people who vote, these are people who are often working more than one job. And it's those kinds...

    THOMAS: And why is that?

    POWERS: This kind of comments that alienate- alienate---

    THOMAS: Truth alienates.

    POWERS: No, that's not. ...


    THOMAS: Truth alienates. Why are they working more than job? It's because of the economy, it's because they have been abandoned by a husband or a father or whatever. It's because -- because they can't get a job that pays enough. And why is that? Because of high taxes and regulation, that's why.

    POWERS: That is not what you said. You were describing them as like moochers on welfare.

    THOMAS: Many of them are.

    POWERS: No, they're not.

    THOMAS: Yes, they are!

    POWERS: This is the kind of stuff like I said...

    THOMAS: I'm not running.

    POWERS: The Republican Party thinks they are ever going to attract Hispanics by talking...

    THOMAS: So, they have to do more like Democrats, in order to win.

    POWERS: No. I don't think that. I think that...

    THOMAS: But what do they have to be?

    POWERS: They have to stop saying things that are so denigrating to a large part of the population.

    THOMAS: So, what do they say?

    SCOTT: Let's get back to an examination of media coverage. Charles Krauthammer was the guy who began this block with his remarks, largely positive about what he sees in the upcoming class of GOP, and then there is Martin Bashir, an MSNBC anchor who played a clip of Krauthammer saying that and then said this. "Now I need to apologize to any young viewers who may have been frightened by that face." Now, considering all that Charles has been through, you know, quadriplegia, and so forth, how do you get away with making a disgusting statement like that?

    MILLER: You can get away with it on MSNBC. I don't think you could get away with it on many networks, and he like Chris Matthews should apologize.

    POWERS: I doubt Charles cares what Martin Bashir thinks.

    MILLER: You know, I mean, really...