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

    PINKERTON: But if there's standards of fairness, again, if we hold the media to any of this civility stuff that we're all -- we're supposed to be talking about, and not course the culture and so on, then MSNBC would suspend the guy for a while. And the disability community would rise up and demand as Jon said, Dr. Krauthammer's been in a wheelchair for 40 years. You know, it's a sort of an amazing story that he can...


    POWERS: He's not a victim. He's brilliant. He is revered. Martin Bashir is a clown. You know, I mean, really, let's not -- I just -- this idea that like somehow there has to be an apology. Of course, it's reprehensible and disgusting, but Martin Bashir says reprehensible and disgusting things almost every time I've ever seen him on TV. So, you know, it's-- MSNBC has a problem with the things that people say.

    SCOTT: You can get away with it on MSNBC? Is that what you are -- is that...

    POWERS: I think you can. I mean, I don't think -- look, and we talked about Chris Matthews earlier. I mean, the way he treated Hillary Clinton and the way he's treated Sarah Palin, I mean, disgusting misogyny. You know, it's like -- why expect anything different from them?

    PINKERTON: Except that it does appear that a significant chunk of the left-leaning media can pound on Republicans and (inaudible), what else do you expect, and that's -- maybe not adequate in terms of making the system better.

    THOMAS: Let's talk about another smear quickly. The angry white male. I got some angry white males for you. Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, how come they never get smeared with angry white male? It's only the conservatives.

    POWERS: Oh, poor white men.


    SCOTT: Then there is that cover of Newsweek, one of the final covers of a print edition of Newsweek "GOP: Too Old, Too White." And on it goes.


    SCOTT: But first, if you see something that you feel shows evidence of media bias, tweet us, Fox News Watch on Twitter, up next: Karl Rove becomes a liberal media target once again.


    ROVE: I'm just raising the question of our responsibility to call these things when it appears to ordinary Americans that we are not leading the pack for the sake of leading the pack.

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Karl Rove stirs it up on election night expressing his concerns over the race call in Ohio. And the liberal media jumps at the chance to take shots at Fox News. Why are the media questioning the roles of other political pros? That is next on "News Watch."




    BAIER: Fox News can now project that President Obama will win the crucial battleground state of Ohio. Long considered to be the harbinger of -- for the nation with its 18 electoral votes. Ohio, this was the entire ball game.


    SCOTT: Fox news anchor Bret Baier there reporting the crucial call for the presidential race in Ohio on Tuesday night. A few minutes later, Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace got some reaction from political strategists Joe Trippi and Karl Rove.


    JOE TRIPPI, DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST: If you look at some of these counties that are still left out there, there are votes, a lot of votes left for Obama that could outnumber some of these suburban counties.


    TRIPPI: Well, but if the decision desk has looked at those -- and is looking at key precincts in those counties, and projecting, that's what they do. And they may -- you know, we haven't been able to go and do that yet.

    WALLACE: Karl?

    ROVE: Apparently the web site is now being crashed because they can no longer refresh it. But look, I don't know what the outcome is going to be. But you should be -- we've got to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 votes separating the two candidates, and a quarter of the vote yet to count. Even if they have made it on the basis of select precincts, I would be very cautious about intruding in this process.

    WALLACE: Well, folks...


    WALLACE: So maybe not so fast.

    ROVE: Thanks a lot.


    SCOTT: Karl thought the call had been made too early. That was his point, the media reaction was astounding. Headlines like "Meltdown", "Civil War", "Rove Rejects Reality." The New York Daily News said, "Karl was raving mad."

    You ...

    POWERS: You -- I mean its Fox derangement syndrome.


    POWERS: It really, it really is Fox derangement syndrome.

    SCOTT: You were part of that coverage that night. I thought Karl was perfectly reasonable.

    POWERS: Yeah, no, and it's one of the things that's great about Fox, is that people are allowed to express what they're thinking. It's not actually controlled by other people like everyone thinks that, you know that there's some lady behind the scenes, whispering in everybody's earls. You know, that Karl was able to say what he thought. It was able to play out on TV. It was interesting, it was compelling television. No one was melting down. There also was coverage about all these like sad faces. Like what are they talking about? I mean when of course when you bring on Sarah Palin who is a died in the wool Republican, I'm sure she was disappointed. But most people were having a perfectly good time.

    SCOTT: Judy?