The panelists discuss news coverage of the results of the 2012 presidential election.
Much of the discussion centers around Republican consultant and Fox commentator Karl Rove’s insistence on election night that Fox was jumping the gun by declaring President Barack Obama had won Ohio and thus earned enough electoral votes to be re-elected.
The panelists credit Fox for sticking with its projections – which proved to be correct. Ultimately reporting won out over partisan spin.
The panelists talk about a study that found Americans used nearly every news platform available in the weeks before the November 6 election.
The study was done by the Pew Research Center. It said the biggest gains came on the Internet – both to the websites of traditional news sources and those native to the web. Television was found to be the most useful source of campaign news.