Fox News chief Roger Ailes on Thursday explained what happened behind the scenes during the network's election-night snafu with Karl Rove, who criticized Fox for allegedly calling Ohio prematurely for President Obama. After Ailes saw the scene, he called executive vice president of news Michael Clemente and instructed him to have anchor Megyn Kelly confront the network's decision desk. Ailes urged Clemente to stay on the story and not break for commercial.
“As it turned out Rove was wrong. He backed down. Our guys were right. We stayed with it. Megyn did her famous walk down the hall. And it all worked out,” Ailes told TVNewser.