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philnotfil
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All but one of the Republican contenders not currently in office is on the payroll at Fox.

politico.com

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With Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee all making moves indicating they may run for president, their common employer is facing a question that hasn’t been asked before: How does a news organization cover White House hopefuls when so many are on the payroll?

The answer is a complicated one for Fox News.

As Fox’s popularity grows among conservatives, the presence of four potentially serious Republican candidates as paid contributors is beginning to frustrate competitors of the network, figures within its own news division and rivals of what some GOP insiders have begun calling “the Fox candidates.”

With the exception of Mitt Romney, Fox now has deals with every major potential Republican presidential candidate not currently in elected office.

The matter is of no small consequence, since it’s uncertain how other news organizations can cover the early stages of the presidential race when some of the main GOP contenders are contractually forbidden to appear on any TV network besides Fox.


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edgmatt
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Won't they just quit Fox if they decide to run?
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Why?? If they stay with Fox, they get free air time.

And they can claim liberal bias on all other networks, since they wouldn't give them nearly as much coverage as Fox. [Big Grin]

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Lol. Right, but there would be the controversy of all of that, which would certainly hurt them in the campaign. I get the joke and all, but I'd bet money whoever runs would quit.
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With the exception of Mitt Romney, Fox now has deals with every major potential Republican presidential candidate not currently in elected office.
I may literally cry if Sarah Palin wins the primaries.

Fortunately, I highly doubt that any of the Fox candidates will become the Republican candidate although they may become spoilers for some of the other candidates.

I think there's going to be a lot of disappointed republicans and democrats with their options in 2012.

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What this proves is that true conservative commentators have no options available to them BUT FOX. I search the networks and PBS hoping somewhere, sometime I will see actual conservatives being brought in to comment on the Conservative Tidal Wave that has hit this country and yet seldom, if ever do I actually find such a scenario. Only on FOX do we get the even a smidgen of properly presented conservatism. If the liberal media didn't own, and therefore exclude any positive reporting of conservatism from most media sources, this kind of dichotomy wouldn't be an issue.

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What this proves is that true conservative commentators have no options available to them BUT FOX.
Why does this prove that? More importantly, why do you consider "candidate" interchangeable with "commentator?"
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A conservative book I read recently both complained about liberal domination of the media and celebrated the "juggernaut" of FOX News. A program on FOX later addressed this by saying polls showed that about half of TV viewers still get their news from ABC or CBS or NBC. The other half get their news from the cable channels, with FOX getting about half the viewers and the rest divided between CNN and MSN. So if someone wants only to hear a conservative slant on events, and gets news solely from TV, FOX News is effectively the only option.

But watching such channels over the last few months, I have become convinced TV news has in fact been dumbed down. The reason is probably that fifty years ago a lot of the population sat down every night to watch the news on CBS, which for that reason could run short commercials and send out a lot of reporters to get the facts. Now people serious about their news search the Internet, and TV news has become a constant background for workers in muffler shops and housewives ironing. In many public venues today you can find TVs tuned to a news source with no one watching them. Under those conditions quality of analysis makes little difference, and programs concentrate on headlines and striking images. And commercials get longer as viewers decrease.

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More importantly, why do you consider "candidate" interchangeable with "commentator?"
Probably because at this point, the only conservative candidates that are viable are commentators.

There are no actual viable Conservative politicians. [Wink]

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Wait, when did Rick Santorum become viable? Last anyone saw of him was when he lost his Senate seat with the biggest losing margin of any incumbent in '06, which is why he was never talked about again as a possible contender for '08. He's also said a lot of hilariously uninformed and offensive things over the years, but without the "common touch" that lets people like Sarah Palin almost get away with it.
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