Once a candidate declares, they will be obliged to resign their jobs as media commenters. Media Matters calculates the value of airtime devoted to Fox commenters Huckabee, Palin, Gingrich, and also John Bolton and Rick Santorum at $55 million.
That does not include the value of whatever fees are paid those commenters. A lot has been said about the role of Fox in 2012. One effect could be unexpectedly perverse: a late start.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Fox New's Early Campaign Contributions
David Frum has this interesting insight on the Republican candidates and their relationship to Fox News: