GOP presidential candidates exclusive contracts w/FOX

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    What?

    This is a first. One Nation DIVIDED for how long, people? Four possible Republican candidates in 2012 now have exclusive contracts with FoxNews: Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee. They are contractually forbidden from appearing on other networks unless Fox grants an exception.

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    I guess the demand for free speech only works if you're a FOX news junkie.
     
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    This will prove interesting. I am of course sure that Fox will provide a fairly unbalanced cioverage for these employees/candidates?
     
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    I can't understand their ignorance in signing off on such a limited commitment. Why wouldn't they WANT to appear on other media? Not everyone who calls him/herself a Republican watches FOX exclusively. Not everyone even has access to FoxNews if they don't have the cable or satellite package that includes it. Really, REALLY stupid move. But it's also very, VERY telling about FoxNews and its exclusively right-wing agenda, which cons will deny 'til they're blue in the face.
     
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    Fox news has an agenda just like NBC has an agenda. So what? Before there was just the liberal agenda in the media. Now it is actually fair and balanced. Watch some of Fox news, watch some of CNN and NBC and you can hear both sides. Independant research however has shown that Fox news was the most fair when it came to covering the Presenditial Candidates in the last election. Of course that was according to fox news so who knows. Liberals have the network news. Conservatives have the radio. There is nothing independant. Just different sources of opposite ideaologies.
     
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    Won't make much difference. None of those four have a broad enough appeal to win a national election.
     
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    You know how politicians have a D or an R in the tag line at the bottom of the page? Well maybe these Fox News politicians should have an FN.
     
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    This thread is concerned more with the stupidity of potential Republican candidates who openly have dedicated themselves solely to a cable news channel with an obvious right-wing agenda, and no others. Do you want a president who will be that UNfair and UNbalanced that they choose to ignore the rest of the citizenry? I don't think so.
     
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    Should any of them decide to runm they would have to step down from their position at Fox News. Seriously, how many presidential candidates continue going to work at their regular job during a campaign? Congress critters excluded......they might cast an important vote. The other issue they would run into is the time they spent on the air would be considered campaign contributions and the opposing candidate would be entitled to equal time.
     
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