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Fox News Runs Hour-Long Free Campaign Ad For Scott Brown

Scott Brown's campaign is faltering in New Hampshire, but Roger Ailes has arrived with the cavalry!
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Have you noticed that Obamacare hasn't been the big campaign boost wingers were hoping for? Like it or not, it's not 2010 all over again, at least not with Obamacare leading their wave midterms.

It turns out people actually like Obamacare as long as you don't call it that. Don't call it the Affordable Care Act, either. But if you ask them about whether they like getting health insurance at subsidized rates, you get overwhelming approval. Ask them about whether they're glad there are no more pre-existing conditions exclusions and they like that too.

That sad fact of life means Scott Brown's entire reason for running for office in New Hampshire is a solid bust. Polling has him way behind Jeanne Shaheen, Tea Party groups aren't really active in New Hampshire, and he's on his way to remaining a former Senator from Massachusetts.

But wait! There's a knight in shining armor out there. Roger Ailes, realizing Brown is probably doomed, called for an hour-long special on Obamacare, featuring...New Hampshire! No mere coincidence, that.

Fox News basically handed Scott Brown an hour-long free TV ad, not to mention all the promos their hosts had to do pimping the special.

This doesn't concern me all that much from the standpoint of effect, but it does aggravate me that Fox News propped up Scott Brown by paying him as a contributor and then made a donation of 60 minutes of prime air time to pimp his candidacy. At some point this has to become an in-kind contribution. Doesn't it?

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