Brian Stelter may no longer have a job at CNN, but that doesn’t mean the cable network isn’t still obsessively monitoring what happens on its top-rated competitor, Fox News.
During “CNN Newsroom” last weekend, CNN’s Harry Enten revealed that in the last six months, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had been mentioned on Fox News 1,021 times, nearly as often as former President Donald Trump.
Can you imagine sitting and counting all the times one person is mentioned on a 24-hour cable news network? Seriously, Harry. Get a life.
Harry Enten told “CNN Newsroom” anchor Pamela Brown that DeSantis flying 50 illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard has elevated his national profile and brought him a lot of air time on Fox. Enten concluded that this is crucial for any Republican considering a run for president in 2024.
He said DeSantis getting 1,021 mentions on Fox News in the last six months puts him far ahead of the other possible Republican 2024 candidates so far, except for former President Donald Trump who has been mentioned on Fox News more than DeSantis.
So Fox News mentions the two most likely 2024 GOP candidates a lot.
That’s not news.
Enten noted that other possible GOP candidates, like Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz, or Mike Pence, aren’t mentioned nearly as much as DeSantis or Trump.
Yes, because the others don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the 2024 nomination. What’s more, none of them are doing as much as Ron DeSantis to generate news.
Watch the segment HERE.