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Fox couldn’t get enough of Obama

It wasn’t just the so-called liberal media that appeared enthralled with Barack Obama last night. Even Fox News Channel managed to give him a leg up—whether it was intentional or not.

During its coverage of the Potomac primaries, FNC carried the Illinois senator’s victory speech live from Madison, Wisconsin, for a full twenty minutes. Earlier in the night, FNC devoted a mere two minutes to Hillary Clinton’s speech from El Paso, Texas.

As for the Republican hopefuls, John McCain enjoyed ten minutes of Fox’s airtime compared to Mike Huckabee’s five (although Huckabee got his by appearing as a guest via satellite feed).

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Adam Rose is a former CJR intern and a freelance writer based in New York City.