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Boston Globe Critic Watches Scott Brown on Fox’s ‘Outnumbered’: ‘You Gotta Pay the Rent’


Having lost his most recent Senate bid in New Hampshire, Scott Brown has joined Fox News as a contributor, and the folks back in Boston, where Brown is known as a former Massachusetts Senator, were watching. Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen checked out Brown’s recent appearance on FNC’s “Outnumbered”, and explained what he saw to readers who may have an aversion to watching Fox:

The format is pretty simple. Brown sat on a couch with a pair of women on each side. He’s outnumbered. Get it? In case you don’t, they flashed a hashtag on the screen below Brown: #oneluckyguy. All of the women had perfect teeth, high heels, and really nice hair. Brown sat there wearing a suit and, lest you forget his political leanings, a bright red tie. They talked about myriad issues, but if you had to boil it down it was something like: Why Everything Wrong In The World Is Obama’s Fault.

Cullen noted that Brown lived in a home where he is the only male, and failed to beat female opponents in two different states. Cullen argued sitting on a couch with the women (or “Fox-y ladies”, as Cullen puts it) from “Outnumbered” might be the last place Brown would want to be. “But you gotta pay the rent,” he writes.

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Megyn Kelly Would be Just Fine Showing the Scott Brown Cosmo Centerfold Again

Scott Brown CosmoJust after calling the New Hampshire Senate Race for incumbent Jeanne Shaheen over challenger Scott Brown, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly said, “I didn’t know we were going to make it through that segment without putting up the Cosmopolitan centerfold picture of Scott Brown. We didn’t need to air that, I guess.”

“I’m really happy we didn’t,” added Bret Baier.

In June 1982, Brown, then a 22-year-old Boston College law student, won Cosmopolitan magazine’s “America’s Sexiest Man” contest.

Scott Brown Out as Fox News Contributor

Scott BrownFormer Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown‘s Fox News contract has ended after he informed the network of his upcoming political intentions.

“Scott Brown’s contributor agreement was officially terminated today once he notified FOX News of his intention to form an exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire,” EVP of Programming for Fox News Bill Shine said in a statement.

Brown joined FNC in Feburary, 2013 as a contributor. He appeared across programming as a political analyst, even guest-hosting the “O’Reilly Factor.”

Brown just had his contributor contract renewed last month.

The P.M. Ticker: Brown, Scarborough, Regan

  • Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has renewed his contributor contract with Fox News, EVP of programming Bill Shine tells the The Washington Post. News of his re-signing comes after the Boston Globe reported Brown’s FNC contract had lapsed, leading to increased speculation he might run for Senate from New Hampshire.

  • That same Boston Globe story reports MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, along with Brown, will be among the speakers at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in New Hampshire next month. MSNBC tells us Scarborough will be in Nashua as part of his book tour March 14, and will speak to the GOP group the next day.

  • Bloomberg anchor Trish Regan made her print debut as a business and economics columnist for USA Today. In her first piece, Regan writes about the marijuana business. When she worked for CNBC, Regan hosted “Marijuana Inc.” which is still the highest-rated documentary on CNBC.

Ratings: MSNBC’s ‘All In,’ CNN’s ‘(Get To) The Point’

Last night MSNBC launched “All In” with Chris Hayes and CNN launched the week-long panel series “(Get To) The Point.” As usual, it is worth noting that the ratings for night one are probably not representative of where they will end up. There is plenty of time for “All In” to gain viewers or lose them, while “The Point” is still a test show, and may or may not last beyond this week.

“All In,” MSNBC’s new 8 PM show, debuted to a pretty strong 859,000 total viewers and 298,000 adults 25-54. That improved upon its “Hardball” lead-in by over 200,000 viewers. “All In” was also only 12,000 viewers behind the top-rated O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News in the demo, where former Senator Scott Brown was filling in for Bill O’Reilly.

Compared to “The Ed Show’”s Q1 average, “All In” was up +45% in the demo, and down -4% in total viewers.

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The Afternoon Ticker: Foxy Brown, 60 at #9, Entertaining ABC

  • How did former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown feel about filling in for Bill O’Reilly on Fox News last night?: “I’m not gonna lie, it was pretty cool.”

  • CBS’s “60 Minutes” was the ninth most-watched show last week. The Easter Sunday edition drew 11.67 million viewers.

Scott Brown to Host ‘O’Reilly Factor’

Six weeks after joining Fox News as a contributor, former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown gets his first shot at filling in as a host on the network’s biggest show:


Former Obama Adviser David Axelrod Joining NBC News/MSNBC

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod is joining NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst, the network says. Axelrod will contribute on all NBC platforms, and appear on shows for both channels.

He joins former John McCain adviser Steve Schmidt, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former RNC chairman Michael Steele as NBC News/MSNBC contributors. Last week NBC/MSNBC named another former Obama stafferRobert Gibbs–as a contributor.

Viewers may also recall that Axelrod famously shaved his signature mustache on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” back in December.

It has been a busy few weeks for political insiders. In addition to Axelrod and Gibbs, Herman Cain and Scott Brown joined the political contributor ranks at Fox News.

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Herman Cain Joins Fox News as Contributor

Fox News Channel has hired former Republican presidential candidate and Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain as a contributor. Cain will provide political and business analysis and commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming, as well as on Fox Business Network.

“Cain’s impressive resume makes him a valuable addition to the FOX News and FOX Business lineup,” said EVP Bill Shine. “As a political expert with business savvy, he brings an important voice to the nation’s debates.”

FNC announced earlier this week that former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown was joining on as a contributor. Last month, the network cut ties with onetime GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin.

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Former Senator Scott Brown Joins Fox News

Former Republican senator Scott Brown is joining Fox News as a contributor.

“Senator Brown’s dedication to out-of-the box thinking on key issues makes him an important voice in the country and we are looking forward to his contributions across all FOX News platforms,” executive vice president of programming Bill Shine said in a statement.

Brown represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate from 2010-12. He said he is “looking forward to commenting on the issues of the day and challenging our elected officials to put our country’s needs first instead of their own partisan interests.”

Brown will make his debut tonight on “Hannity.”