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Welcome to the 'infotainment age' in politics

Eric Ostermeier addresses how speaking time means valuable free exposure for candidates.

So for Newt Gingrich, who has received about nine minutes of speaking time on average in each debate so far, according to University of Minnesota professor Eric Ostermeier, his run has been worth somewhere between $14.4 and $40.5 million in free exposure.

The Washington Examiner
January 15, 2012

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