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From Democratic pollster Mark Penn in Politico on Obama’s media campaign: He’s “on the edge of saturation exposure.” 

Penn adds this statistic: 

Just to put some of the numbers in perspective, Obama has logged 124 television interviews so far in his presidency, compared with about 40 interviews at this point for Bill Clinton or George W. Bush. And the television networks have been generous with their nightly news coverage of the president — in the first four months of the presidency, they gave him 28 hours, compared with eight hours for Bush in his first term.

And people get it. 

I discuss Obama’s self-love — which underlies his media strategy — in my column today. 


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