I can't believe this hasn't been diaried yet! From the NYT:
Fox News on Wednesday added the former Republican Senator, Scott Brown, to its contributor ranks, two weeks after Mr. Brown decided against another run for a Senate seat in Massachusetts.Speculation has been rife on Scotty's next move, and now we know! Great way to keep his face in front of right-wing voters until his next try at public office. To paraphrase that credit card ad - free publicity is great, but getting paid to market yourself to a national audience -- shameless.
Mr. Brown will make his debut as a paid pundit on Wednesday night’s edition of “Hannity,” the channel’s 9 p.m. program. “I am 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,” Mr. Brown said in a statement.
It’s not exactly a parallel, but on Tuesday, Fox’s competitor on the left, MSNBC, added a contributor to its ranks as well: Robert Gibbs, the former White House press secretary and a close confidant of President Obama’s. Mr. Gibbs will be a paid pundit for both MSNBC and its parent network NBC.Yep, not exactly a parallel. Former press secretary gets media job = normal. Former senator gets media job = unusual, except for former Dem senators, in which case, = impossible.