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03/01/2011 07:56 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

John King Points Out How Many Potential GOP 2012 Candidates Work For Fox News

CNN's John King brought up the fact that many of the top potential Republican contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination work for Fox News.

On Monday's "John King USA," King used some of his patented magic-wall skills to highlight this fact. He pointed to images of Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, and noted that all four have one thing in common: their affiliation with Fox News.

Speaking about Huckabee, King said, "he works for the other guys, since June 2008, would have to give that up if he runs. Most people think in the end he won't."

Palin, he said, would have to give "somewhere of the ballpark of $1 million" up if she cut her ties with Fox News to run.

Gingrich, he said, has been "on the Fox payroll since 1999...his aides can't answer the question: if he's just exploring, does that mean he has to give it up?"

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