fortunately for you, you are speaking to someone whom does know. (I am a professional researcher.) Obama was discussed just as much as any other first term senator on Fox before he became a candidate.Originally Posted by conserv.pat15
according to Lexis Nexis Fox News transcripts, Obama appears 96 times between 1/1/2006 and 11/30/2006. in all, he appears 206 times before 12/1/2006. (Keep in mind that the transcripts are not every word spoken on the network, just most of the pundit shows).
the first mention of "Barack Hussein Obama" (according to Lexis Nexis) was on 12/5/2006, on Brit Hume's program. by that time it was looking more and more like he was definitely going to run.