Speaking fees of the rich and right-wing
Strib ribs Jesse's $25k; what will they say about Sean Hannity's fee?
Here's how the Star Tribune online slugged its piece about Jesse Ventura's St. Olaf appearance today:
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura brought his high-priced national road show to students at St. Olaf College on Monday and gave a vintage speech punctuated with familiar attacks on...
Blah blah blah. Ventura's speaking fee for the event was $25,000 (reduced, the paper reports, from his usual $50,000). Outrageous? As the speaker circuit goes, no. But the Strib loves Jesse-bashing; wonder what they'll say when conservative media love slave Sean Hannity comes to town to keynote a KSTP Radio event on April 15. Hannity's normal fee is $100,000, but there's no doubt an affiliate discount here. Here's betting the Strib's political editors elect to cover the appearance, minus the snark over price.