Actually, you can put a dollar amount on it -- $9-10 million.
That's how much the television networks are expected to lose in advertising dollars when the president holds his prime-time news conference next week.
Of course, the economy will be one of the central issues the president will discuss; and in an editorial in today's Financial Times, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offers a likely preview of some of the items the president will discuss.
The president almost certainly will reaffirm his opposition to an independent commission to investigate the Bush administration and torture. Just yesterday, Mr. Obama told his fellow Democrats that such a commission could derail his political agenda.
Politico.com offers an analysis that you should consider reading -- and its three-word question is worth a million: Does torture work?