Fox News Hires Dennis Kucinich

From the world of odd media pairings, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich has been hired as an analyst by Fox News Channel:

NEW YORK — Former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has signed on as a regular contributor to Fox News Channel.

The former Ohio congressman unsuccessfully ran for president in 2004 and 2008, and recently ended his congressional career. Fox said Wednesday that Kucinich will make his debut in his new role on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Thursday night.

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes said he’s always been impressed with Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness on the issues.

Perhaps Kucinich will be the network’s special correspondent on UFOs and alien abductions.

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Comments

  1. Geek, Esq. says:

    Unfair and imbalanced from the left as well as the right.

  2. wr says:

    If my goal in hiring a liberal was to find someone who would both trash the Democratic party and embarass anyone on the left, Kucinich would be high on my list, too.

  3. C. Clavin says:

    Another dweeb like Alan Colmes who has no credibility on the left…representing the left.
    Not suprising coming from Fox though.

  4. CSK says:

    My guess? He’s replacing Sarah Palin. Her three-year contract with Fox runs, or ran, out this month.

  5. mattb (who is in favor of enhanced gun regulation) says:

    @wr nails it.

    Kucinich is as close a real life representative to the liberal strawman Fox has been building for years. I’m guessing that Al Sharpton wanted too much money.

  6. Tyrell says:

    Now if we could get MSNBC to hire Rush.

  7. rudderpedals says:

    Take top dollar and confuse the hell out of Fox viewers. I don’t see a problem.

  8. Jenos Idanian Who Has No Pony Tail says:

    I’d definitely watch… if he brought along his wife. A tall, smoking-hot redhead.

    Otherwise… well, the entertainment value could be high.

  9. grumpy realist says:

    Great. Of course Fox News would hire the batty old uncle who believes in UFOs as being supposedly “representative” of liberals.

    Sigh….I miss Tanta….

  10. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    @grumpy realist: Think of it as the equivalent of Pat Buchanan being MSNBC’s favorite Republican, or Piers Morgan using Alex Jones for debating gun control.

    Also, you all also forgot about Geraldo Rivera on Fox. Lord, I despise that man.

  11. MarkedMan says:

    In the 80’s there was a manager (not mine) in my group that was a real sexist and racist. Sr. Management tried to make it clear that this was not acceptable in the modern age and he needed to do something about it. So he hired a black guy. Not an African American, but a West African who was way out of his league. Nice to a fault but completely incompetent. At first I thought it was because anyone who interviewed with him could smell the racism no matter how he tried to hide it. But then I realized it was because a weak, non-confrontational and incompetent black man was the perfect employee for him – comfortably reenforcing his every stereotype.

    And so Fox news hires Dennis Kucinich…