Dennis Kucinich Signs as Fox News Contributor

January 17, 2013

Excerpts from the NY Times:

By BRIAN STELTER

Dennis Kucinich, the former Democratic congressman from Ohio, is the Fox News Channel’s newest contributor.

Mr. Kucinich will make his first appearance as a contributor on the channel’s highest-rated program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” on Thursday night, the channel said in a news release…

Fox will give Mr. Kucinich a national platform for his views, as well as a paycheck.

“Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential campaigns, Fox News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to a continuation of our relationship, this time as a Fox News contributor.”

The Fox News chairman and chief executive, Roger Ailes, praised Mr. Kucinich as a “valuable voice in our country’s debate.”

Mr. Kucinich will be one of the highest-profile liberal contributors on a channel that is a favorite of conservatives. Other liberal contributors include former Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana; Bob Beckel, who managed Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign; and the community organizer Sally Kohn.

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