This should go well. Wednesday afternoon, Fox News announced they'd hired Dennis Kucinich as their newest contributor. Kucinich is a two-time presidential candidate and former Democratic congressman from Ohio best known for his strong anti-war views. He's also known as the guy who sued the congressional cafeteria over an olive.
Kucinich, who signed a multi-year contract, will appear on all of Fox News' shows, starting with The O'Reilly Factor this Thursday. Despite the obvious shit he'll get on a regular basis from Fox News' crew of clowns, Kucinich seems excited about the deal, or its paycheck at least.
"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," Kucinich said in a statement. "I look forward to a continuation of our relationship this time as a Fox News contributor."
Fox News president and self-proclaimed "watcher of the powerful" Roger Ailes also welcomed the news: "I've always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich's fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues, His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country's debate." If by "valuable voice," he meant someone for Hannity and O'Reilly to condescend to/yell at, then yes, solid hire.
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