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Fox News hires Dennis Kucinich

Sure, he doesn't hold our positions economiclly, but we can be happy knowing that there is finally someone to talk about restoring our civil liberties and having a rational foreign policy. The Associated Press is reporting that former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has signed on as a regular contributor to Fox News Channel.

He recently ended his congressional career after his district was redrawn, having been voted out in the primary. 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.

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This is NOT good for liberty.

This is NOT good for liberty.

Kucinich voted NO on some important things in Congress, but he didn't base those votes on consistent principles of individual liberty and limited government. He correctly voted NO on occasion, but for the wrong reasons.

Now on Fox, his REASONS for his "political positions" matter much more than simply that he voted against bad laws. His sole job will be to make reasoned arguments about issues, and he has no principled reasons or arguments based on true liberty, so he can't change people's minds toward liberty, especially people who watch Fox news seriously. Therefore he will merely solidify people in their current opinions because he makes group rights arguments for civil liberties and "just say no"-type baseless arguments against war.

Dennis will just be the liberal "strawman" argument the Fox den will use to discredit any libertarian or conservative who happens to "agree with him" on opposing some laws and government actions. Judge Nap and John Stossel are real liberty advocates who have been thwarted by Fox from speaking out completely, precisely because they would change minds.

Kucinich does not champion liberty. Don't fall for the either-or fallacy and find yourself defending the "principled liberal" when Kucinich is on Fox.

Don't say no one warned you.

Fox hired Dennis because

they want what MSNBC and all the other Media has - a fair and balanced forum. (sarc)

It's nice that he believes in

It's nice that he believes in non-interventionism and civil liberties, but I'm still not a supporter of his. I know there are some here that like him, but you can not support Liberty socially but want to detach it economically. Hopefully Kucinich comes around on that!

Will Everybody Please Welcome

...the NEXT "Allan Colmes"..or Hammity "punching-bag"....

They used to have a "ditzy" attractive blonde "Contributor" and her job was to be the "liberal-view" in their "discussions".
She was a NY Post Reporter, and at one time frequented a tavern I also frequented (yes, I recognized her....it didn't work...it was apparent that she was hired as an "actress" to play a part.
Funny thing, she came out in support of Ron Paul on one episode, and actually had good talking points.
This Kucinich "thingy" will follow the same script and eventually fade-out after they've "utilized" Dennis in their own way.....to attempt a comeback in credibility...promoting more propaganda.
A new herd of sheep will be bred.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

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With Hannity's TV ratings dropping: 'Hannity & Kucinich'

Hmmm, anything is possible on Fox News, except (and I hope I'm wrong):

"The Ron Paul Constitutional Hour"

You Mean The Dennis...

...Kucinich who believes that 'health care' should be made a 'right' and that legislating it as such would be 'constitutional' under Article 1, Section 8?

That Dennis Kucinich?

You mean the one who claims..."‘we’ve been trying to reform health care since 1912, we are already paying for universal health care but don’t have truly universal health care, we have a bill sitting in limbo that will establish health care as a right (H.R. 697), and the U.S. Constitution implies that health care is a right.’"

That Dennis Kucinich? Obama care Dennis?

You mean anti-constitution gun-control/gun-ban Dennis Kucinich, the sacred 'civil liberty' holy-warrior? http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Dennis_Kucinich_Gun_Control.htm

That Dennis Kucinich?

Yeah, he will fit right in at CFoxR News. They don't believe in and/or advocate following the Constitution either.

Having been continually exposed to the epic ignorance and or epic non-adherence to fundamental liberties displayed by so many on this site, I cannot but conclude that there is no viable 'liberty movement' to be made up of such people.

A small percentage is about all that have any grasp, at best.


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Moxnews and LL, please DO post any good Kucinich segments

here! I'm allergic to Fox channel, except for the good Judge A Nap's program.

Will do what I can


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And i still wont watch...

We have to stop giving the corporate media what they want. Stop feeding the beast!

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
-Benjamin Franklin


more liberals might start watching Fox, which is good business for them and also gives exposure to differing ideas. I hope it doesn't result in Fox going liberal, though. I wish they would have hired Dr. Paul, also.

Liberals won't watch if...

...they have to look at O'Reilly's face first. Gag..

O'reilly is a liberal.

O'reilly is a liberal.

Mind Boggling

Why would they hire him?

Why not re-hire Judge Nap/Dr. Paul?

Will be watching his shows, though he is economically disagreeable.

FOX actually DO hire liberals

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.

How will he be presented?

I'm assuming he is just a contributor and will be a guest on other regular shows. Will he actually be treated with respect or will they have him on Hannity so he can be bullied as the person who supports all the wrong views.

Hope it's not a double-cross to silence him

Like was done to James Janos (aka Jesse Ventura) by MSNBC.

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I know there are a lot of Fox

I know there are a lot of Fox haters, BUT, Fox came in response to an ALL left media, so they hired many more conservatives and gave a voice to people that didn't have it otherwise.

They also hired John Stossel and Judge Napolitano and gave them their own shows. Now they have hired Dennis to join other liberals, like Alan Colmes, Greta Van Susteren, Juan Williams.

Can you really say that about any other network?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

good point

We may be stuck in the presidential campaign. Fox was a radical alternative to the liberal options. It nerds to evolve. But the other networks are disasters.

I think they want to frame civil liberties as a 'left' issue,

heaven forbid they could have selected Ron, who would be too appealing to their audience, given exposure.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

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Well put

civil liberties is a issue that everyone must fight to uphold!

James Madison

Things that make you go "hmm."

Maybe they simply have lost so much of their old audience they're desperate to reach out to another viewership.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
"I am the door." -Jesus Christ

Here's why

It's Fox news; they probably did it so they can see a Democrat bashing Obama for the next 4 years. I'm sure MSNBC loves it when Ron Paul (a republican) is on therr bashing republicans

A good business decision

Other networks either have no money or will or both to step out from their narrow agenda. Sometimes I wonder whether they are interested in viewership or just gov subsidies via "progressive" corporations?

Kucinich and O'Reilly.

It boggles the mind.
I do like Kucinich. I don't agree with him on some pretty important things, but he is serious about the Constitution and about ending the age of American warlordship.
On Fox, huh? I'm stunned.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

They probably hired him

They probably hired him because he's a character.

Yes! This is outstanding news

Yes! This is outstanding news actually. Might check out his segments.

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