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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:21 PM

What do you think of Dennis Kucinich joining Fox News?

I understand he's to be part of the O'Reilly commentators. Is this just a paycheck on the way to Congress again?

I don't blame him, and frankly, he's probably strong enough to hold up to "Shut up" face.... But, other than that... whatdya think of dem apples?
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Cha-Ching... He needs a war chest and it's a paycheck!
15 (58%)
Fox News thinks they need him to keep up ratings!
2 (8%)
He thinks he can win over Fucked up Fox News watchers!
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Other reason MMM did not think of!
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Reply What do you think of Dennis Kucinich joining Fox News? (Original post)
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 OP
mucifer Jan 2013 #1
SidDithers Jan 2013 #18
October Jan 2013 #31
pnwmom Jan 2013 #69
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #2
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #15
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #20
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #51
heather blossom Jan 2013 #3
karynnj Jan 2013 #42
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #4
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #13
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #5
DonCoquixote Jan 2013 #24
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #6
pnwmom Jan 2013 #70
think Jan 2013 #7
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #12
think Jan 2013 #19
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #21
patrice Jan 2013 #36
jberryhill Jan 2013 #8
railsback Jan 2013 #9
quaker bill Jan 2013 #10
dembotoz Jan 2013 #11
Zorra Jan 2013 #14
milwaukeelib33 Jan 2013 #16
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #17
boxman15 Jan 2013 #22
longship Jan 2013 #23
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #45
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #25
WCGreen Jan 2013 #26
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #27
hrmjustin Jan 2013 #28
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #29
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #46
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #52
donco Jan 2013 #30
patrice Jan 2013 #32
patrice Jan 2013 #33
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #34
riqster Jan 2013 #35
banned from Kos Jan 2013 #37
GreenPartyVoter Jan 2013 #40
datasuspect Jan 2013 #38
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #39
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #56
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #41
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #44
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #43
NashvilleLefty Jan 2013 #47
Politicub Jan 2013 #48
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #50
Politicub Jan 2013 #57
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #49
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #53
Hoyt Jan 2013 #54
cynatnite Jan 2013 #55
Historic NY Jan 2013 #58
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #59
flvegan Jan 2013 #60
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #61
larkrake Jan 2013 #62
pnwmom Jan 2013 #71
MzShellG Jan 2013 #63
greyl Jan 2013 #64
RedCappedBandit Jan 2013 #65
quinnox Jan 2013 #66
jmowreader Jan 2013 #67
riverwalker Jan 2013 #68
graham4anything Jan 2013 #72

Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:21 PM

1. They hired him because he will criticize the President. nt

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:44 PM

18. Got it in one...



Sid

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:42 PM

31. Absolutely.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:43 AM

69. Yup. He's joining the anti-Obama club. n/t

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:24 PM

2. They hired him because he was begging to sell out for money.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:36 PM

15. Well, what else would you sell out for?

I'm figuring he needs the money...

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:49 PM

20. Scruple and values sell for dirt cheap.

Clearly he will be a faux progressive at faux news.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:46 PM

51. Yeah, okay.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:24 PM

3. No Dennis

They hired him to make Fox viewers think all left leaning people are extreme and far out of the mainstream. They are going to destroy all his credibility and marganilize him.

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Response to heather blossom (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:29 PM

42. He is too marginal to marginalize

As to his credibility, he destroyed that with many people when he did not accept the primary was fair.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:35 PM

13. ewwwh...

I think crack whores might have been a better idea, though...

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:28 PM

5. A combo of 1 & 3. He needs a job but also likes debating & debunking RWNJs for sport.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:33 PM

24. but is he stupid enough

to think they will actually let him do that?

That is like a boxer going into the WWE and thinking every match is an actual fight.

If he is that stupid, to hell with him,
if he is not and still does this, I hope he goes straight to HELL!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:29 PM

6. Well, they did NOT hire him to undermine their propaganda

 

Whatever role they want him to play, he is there to advance an agenda.

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:44 AM

70. Here's there to try to divide the Dems. Good luck with that,

since progressives don't tend to watch Faux news.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:30 PM

7. Can he mention Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, phone hacking, Rotana

and other stuff like that?

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Response to think (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:33 PM

12. Okay, you're gonna have to explain that...

So far, I'm wondering if you're attending Wednesday night church and talking in tongues, think...

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:45 PM

19. Sorry. These are things that will embarrass Fox News:

1. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is one of News Corps largest investors and was a large contributor to the Gorund Zero Mosque. At the same time the Fox News talking heads were scaring people by asking who is funding the mosque when it is was of there main investors:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/08/21/fox-shareholder-funded-mosque-imam/

2. Fox News parent company, News Corp, and it's phone hacking scandal with it's papers in England:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2012/11/second-shoe-drops-in-fleet-street-phone-hacking-scandal.html

3. Rotana is an arab television station with anti semitic and anti American programming aired on it and is owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Rupert Murdoch:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022174850

Sorry for the ambiguous first post. Hope this helps!


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Response to think (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:54 PM

21. Ah, SO!

I get it!

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Response to think (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:49 PM

36. +1

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:30 PM

8. What do you think of Harpo as one of the Marx Brothers?


They'll trot him out to honk a horn and then throw a pie in his face whenever the occasion warrants.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:31 PM

9. They hired him because he's amusing.

 

And he can tin foil with the best of them.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:32 PM

10. Not bad

as long as he is Karl Rove's replacement.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:33 PM

11. when they need a lefty to whom they can react with moral indignation-they now have one in house

handy dandy portable scapegoat doll

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:35 PM

14. Almost makes me wish I watched TV. He won't be there long, and I expect his time there will

be amusing to progressives and very disturbing to conservatives.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:42 PM

16. Other

He gets to set the faux noise makers straight, and they're gonna pay him to do it!!!!

Who would turn down a gig like that?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:42 PM

17. I guess I'm getting the idea pretty clearly here...

He needs the money and Fox wishes to humiliate at any price!

Hoping he saves and makes it worth the decision.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:11 PM

22. He signed to Fox News for money.

Fox News signed him because he'll be a Democrat who will criticize the president 24/7, like the rest of their "left-leaning" pundits.

I don't blame him, though.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:14 PM

23. You forgot... Meh!

That's my response.

Of course, if you had included "Meh!" I wouldn't have voted for it. Such is the Zen of Meh!

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Response to longship (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:40 PM

45. Check!

And... YOU chose "meh!".... as was my intention!!!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:34 PM

25. In a word

Unfortunate

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:36 PM

26. Truth.....

No one else would hire him...

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:37 PM

27. Another useful idiot for the right. nt

 

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:39 PM

28. Evil must be confronted and Dennis will be great at confronting these evil people at fox.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:39 PM

29. I hope he irks conservatives.

But, my guess is he will just make O Lielly mad and then O Lielly will yell til he is blue in the face.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:41 PM

46. Perhaps he made O Lielly sign a "no shut up!" clause?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:51 PM

52. Well then what would O Lielly say...

honestly that is all I hear when he is yelling. He is so childish it is almost funny to watch. But, mostly it's painful because kids are annoying when they get like that.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:42 PM

30. it too

early to tell how it will turn out.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:43 PM

32. It's amusing to see one of what calls itself "the Left" do exactly what they've damned PO for.

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Response to patrice (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:45 PM

33. Now the question is who uses whom. My guess is that DK doesn't have what it takes to be anything

but a puppet.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:46 PM

34. For $$$$$, as an Obama fighter, to keep his face in the public view and something to do. He will be

another Tool in Fox's chest of Tools. And I imagine the money is good. Money buys all in USA, Inc. la la land.


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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:48 PM

35. Kooch could do some good work there

But I won't be watching to find out.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:52 PM

37. Dennis fits the "wimpy liberal" meme Fox News likes to project

 

This was a no-brainer for them.

see Alan Colmes.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:02 PM

40. I think he will put up more of a fight than Colmes.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:53 PM

38. bills cost money

 

you gotta pay the cost to be the boss.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:54 PM

39. Multiple: Fox News wants him for ratings; he wants it for the moolah. He's also an extremist.....

in some areas; Fox News likes to have on liberals who are either not effective communicators, almost Republican, or irritating extremists (to the Fox News viewer...validating the viewers' view that liberals are wackos).

Note that these are not MY views of Kucinich...these are what Fox viewers would think.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:57 PM

56. I take it you know many viewers...

They have to be special, eh?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:03 PM

41. No idea whatsoever.

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:35 PM

44. Tis curious, isn't it?

Guess we'll find out, though.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:34 PM

43. Fox usually hires pushovers to play the liberals. So this could be a change.

Fox viewers deserve to hear another viewpoint for once. I only hope that Dennis changes Fox a little bit, a not the other way around.

To be honest, I don't think this arrangement is going to last for very long.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:42 PM

47. Sometimes, you have to go into the belly of the beast.

I would feel better about Howard Dean, because he would put them into their place! Which is why they won't hire him. They obviously think they can make Kuch look ridiculous - I think Kuch will surprise them.

Which is why I think - "Hell yeah!".

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:43 PM

48. Unfortunately whore isn't one of the options

But I'll guess we'll find out soon.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:46 PM

50. This is a joke, right?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:02 PM

57. Kucinich on Fox? It wasn't reported by the Onion so I'm taking it at face value.

So I don't think it's a joke.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:45 PM

49. Let DK take their money!

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #49)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:54 PM

53. As long as he goes somewhere with it...

I've been monitoring this thread, and I know there are lots of opinions.

I personally think he is one of the truly informed liberal Democrats (Democratic wing of the party, as Dean would say) and what are we to do if he didn't put it into the war chest for another run for office?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:55 PM

54. It will be interesting to see if he can pull this off. Who knows he might do

well for awhile, then they'll get rid of him. Anyway, give em hell, DK.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:55 PM

55. I won't be seeing him. n/t

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:03 PM

58. Why they are using him on a fools missions...

if its all about money....then he is a loser.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #58)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:08 AM

59. Looser only if he does the wrong thing with the money...

What you do with your earned money matters. I have to think it matters.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:13 AM

60. LOL! Funny thread.

Responses...gold.

Good stuff here, good stuff.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:16 AM

61. Take all their money Dennis. I like watching their money disappear!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:23 AM

62. the DEMS never appreciated him

I loved his brilliance and bluntness

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Response to larkrake (Reply #62)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:45 AM

71. Why should they? He was a perpetual gadfly. n/t

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:24 AM

63. I'm disappointed. Glad I never voted for him. nt

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:45 AM

64. Makes sense. His career has always been more celebrity than public service or legislative force.

He'll help Fox's ratings, and I'm sure Rupert will appreciate his service.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:05 AM

65. idk, but it sucks

I appreciate DK, and this will do nothing good for him.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:19 AM

66. Probably a good move

 

Fox gets someone who will help their ratings, because Kucinich is one known to make fireworks and doesn't back down from his liberal views, and Kucinich gets a good way to make money plus a high profile position so he can run for political office again when the opportunity arises.

I would like to see Kucinich try for the Senate next time where he would have more clout and power, rather than back to the House.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:44 AM

67. Apparently they need another "Hannity and Colmes"-style show

If this is their thinking, they fucked up - Dennis Kucinich is no Alan Colmes.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:04 AM

68. take Erin Burnett too

can't stand her. Shallow lightweight.
She makes SE Cupp sound like Walter Cronkite.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:48 AM

72. So do you think now Fox will be all lovey-dovey to Hillary Clinton when she runs/becomes 45?

 

Fox is on its way out.
President Obama has done what he can to not take questions from them at news conferences.
People are turning away in droves.

This is the worst time for a democrat to join them, as they need to look less rightwing.

And unlike in the 1990s when Fox was not as widely known to be so propaganda awful,
and only can be seen now in retrospect, now is most certainly not a good time for Dennis to do this.

BTW, Dennis' image in the media plays right in Fox's hand to trivialize him.
Remember how Tim Russert made a fool of him at that last debate Dennis ever was invited to?
Russert wasted Dennis' time with alien CT talk and didn't allow Dennis to say one word.

Does one think Sean and Rush(on the radio) won't remember that and use it against him?
Do you think they will change?

Do you think Fox will become a moderate fair and balanced in reality station?
Hell no they won't.


Dennis is entitled to make good money, his American right. But his viewpoint will not be one anyone else on Fox has, and Rupert and Roger won't change their style.
This is pure wanting to stave off the quickly coming day Fox,(rupert's vanity station) will need to change to sports or something else because the shareholders won't tolerate it.

BTW--will Fox allow Dennis to be visible on Fox's big ball games, with mega audiences?

And will they love Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton all of a sudden?
Remember, it was Fox, Sean and Rush and Drudge leading the way against Bill from 1992-2000.
Remember it was Sean calling Tom Daschle the devil, and days later Daschle received that powder in the mail almost killing him.

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