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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:50 AM

Dennis Kucinich: It's “Almost Silly” To Think I'd Be The Token Liberal On Fox


The Ohio “liberal lion” is heading to Fox.

posted Jan 16, 2013 5:17pm EST

Dennis Kucinich's unlikely next act will be as a paid Fox News contributor, but he says it's "almost silly" to think that he'll be a kind of token.

"I'm way past that in my life and career," Kucinich said in a phone interview with BuzzFeed on Wednesday. "That's almost silly."

The former Ohio congressman, who lost his seat after redistricting to fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur, said that Fox invited him to New York last week to discuss the deal. "That's when they made the offer and I accepted," he said.

He said that he'll appear on shows "across the Fox News Channel"; "There's a chance tomorrow, for example that I might end up being on O'Reilly. On another day I might end up being on Cavuto or on Fox Business."

In July, Kucinich announced that he was launching a PAC to support like-minded candidates after his exit from Congress. He said on Wednesday that "I'll continue to do that, but that's a long range plan and that's not going to in any way interfere with what I'm doing here."

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/dennis-kucinich-its-almost-silly-to-think-id

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Reply Dennis Kucinich: It's “Almost Silly” To Think I'd Be The Token Liberal On Fox (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #1
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #6
cali Jan 2013 #16
tjwash Jan 2013 #2
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #3
spartan61 Jan 2013 #5
cyclezealot Feb 2013 #24
leftynyc Jan 2013 #4
Brickbat Jan 2013 #7
Erose999 Jan 2013 #8
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #9
bunnies Jan 2013 #10
snooper2 Jan 2013 #11
kentuck Jan 2013 #12
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #13
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #15
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #27
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #14
Arkana Jan 2013 #17
warrior1 Jan 2013 #18
Hekate Jan 2013 #19
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #20
butterflygirl Jan 2013 #21
otohara Jan 2013 #22
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #23
cyclezealot Feb 2013 #25
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #26
David__77 Feb 2013 #28
darkangel218 Feb 2013 #29
bowens43 Feb 2013 #30

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:55 AM

1. Good for him!

Ungrateful "party"
Ungrateful nation

Keep it up Dennis! You were right all along and don't let them forget it!

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:07 AM

6. You got it. I remember when being right and fighting for principles were assets. n/t

 

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:30 AM

16. yeah, it's just soo fookin' noble to be sucking off the Murdoch/Ailes teat

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:59 AM

2. ...

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Response to tjwash (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:01 AM

3. Ahh now the haters demand "purity"

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Response to tjwash (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:03 AM

5. I have lost all respect for Kucinich.

Sell Out is a much too kind description of him.

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Response to spartan61 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:08 AM

24. He's done little on Faux to underline his progressive ideas.

He's not changed.. This might be a temporary gig.. DK has always let his choir boy day rule his values..
remember in the Congress , he got along and was respected on both sides of the aisle for his fair handed ways..
DK might be wrong in his ability to contribute to discussion on Faux, but I believe he thinks he can defend his ideas against Sean. In his gentlemaningly manner.
Fox wants DK on for several reasons. 1. They always have. Kucinich was not new to Faux.. Murdock respects his methods of defending liberal values.. 2. Faux news after their scandals needs some new blood to make them appear as a real news organization..
.. Besides, DK has every reason to be bitter towards so called 'liberal media..' They treated him poorly in his runs for president. Not giving him sufficient time or even banning him as they did by the AARP in Iowa in 2008... All the while O'Reilly gave him a chance to present his views even while disagreeing.
. Never fear, should this not work out for DK , he will move on.. Without compromising his views.. Considering how the Ohio Democrats in redistricting screwed over DK, this is justice.
Had the original redistricting bill as proposed by the Republican controlled legislature been pased, DK likely would still be a member of Congress instead of moving Marcy Kaptur's Toledo district into Cleveland. As was done in the compromise to the minority Democrats.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:02 AM

4. He's only going to be used

by that network to paint the picture of the "typical liberal" which we all know he isn't. I don't blame him for making money any way he likes but my respect for any liberal on that network is negligible.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:08 AM

7. Yep.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:12 AM

8. So Dennis, who are the other liberals on Faux News? I want some names...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:15 AM

9. Yeah, like Alan Colmes,

punching bag for the loony Faux hosts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:44 AM

10. I wonder how many "liberals" will tune in to watch.

Fox is losing viewers right? Why not try to sucker in some libs? It will be a cold day in hell before I add to their ratings. A VERY cold day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:46 AM

11. Faux News! We Look Out for The Fringe!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:59 AM

12. That's not a bad thing.

If Dennis can get through to just a few of the FOX watchers, it will be worth it. And he can usually make his point rather strongly with the facts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:05 AM

13. Now they'll attack Obama from the right and the left.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:28 AM

15. Currently, Fox attacks him from the right.

DUers attack him from the left.

Fair. and Balanced.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:28 AM

27. Exactly what they're looking for...

Just like the supposed 'other' Democrats like Pat Caddell and Bob Beckel.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:22 AM

14. Dude's a tool, in every sense of the word

Jackass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:36 AM

17. What does he think--that he's going to bring about a Fox Renaissance?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:37 AM

18. But you are Dennis, you are.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:41 AM

19. Dennis, you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:27 AM

20. "Dennis Kucinich should become a quiet but destructive corporate lobbyist

like most responsible ex-Members of Congress."
‏ - @ZaidJilani via twitter

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:39 AM

21. This is there attempt to look more fair and balanced.

 

Unfortunately it's not going to work. They'll kick him around like a football.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:52 AM

22. Wait Till They Mock, Laugh, Call You Names

daily Mr. Token liberal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:57 AM

23. Just the left's equivalent of Ron Paul. nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:13 AM

25. For some reason Rupert Murdock seems to like DK..

DK was invited to the Oscar's with Murdock walking up the red carpet just ahead of DK and his wife..
Its quite likely Murdock got Dennis Kucinich his invitation to the Oscars..?
Why. Murdock is hoping Kucinich's Mr Clean image rubs off onto Fox..
It will take more than Kucinich to do that..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:25 AM

26. I think Dennis is a smart man, which makes the fact he doesn't realize he's being used surprising.

He is their token liberal. They're not bringing him on to change anyone's minds. They don't want that. Their audience doesn't want that. It's not about giving a more fair account ... it's about throwing up a liberal to attack Obama from the left. And Dennis will do it. But that's fine - he just needs to realize he isn't some white knight going headstrong against the FOX conservative elite. He's going to be used as an instrument to attack Obama and Democrats ... that's what FOX wants. Anyone who doesn't believe it are either purposely ignorant or stupid. They're not radically changing their philosophy or becoming more open - they're just using one more tool to attack the President. Maybe Dennis will go to the mat and defend him ... but I doubt it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:55 AM

28. They're picking him, because he's "weird" and he's been disrespected by much of the party.

Plain and simple.

"Our side" has simply terrible spokespeople. There's a lack of intellectual discipline and the weaving of compelling narratives. I want to hear non-"middle class" voices with stories to tell of SUFFERING, real suffering, and how they thankfully emerged to see another day. We are out there/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:09 AM

29. Hes a sell out for joining faux news.

There is no excuse for that. It's not like he had no other job offers or venues.

Gross.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:56 AM

30. what a loser.taking money from scum. how sad and pathetic.

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