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Dennis Kucinich Joining Fox News as a "Contributor", Some Thoughts

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Normally I respect anyone's decision to pursue whatever vocation they desire.

But what exactly was former Congressman and sometimes presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich thinking when he chose to join Rupert Murdock's FOX NEWS outfit led by "chairman" Roger Ailes as a "contributor" on Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor"?

This is an outfit that spews propaganda lies and disinformation with total disregard for the truth.

Dennis joining FOX NEWS gives it a legitimacy it hasn't earned and certainly doesn't deserve.

Maybe as a retired Congressman and being a fairly young man (67) he needed the money?

Maybe he believes he can influence FOX NEWS "true believers" to consider his left leaning political positions?

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Maybe he believes in the adage made famous in "The Godfather" movie where the aging "Don" Vito Corleone played by Marlon Brando told his son Michael Corleone, "Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer."

But hey, what about the real "Mafia" Dennis? They pay well. They may be making their "profits" illegitimately but they're no more suspect than the U.S. president who can choose to assassinate anyone on his "kill list" and have it "legalized" by Justice Department memos and kept secret by reasons of national security.

As to FOX NEWS or better "Faux News" run by Chairman Mao (oh sorry) chairman Roger Ailes, take the time to read a 2011 "Rolling Stone" piece called, "How Roger Ailes Built Fox News Fear Factory" by Tim Dickinson, May 25, 2011.

That article more than any I've seen relating to the FOX NEWS empire will give anyone a clear inside look of chairman Roger Ailes and the propaganda empire he's built and which Dennis Kucinich just joined.

It's a free country Dennis (well a country where you're still free to choose an occupation) but really joining Fox News?

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You ask "what is Kucinich thinking when he joined... by Deborah Dills on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:01:35 PM
Aahh.. cut him some slack. This could get interest... by Darryl P on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:31:17 PM
With these deals, everything hinges on the non-dis... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 12:36:56 AM
...the world had turned upside down!But after thin... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 12:42:57 AM
At first I thought, 'What the hell is he thinking?... by 911TRUTH on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 11:08:17 AM
I respect everyones opinion but what was left of m... by Poor old Dirt farmer on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 11:16:03 AM
Of which Dennis was a long time member of - S... by Poor old Dirt farmer on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 11:30:54 AM
to recall the name of the poor bloke who injected ... by molly cruz on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 3:07:41 PM
...just the individual segments if you watch on th... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 5:56:48 PM
here in Utah that I thought was to be a sort of "d... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 3:44:33 PM
I thought he was gerrymandered out of his office?... by molly cruz on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 4:24:06 PM
I was referring to his last run in a Democratic pr... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 4:43:51 PM
...   knows that going into the enemy ca... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 6:01:18 PM
And appreciated. You never know what's around the ... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 12:21:07 PM
xo... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 1:51:15 PM
that Faux "News" has a dedicated audience of brain... by Archie on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 7:13:35 PM
D.K. has for the past few years been what I though... by Tom Tvedten on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 12:58:04 AM
He'll be like a hen in a foxhouse.... by Perry Logan on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 5:01:21 AM