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(Daily Kos)   Very left-wing ex congressman Dennis Kucinich is joining Fox News. Daily Kos has a problem with this   (dailykos.com) divider line 167
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2013-01-16 08:31:59 PM
Old and busted: Jane "Hanoi Jane" Fonda
Newly minted traitor: Dennis "Old Spinach" Kucinich
 
2013-01-16 08:33:04 PM
Kucinich was never one to shy away from Fox. He always maintained that if you couldn't stand up and defeat idiocy on its own turf, then you were a candyass afraid to fight. We'll see how he does and how he's treated. Until then, I think its too early to make hyperbolic criticism. I don't where the criticism about running for Prez comes from. This is America--anyone ought to be able to run if s/he wants to.
 
2013-01-16 08:39:07 PM
I'm on board. Fox will find the vids of his hot wife.
 
2013-01-16 08:46:17 PM
Kos needs to shut the fark up and wait.  If Kucinich turns whore and changes his views, then they should tell him to fark off.

Give him a chance to be an actual liberal on that channel first.
 
2013-01-16 08:54:17 PM
How DARE he subvert your narrative about Fox News
 
2013-01-16 08:57:02 PM
When I took the "who should you vote for" interwebby test when he was running his views put him as my top candidate.  I remembered my family talking about the "Jesus the guy slobberknobbed his wife during a press conference" and I thought "Have you seen her?  I'd give my speeches doing the nasty."

I'd like to hear what the guy has to say, even if he is shouted over while he is doing it.  Of course in retrospect I can see that ideology isn't the point of elections.  If you are nebbish and intellectual you are not going to be President of the United States of America, at least not in the technological age, where EVERYONE sees you.

They're no dummies over at Fox, they know what feeds them and its name is controversy.  He will most likely be a human verbal punching bag.  Not a lot of actual dialogue goes on from what little I've actually watched.
 
2013-01-16 08:57:47 PM
Political power or money. You decide.
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2013-01-16 09:06:46 PM
What do these tards want? For him to go to the other echo chamber that is MSNBC? The people complaining most don't even watch Fox, so what do they care?
 
2013-01-16 09:07:25 PM
First they fire the alien. Now they hire the elf.

I expect they'll try to get a goddamned Bigfoot next, but Moore probably wouldn't stoop so low as Fox News.
 
2013-01-16 09:07:50 PM

djkutch: Political power or money. You decide.
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I decided if I was him I wouldn't give a shiat either way. That's one scorching hot wife.
 
2013-01-16 09:08:04 PM

BravadoGT: How DARE he subvert your narrative about Fox News


What's the narrative and how does he subvert it?
 
2013-01-16 09:08:48 PM

muck4doo: What do these tards want? For him to go to the other echo chamber that is MSNBC? The people complaining most don't even watch Fox, so what do they care?


Yeah, yeah, both sides are bad.
 
2013-01-16 09:08:54 PM
"Stop giving them credibility that we will NEVER have by actually letting multiple points of view be heard!"
 
2013-01-16 09:09:07 PM

djkutch: I'm on board. Fox will find the vids of his hot wife.


Or maybe they already did...
 
2013-01-16 09:10:20 PM

muck4doo: What do these tards want? For him to go to the other echo chamber that is MSNBC? The people complaining most don't even watch Fox, so what do they care?



I'm sure what they see is Fox news hiring him just to use him as a foil or caricature to wheel out every now and then to further propagandize for the Fox News right. It's what I'm guessing Fox did actually hire him for, so if I was a leftist I guess I'd be pissed too.
 
2013-01-16 09:11:29 PM
I wouldn't put too much stock into anything on kos.

Daily KOS = NRO

Democratic Underground = Free Republic
 
2013-01-16 09:12:16 PM
"He gets to play house liberal for $$$ so the conservatives can laugh."

Laughing at "house liberal." Interesting choice of rhetoric.
 
2013-01-16 09:12:24 PM
Everyone needs a pocket Kucinich
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2013-01-16 09:13:03 PM

machoprogrammer: I wouldn't put too much stock into anything on kos.

Daily KOS = NRO

Democratic Underground = Free Republic



Yes, both sides are equally bad. You've now convinced me to vote Republican.
 
2013-01-16 09:14:27 PM

machoprogrammer: I wouldn't put too much stock into anything on kos.

Daily KOS User Submitted Threads = NRO

Democratic Underground = Free Republic


FTFY, ace.
 
2013-01-16 09:15:46 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Kos needs to shut the fark up and wait.  If Kucinich turns whore and changes his views, then they should tell him to fark off.
Give him a chance to be an actual liberal on that channel first.


Yeah, really. Who is Kos to go after him like that? Stupid.

Sure, I would be loathe to help Fox if I was in that position (and was qualified to do so), but at least there will be a veteran liberal on Fox that may get one or two words in before they cut his mic. Better than nothing.

Also, given the runny-turd-quality reporting of most anchors on MSNBC, this new job for Kucinich is not such a bad thing.
 
2013-01-16 09:16:10 PM
Keeping your hot redhead wife happy when you look like Kucinich probably isn't cheap.
 
2013-01-16 09:16:21 PM
Being fair and balanced it's obvious that Dennis would go to Fox
 
2013-01-16 09:16:40 PM
The problem with Kucinich taking a paycheck from Rupert Murdoch is that he's (infinitesimally) legitimizing Fox News. Ailes will never allow an eloquent espousal of leftish views on Fox News so if Kucinich wants to keep his new job he'll be nothing but a goofy foil for the rest of the derp brigade.
 
2013-01-16 09:17:03 PM
DFTRA, but I don't condone Kucinich's actions either.

Fox News should be stomped out of existence, even if it means home invasion.
 
2013-01-16 09:17:17 PM

SilentStrider: machoprogrammer: I wouldn't put too much stock into anything on kos.

Daily KOS = NRO

Democratic Underground = Free Republic


Yes, both sides are equally bad. You've now convinced me to vote Republican.


Is that the best you got? "DURRR BOTH SIDES ARE BAD SO VOTE REPUBLICAN! DERRRP!" You can admit that your side (which happens to be my side too, bro) has its share of idiots.
 
2013-01-16 09:18:47 PM

coeyagi: machoprogrammer: I wouldn't put too much stock into anything on kos.

Daily KOS User Submitted Threads = NRO

Democratic Underground = Free Republic

FTFY, ace.


Yeah, fair enough. Although I remember back in '04 (when I actually read kos frequently) there was some weapons-grade stupid articles. Heck, even in '08 there was (like the Palin baby conspiracy).
 
2013-01-16 09:21:15 PM
Why the FARK does Kos think DK needs to consult them/their readership as to what job he will take now that he is retired?

While I am not a fan of his politics, he certainly has a hot wife and oh yeah, he seems like a stand up guy... Given viewership, even if MSNBC, or CNN offered similar money, why wouldn't he choose the tallest mountain in which to advocate his views?

Kos needs to get over itself, their opinion doesn't matter and this grip as with just about everything they "publish" is just a waste of 1's and 0's...
 
2013-01-16 09:22:14 PM
better than mike huckabee or sarah palin going to work there
 
2013-01-16 09:22:14 PM

machoprogrammer: coeyagi: machoprogrammer: I wouldn't put too much stock into anything on kos.

Daily KOS User Submitted Threads = NRO

Democratic Underground = Free Republic

FTFY, ace.

Yeah, fair enough. Although I remember back in '04 (when I actually read kos frequently) there was some weapons-grade stupid articles. Heck, even in '08 there was (like the Palin baby conspiracy).


Well, they may have been wrong in the details, but they got the gist of it right:  Sarah Palin is a horrible person.
 
2013-01-16 09:23:48 PM

machoprogrammer: Is that the best you got? "DURRR BOTH SIDES ARE BAD SO VOTE REPUBLICAN! DERRRP!" You can admit that your side (which happens to be my side too, bro) has its share of idiots.


Go, right now, to DU, and find me ONE post that's as pants-on-head, feces-eatingly, batshiat insane as the mountains of freeper derp archived here: http://freep-impact.blogspot.ca/
 
2013-01-16 09:23:54 PM

machoprogrammer: Is that the best you got? "DURRR BOTH SIDES ARE BAD SO VOTE REPUBLICAN! DERRRP!" You can admit that your side (which happens to be my side too, bro) has its share of idiots.


Not really. And you owe me 20 bucks if you say Cynthia McKinney. It's a token example we kicked to the curb years ago.
 
2013-01-16 09:26:26 PM

djkutch: I'm on board. Fox will find the vids of his hot wife.


"DJ Kutch" huh? Dennis, is that you?
 
2013-01-16 09:26:32 PM
I don't really care.

It's not like i'll watch it unless they play a clip on the soup.
 
2013-01-16 09:29:28 PM

machoprogrammer: Yeah, fair enough. Although I remember back in '04 (when I actually read kos frequently) there was some weapons-grade stupid articles. Heck, even in '08 there was (like the Palin baby conspiracy).


Yeah, but the facts really made the theory make sense.

The daughter sequestered away from school
Sarah flying back to Alaska by way of two flights from Texas AFTER her water broke

Now we know that Bristol was actually pregnant at the same time that Sarah's baby was born, so the theory is dead. But it still was a pretty good explanation at the time...
 
2013-01-16 09:31:07 PM
This is a bit like a cow getting paid by McDonalds for research on the benefits of hamburger consumption.
 
2013-01-16 09:31:19 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: First they fire the alien. Now they hire the elf.

I expect they'll try to get a goddamned Bigfoot next, but Moore probably wouldn't stoop so low as Fox News.


Kucinich did claim to have seen a UFO once at Shirley McClain's house...
 
2013-01-16 09:33:06 PM

fusillade762: AverageAmericanGuy: First they fire the alien. Now they hire the elf.

I expect they'll try to get a goddamned Bigfoot next, but Moore probably wouldn't stoop so low as Fox News.

Kucinich did claim to have seen a UFO once at Shirley McClain's house...


We're through the looking glass here, people.
 
2013-01-16 09:33:06 PM

dookdookdook: machoprogrammer: Is that the best you got? "DURRR BOTH SIDES ARE BAD SO VOTE REPUBLICAN! DERRRP!" You can admit that your side (which happens to be my side too, bro) has its share of idiots.

Go, right now, to DU, and find me ONE post that's as pants-on-head, feces-eatingly, batshiat insane as the mountains of freeper derp archived here: http://freep-impact.blogspot.ca/


Here is one stupid one
Insinuating Boehner is a drunk (in b4 Ted Kennedy)

Not quite to the level of Freeper retard, but theres some pretty stupid posts on there.

whidbey: machoprogrammer: Is that the best you got? "DURRR BOTH SIDES ARE BAD SO VOTE REPUBLICAN! DERRRP!" You can admit that your side (which happens to be my side too, bro) has its share of idiots.

Not really. And you owe me 20 bucks if you say Cynthia McKinney. It's a token example we kicked to the curb years ago.


Famous/public ones? Most seem pretty sane (she was out there, though). Although Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are two people who are not exactly examples of integrity. I was referring to individuals, though (i.e. the people who make posts on DU and KOS). However, as for people that identify as Democrat, there are plenty of idiots. I can give one example of a person I know, but you wouldn't know her and probably say I made her up.
 
2013-01-16 09:36:03 PM

madgonad: machoprogrammer: Yeah, fair enough. Although I remember back in '04 (when I actually read kos frequently) there was some weapons-grade stupid articles. Heck, even in '08 there was (like the Palin baby conspiracy).

Yeah, but the facts really made the theory make sense.

The daughter sequestered away from school
Sarah flying back to Alaska by way of two flights from Texas AFTER her water broke

Now we know that Bristol was actually pregnant at the same time that Sarah's baby was born, so the theory is dead. But it still was a pretty good explanation at the time...


Not really... the picture evidence was pretty bad. Bristol's "baby bump" (in the "evidence" pics, not when she was actually pregnant) was in the wrong spot (lower stomach) and hadn't changed for about a year. As for a flight back, if she had the baby in Texas, it'd be a Texan, and we can't have that!
 
2013-01-16 09:38:38 PM
What's the over/under on the number of words he gets to speak in total before getting the boot? 100?
 
2013-01-16 09:38:49 PM

Alex Sanders: "He gets to play house liberal for $$$ so the conservatives can laugh."

Laughing at "house liberal." Interesting choice of rhetoric.


I wonder who the "field liberals" are...
 
2013-01-16 09:39:05 PM

whidbey: machoprogrammer: Is that the best you got? "DURRR BOTH SIDES ARE BAD SO VOTE REPUBLICAN! DERRRP!" You can admit that your side (which happens to be my side too, bro) has its share of idiots.

Not really. And you owe me 20 bucks if you say Cynthia McKinney. It's a token example we kicked to the curb years ago.


Sherrod Brown? (not as dumb as his opponent last election, though. What is it with my state electing dumbasses?)
 
2013-01-16 09:45:31 PM

machoprogrammer: Here is one stupid one


Yeah, not even close

Insinuating Boehner is a drunk (in b4 Ted Kennedy)

You do realize that's just a c&p'd Salon.com article, right?
 
2013-01-16 09:45:45 PM
Of course the far-left is unhappy with Obama. He's too centrist, and capitulates to Republican obstructionism. Is this Fox News' brand new strategy, to attack Obama from both the right AND the left now?
 
2013-01-16 09:45:49 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Kos needs to shut the fark up and wait.  If Kucinich turns whore and changes his views, then they should tell him to fark off.

Give him a chance to be an actual liberal on that channel first.


Came here to say this. I see my work is already done.
 
2013-01-16 09:46:58 PM

DeltaPunch: Of course the far-left is unhappy with Obama. He's too centrist, and capitulates to Republican obstructionism. Is this Fox News' brand new strategy, to attack Obama from both the right AND the left now?


That, and to have a punching bag for the 10% of the time when they aren't attacking Obama.
 
2013-01-16 09:47:08 PM
Most of the issue with us hippy drippy libby libs is that he's already a bit of a caricature of the progressive movement (despite being / because he is one of the most progressive elected members). There's not going to be any intelligent discussion between him and, oh, anyone, it'll just be stuff like "Here to give the left's view on why liberals are delusional idiots, former congressman Dennis Kucinich." You bet your ass they'll emphasize the "former" and the fact that he lost in a primary (because the scary elf didn't want to take away your guns ENOUGH).

Daddy's gotta pay the bills, though, and I'd imagine the money's pretty good, enough to tempt pretty much anyone. Everyone elected is beholden to money, he's just kinda publicly advertising that (by serving as a hired preconceived view of what a "typical liberal" is).
 
2013-01-16 09:48:12 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: The problem with Kucinich taking a paycheck from Rupert Murdoch is that he's (infinitesimally) legitimizing Fox News. Ailes will never allow an eloquent espousal of leftish views on Fox News so if Kucinich wants to keep his new job he'll be nothing but a goofy foil for the rest of the derp brigade.


Agreed, if he is just doing it for the money then to hell with him. But if he actually is able to call out their bullshiat then more power to him. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt until he proves me wrong.
 
2013-01-16 09:49:03 PM
I care about this so little that I'm not even going to post about it.
 
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