Fox News Channel has hired a nationally known liberal politician as a contributor. The New York Times’ Media Decoder reports that the cable channel has tapped former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, making him one of the highest-profile liberal voices on a channel that’s a favorite of conservatives.
Kucinich, who ran for president twice, is known for his antiwar views. He lost his bid for re-election to the House of Representatives last year.
“Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential campaigns, Fox News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership,” Kucinich said in a statement.
Other liberal commentators on Fox News include former Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana and community organizer Sally Kohn.