The Washington Times - January 16, 2013, 04:37PM

What’s this? It is a political and cultural moment both.

Fox News Channel has signed former Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, as a paid contributor to both FNC and Fox Business network.

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Mr. Kucinich, a spirited liberal stalwart during his 16 years in office, will provide analysis and commentary for the network, beginning with Thursday’s edition of “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues,” said Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. “His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”

The two sides appear to be in complete harmony.

“Fox News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership,” Mr. Kucinich said. “I look forward to a continuation of our relationship this time as a Fox News contributor.”