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Fox News hires former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh

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Fox News Channel has hired former Democratic Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh as an on-air contributor.

The network announced Tuesday it had hired Bayh to offer commentary and analysis across Fox News' programming ahead of the 2012 elections.

Bayh left office in January after representing Indiana for two terms in the Senate. Bayh was considered a moderate within the Democratic Party and regularly appeared on Fox News as a senator.

Since leaving politics, Bayh has also signed on as a partner at a law firm and was appointed a senior adviser to private equity firm Apollo Global Management.

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  • Evan Bayh on Fox News
    I don't think Bayh will be ridiculed on Fox News. He gets a pass for quitting his cushy Senate gig because he was fed up with Obamarama. He will be the voice of reason on Fox News.
  • no real news
    Only in Indiana woud someone like Bayh be considered a democrat or liberal. He fits perfectly on Fox. I mean he is not one of those crazy Republicans preaching creationism or denying science, but he is a conservative. He's alway been. And he also has no opinion. So, he could would on any cable channel for that matter.
  • really?
    All i was saying was that if you want your news and you have a choice of what to watch every night people are choosing Fox news.

    I'll switch back and forth from Fox and MSNBC and Fox will be reporting on a world news story while MSNBC is running some comedy satire news program making fun of a republican. They don't report actual news. You may hate the O'reily factor with leberal beliefs but overall Fox produces a much balanced program which actually educates viewers, something liberals desperately need.
  • senator bayh
    This is why he has chosen to leave the political scene....most of the people he had to deal with thought like most of these posters! He saw the democrat party has changed so much over the years, it doesn't even look like the same party he signed on to!
  • propaganda
    Stop calling it Fox News. What they do isn't "news". It's propaganda.

    prop·a·gan·da
    â??noun
    information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
  • Putting the CON in Conservative
    "If Fox News is so unfair and unbalanced how is it the highest rated news station. Try watching MSNBC if you want unbalanced."

    REALLY??? You base ratings on accuracy? If so then Jersey Shore and Real Housewives of [fill in the blank] outscore the ratings of any cable news broadcast.

    Bayh is taking a check. He will be the "liberal" expert on a panel with 4 conservatives. They all shout him down, he smiles and agrees and says ONE truth. Then to cash the paycheck.
  • really?
    If Fox News is so unfair and unbalanced how is it the highest rated news station. Try watching MSNBC if you want unbalanced.
  • He Ain't No Birch!
    I really liked both Bayhs but you wouldn't see his daddy on a Republican station. He's either going there to be made a fool of - or - he's changed his political stance and that's why he got out of politics. Really, I think it's because it was planned for him to run for president in 2008, when that didn't happen, he decided to quit and do something else, since the window of opportunity is closing. But Fox News!!! C'mon Man!
  • evan bayh
    You know, I normally do not vote democratic, however, I did vote for Bayh every time he ran. Glad to see he will be on my television set on a regular basis.
  • Traitor
    Unless he's going on there to be a glutton for punishment, the only thing that has driven this decision is money. This is FauxNews way of trying to look "fair and balanced" but you know he's going to be beat up on the air by the wingnuts.
    • No! Say it ain't true!
      Of all the TV venues, how can Bayh join this right wing station? How?!!

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