One of the biggest surprises on the red carpet at Sunday’s Oscars was the fact that Dennis Kucinich was there. There were LOTS of jokes on Twitter, but seriously — what was the former Representative from the great state of Ohio (his last term ended in January) doing at the Dolby Theater?
His pre-show tweet from the limo, while adorable, offered no clues.
…A better indication might have been walking down the red carpet just before Kucinich and his wife:
…NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng. In January, Fox News announced that it had signed the notoriously liberal two-time presidential nominee to a multiyear deal.
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes said in a statement released by Fox at the time, “I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues. His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”
BuzzFeed has reached out to both Kucinich and Fox News and will update with the details.