Fox News hires Allen West for his ‘valuable point of view’

By David Edwards
Friday, May 17, 2013 10:13 EDT
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Fox News announced on Thursday that it had hired former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) as a contributor to the conservative network.

“Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup,” Fox News Vice President Bill Shine said in a statement obtained by The Washington Post.

Earlier this year, the tea party star began hosting a show with the conservative online network Pajamas Media after his 2012 loss to Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL).

West is expected to fill an ideological hole at Fox News that was left after the network severed ties with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) earlier this year.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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