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Fox News hires ‘Clueless’ star Dash as commentator

NEW YORK — Fox News Channel has gone Hollywood for its latest hire. The news network is bringing on actress Stacey Dash as a paid contributor.

Dash is known for her roles in the “Clueless” movie and television series. The black actress landed on the political radar for endorsing Republican Mitt Romney over Democrat Barack Obama in the last presidential election. She was heavily criticized in the black community for supporting the white candidate.

Fox News programming executive Bill Shine said Wednesday that Dash will offer cultural analysis and commentary across several of the network’s programs.

Fox and the other cable news networks have been slumping in the ratings with a relatively slow news stretch this year.

Fox’s list of contributors includes Karl Rove, James Carville, George Will, Dennis Miller and Sarah Palin.

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  • JagMay 29, 2014 - 9:44 am

    And this is news why? Because she is black? And I love how you end the article with five white contributors like FOX has no other black contributors on the network, This is how us on the right take views from AP and NBC as raciest, it sure is funny how you show FOX and other networks are slumping, those other are MSNBC and CNN but yet FOX is still the highest rated news channel, I am not even trying to stick up for Fox I just want fair reporting and this is not it, You are showing your true color AP and it is black,

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  • rlw895May 29, 2014 - 9:55 am

    It was news to me. Thanks for calling my attention to it. I like to know the relevant background of all the Fox commentators.

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  • Jason KnowlesMay 29, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Why did they not hire Star Parker?

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