“She acknowledged that she might catch heat from members of her party for the move”
Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile has made regular appearances on FOX News over the years, but expect to see more of her in the future. As an official contributor, FOX will pay her to offer opinion and analysis.
Caitlin Oprysko reports at Politico:
Former DNC chair Donna Brazile to join Fox News
Former interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile is joining Fox News as a commentator, the network said on Monday.
The longtime Democratic operative will offer commentary on both Fox News and Fox Business, and her move comes as some in the Democratic Party have accused the channel of functioning as state-run television for President Donald Trump, especially after an article in the New Yorker outlined how intertwined the network is with Trump’s White House.
Brazile in a statement said she was “delighted” to join the network and said she was eager to represent Democrats for Fox News viewers, who she argued don’t “hear enough from Democrats.”
She acknowledged that she might catch heat from members of her party for the move, saying that “my response is that, if we’ve learned anything from the 2016 election, it is that we can’t have a country where we don’t talk to those who disagree with our political views.”
The Daily Mail notes that Brazile lost her last gig at CNN when she leaked questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign ahead of a 2016 presidential town hall:
Fox News hires Donna Brazile as contributor two years after former Democratic Party official was fired by CNN for feeding Hillary Clinton questions during a 2016 town hall
Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator.
Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her for joining Fox, but that it’s important for people not to retreat to ‘safe spaces’ where they just talk to people who agree with them.
‘There’s an audience on Fox News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats,’ Brazile said in a statement.
Her conduct at CNN was revealed as part of emails exposed by Wikileaks.
She had contacted the Clinton campaign about topics that would be covered in a March 2016 town hall when the competition was Bernie Sanders.
Brazile initially denied the accusation, but admitted to it after the election.
She wrote in March 2017 that sending emails to the Clinton campaign was ‘a mistake I will forever regret.’
At Fox, Brazile will not have anything to do with campaign debates or town halls, said a Fox employee with knowledge of the arrangement who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about contract details.
Brazile discussed her new role at FOX News with Dana Perino yesterday:
This decision has caused anger on the left and the right. Some liberals are angry at Brazile for what they see as her selling out to FOX News. Some conservatives are angry at FOX News for hiring Brazile just days after suspending Judge Jeanine Pirro over criticism of Ilhan Omar.
Donna Brazil, I will never watch you again. You have sold your soul to Trump TV
Former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile is joining Fox News as a contributor
She wants to highlight the importance of civility and listening to both sides. https://t.co/NjESJCugQl
— Stone ???? (@stonecold2050) March 19, 2019
@FoxNews So Donna Brazile is fired from CNN after tipping off Hillary Clinton to debate questions and is rewarded by being HIRED. And Jeanine Pirro is SUSPENDED from Fox News for speaking the truth? Fox News, I think you may have just sealed your doom.#IStandWithJudgeJeanine
— Jonathan Rutledge (@RutledgeJc) March 18, 2019
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