Former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile lost her last job at CNN for leaking questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign before a presidential town hall event in 2016.
Now she has been hired as a political contributor at FOX News.
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.”
Some people are very unhappy about this decision. Here’s a sampling from Twitter:
Fox News has hired Donna Brazile as a political contributor.
This is the woman who helped Hillary Clinton by giving her debate questions in advance while she was at CNN. She was fired from CNN.
Not a great move.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 18, 2019
Fox News decided to suspend Judge Jeanine and hire Donna Brazile in the same week. If that doesn't show you the direction Fox News is headed I don't know what will…
Click here to email Fox News and let them know you aren't pleased: https://t.co/za0EIVZFng
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) March 18, 2019
.@rolandsmartin gave @donnabrazile a question he was to ask in a debate. She gave the question to @HillaryClinton, in essence, rigging the debate in favor of her over @SenSanders. It was underhanded and out-of-line. It was cheating. She now works at @FoxNews. Let that sink in
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) March 19, 2019
Two weeks ago, the DNC Chair said they were not going to give #FoxNews a 2020 DNC primary. Since then…
* Network condemned Judge Jeanine for asking a question about Ilhan Omar
* canceled Jeanine's show last Saturday
* Hired former DNC Chairperson Donna Brazile #AmIWrong
— Wayne Dupree | 🎤 (@WayneDupreeShow) March 18, 2019
@FoxNews we want to know??!! Your network has lost it's freaking mind and ALL credibility.
"Someone please explain why Fox would suspend Jeanine Pirro but hire Donna Brazile, the same woman who cheated by giving Hillary the debate questions?!!" pic.twitter.com/EpSTaRKv64
— Jill Hockema (@cmfanj) March 20, 2019
This does seem like a strange decision.