Former DNC Chair Who Leaked CNN Debate Questions to Clinton Ruffles Feathers as She Joins Fox News

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Social media is buzzing about the news that former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Donna Brazile — the woman who leaked CNN debate questions to Hillary Clinton — is joining Fox News.

“I know I’m going to get criticized from my friends in the progressive movement for being on FOX News,” Brazile said, according to an email obtained from Fox News.

She continued:

“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. There’s an audience on FOX News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats. We have to engage that audience and show Americans of every stripe what we stand for rather than retreat into our ‘safe spaces’ where we simply agree with each other. For there is no safety in self-limiting numbers.”

“You can be darn sure that I’m still going to be me on FOX News,” Brazile said. “I’m going to do what I always do: and dish it out straight, exactly as I see it, with just as much New Orleans hot sauce as folks expect.”

But people on the left weren’t the only ones left confused by the decision. Many conservatives and Fox News viewers took to social media to share their thoughts on the controversial hire.

Take a look:

As Brazile makes her first appearance on Tuesday with Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino,” one Twitter user called her out for her past criticism of the network she now calls home in an extensive thread:

In a Fox News op-ed published on Tuesday, Brazile further defended and explained her decision, noting how she’s “excited” to join the network to “share my perspective and views” and “learn from the experience.”

“I fully admit that in my previous lives as a campaign staffer, presidential campaign manager and Democrat Party official, my own lack of civility in the heat of battle has been on full display. And it wasn’t pretty,” she wrote.

She continued:

“My decision to serve as a commentator for Fox News is rooted in the belief that you cannot make progress, let alone reach compromise, without first listening to, and understanding those who disagree with you on critical issues. Will I agree with my fellow commentators at Fox News? Probably not. But I will listen. Will I question them if they make assertions about hard-working Americans, low-income people and issues like climate change that I disagree with? Absolutely. But I will do so with civility and respect. I will also freely admit the weaknesses in liberal arguments and the strength in conservative positions.”

“Just as it takes many ingredients to make a good gumbo, it will require listening to many voices before we are able to move forward as one people,” Brazile said.

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Brazile came under fire during the 2016 presidential election when she leaked debate questions and topics to then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to The Washington Post.

At the time, she brushed off her decision by saying, “My conscience — as an activist, a strategist — is very clear.” The political activist and veteran Democratic strategist added at the time, “If I had to do it all over again, I would know a hell of a lot more about cybersecurity.”

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Screwtape
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Brazile’s nobler expressed sentiments about keeping a RATIONAL dialogue going are good. Cynically I wonder if she needs a paycheck, now that she’s tainted by the whole 2016 DNC rigging scandal. Tough luck Bernie.

Phyllis Softa
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I am not understanding the reason for any Democrat objecting to Brazile taking a job at FOX. Brazile worked for ABC for years and always spoke her mind. The job is commentator. Why would any Democrat object to FOX viewers being presented a point of view that wasn’t pre-approved by Trump? One would expect backlash from the FOX viewers that tune in as their safe space.

Jim Dawson
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Fox is going the way of CNN, have you people lost your friggun minds?

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