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Fox News hired Donna Brazile & now everyone is angry

Donna Brazile
Brazile at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in 2014. Photo: Wikipedia/Todd Eytan

Donna Brazile signed a contract with Fox News, where she will appear regularly to offer political analysis.

Brazile is a long-time Democratic strategist. She led Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and was the chair of the Democratic National Committee until early 2017.

In 2016, she was working as an analyst for CNN, when a Wikileaks email dump showed that she had given several debate questions to the Clinton campaign. She lost her job with CNN and, in her book, admitted to sending the emails in question.

Liberals were not happy to see her working for Fox News now, which they see as a Republican propaganda network.

Related: Donna Brazile tears into Trump and Rubio over Orlando antigay speeches

Brazile responded with a statement, where she said that she’s just trying to reach a new audience.

“There’s an audience on Fox News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats,” the statement says.

“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.”

Conservatives were also mad about the hire. Last week, Fox commentator Jeanine Pirro criticized Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for wearing a hijab.

“Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States constitution?” Pirro said.

Fox News condemned her statement and her show now appears to be canceled.

Conservatives are now mad that a Democrat was hired shortly after a conservative may have been fired, although Brazile will be working in a different capacity than Pirro did.

So Fox News managed to make everyone mad, because their viewers don’t seem to appreciate the value of Fox News at least maintaining the semblance of being a real news organization.

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