The Fox News Channel has a new political commentator who became embroiled in a controversy while she was working for CNN and was fired from that channel. The AP reports that Fox News hired former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile.
The report notes that Brazile was fired by CNN for allegedly tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“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,” the AP reports.
Brazile is quoted saying in a statement: “There’s an audience on Fox News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats.”
Her conduct at CNN came to light as part of the exposure of emails 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,” the AP reports. “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.’”
Click here to read the Fox News announcement about the hiring of Brazile.