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Just as the unethical ties between the Fox News Channel and the Trump administration are being exposed in the press, and the network is facing scandals involving racist and Islamophobic hosts, former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile announced she is joining the nation's most-watched news network.
The hiring is strange for numerous reasons -- one being that Brazile is a frequent subject of ridicule by Fox News personalities. As vice-chair of the Democratic Party and a part-time political analyst for CNN, Brazile forwarded emails about a CNN-sponsored debate to members of the Hillary Clinton campaign in March 2016. When WikiLeaks dumped stolen Democratic emails later that year, Brazile's missives about the debate question were exposed, and she was fired from CNN in October 2016.
Yet Fox News -- mired in unending scandal but still raking in billions -- lauded Brazile joining the network as a contributor.
"Brazile, a veteran Democratic strategist, will offer political analysis across both FNC and Fox Business Network's daytime and primetime programming," read a statement from the Rupert Murdoch-owned network, as reported in The Hill. Brazile will not have a role in Fox-sponsored debates or town halls.
Aside from saying she's "delighted" to join Fox, Brazile wrote in a statement that, "I know I'm going to get criticized from friends in the progressive movement for being on FOX News. 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 simple agree with each other."
Brazile, who served as Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000, alluded to being bisexual in an interview with Wendy Williams last year.