Fox News hasn’t done itself too many favors in the past by way of its right-leaning pundits and viewpoints over the years, but the network just made a bold hiring move. Former DNC chair Donna Brazile was recently hired as an on-air contributor and fans of the news network are upset while also wondering what Jeanine Pirro’s suspension is still ongoing.
The Hill reports:
“Brazile, a veteran Democratic strategist, will offer political analysis across both [Fox News] and FOX Business Network’s daytime and primetime programming,” Fox said in a statement.
Fox added that Brazile would make her first appearance on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino” at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday.
“I’m delighted to be joining FOX News,” Brazile said in a statement included in the announcement.
She also sought to address potential criticism from progressives about joining Fox News.
“I know I’m going to get criticized from my 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,” she said in her statement.
Pirro was suspended after she made some remarks about Muslim congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar for questioning her patriotism in her usual
On cue, the trumpet was sounded, pun so not intended, and folks began sniping at Brazile before she even uttered one word for the network. We’ve collected some of the reactions below.
Going to miss you Martha but between the Judge being suspended and the Donna Brasile hiring ... I’m out!— Stuart Hoxsey (@jacksboy3) March 18, 2019
Donna Brazile is not a democratic role model, she’s better known as a crooked cheater pic.twitter.com/ZgJRxhr7gn— Luis (@2536luis) March 18, 2019
Fox Commentator: And now, our new contributor, Donna Brazile, will chime in on the subject.— Alex Wood (@ThirdBaseDan) March 18, 2019
Donna: Listen, ya dumb, blonde bitch, ya being a racist.
Fox Commentator: We're now being informed that Donna is no longer a member of the network. Back to you, Kid Tucker Carlson.
Seems a touch racist, no?
Donna Brazile's hiring at same time Judge Jeanine has been either fired or demoted should tell ALL those interested in "fair & balanced" that something is out of balance at FOX. Hope Donna isn't carrying Fox's questions like she did in the debate for Hillary. https://t.co/5bljBND7RL— Edward Perkins (@perkyone4U) 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...— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) March 18, 2019
Click here to email Fox News and let them know you aren't pleased: https://t.co/za0EIVZFng
Disgusting!! #1 @FoxNews will now take a nose dive. Known liar & cheater Brazile!!— CT (@CTomme2) March 18, 2019