Donna Brazile Heads to Fox News
Former interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile is heading to Fox News as a contributor. “I am excited by the opportunity to share my perspective and views with the Fox News audience and to help shape the dialogue at this important juncture in our history,” she wrote. Brazile made her first appearance on The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino on Monday. Fox is the most watched cable news network and generates about $2.7 billion a year for its parent company, 21st Century Fox. "I know I'm going to get criticized from my friends in the progressive movement for being on FOX News,” Brazile wrote in a statement. “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.” The former CNN political analyst was the first African American woman to manage a major presidential campaign when she served as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000. CNN severed ties with Brazile in October 2016 after she shared town hall debate questions with then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign. Just last week, current DNC Chair Tom Pérez said they would not be working with Fox News on any debates, citing the network’s fuzzy line between partisan and propaganda. “Will I agree with my fellow commentators at Fox News? Probably not. But I will listen,” Brazile wrote. Read her full statement here.