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Fox News and Donna Brazile go their separate ways

Chip Somodevilla Fox News and Donna Brazile have quietly parted ways after spending more than two years with the network as an on-air political analyst, the former president of the Democratic National Committee confirmed on Friday. 4 years, ”Brazile told The Daily Beast in a text message. “But I decided to come back to ABC.” Brazile added that over the past two years, Fox News has allowed her to make several appearances on ABC News This Week Sunday news show, adding that “everything is fine” between her and Fox. The liberal expert recently made her debut as an ABC contributor on last Sunday’s This Week show. The longtime Democratic strategist raised her eyebrows in March 2019 when she announced that she had signed with decidedly right-wing media, in large part due to the fact that Fox News opinion commentators had previously done a bogeyman for his controversial tenure on CNN. A 2016 WikiLeaks email revealed that Brazile, then a CNN contributor, leaked campaign debate questions to then-candidate Hillary Clinton. Following the publication of the hacked emails, CNN severed ties with Brazile. The Democratic operator, meanwhile, defended her decision to join Fox News. At the time, she acknowledged that she would be “criticized by my friends in the progressive movement,” but said the 2016 election “showed that we need to engage this audience and show Americans of all stripes what we stand for. rather than retreat to our ‘safe spaces.’ She also claimed that she had all of her “marbles” when she decided to join Fox. It wasn’t just progressives, however, who criticized Brazile’s presence on Fox News. The channel’s most dedicated and powerful viewer has repeatedly expressed his displeasure that the former DNC chief is appearing on his TV. “So @donnabrazile gives Crooked Hillary the questions, and now she’s on @FoxNews,” then-President Donald Trump tweeted in August 2019, one of his many complaints about Brazile after she joined the network. Brazil’s time at Fox was also marked by several of the hot and tense moments on the air, most notably when she criticized Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel for weighing on the 2020 Democratic primary. of our race! Brazile shouted, adding: “So, Ronna, go to hell!” The departure of the prominent Democrat is one of many recent and high-profile outings from the network, including Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Jedediah Bila and White House correspondent Kristin Fisher, who recently jumped in. CNN’s former home of Brazile. Brazil leaving Fox News is also giving the network a less liberal expert to fill Juan Williams’ now-open spot on the opinion piece show The Five. After Williams’ sudden exit from the show – which Fox News insiders blamed on co-host Greg Gutfeld – Fox News said it would try a rotating series of liberal commentators to take its place. Send it to The Daily Beast here Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day. Register now ! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that interest you. Learn more.

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