‘I’m going to do what I always do, and dish it out straight… with just as much New Orleans hot sauce as folks expect…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Fox News announced on Monday that Donna Brazile, former Democratic National Committee chairwoman and disgraced CNN contributor, would join the network.
“Will I agree with my fellow commentators at Fox News? Probably not. But I will listen,” Brazile wrote in a Fox News op-ed. “I will also freely admit the weaknesses in liberal arguments and the strength in conservative positions.”
Brazile was dismissed as a contributor for CNN in 2016 after hacked DNC emails published by Wikileaks revealed she had given then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton advance information about questions in a televised debate hosted by the network.
Brazile initially denied the accusation when confronted, but later owned up to her dishonesty, calling it a “mistake I will forever regret.”
Before apologizing, however, Brazile defended sending Clinton debate questions. In a 2017 interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Brazile said she didn’t want Clinton to be “blindsided.”
“Tucker, WikiLeaks sought to divide us,” she said. “These were active measures where you got to see the things I gave to Hillary, you never got a chance to see the things I gave to Bernie or Martin O’Malley.”
Anticipating the outcry from Democrats over her decision to join Fox News, Brazile said in her op-ed that her presence on the right-leaning network would lend a strong voice to the opposing perspective.
“There’s an audience on Fox News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats,” she wrote. “You can be damn sure that I’m still going to be me on Fox news. I’m going to do what I always do, and dish it out straight, exactly as I see it, with just as much New Orleans hot sauce as folks expect.”
Brazile said she hoped it also would help in the larger scheme toward restoring more civility to politics.
While the Left has criticized President Donald Trump for allegedly inciting violence, several Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, also were called out for their hostile rhetoric encouraging incivility in the lead-up to the 2018 election.
“In order for us to best decide as a people how to better protect and preserve our way of life, we need to first be able to hear what others are saying without the filter of bias and contempt,” Brazile said. “Not until we once again become practiced at treating those of differing views with civility and respect can we begin to join together to solve the myriad of problems our country must overcome.”