by Don Irvine on July 1, 2020
President Trump questioned Fox News’ hiring of former DNC Chairman Donna Brazile after she got into a heated battle with her co-hosts on The Five on Tuesday afternoon and started trending on Twitter.
In response to conservative activist and author Brigette Gabriel’s tweet that read “Cheater Donna Brazile should not be on Fox News, GET HER OFF THE AIR,” Trump tweeted “She gets fired by @CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hired by @FoxNews. Where are you Roger Ailes?”
Ailes was the former chairman and CEO of Fox News who has been credited with building Fox into the No. 1 cable news network within a few years after its launch. He resigned in 2016 amid a sexual harassment scandal.
Brazile was hired in March 2019 by Fox News to comment on the 2020 elections and even though conservatives complained loudly about the move at the time, it was part of a long-term pattern by the network to hire liberal contributors to provide the balance that is missing at CNN and MSNBC.
It’s possible that Ailes wouldn’t have hired Brazile, but he probably would have hired a similarly prominent liberal to fill the position she currently occupies.
This article is republished with permission from our friends at Accuracy In Media
Utah Standard News depends on the support of readers like you.
Good Journalism requires time, expertise, passion and money. We know you appreciate the coverage here. Please help us to continue as an alternative news website by becoming a subscriber or making a donation. To learn more about our subscription options or make a donation, click here.
To Advertise on UtahStandardNews.com, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.