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It’s A Put On


Donna Brazile decided to do a sit-down with Chotiner, and as you would expect the results are 100% pure comedy gold:

Why did you think it was important to join Fox?

Over the last six months, I have had an opportunity to go on various shows on the Fox network, as well as MSNBC. As you probably have heard or read, CNN and I severed our ties back in 2016, after WikiLeaks distributed part of my e-mails that put me in a very awkward position of not being able to defend what I did to create more debates, town halls, and forums for the Democratic candidates in 2016. So I wanted to have access to the TV world. I consider myself a pundit; I am not a journalist. I am a pundit with a partisan point of view.

Mistakes were made! Positions were awkwarded!

The 10,000th spoon when all you need is a knife is that Brazile joined the Fox News Democrat circuit in full by writing a book putting a “THE PRIMARIES WERE RIGGED!!!!!!” frame around a bunch of mind-numbing inside-baseball trivia, although the only DNC official who can be said to have acted (albeit immaterially) to have taken actions to “rig” the primaries on Clinton’s behalf was…Donna Brazile.

The whole thing is pretty much this good, so much so I don’t even know what to excerpt, but try these for a taste:

You wrote, “But it concerns me, as it does the majority of good Americans, that our national debate has become hostile and disrespectful. We no longer simply agree to disagree. Too often we demonize the intentions of others. Our lines of communication are frayed, if not broken.” Do you think that Fox is a medium to help that, or has it played a role in exacerbating it?

Well, look, I don’t think Fox is alone. Do you know who you are talking to? I have been on the air now since 2001, since September 11th. Not only 9/11. I have been there after Hurricane Katrina. I have been there after the election of the first black President. I have been there twice in our electorate when the winner of the popular vote lost the Electoral College. Of course I have seen it up close and personal. Is Fox responsible alone? No. This is not just one imperfect part of our institutions. All of our institutions are broken. I don’t want to blame it on one entity. Is Fox responsible for the lack of civility?

Well, now that you mention it . . .


Do you think there is a specific role that Fox has played in terms of racism, in terms of Islamophobia, in terms of blindly supporting this President, who practices both of those things and others—

I have very strong views about Fox News that I can put in writing and post on their Web site, because I am a contributor. I took into consideration the heat and the backlash I would experience once I put my name on the dotted line. I understood that. And with that came the responsibility to speak truth to power, which I am prepared to do.

Who is the “power” you are speaking truth to by going on Fox?

I am speaking truth to power.

Who is the power?

I am speaking truth to those who are not only part of the Fox network, the Fox viewers, but anyone I can speak truth to in connection with my assignments on the Fox News network.

But the whole thing is worth reading.

While we’re here, I note that three of Bernie’s top campaign positions are now being occupied by highly toxic Trump=Clinton hacks, the most egregious of whom spent the previous months lying his ass off about not being a paid operative while accusing other people of having conflicts of interest. (Remember when Greenwald et al. had a five-alarm meltdown because it was “revealed” that Hillary Clinton had…a media relations team? I’m sure the reaction in this case involving actually unethical behavior will be similar!) For all of their differences, the Clintons and Sanders both hire a highly suboptimal number of grifters and frauds.

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