Accuracy in Media

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.

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