On Monday, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson revealed that according to sources, CNN — the outlet now seen by many as the least-trusted name in network news — reportedly told reporters to discredit former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile over her revelations that made Hillary Clinton look bad.
“According to highly informed sources we spoke to–highly informed–top management at CNN directed its employees to undermine Brazile’s credibility,” Carlson said.
“Anchors and producers were vocally offended — many of them — by her attacks on their friends, the Clintons. If you’ve been watching that channel, you may have noticed CNN’s anchors suggesting that Donna Brazile cannot be trusted, precisely because she took part in efforts to rig the primaries for Clinton.”
Here’s video of his comments:
The Daily Caller added:
The Daily Caller co-founder then played a clip of CNN hosts trying to make Brazile look bad over her sharing a primary debate question with Clinton’s campaign, which he compared to political talking points.
Tucker also revealed that Brazile will join him on Wednesday to talk more about the DNC.
The former DNC interim chair revealed in Politico last week that the Clinton campaign had a fundraising agreement with the DNC long before it was clear she would be the nominee, a move that many saw as tipping the scales against Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Brazile has made a number of accusations against Clinton and at one point, even considered removing Hillary from the Democrat Party ticket over her failing health.
According to the Washington Post:
Brazile writes that she considered a dozen combinations to replace the nominees and settled on Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), the duo she felt most certain would win over enough working-class voters to defeat Republican Donald Trump. But then, she writes, “I thought of Hillary, and all the women in the country who were so proud of and excited about her. I could not do this to them.”
Brazile paints a scathing portrait of Clinton as a well-intentioned, historic candidate whose campaign was badly mismanaged, took minority constituencies for granted and made blunders with “stiff” and “stupid” messages. The campaign was so lacking in passion for the candidate, she writes, that its New York headquarters felt like a sterile hospital ward where “someone had died.”
In response, Team Clinton accused Brazile of buying into “Russian-fueled propaganda.”
“We were shocked to learn the news that Donna Brazile actively considered overturning the will of the Democratic voters by attempting to replace Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees. It is particularly troubling and puzzling that she would seemingly buy into false Russian-fueled propaganda, spread by both the Russians and our opponent, about our candidate’s health,” said a post published at Medium.
“Donna came in to take over the DNC at a very difficult time. We were grateful to her for doing so. She is a longtime friend and colleague of many of us and has been an important leader in our party. But we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book,” the article added.
CNN, Carlson said, isn’t alone in this effort.
- Team Clinton accuses Brazile of buying into ‘Russian-fueled propaganda’
- Donna Brazile Considered Removing Clinton From Ticket Over Failing Health
- Did Donna Brazile throw Hillary under the bus in revenge for being called a ‘brain dead buffalo?’
- Donna Brazile: How DWS and Hillary Clinton Hijacked the DNC
- Donna Brazile comes clean, admits sending debate questions to Hillary campaign, blames Russians