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The Life Of a Democratic Analyst On Fox News

The New Republic profiles Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, who doubles as a contributor to Fox News Channel. The meat of the article, how did a Democratic operative land at FNC?

“And if you do the math,” which of course he has, “Fox has two million people watching, and MSNBC has six hundred thousand. So for MSNBC to have more Democrats watching, every single person watching MSNBC would have to be a Democrat. So it never made much sense to not have people arguing the progressive side of things to that audience.” He expressed this opinion to Ailes, complete with statistics, “and one conversation led to another and the next thing I knew I was…” He trails off. Say it, Joe: A Fox News contributor.

And? “And it’s the best experience I’ve ever had.” He laughs nervously. “I’m gonna get so much shit for that.”

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