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Democrat Pundits on Fox Caught in Conflict

Politico

Bob Beckel Democratic pundit Bob Beckel has been under contract with Fox News for six years. And in the midst of the White House war against the cable network, some of his liberal friends think thats six years too many.

They invited him to lunch the other day for an intervention: Why is Beckel–a true-blue Democrat who worked for Robert F. Kennedy and ran Walter Mondale‘s 1984 presidential campaign–giving comfort to the enemy?

Beckel’s response: “I talk to more persuadable voters in a month than anybody on MSNBC and CNN talks to in a year.”

In the eyes of some of their party brethren, Beckel and other Democratic strategists and pundits who appear regularly on Fox News are traitors to the cause. Or at least gluttons for punishment.

And some of them feel that way, too.

“It sucks,” says Democratic direct-mail consultant Liz Chadderdon, a regular on the network. “It is very, very tough to be a Democrat on Fox.” More…

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