For our weekly Wednesday feature, mediabistro.com asked Donna Brazile “So what do you do?” In addition to her work with politicians — she was Al Gore‘s campaign manager in 2000 — The CNN political analyst talked about the polarization in cable news.
“The one thing I would get rid of in the world,” she told mediabistro.com, “would be hyper-partisan political pundits because I think they add more heat than light to the political debate.” And this:
You’ve been a contributor on CNN, ABC News, and NPR. Have you ever regretted something that you’ve said, or has something you said ever been misconstrued?
Oh absolutely. There’s no question when you’re on TV — for example, on Sunday mornings when I’m on This Week — you get graded based on the truthfulness of what you say. I find that to be a challenge, but it helps me put together the very best research before going on a Sunday show. I try to do my research, I try to understand my facts, I try to read the legislation before I comment on it. Does it make me work harder? Yes, because you can utilize talking points, but they’re not the meat and bones of what you try to tell the viewers.