In its attempt to continue to be “Fair and Balanced,” Fox has hired Marie Harf, former member of the Obama who worked directly with John Kerry as Secretary of State to compliment their other incompetent blow hard, Juan Williams. (Source)
Fox News Channel Signs Democrat Advisor and Former State Department Sokesperson Marie Harf to “Contributor Role.”
Exactly what she might contribute is unknown at the moment.
Hold on it will come to me in a week or two!
NEW YORK – JANUARY 23, 2017— FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed former State Department deputy spokesperson and Democratic advisor Marie Harf as a contributor.
In this role, she will offer national security and political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and prime time programming.
Harf will make her FNC debut on The First 100 Days (7-8 PM/ET) with Martha MacCallum this evening.
Most recently, Harf served as the senior advisor for strategic communications to Secretary of State John Kerry.
She previously held the position of deputy spokesperson for the State Department from July 2013 until May 2015, where she served as the department’s acting spokesperson from March 27, 2015 until May 13 of that year.
Previously, during the 2012 presidential election, she worked on all national security and foreign policy issues for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in addition to serving as the campaign’s press spokesperson on national security issues.
She was also a member of President Obama’s debate preparation team.
Harf began her federal government career as an analyst on Middle East leadership issues in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.
She received a Master’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with concentrations in Jewish Studies and Russian & Eastern European Studies from Indiana University.
Perhaps one of her most notable pieces was featured back in 2015.
Marie Harf to Critics: Maybe My Comments Were ‘Too Nuanced’ for You (Source)
“We cannot kill our way out of this war,” State Department spokesperson Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews “We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs.”
Of course it’s lost upon Marie that the only serious job opportunities where jihadists practice their trade is to work for one war lord or the other, be they Sunni or Shia
Ever since, she has been getting hammered by conservatives on Twitter and elsewhere across the web.
Then, she joined Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s The Situation Room and attempted to clarify her point.
“I’m not the first person to say something like this,” Harf said.
“Military commanders that we’ve had throughout many years here fighting this war on terrorism have said the exact same thing, that in the short term when there’s a threat like ISIS.
We’ll take direct military action against these terrorists. We have done that.
We are doing that in Iraq and Syria. But longer term, we have to look at how we combat the conditions that can lead people to turn to extremism.”
“So you suggested that maybe if you find these young men jobs, they might not become terrorists?”
Blitzer asked, echoing her critics, prompting Harf to call his statement a “gross oversimplification.”
“We cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try,” Harf said later.
“How do you get at the root causes of this?
Perhaps Ms. Harf was unaware that Islam’s goal is to rule the world with a single caliphate negating all religions and Western governments, through the Muslim Brotherhood. (Source)
It might be too nuanced an argument for some, like I’ve seen over the last 24 hours some of the commentary out there, but it’s really the smart way that Democrats, Republicans, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat it.”
Asked how she’s dealing with the criticism she has been receiving for her comments, Harf said, “I don’t read it.”