MSNBC Exec Says 'No Plans' To Put Ex-RNC Chair McDaniel On The Air


This isn’t much comfort given the fact that NBC News still plans to have the lying, election-denying Trump propagandist on their airways.

From the Wall Street Journal: MSNBC Has No Plans to Have Ex-RNC Chief on Network:

MSNBC has no plans to have former Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on the cable network, its president told employees following the news of her hiring at NBC News.

Rashida Jones, the cable network’s president, has been seeking to address internal backlash in the wake of an internal Friday announcement by NBC News regarding McDaniel’s hiring as an on-air contributor. In that internal memo, the political chief, Carrie Budoff Brown, said McDaniel would contribute “across all NBC News platforms,” causing turmoil among several of the network’s on-air hosts and staffers, people familiar with the matter said. MSNBC is part of the NBC News division.

Jones told employees the cable network has no plans to have McDaniel on the channel, according to people familiar with the conversations. A number of MSNBC anchors and producers have voiced concern internally about McDaniel’s ties to former President Donald Trump and the RNC’s role in his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.

A representative for McDaniel didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

I’m glad to see there’s at least some backlash, but it would be better if NBC and Comcast had the decency not to hire her in the first place. I know that’s expecting way too much in today’s media environment.





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