An Uproar at NBC: MSNBC Hosts Air Grievances Over Hiring of Ronna McDaniel

NBC News hiring of former RNC leader Ronna McDaniel as a paid contributor has sparked backlash from several MSNBC personalities.
The public spectacle has seen hosts such as Rachel Maddow, Jen Psaki, Nicolle Wallace, Joy Reid, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Joe Scarborough openly express their objections.
McDaniel was hired by NBC News swiftly after leaving the RNC for her insight on national politics and the Republican Party’s future. Maddow and other hosts objected to her hiring but the management approved anyway.
– Maddow compared McDaniel’s hiring to working with a mobster in a district attorney’s office, hoping for a reconsideration.
– All six hosts refused to feature McDaniel on their shows.
– MSNBC contributor Michael Steele highlighted the commonality of political figures landing television roles and the network’s history of hiring them.
– McDaniel’s endorsement of Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election has intensified the controversy.
The issue is not about left vs. right, as emphasised by Chuck Todd, and NBC News’ decision could be revisited in light of the public backlash.
The network’s move has stirred significant internal dissent.


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