After Blistering Backlash, MSNBC Gained’t Have Ronna McDaniel On

MSNBC confronted a backlash from its personal anchors and workers that precipitated it to resolve to not have Ronna McDaniel on the community.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Rashida Jones, the cable network’s president, has been in search of to deal with inside backlash within the wake of an inside Friday announcement by NBC Information relating to McDaniel’s hiring as an on-air contributor. In that inside memo, the political chief, Carrie Budoff Brown, mentioned McDaniel would contribute “throughout all NBC Information platforms,” inflicting turmoil amongst a number of of the network’s on-air hosts and staffers, individuals acquainted with the matter mentioned. MSNBC is a part of the NBC Information division.

Jones informed workers the cable community has no plans to have McDaniel on the channel, in line with individuals acquainted with the conversations. Various MSNBC anchors and producers have voiced concern internally about McDaniel’s ties to former President Donald Trump and the RNC’s function in his efforts to problem the 2020 election outcomes.

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The unique report that the preliminary plan was to characteristic McDaniel throughout all NBC Information platforms, together with MSNBC, was right, however it seems that the backlash to having one in every of Trump’s 1/6 co-conspirators on the community was so sturdy that Comcast backed off of that plan.

McDaniel shall be interviewed by Kristen Welker on Sunday morning’s Meet The Press, and she’s going to probably be part of NBC’s political protection each on the over-the-air community on reveals like At present and on their streaming channel NBC Information Now.

As intense as the worker backlash may need been, the viewer backlash was worse.

Comcast, NBC’s company proprietor clearly views MSNBC’s leftward lean as nothing greater than branding that they might stomp on.

Ronna McDaniel was nonetheless given a plum job in company media to cater to Trump, however at the very least MSNBC viewers don’t have to worry about her showing up on their channel.

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