This phone call just put Jen Psaki’s career in jeopardy
Jen Psaki thought she had it made.
Now Psaki is facing choppy waters.
And this phone call just put Jen Psaki’s career in jeopardy.
Axios’s Sara Fisher broke the news that MSNBC signed Jen Psaki to host a show on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock.
Psaki will still carry out her duties as Press Secretary until she leaves the administration in May.
That is not sitting well with Psaki’s colleagues at NBC News.
CNN reported that NBC journalists believe hiring a political operative like Psaki would compromise their ability to report on the issues of the day and not be seen as a mouthpiece for the Democrat Party.
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim tried to tamp down the internal rebellion, but clearly failed to do so as NBC reporters immediately leaked their concerns to CNN.
NBC News journalists are troubled by and have expressed dismay to network executives about MSNBC’s intention to hire White House press secretary Jen Psaki when she exits the Biden administration, people familiar with the matter told CNN.
Noah Oppenheim, the NBC News president, even held an impromptu phone call Friday so that he could address the matter with vexed staffers from the Washington bureau, some of whom have complained to their superiors that the tentative hiring tarnishes the NBC News brand.
“Here’s what he was saying: They have perspective programming. This was done on the perspective programming side. Not anything that reflects on NBC News,” one of the people, who was on the call, explained.
“People wanted answers on what NBC’s role was in this and NBC News had no role in this,” the person added. “This is MSNBC’s perspective programming.”
There is no discernable difference between NBC and MSNBC.
Chuck Todd is the network’s lead political analyst and also hosts a show on NBC and MSNBC.
Todd once devoted an entire episode of NBC’s Meet the Press to so-called “climate change” and refused to invite anyone on who contradicted the Democrat Party falsehood about the planet facing an existential crisis.
The idea that Jen Psaki hosting a streaming show for MSNBC on Peacock somehow is the straw that will break the camel’s back on NBC’s credibility as a supposed “news organization” is absurd.
That ship sailed decades ago, as tens of millions of Americans see MSNBC and NBC News as one in the same.