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Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:53 AM

NBC News journalists vexed by MSNBC's move to hire White House press secretary Jen Psaki

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Source: CNN

New York (CNN Business)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.
Oppenheim, attempting to quell the anger, reaffirmed the distinction on the call between NBC News and MSNBC's opinion programming, some of the people familiar with the matter said.

Oppenheim, who does not oversee MSNBC, told the journalists that NBC News did not have a role in hiring Psaki. And he noted to those on the phone that they work for the NBC News brand and that the hires made for MSNBC's opinion arm should be viewed as unrelated to their work, the people said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/06/media/jen-psaki-nbc/index.html

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Reply NBC News journalists vexed by MSNBC's move to hire White House press secretary Jen Psaki (Original post)
TheProle Apr 2022 OP
Walleye Apr 2022 #1
agingdem Apr 2022 #12
Walleye Apr 2022 #15
ananda Apr 2022 #19
agingdem Apr 2022 #27
Unwind Your Mind Apr 2022 #43
JustAnotherGen Apr 2022 #50
thenelm1 Apr 2022 #32
agingdem Apr 2022 #38
PatSeg Apr 2022 #49
intheflow Apr 2022 #18
True Blue American Apr 2022 #29
hlthe2b Apr 2022 #2
onetexan Apr 2022 #5
gab13by13 Apr 2022 #16
True Blue American Apr 2022 #30
lagomorph777 Apr 2022 #36
7wo7rees Apr 2022 #23
groundloop Apr 2022 #3
onetexan Apr 2022 #6
Evolve Dammit Apr 2022 #7
Totally Tunsie Apr 2022 #26
lagomorph777 Apr 2022 #37
JohnSJ Apr 2022 #4
OneBro Apr 2022 #8
NewDayOranges Apr 2022 #9
doc03 Apr 2022 #10
Cracklin Charlie Apr 2022 #11
thenelm1 Apr 2022 #33
OnDoutside Apr 2022 #14
EarlG Apr 2022 #13
Baitball Blogger Apr 2022 #22
thenelm1 Apr 2022 #34
lagomorph777 Apr 2022 #17
Jarqui Apr 2022 #20
Baitball Blogger Apr 2022 #21
BumRushDaShow Apr 2022 #24
Totally Tunsie Apr 2022 #28
tavernier Apr 2022 #45
Totally Tunsie Apr 2022 #46
tavernier Apr 2022 #47
Totally Tunsie Apr 2022 #48
turbinetree Apr 2022 #25
llashram Apr 2022 #31
GB_RN Apr 2022 #35
bringthePaine Apr 2022 #39
leftyladyfrommo Apr 2022 #40
Fla Dem Apr 2022 #41
Earth-shine Apr 2022 #42
PortTack Apr 2022 #44
Omaha Steve Apr 2022 #51
Vinca Apr 2022 #52

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:55 AM

1. George Stephanopoulos is now the head of ABC political news

He started out as Bill Clinton’s press secretary

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:15 AM

12. Pete Williams..NBC

Dick Cheney's press secretary...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:18 AM

15. I think they may be just jealous of Psaki's popularity and talent

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Response to Walleye (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:22 AM

19. I can think of two reasons:

They are conservative and want to brandish the GOP banner
all the time...

and she will outshine them and make them look bad.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:57 AM

27. what if she's #1 to take over Rachel's spot?

that could be what they're afraid of...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 11:01 AM

43. It did occur to me that she's one of the few people who could step into Rachel's spot

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Response to agingdem (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 02:00 PM

50. I think I would keep watching

If it was her, or Jonathan Capehart.

They are both precise communicators.

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Response to agingdem (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:04 AM

32. And CBS just hired Mick Mulvaney. n/t

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Response to thenelm1 (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:16 AM

38. NBC journalists are bitching??

Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell...enough said!!!

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Response to agingdem (Reply #38)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 01:55 PM

49. Good point

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:21 AM

18. Excellent point! n/t

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:59 AM

29. I remember when George

Was told,” No one would have ever heard of us without Bill Clinton when George made a nasty remark about him.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:58 AM

2. Ummm, Nicole Wallace had same job in Bush* admin and she is an MSNBC superstar...

Methinks I hear Chuck Todd grumbling that he might not get to promote RW memes as readily with more willing to go toe to toe with RW talking points.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:04 AM

5. +1 K&R. They're probably perplexed because she's alot more qualified than they are for the job.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:19 AM

16. When I saw the headline, I thought of Toad.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:01 AM

30. Wouldn't it be great

If she took over MTP?

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:12 AM

36. Ohhhh, maybe that's the plan! I think Toad is the one whining, too.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:46 AM

23. Makes all the sense!! Chuckie "The Toad"!

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:58 AM

3. But the media turned a blind eye when CBS hired Mick Mulvaney

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:04 AM

6. i felt slightly nauseous when i heard a few days ago

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:06 AM

7. Country reeks of this double standard and it shows who owns us. In any sector. Pick one. Any one.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:56 AM

26. Exactly. Where's the ire at CBS over this hire?

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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:13 AM

37. In fairness, the staff at CBS are extremely pissed about Mulvaney

Hiring an actual crook is really crossing the line.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:59 AM

4. From CNN about NBC "concern". Most press secretaries go on to work

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:09 AM

8. The Megan Kelly hire clearly set their "brand."

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:09 AM

9. Sounds to me like they all fear she will get the TV

spot that they want/are in...

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:11 AM

10. Yep

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:13 AM

11. Exactly.

Plus, her competence will shame them.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:06 AM

33. Is Chuckie Toad even capable of being shamed? n/t

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:17 AM

14. Definitely. She's star quality. Most of the ones MSNBC have been

trying out are, being kind, average.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:16 AM

13. There was an Axios article the other day about WH press secretaries

For some reason it has disappeared but the cached version is here:

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:cQswPgRsZFoJ:https://www.yahoo.com/video/almost-every-white-house-press-184558165.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Anyway, it noted that almost every WH press secretary over the last 20 years went on to a cable news gig.

TRUMP
Kayleigh McAnany: Fox News
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Fox News
Sean Spicer: Newsmax TV
Stephanie Grisham: No cable news gig!

OBAMA
Josh Earnst: NBC/MSNBC
Jay Carney: CNN
Robert Gibbs: NBC/MSNBC

GEORGE W. BUSH
Dana Perino: Fox News
Ari Fleischer: Fox News
Tony Snow: CNN
Scott McClellan: No cable news gig!

And then of course there are people like George Stephanopolous from earlier years. Not sure why there's such a fuss about Psaki all of a sudden.

Edited to add: I see the Axios article was linked in a post above.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:32 AM

22. +1

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Response to EarlG (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:09 AM

34. Nicolle Wallace was part of the Shrub press team too.

Arguably better than anyone on that list.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:19 AM

17. I imagine Fuck Toad is displeased.

Can't see why decent journalists would be unhappy.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:30 AM

20. I'm a little disappointed ...

I'm happy for her if that is what she wants
But Joe Biden is going to be very hard pressed to find someone better.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:31 AM

21. Psaki is too hip for NBC.

In fact, it's time to send Andrea Mitchell to NBC.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:46 AM

24. She's (Mitchell) pretty much "always been with" NBC

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:59 AM

28. It's time to send Andrea Mitchell out to pasture.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 12:40 PM

45. It's disconcerting when someone has the same thought

Word for word, at the exact same moment.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #45)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 12:44 PM

46. Great minds, tavernier...great minds!

Seriously though, the line just wrote itself.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #46)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 01:20 PM

47. Mrs G and I share the same birthday, same year.

She is the true evil twin, the antithesis of myself.
She is a lying, pot stirring hypocrite, a dark and malevolent human. I am radiant sunshine, kind and healing. Birds land on my shoulders and cute little animals come and sit next to me in our flower garden. 🌷🌷🌷

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Response to tavernier (Reply #47)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 01:36 PM

48. Ahhhh, the duality of the Zodiac. Yin and Yang.

You sound like the right person with whom to share a bench. 🌞

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 09:55 AM

25. This is just BS.......

"journalist" at NBC are afraid of what MSNBC to do and put the spot light on the lack of the other "news" organization and what NBC that maybe they are not really doing there job, and then I just wonder if the MTP jerk and the wife of Greenspan had anything to do with this along with Kelly O'Donnell and others they want to have a say on who belongs to the "club" ..........it just shows that whoever is doing this BS tells me that those "journalists" at NBC are not doing there job except spewing the right wing talking points.....resign.....

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:04 AM

31. why

she's competent, intelligent and quick on her feet. Unlike the Chuck todds and Andrea Mitchells of this world...who have shown their compromised 'journalistic' opinions many times over. Plus the green-eyed monster seems to be at play here...also

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:09 AM

35. Gotta Be Chucky Toad Doing The Grumbling...

He's no more qualified for his job than Tim Russert's kid was, or Dancin' Dave Gregory (R-Karl Rove's Dancing Partner) and Jen Psaki being there would limit his ability to "both sides" issues.

ETA: This is also them probably trying to look "independent" after CBS just hired Mick "The Knife" Mulvaney (R-Lying POS), but he's a partisan hack, not a competent purveyor of facts like Jen Psaki.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:18 AM

39. she's worth any ten of those whining, right-tilting embarrassments

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:19 AM

40. I guess the competition for those jobs is really fierce.

I think Katie Couric was talking about how mean people get. And how hard they manuever to set themselves up and make others look terrible. They do it in a lot of subtle ways and the other people have no idea what is being said and done behind their back


I wouldn't last 15 seconds.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:33 AM

41. Wonder if some Male Journalist are getting irritated at the predominance of Female anchors on MSNBC.

Mike Brzezinski with Joe Scarborough 6:00 - 10:00
Andrea Mitchell 12:00
Katy Tur 2:00
Hallie Jackson 3:00
Nicole Wallace 4:00 - 6:00
Joy Reid 7:00
Rachael Maddow 9:00
Stephanie Ruhle 11:00

So in an 18 hour day news cycle, females anchor or co-anchor 12 hours.

If Andrea Mitchell (she's 75) retires anytime soon, maybe some male journalists were looking to fill that slot and now see Psaki taking that slot.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 10:40 AM

42. I think Psaki could be the rightful heir to Rachel Maddow's timeslot.

Rachel doesn't seem to want it anymore.

Psaki is superstrong!

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 11:25 AM

44. Small men with small minds stuck in neutral. They know she will outshine them

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 02:02 PM

51. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

People's opinions, not important breaking news. Can be posted in GD.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 02:02 PM

52. OMG - they're getting the vapors over a woman who speaks her mind. F them.

Psaki is perfect for MSNBC. I hope she gets her own show.

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