McDaniel Sacked

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Four days after being announced onto the stage of NBC News as a $300,000 a year political analyst, former Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel has been let go.

The abrupt departure comes after a weekend rebellion by some of the most important on-air talent at the network and its cable TV sister network MSNBC. The announcement was made late Tuesday by Cesar Conde, the chairman of NBC Universal News Group.

“After listening to the legitimate concerns of many of you, I have decided that Ronna McDaniel will not be an NBC News contributor…I want to personally apologize to our team members who felt we let them down,” Conde wrote in a memo to all hands.

Conde explained that the decision to hire McDaniel was made after consideration by a number of members of the leadership team, but he approved the recommendation so he is taking full responsibility.

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It is unclear if there will be other ramifications for NBC News leadership which includes former Hartford Courant reporter Carrie Budoff Brown, who as political director, was the first to justify McDaniel’s hire publicly.

Although the NBC News platforms are stacked with former political operatives from both major parties, the decision to hire McDaniel was controversial because of her direct role in attempting the thwart the results of the last presidential election, her public justification of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and her anti-news media rhetoric.

*In October of 2022 Liz Truss was named prime minister of England. One columnist wrote that her tenure might be over in less time than it takes a head of lettuce to wilt. The Daily Star began live streaming a head of lettuce. Truss was gone in six days. While Truss lost to the head of lettuce, she exceeded McDaniel’s tenure at NBC by two days.