NBC News Ousts Former RNC Chair

NBC News Ousts Former RNC Chair

(LibertyInsider.org) – Ronna McDaniel has been heavily involved in politics for years. Before becoming the chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) in 2017, she was head of the Michigan Republican Party. When she stepped down from the RNC at the behest of former President Donald Trump’s allies earlier this month, she immediately landed a job at NBC as a political analyst. The network has reversed course on that decision.

On Tuesday, March 26, Cesar Conde, the chairman of NBCUniversal Group, emailed employees and notified them that he “decided that Ronna McDaniel will not be an NBC News contributor.” He said he considered the complaints he was getting from team members and determined that despite wanting to provide viewers “with a widely diverse set of viewpoints and experiences,” she wasn’t a good fit.

One of the loudest voices against McDaniel came from Rachel Maddow, who expressed her opinion on-air, saying she found the network’s decision to hire the former RNC chair “inexplicable” and called on NBC to reconsider. Maddow wasn’t the only one who made her opinion known. Others joined in the chorus of protests because of McDaniel’s lack of credibility and her penchant for supporting the former president’s claims about the past election. Mika Brzezinski, co-host of “Morning Joe,” said she welcomes conservative voices but not someone “who used her position of power” to spread those types of claims.

Conde was quick to apologize to his employees and acknowledged that he approved the “collective recommendation by some members of [the network’s] leadership team,” but would “take full responsibility” for her hiring. According to an insider who spoke with Fox News Digital, reversing the decision was the only practical option the CEO had.

As of this writing, McDaniel has not spoken publicly about the decision, but a source close to her said she found out from the media, not NBC directly.

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