NBC News To Fire Former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel After On-Air Hosts Revolt: Report
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: Ronna McDaniel, Chair, Republican National Committee, appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington D.C., Sunday Nov. 12, 2023.
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NBC News is reportedly planning to fire former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel after many top on-air hosts at MSNBC lambasted the network for its decision to hire her last week.

“NBC NEWS plans to drop ex RNC-chair Ronna McDaniel as a paid contributor following on-air revolt from NBC/MSNBC talent,” said Puck News reporter Dylan Byers. “Execs are deliberating over details; announcement pending. Meanwhile, McDaniel is seeking legal representation.”

The move comes after many of MSNBC’s top stars publicly attacked NBC News on their shows this week for hiring McDaniel, claiming that she was dishonest.

Some notable examples of MSNBC hosts who attacked their network included:

  • Joe Scarborough: “We weren’t asked our opinion of the hiring, but if we were, we would have strongly objected to it for several reasons.”
  • Mika Brzezinski: “We hope NBC will reconsider its decision.”
  • Chuck Todd: “Look, there’s a reason why there’s a lot of journalists at NBC News are uncomfortable with this. Because many of our professional dealings with the RNC over the last six years have been met with gaslighting, have been met with character assassination.”
  • Nicolle Wallace: “NBC News, either wittingly or unwittingly, is teaching election deniers that what they can do stretches well beyond appearing on our air and interviews to peddle lies about the sanctity and integrity of our elections, which Ronna McDaniel did on yesterday’s ‘Meet the Press’… and they can do that as one of us, as badge-carrying employees of NBC News, as paid contributors to our sacred airwaves.”
  • Rachel Maddow: “The fact that Ms. McDaniel is on the payroll at NBC News – to me that is inexplicable.”
  • Jen Psaki: “To quote Liz Cheney, Ronna facilitated Trump’s corrupt fake elector and his effort to pressure Michigan officials not to certify the legitimate election outcome. She spread his lies and called January 6th ‘legitimate political discourse.’ Look, this isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats. This isn’t about red versus blue. This is about truth versus lies. Service to the country versus service to one man committed to toppling our democratic system.”
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: “MSNBC will not use Ronna McDaniel as a political analyst. But I do have a few questions for her whenever she might want to come on this program. And I’ll make it easy for her. I’ll tell her the questions ahead of time. My first question would be, why did you change your name for Donald Trump? Before Trump ran for president, her name was Ronna Romney McDaniel. How does that feel, to change her name to curry favor with the madman because he doesn’t like your uncle? How did you explain that to your kids? What lesson did your kids learn from that?”

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