End of an era: Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC

posted at 1:21 pm on August 29, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

There was the retirement of Walter Cronkite from CBS News, the retirement of Tom Brokaw from NBC News … and now this. Can the republic survive? Fittingly, the news broke through that hard-hitting news source, People Magazine:

After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News – and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expected to become parents – the former first daughter is now leaving that position, she tells PEOPLE in a statement, “to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child.”

Having specialized in feel-good stories of “remarkable people and organizations making a profound difference,” Clinton, 34, says the highlights of her job included meeting people like Annette Dove, whose TOPPS program in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, “continues to fill the hunger, education and safety gaps for kids of all ages in her community.”

She also thanks viewers who responded to her stories by helping to fund and expand programs she featured. According to NBC, TOPPS raised $300,000 after Clinton’s report.

That’s also one of the few stories Clinton produced for NBC News over her three-year tenure. As Politico’s Dylan Byers notes, that haul comes to about six months’ salary for Clinton:

Clinton’s departure brings an end to a lucrative three-year run during which she made a handful of feel-good packages for NBC’s “Making a Difference” franchise. Clinton’s annual salary at the network was $600,000, translating to roughly $26,724 for each minute she appeared on air — a sore subject for the many hard-working journalists at NBC who made considerably less. In January, Clinton switched to a month-to-month contract.

Washington Post media critic Eric Wemple cast a critical eye on NBC’s decision:

The posting also references the various feel-good stories that Clinton executed for NBC News, including “people like Carlos ‘Coach Khali’ Sweeney, whose Downtown Boxing Gym offers kids on the east side of Detroit a lifeline through academic tutoring and boxing instruction” and Principal Peggy Candelaria, “whose Homework Diner in Albuquerque helps kids with their homework and also feeds those same kids and their families.”

Those stories were neither sufficiently frequent nor momentous to earn Clinton the respect of her colleagues and the NBC News brain trust. Her standing within the network appeared to suffer a hit when Politico revealed earlier this year that she had been earning annual pay in the range of $600,000 — or nearly $27,000 for each minute of airtime. That was far above the pay level of an average network correspondent, even one with years of experience; Clinton was a rookie in the craft at the time of her first piece for NBC News in 2011.

Media critic and NYU professor Jay Rosen pulled no punches about the Chelsea Clinton era:

It’s difficult to see this as anything other than a media outlet attempting to curry favor with a powerful political family. The younger Clinton had no claim to journalistic experience, and ended up taking in quite a bit of money for very little productivity. What little she did produce was of mediocre quality: even the aforementioned TOPPS story would have been much more compelling in the hands of more experienced and skilled reporters.

One might imagine that the money spent on Clinton’s sparse production could have funded five or ten reporters who could have produced ten or twenty times the output, so in that sense her contract is clearly a bad investment. In the favor-currying sense, though, the worth of the investment won’t be known until a Clinton is back in the White House. The big question will be just how far NBC News will go in protecting that investment between now and the 2016 election.


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Jeeze…what will she do now????

Prolly have to do weather reports on Al Jezera….

I has a sad…..

BigWyo on August 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM

As I said about her mother, “Does anyone really give a rat’s ass?”

DAT60A3 on August 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM

And her mother is qualified because…?

John the Libertarian on August 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Well, pretty soon I’m certain she’ll be..what’s that phrase?

Oh Yeah, Flat Broke

ToddPA on August 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

OMIGOSH!!!! This is far more important than Obama not having a strategy. That’s small potatoes compared to THIS!!! OMIGOOOSH!!! ////

theotherone on August 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Other than NBC’s payroll department who even knew she was there?

nikophil on August 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM

“to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child.”

‘To continue to not really work for a living and money just shows up in my bank account..I love you all!!!’

BigWyo on August 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM

This was the most fraudulent and wasteful thing going in network news.

Network news is the most fraudulent and wasteful thing going in network news.

Aizen on August 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

A rats ass would be a prettier face than Hildabeast Junior’s.

ConstantineXI on August 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

In the favor-currying sense, though, the worth of the investment won’t be known until a Clinton is back in the White House. The big question will be just how far NBC News will go in protecting that investment between now and the 2016 election.

I can answer thta in 5 letters: MSNBC.

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

*that

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Clinton’s annual salary at the network was $600,000

The cost of 3, maybe 4 Hillary Clinton speeches. Which is the greater value for the money? That’s a tough one.

/Have to work 40 years at minimum wage to make that much, for you class warfare types

LashRambo on August 29, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Now she can spend more time with her mother dodging sniper fire.

Flange on August 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

One might imagine that the money spent on Clinton’s sparse production could have funded five or ten reporters who could have produced ten or twenty times the output, so in that sense her contract is clearly a bad investment.

Considering the crap that NBC reporters put out, I’d rather they waste it on Chelsea than hire 5 to 10 more garbage spewers.

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Feel sorry for her… She’ll be ‘flat broke’.

socalcon on August 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Me thinks, she is gearing up for mom’s HilKilRods 2016
Preszy Run,..jus say’n!!

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Whatever. Move on. I don’t begrudge her a thing. If someone wanted me for 600 grand a year…I’d take it!! Her mother on the other hand should be running for president in jail, behind bars!

Deano1952 on August 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM

My God! What has the the political world come to when a CLINTON has decided to go back to civilian life? She obviously will be running for Mother of the Year, followed by Head Concubine of her ‘father’s’ harem.

vnvet on August 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM

If Chelsea was anyone other than the spawn of one of their idols (wait for Malia and Sasha), no one on earth would pay $600,000/yr for that mug.

It’s no big deal for Chelsea because she doesn’t care about money… right?

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 1:33 PM

See. Bundy is a loon:

One of the sons of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy’s son has pulled his five children out of various Clark County School District locations after a dispute with school administrators.

Officials at Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite told Ryan Bundy that his 15-year-old daughter was not allowed to bring her pocketknife to school.

Clark County School policy states that pocket knives are not allowed on school property, as they are considered weapons.

Bundy doesn’t see a knife as a weapon and explained he’s taught his children it is essential to always have a knife with them.

“I’ve taught my children a knife is important to have,” he said. “It’s a tool that you use, and you need to have one with you at all times.”

“They’re trying to make my child a criminal – and any other child a criminal – for simply having something, and that is not right,” he said.

http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/story/ryan-bundy-children-ccsd-meqsuite-pocketknife/IFvwtBXwmU2KwUTiyOm2Xw.cspx

davidk on August 29, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Classic Bitter Clinger!! Thanks I needed that!!

Deano1952 on August 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Feel sorry for her… She’ll be ‘flat broke’.

socalcon on August 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM

But enough about her face.

davidk on August 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

I can answer thta in 5 letters: MSNBC.

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Yeah, she can fetch coffee for Al Sharpton.

Oldnuke on August 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

It’s tough to give up that $600,000 salary for doing abolutely nothing.

leader4hru on August 29, 2014 at 1:36 PM

She’s 34 years old. Another year and she’ll be elgible for the big brass ring. I’m thinking about a decade of presidential resume padding, heck she could have a senatorship from any northeastern state,…..a cabinet position and Boom! She’s a lot younger than Hill.

butch on August 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM

High end fashion model for PETA?

Oldnuke on August 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Looks like the payoff has been successfully completed. Not sure what favor(s) her parents did and for whom,,but at least they had the decency to make good on the debt.

KMC1 on August 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Oh my…could this be the very end for true journalism?

georgealbert on August 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Is that enough for a down payment on some houses?

BobMbx on August 29, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Classic Bitter Clinger!! Thanks I needed that!!

Deano1952 on August 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

I aim to please.

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 1:40 PM

In the favor-currying sense, though, the worth of the investment won’t be known until a Clinton is back in the White House.

Did they perhaps dump her because they don’t think there will be a return in 2 years?

GWB on August 29, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Sounds to me like the value of the family stock is dropping…

JohnGalt23 on August 29, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Who didn’t think she had already left?

Fallon on August 29, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Does Sheila Weller’s tell-all book, “The News Sorority,” have anything to say about Chelsea’s getting techniques?

meci on August 29, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Farewell Chelsea, we hardly knew ye.

Mason on August 29, 2014 at 1:42 PM

And, love “End of an era…” Priceless.

Fallon on August 29, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Anything with the word “clinton” in it is pure bull crap. Not even bull crap, more like runny, muddy, cow crap.

I wish the clintons and obamas would be the first to colonize the moon, that way we can be done with them and just shut off the oxygen.

Diluculo on August 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM

One might imagine that the money spent on Clinton’s sparse production could have funded five or ten reporters who could have produced ten or twenty times the output,

And 10-20 times the propaganda. Looks like we dodged a bullet.

xblade on August 29, 2014 at 1:53 PM

The End of an Error. Learn from your mistakes, NBC. Learn from your mistakes, America.

Esaus Message on August 29, 2014 at 1:53 PM

For $600,000, I could:

1) Pay off all my loans, including the house,
2) Drop enough cash into an account that would still pay out dough,
3) Quit my job.

While $600K isn’t that much in elitists circles, there are some of us out there who are far more effective producers on a shoestring.

Those are the people who deserve my admiration and respect.

Chelsea ain’t one of ‘em.

Turtle317 on August 29, 2014 at 1:54 PM

The End of an Error. Learn from your mistakes, NBC. Learn from your mistakes, America.

Esaus Message on August 29, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Good luck w/ the bolded part…

22044 on August 29, 2014 at 1:56 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Chelsea Clinton leave the Oakland Raiders!!

How can you leave something you weren’t ever really on?

AYNBLAND on August 29, 2014 at 1:59 PM

“[T]he most fraudulent and wasteful thing going in network news.”

Heh, 20 ‘reporters’ now work for obama.

The rest, most all, suffocate in his azz, you fools. It ain’t Beluga caviar, but bon appetit, idiots.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 1:59 PM

1% indeed.

faraway on August 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Over paid, under used, waste of money.

Amazingoly on August 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM

One has to turn off the lights to do this thing. This and the ugly Kardashian witch, with that big fat azz, are America today.

No wonder IS succeed, apace.

Plus, a dilettante, who’s proud of his ignorance is preezie.

It hurt to watch the intelligently coherent Cameron speak today…and he ain’t the greatest either…just in relative terms, given the oaf of the USA.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM

OT, but not really. Irony alert

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Chelsea/Castro (no, not the old coots in Cuba)

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM

“When I left NBC I was flat broke” — Chelsea

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM

just a hybrid money laundering scheme for nbc and the clinton foundation.

dmacleo on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Gosh, reading the comments at HA, I can’t imagine how that “conservative war on women” meme ever gained a foothold…

You rightwing dopes repeatedly hand the Dems talking points that resound bigtime with voters and then blame all Republican failures on RINO’s and the “establishment.”

I am tired of the too-frequent discussion of women’s looks, both positive and negative. It has absolutely nothing to do with their substantive traits and talents (or lack thereof). I have no idea what Hillary’s appearance has to do with her qualifications to be president, or why the usually liberal Kirsten Powers should be given a break because she’s easy on the eyes. It’s completely legitimate to talk about the fact that Chelsea got a job solely because of her last name, but snarking about her looks is the province of small minds that can’t come up with anything intelligent to say.

And there is a surplus of small minds here. Outright jerks, now that I think about it. Enough of the misogyny, subtle and otherwise. Especially guilty is the angry and crass Schadenfreude, who can’t resist referring to women as “scumhags.”

Say something meaningful or shut up.

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Say something meaningful or shut up.

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

gfy while applying your own principles to yourself.
if I think someone is ugly I’ll say they are ugly and not give a damn if it hurts your feelings or not.

dmacleo on August 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Influence buying, plain and simple. The corruption on the left knows no bounds.

Obamalies on August 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM

One has to turn off the lights to do this thing. This and the ugly Kardashian witch, with that big fat azz, are America today.

No wonder IS succeed, apace.

Plus, a dilettante, who’s proud of his ignorance is preezie.

It hurt to watch the intelligently coherent Cameron speak today…and he ain’t the greatest either…just in relative terms, given the oaf of the USA.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Ha! Look at who just proved my point.

Angry, crass misogynist. Are you even capable of saying something intelligent? Just one comment that doesn’t refer to a bodily part or function?

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Say something meaningful or shut up.

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

You can do the same.

Instead of whining tell us why Chelsea is worth $600,000/yr.

Thanks. I’m waiting with baited breath./

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Chelsea Clinton?
I thought that was a picture of Howdy Doody with long hair!

freedomfirst on August 29, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Chel…we hardly knew ye.

Appalacher on August 29, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Angry, crass misogynist. Are you even capable of saying something intelligent? Just one comment that doesn’t refer to a bodily part or function?

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:10 PM

You can’t mention Kim Kardashian without referring to the feature of her anatomy that made her famous.

wkh on August 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Say something meaningful or shut up.
Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Hey Meredith. Bite me.

BigAlSouth on August 29, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Chelsea’s father-in-law:

Beginning in the early 1990s Mezvinsky fell prey to a wide variety of 419 scams. According to a federal prosecutor, Mezvinsky was conned by “just about every different kind of African-based scam we’ve ever seen.” In order to raise the funds needed to front the money for the fraudulent investment schemes he was being offered, Mezvinsky became, himself, a conman, tapping his network of contacts and dropping the name of the Clinton family to convince unwitting marks to give him money.

In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 felony charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Nearly $10 million was involved in the crimes. Shortly after his indictment, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but the judge at his trial disallowed a mental illness defense.[5] He served his time at Federal Prison Camp, Eglin. Mezvinsky, Federal Bureau of Prisons # 55040-066, was released in April 2008. He remained on federal probation until 2011, and as of 2010 still owed $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.

BobMbx on August 29, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Too many Howdy Doody jokes overheard in the hallways? Nah… there would be lawsuits and dismissals if that were the case.

ExpressoBold on August 29, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Meredith’s War on Conservatives continues apace.

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Just one comment that doesn’t refer to a bodily part or function?

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:10 PM

.
OK: (Be sure to bounce up and down on your ass while you read this.)

What difference, at this point, does it make?

ExpressoBold on August 29, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Well, pretty soon I’m certain she’ll be..what’s that phrase?

Oh Yeah, Flat Broke

ToddPA on August 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

I’m pretty sure there’s a juicy severance package involved. Why not?

slickwillie2001 on August 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM

That’s also one of the few stories Clinton produced for NBC News over her three-year tenure.

.
WHAT? She was there three years? I hardly ever watch NBC but I had no idea she could concentrate on something for that length of time.

ExpressoBold on August 29, 2014 at 2:31 PM

I’d have paid her 600K a year not to have any kids. More Clintons…is not what the world needs.

FlyNavy on August 29, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Scumhag, can you use your brain, just once, instead of your other part?

I love intelligent women.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Hey, Meredith…. console yourself with the fact that other people now have to pay for your birth control. Isn’t that enough?

Nah, the only outrage you can muster is for defending the privileged child of people who have always lived off taxpayers. If they were Republicans you would be demanding jail time or worse.

Why don’t you muster some outrage for something worth the effort like this:

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

There’s more, but you probably can’t handle it.

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Say something meaningful or shut up.

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

“Annoying you is schadenfreudig, thugstress” — Voltaire’s freedom of speech squad

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 2:34 PM

And September 11th is right around the corner.

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 2:37 PM

coolrepublica is way more interesting than Meredith (meaningful, really).

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

And September 11th is right around the corner.

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Yep. And that’s probably why Open Borders Barry is dithering on amnesty. The last thing he wants to do is grant amnesty with car bombs, dirty bombs firing off. It’s always political and has nothing to do with the welfare and safety of American citizens.

But ‘Meredith’ is all upset because the useless Chelsea was picked on by conservative meanies…. pathetic.

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Scumhag, I’ll die for your freedom to be so stupid.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

She looks more like Web Hubbell every day. It’s that lower lip.

slickwillie2001 on August 29, 2014 at 2:46 PM

coolrepublica is way more interesting than Meredith (meaningful, really).

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

I dunno. Blah, blah, blah vs Shut up!

It’s kind of a toss up.

Fallon on August 29, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Meredith

So basically, you’re one ugly fat heifer, lol. And a racist. Why do you hate black people Meredith?

xblade on August 29, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Typical Meredith: Proudly earning the “The Republican party is the stupid party” label every chance she gets.

xblade on August 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Pardon me, but what kind of unmaternal freak rationalizes leaving her current job because she wants to focus on working at the family money laundry BEFORE she mentions the imminent birth of her first child ?

Whaddayathink? Phone-it-in-parenting coming up for the First Black President’s grandbaby?

Will the Guatamalan live-in nanny be on Mom’s Skype speed-dial, do you think, or will she just use the nanny-cam to get caught up on what His Babyness is doing this week?

Dolce Far Niente on August 29, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Say something meaningful or shut up.

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Same back at you, you progressive ditz.

hawkdriver on August 29, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Clinton’s annual salary at the network was $600,000, translating to roughly $26,724 for each minute she appeared on air

Juiced in.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 29, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Another Clinton welfare story about a person who has never earned anything. Like mother, like daughter. Bill Clinton is the only one with any accomplishments and he sucks too.

earlgrey on August 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM

“Another Clinton welfare story”

Sinecure. The word is ‘sinecure’. It was obviously an attempt to curry favor with the Clintons, which Chelsea no longer needs since she will be helping with her mom’s 2016 campaign.

It’s just a reminder that MSNBC is not an independent actor but is part of the Clinton machine. Not that this should come as a great surprise to anyone.

Respectfully,

Brian P.

pendell2 on August 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM

So, what’s the best parallel for her tenure with respect to the automobile industry?

Is Chelsea the Edsel of the MSM? The Corvair? The Yugo?

Dusty on August 29, 2014 at 3:56 PM

“Another Clinton welfare story”

Sinecure. The word is ‘sinecure’. It was obviously an attempt to curry favor with the Clintons, which Chelsea no longer needs since she will be helping with her mom’s 2016 campaign.

It’s just a reminder that MSNBC is not an independent actor but is part of the Clinton machine. Not that this should come as a great surprise to anyone.

Respectfully,

Brian P.

pendell2 on August 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Interesting that she made around twice as much at her sinecure as Big Moochie did at hers. I blame racism.

slickwillie2001 on August 29, 2014 at 3:59 PM

See. Bundy is a loon:

One of the sons of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy’s son has pulled his five children out of various Clark County School District locations after a dispute with school administrators.

Officials at Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite told Ryan Bundy that his 15-year-old daughter was not allowed to bring her pocketknife to school.

Clark County School policy states that pocket knives are not allowed on school property, as they are considered weapons.

Bundy doesn’t see a knife as a weapon and explained he’s taught his children it is essential to always have a knife with them.

“I’ve taught my children a knife is important to have,” he said. “It’s a tool that you use, and you need to have one with you at all times.”

“They’re trying to make my child a criminal – and any other child a criminal – for simply having something, and that is not right,” he said.

http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/story/ryan-bundy-children-ccsd-meqsuite-pocketknife/IFvwtBXwmU2KwUTiyOm2Xw.cspx

davidk on August 29, 2014 at 1:34 PM

How in the holly hell did something about Bundy get into a thread about Chelsea Clinton? To paraphrase Shakespeare…Me thinks someone is an idiot.

logicman_1998 on August 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM

God… what will NBC do now? Is Billy available? Shrillary?

antisocial on August 29, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Say something meaningful or shut up.

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

STFU. Who asked you? If this place is so terrible, why are you here?

307wolverine on August 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Do we still have to be nice to Chelsea since she’s “off limits” not being an elected official and all?

Judging by the way many here were practically holding prayer vigils and getting all teary-eyed when Slick had his heart attack a few years ago, I’d say we probably still have to be super nice to her.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 29, 2014 at 4:35 PM

She should have teamed up with Ronin Sinatra!

MCGIRV on August 29, 2014 at 4:59 PM

“[T]he most fraudulent and wasteful thing going in network news.”

Chelsea can’t be blamed here, she is a Clinton, fraud and waste with other people’s money is in her DNA.

RJL on August 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM

WHO CARES?

Pelosi Schmelosi on August 29, 2014 at 5:46 PM

How wil NBC survive?

TheNakedEye on August 29, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Scumhag, I’ll die for your freedom to be so stupid.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Will croak for quite a few things…but not that one Shad…you’re better than I am.

msupertas on August 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Evidently NBC believes that paying the Clinton offspring $600,000/yr carries no future benefits.

Could they be saying something about 2016?

GarandFan on August 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Meredith on August 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

She’d suck just as much if she were a man.

Speaking of which, isn’t it time for you to go back to your day job?

Maddie on August 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM

next NBC will lecture America about income inequality

pecan pie on August 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Q. What do you get when you cross a crooked politician with a crooked lawyer?

A. Chelsea.

(And yes, that joke is a fair one now. She is an adult who has used her parents to profit immensely. Makes her a legitimate target.)

No Truce With Kings on August 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Is Chelsea the Edsel of the MSM? The Corvair? The Yugo?

Trabant; communist, oily two-stroke blowing smoke, and made of recycled waste.

F X Muldoon on August 30, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Fraudulent? Wasteful? From a journalism perspective, perhaps. But the guys at NBC are fairly shrewd operators… They bought themselves a Clinton for only $600K/year. I very much doubt whether any of the folks who made the decision to hire Chelsea thought for a moment about her journalism skills, or, indeed, about any skills that she might be said to have at all.

morganfrost on August 31, 2014 at 7:04 PM