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Network political contributors have a long history. But are they more trouble than they’re worth?

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2024
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Politics, Arts and Entertainment, Political Commentators
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ANALYSIS

One of the nation’s most prominent news outlets has found itself in an embarrassing mess over the hiring — and quick firing — of someone who isn’t even a journalist in the first place.

Among other things, NBC News’ brief employment of former Republican National Committee chief Ronna McDaniel has illustrated the role of political contributors in television news, and the frustration many executives feel in adequately representing the GOP point of view in the Donald Trump era.

NBC News’ leadership felt it had secured a prize in the services of McDaniel to provide...

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