Chelsea Clinton Works For NBC: Hillary’s Pimped Out Daughter Turns Gamekeeper
CHELSEA Clinton, daughter to Bill and Hillary Clinton, is now working as a special correspondent for American television network NBC News. She also sits on the board of IAC, the web firm that owns Match.com (for dad) and The Daily Beast (mom).
Also working at NBC and MSNBC are Jenna Bush Hager, George W. Bush’s daughter, and Meghan McCain, daughter of former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, respectively.
This is how the elite work – the SADOS (Sons and daughters of stars) – get the easiest, most delicious jobs. They do not watch Dr Who and dream of meeting a star. They are already in the TARDIS.
Jobbing hacks look on with delightful bitterness:
Glenn Thrush: “In ’08, Chelsea Clinton (in NH) told me ‘Sorry, I don’t talk to the media.’ I said, ‘But you are all grown up now.’ Now she IS the media.”
Jodi Kantor: “Ssupreme irony of Chelsea Clinton becoming an NBC reporter: I’m pretty sure she’s never granted an interview.”
Don Van Natter: “Chelsea Clinton has loathed the news media for most of her life. So it makes sense she has decided to join us and refuse to be interviewed.”
Amie Parnes recalls Chelsea on her mum’s campaign trail:
When sharp-elbowed television reporters manage to slip through the crowd and face Clinton, he reaches out his arm to shield the 28-year-old surrogate, points to the side of the room like a stone-faced traffic cop and tells the reporters, “I’ll talk to you over there.” Far from Chelsea.Since Clinton doesn’t speak to reporters, Reines is her voice. When inquiring minds approach Clinton to say hello, she has been known to say, “Have you met Philippe?”
“If I wasn’t paid to talk to reporters, I wouldn’t, either,” said Reines, who has become the surrogate’s surrogate in the face of growing criticism that the campaign is protecting her like a child. “Chelsea smartly knows that if she gives an inch of her privacy, she loses a foot.”
Back in 2008, Hillary clashed with NBC:
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday morning ripped MSNBC over reporter David Shuster’s suggestion that Chelsea Clinton was “sort of being pimped out” by the campaign. I found the remarks incredibly offensive,” Clinton told reporters in this snowy town outside Bangor. Earlier, she sent a letter to NBC brass that called for swift action against Shuster, who was suspended Friday by MSNBC. “Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used and no temporary suspension or half-hearted apology is sufficient,” Clinton wrote to NBC News President Steve Capus, who apparently had already called Clinton to personally apologize.
“I would urge you to look at the pattern of behaviour on your network that seems to repeatedly lead to this sort of degrading language,” Clinton wrote. “There’s a lot at stake for our country in this election. Surely, you can do your jobs as journalists and commentators and still keep the discourse civil and appropriate.”
A Clinton lecturing the press on appropriate behaviour is like debating which of Tony of Cherie Blair most likes money.
We’ve just one question for Chelsea: How long before the elite are interviewing each other about their peers chances of victory?