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Rachel Maddow Calls Out Both NBC News & Ronna McDaniel (VIDEO)

On tonight's show, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow called out NBC News for hiring Ronna McDaniel and addressed the reasons why McDaniel is unqualified.

Article Summary

  • Rachel Maddow opposes NBC News hiring Ronna McDaniel, calling it 'inexplicable'.
  • Maddow aligns with MSNBC colleagues, demanding reversal on McDaniel's hiring.
  • She criticizes McDaniel's role in promoting Trump's election conspiracies.
  • Maddow warns of undermining democracy by not respecting election outcomes.

From former Meet the Press moderator & chief political analyst Chuck Todd and Morning Joe co-anchors Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski to Deadline White House host Nicole Wallace, and reportedly a large number of folks within the news division, NBC News isn't having a hard time finding folks within their own ranks who want them to reverse their decision to hire ex-Republican National Committee Chair, Ronna McDaniel. Earlier tonight, Rachel Maddow joined them in condemning the move – calling the decision "inexplicable" while urging NBC News to "reverse the decision."

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"I will tell you, the fact that Ms. McDaniel is on the payroll at NBC News, to me, that is inexplicable. You wouldn't hire a wiseguy; you wouldn't hire a made man like a mobster to work in a D.A.'s office, right? You wouldn't hire a pickpocket to work as a TSA screener. So I find her decision to put her on the payroll inexplicable, and I hope they will reverse their decision," the host of The Rachel Maddow Show shared with the show's viewers. From there, Maddow shared how it was only when "MSNBC staff essentially, unanimously and instantly expressed outrage" over the hiring did the decision from MSNBC management came down that McDaniel would not appear on the news network – different from what was originally announced.

"The person who was the head of the Republican party during Donald Trump's time in office, and during his effort to throw out the election result and stay in power anyway, and during his effort to run for election again, after having done that, is Ronna Romney McDaniel," Maddow continued, reminding viewers of McDaniel's past activities. "And she pitched in and helped. She helped set in motion part of the plot that involved fake Trump electors to Congress from states that Trump did not win so Republicans in Washington could use those fake, fraudulent elector slates to contend that maybe Trump didn't win those states, even though he didn't."

McDaniel has blamed the media for everything that ex-reality show host & multi-impeached ex-POTUS Donald Trump actually did wrong during his one term. In addition, she has called the mainstream media "corrupt" & engaging in "fake news" while also peddling 2020 election conspiracy theories and accusing MSNBC of "spreading lies" with an evening lineup of "primetime propagandists."

"Right now, the [Trump] project is to tell the American people that those efforts around the 2020 election were righteous, that 2020 election, it wasn't okay. Those election results were not correct. We shouldn't believe American elections. American elections aren't real elections. American election results should not be seen as real. They should not be respected. That is the project now, right? It didn't work to overthrow the government the last time, but as long as you can build on that first effort, as long as you can keep up the entire election mythology, then you are priming your people. You are priming the American public to not accept the results of the next election, either."

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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