‘This must stop’: DNC chair ORDERS NBC to stop negative reporting on her

‘This must stop’: DNC chair ORDERS NBC to stop negative reporting on her

She doesn’t come right out and say, “or else,” though that sense is strongly implied in emails from the Democratic National Committee to NBC’s Chuck Todd.

The emails are part of the trove released days ago by WikiLeaks. All relate to negative coverage of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz by “Morning Joe’s” Mika Brzenzinski, who has called for Schultz’s ouster.

One of the emails, bearing the subject line “Chuck, this must stop,” is from Schultz herself and reads:

To: chuck.todd@nbcuni.com
Date: 2016-05-18 11:19
Subject: Chuck, this must stop

Phil Griffin (the name Schultz meant to write) is the president of MSNBC.

The tone of Schultz’s communication suggests she believes, possibly accurately, that the Democratic Party has some control over the “news” the network disseminates. The phrase last straw (the first word in all caps) lends further credence to this interpretation.

If it does turn out that the Dems pull the strings over at NBC, or at least MSNBC, would hardly be shocking. Both the parent and satellite network have long shilled for the Democratic Party.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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