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Chelsea Clinton planning to stay on at NBC; insiders, critics wonder why
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Posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Chelsea Clinton planning to stay on at NBC; insiders, critics wonder why

By Jo Piazza

Published February 24, 2012 | FoxNews.com

Being the daughter of a former President and the current Secretary of State certainly has its perks.

Despite poor marks for her reportorial performance it looks like Chelsea Clinton is preparing to renew her contract with NBC News.

According to insiders familiar with negotiations, the Stamford and Columbia graduate is poised to extend her contract with the network to work on special segments for the shows “Rock Center” and “Nightly News,” a move that has media watchers confused.

“She has done a bunch of warm and fuzzy stories that haven’t gotten any kind of critical appreciation but she does have that Clinton name,” US Weekly senior television editor April Bernard told Fox411. “Critics say she doesn’t dig deeply enough as a reporter. She is amateurish and green. She also isn’t charismatic on camera which is surprising because her dad is so appealing. It is just hard to watch her and know she is there because of who she is.”

If it’s hard for the audience, it is even harder on some NBC veterans.

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1 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:43 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
She also isn’t charismatic on camera which is surprising because her dad is so appealing.

Webb Hubbell, appealing? I think not.

2 posted on 02/24/2012 7:15:09 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“It’s hard to watch her...”

No kiddin news department.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 7:16:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Sub-Driver

Like mother, like daughter. Boring, uncharismatic and overrated.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 7:16:29 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Sub-Driver
....the Stamford and Columbia graduate ....

Stanford!

5 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:05 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anybody proofread anymore?

She didn’t graduate from “Stamford”. Stamford is a city in Connecticut. She graduated from “Stanford”.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:41 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver

“Chelsea Clinton planning to stay on at NBC; insiders, critics wonder why” She did the SAME thing to the NBC/GE Suits that Monica did to her “daddy”. Webb Hubbell would be SO proud!


7 posted on 02/24/2012 7:18:19 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Sub-Driver
It is just hard to watch her and know she is there because of who she is.”

Hard to watch doesn't even begin to describe it!

8 posted on 02/24/2012 7:18:42 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“...the Stamford.....graduate...”

Go Cal !!


9 posted on 02/24/2012 7:18:48 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Sub-Driver
Likes public and private humiliation? Wonder where she learned to enjoy that?

Cognitive disassociation on her abilities/appeal?

10 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:11 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Sub-Driver
Chelsea Clinton planning to stay on at NBC; insiders, critics wonder why

Why? Because she's being groomed for an inevitable Senate run, like her mother was.

11 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:15 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Sub-Driver

Standards in TV journOlista’s? ROFL. She’s a Democrat shill like the rest of ‘em.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 7:20:26 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Critics were severely unimpressed."

I love this line.... Perhaps this is the person that OWS should direct their ire at. Here's someone born with a golden spoon in her mouth and was given everything in life. I haven't watched her segments, but it appears from the critics that she is completely undeserving of her current post and yet is kept on. OWS, do you need her address?
13 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:09 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t anyone have the sense to give her a DESK JOB

Promote her to “VP of investigative research and idea development for community outreach”

Like Michelle Obama’s old job at the hospital (that has remaned vacant since she left)


14 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:34 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: Rummyfan

Stamford and sons?


15 posted on 02/24/2012 7:23:11 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“She didn’t graduate from “Stamford”.”

Au contraire!

Stamford is where they tape the “Maury” show, where that burning question “Who da baby daddy?” finally gets answered via paternity testing.

I would LOVE to see Chelsea, Bill, and Webb’s DNA sample on that show.

(From the eyes down, pure Webb Hubbell...)


16 posted on 02/24/2012 7:23:21 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anyone actually watch NBC?


17 posted on 02/24/2012 7:23:26 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder how her husband’s hedgefund launch is going. Dad and Mom will no doubt “encourage” folks to invest.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 7:26:56 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Sub-Driver

GE, GE and GE.

Follow the money.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 7:28:21 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: Sub-Driver

I tried watching Chelsea’s debut online. For a moment it really wasn’t too bad thanks to a bit of colorful graphics. Alas, the video stopped loading and the episode was just too boring to tolerate so I left the site.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 7:28:40 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Rummyfan

From what I remember of the commentary at the time from other students at Stanford; she rarely attended classes, spent much of her time travelling, overseas and getting gutter crawling drunk. Many of those interviewed at the time said they couldn’t figure out how she passed any of her classes much less graduate. Her degrees were a sham, the same as her “scholarship”.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 7:29:43 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Sub-Driver
"which is surprising because her dad is so appealing."

Well, maybe if your thing happens to be upper middle-aged sex perverts with bulbous noses who sound like they have chronic sinus conditions.

22 posted on 02/24/2012 7:30:53 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

The OWS idiots won’t diss her, she’s one of them and they are one with her. Most of them are also spoiled little rich kids who sneak away to shower, eat, and get more money from their wealthy socialist democrat parents.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 7:32:43 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: US Navy Vet

That’s funny. I was going to say she’s following in Barbara Walters knee steps.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 7:34:24 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver
insiders, critics wonder why

Freepers, on the other hand, know exactly why.

25 posted on 02/24/2012 7:36:32 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Sub-Driver

The MSM is just a paid talent pool for the DNC.

Lost an election? Waiting to run? Need a paycheck? No problem, come grab a desk at the MSM until you sort it out.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 7:37:18 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Speaking of 'first daughters', here's another well-preserved one.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 7:37:48 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for her,she is a good little Communist I am sure her Commie parents are very proud...She belong with a loser net work with the losers that work there.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 7:38:10 AM PST by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver
...insiders, critics wonder why...

Outsiders assume it is repayment of Presidential favors.

29 posted on 02/24/2012 7:39:53 AM PST by GingisK
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To: Mr. K
Like Michelle Obama’s old job at the hospital (that has remained vacant since she left)

If I recall correctly...early in the 2008 presidential campaign, Michelle's old hospital position was ABOLISHED by the hospital.

30 posted on 02/24/2012 7:40:55 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen (Defeating Obama: Is neither a Republican Goal, nor a Democratic Concern, it is America’s Survival)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s hard for anyone to watch because of her looks. I remember a time when one had to have good looks to be on T.V. And I liked that time.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 7:41:19 AM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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To: Sub-Driver
The title should read

Chelsea Hubble planning to stay on at NBC; insiders, critics wonder why FOX ^

They are so creepy, they are dead ringers for each other.

32 posted on 02/24/2012 7:42:19 AM PST by STD (It Doesn't Take a Real Political Panjandrum to Cut Taxes & Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Chelsea works hard at NBC, in forty years she might develop into a more annoying, even homelier version of Andrea Mitchell.


33 posted on 02/24/2012 7:52:38 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: ErnBatavia

That rotten apple didn’t fall far from the tree.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 7:55:37 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ErnBatavia

E-Gad! She’s a hillbilly, inbred looking thing.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 7:58:39 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Night Hides Not

That’s exactly what I was thinking.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 7:58:42 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a good gig if you can get it.


37 posted on 02/24/2012 8:01:34 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Sub-Driver

Any samples of Chelsea’s work on the airwaves?


38 posted on 02/24/2012 8:01:34 AM PST by IbJensen ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right")
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To: traderrob6

Missing a chromosome or two, no doubt. Or fell off the White House lawn swing. Amy Carter! Yikes!!


39 posted on 02/24/2012 8:02:35 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Patience, my compatriots, PATIENCE! FR will be "Santorum Country" in a very short time, IMHO.)
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To: ErnBatavia

My Eyes, what the hell is wrong with you posting that withut a warning.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 8:02:35 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ErnBatavia

She’d be prettier if she put on some makeup and did something with her hair and clothes (and I say this as a female - sometimes you have to make an effort!). But Amy has always been flakey and clearly likes to do her own thing.


41 posted on 02/24/2012 8:02:51 AM PST by midnightcat
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To: Mr. K

She’s on the board of an internet company for $300k a year.

I’m not kidding!


42 posted on 02/24/2012 8:04:54 AM PST by Mr. Peabody
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“...because her dad is so appealing.”

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Must be a media “elite” East Coast thing, becasue NO ONE I know finds the serial rapist “appealing” on ANY level.

An oily, corrupt criminal of limited intelligence who lies reflexively at the level of a 7 year old.


43 posted on 02/24/2012 8:06:06 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Sub-Driver
the Stamford and Columbia graduate

Stanford...Palo Alto...Chelsea's alma mater

Stamford...Birmingham...not

44 posted on 02/24/2012 8:08:03 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: traderrob6

Hillbillies as rule are very socially conservative and go to church...especially in the South

why not smear some group not on our side?


45 posted on 02/24/2012 8:10:47 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Mr. Peabody

300,000 per year is one helluva board fee

i have had the opportunity to sit on local bank boards

12-15,000 per year..

NewsCorp pays 120,000 per year and grants the occasional deferred options

so I guess 300,000 is possible..at the high end...amazing


46 posted on 02/24/2012 8:14:13 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Chelsea likes the income and the family has the connections. This is called cronyism, nothing more, nothinge less. It would be interesting to know how much she makes as a journalist.


47 posted on 02/24/2012 8:15:10 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

“If I recall correctly...early in the 2008 presidential campaign, Michelle’s old hospital position was ABOLISHED by the hospital.”

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Because no one met the unique qualifications of the talentless, racist, entitlement queen who formerly held the “job”?


48 posted on 02/24/2012 8:15:39 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: RJS1950

Apparently money can buy more things than most of us realize. Sometime in the 1980s one of Savannah’s crookedest lawyers tried to extort money from my mother. This behavior on his part wasn’t particularly shocking but while we were in his office the door opened and this big, fat, moronic looking guy walked in. I didn’t pay him too much attention until the lawyer said, “And look! My son little Joey is now a lawyer too and in practice with me!”. My brother and I gaped in astonishment. We had both gone to school with and played with this guy as a kid. He was beyond stupid and I always thought borderline retarded. I didn’t think he had even finished high school. The money and complete disregard for laws and school policies it must have taken to make this cretin a lawyer still boggles my mind.


49 posted on 02/24/2012 8:16:10 AM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s good to be queen, ‘er princess.


50 posted on 02/24/2012 8:16:58 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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