Skip to comments.Halper book: Clintons lobbied GE to get rid of MSNBC's David Shuster
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:12:52 PM PDT by kcvl
Hillary and Bill Clinton went to the top of the NBC food chain, all the way up to General Electrics board, to get back at MSNBC's David Shuster in 2008, according to Daniel Halpers forthcoming book Clinton Inc.
Halper, the online editor at the conservative Weekly Standard, details how far the Clinton camp went to get back at Shuster for saying that Chelsea Clinton was "sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way for lobbying super delegates on her mothers behalf during the presidential primaries.
According to a source close to the situation, the Clintons called people on the board of NBCs parent company General Electric to say, Well, this is outrageous, how NBC News and MSNBC are handling this, and we need to do something about it,'" Halper writes. "Before long, GEs chairman Jeffrey Immelt, was on the phone with Jeff Zucker, the president and CEO of NBC Universal at the time, and (former NBC News president) Steve Capus asking, What the hell is going on over there? Why are my board members talking about the reporter, and why is your reporter referring to Chelsea as a prostitute?
The strife between Shuster and the Clintons was well documented during the 2008 campaign and a series of heated emails between Shuster and Clinton spokesperson Philippe Reines were published by POLITICO at the time. At one point, the Clinton campaign threatened to pull out of a debate hosted by NBC News.
In the book, Halper notes that Wolfson also purposely didnt connect Shuster to the Clintons when he wanted to personally apologize, instead telling him to email Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Wolfson then went to the press and said Shuster was refusing to apologize.
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Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill said in an email that Halper should be treated the same as “Blood Feud” author Ed Klein and “Her Way” author Jeff Gerth.
“Daniel Halper has joined the discredited and disgraced ranks of Ed Klein and Jeff Gerth, his book came and went so fast that nobody bothered to read it, and nobody will,” Merrill said.
Actually David is on Al Jazeera America I been seeing him broadcast US part of the news
Al Jazeera, MSNBC, not much diff. Both anti-American.
Vile creatures, the both of them.
I heard ole BJ on the radio today giving an interview about whether Hillary should run for POTUS in 16.
It may have been an act, but he was surprisingly tepid and unenthusiastic about the whole thing.
In your picture, why is Webster Hubble in drag?
Yeah he went from one anti American network to another OKAY that no career change
LOL I see what you did there!!!
He never did seem to be behind her much to me...