The News: NBC News hired Chelsea Clinton as a “full-time special correspondent”. She joins other NBC hires such as Jenna Bush (GW’s daughter) and Luke Russert (son of former Meet the Press host Tim). MSNBC, of course, hired Meghan McCain (daughter of John) for her insights on the presidential elections.
Possible Takeaway: If you want a news gig, have a famous father?
At Salon, Glenn Greenwald writes about America’s Meritocratic, Watchdog News Media:
We all owe our gratitude to NBC News for single-handedly correcting the shameful, long-standing exclusion from our media discourse of the views of young, journalistically accomplished heirs and heiresses to political power and great fortune.
Meanwhile, Brian Stelter of the New York Times gathers the day’s reactions to NBC’s hirings in a Storify post.