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MSNBC-White House Revolving Door

Rachel Racusen, who just this past November left the White House to join MSNBC, will now return to the White House in a role close to the one she had left.

According to Politico:

Racusen, who joined MSNBC as vice president of communications in November, will be a White House strategic communications adviser, White House communications director Jen Psaki said in an email to staff. Before leaving the administration last year, Racusen was associate White House communications director . . .

“I’ve been lucky to get to work with the great team at MSNBC. Unexpectedly, the White House reached out with an exciting opportunity to help spearhead long-term communications priorities during their “fourth quarter,” and it will be an honor to return to work for the President and his administration in this new capacity,” Racusen said.

You would think a news organization, even one that is obviously biased, would at least have a “cooling off period” before directly installing a White House official on its staff.

But today, mainstream journalism is not just overtly biased. It is actually politicized, hiring freshly picked former administration officials to supposedly serve as “analysts” when it’s never really clear the extent they are still working for their former bosses.

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22 Responses to MSNBC-White House Revolving Door

  1. Wait, Psaki’s over at 16th now? When was this? Last I heard, she was over in Foggy Bottom.

    I swear, trying to keep track of which flacks are where is like trying to keep track of the choreography for OK Go’s video of “I Won’t Let You Down.”

    That they seem to be so interchangeable doesn’t say anything good, I submit.

    • no no, she’s WH Communications Director now.

      from William & Mary swim team to the White House: Pjen is a real American success story. or is it a real American”Peter Principle” story?

  2. Yeah, it’s pretty hand in glove, but DC is like that–AS DOOR TURNS–it’s a soap. Another way to look at it might be that they have only a few true believers left. Maybe?

  3. How bad could it be. Only retarded dem morons watch MSNBC.

    Ok it is incestuous and wrong. But more peeps watch “leave it to beaver” reruns that look at MSNBC.

    Bill “commie” Gates must tell them what to say and what to cover.

        • Ditto !
          I listen to National Propaganda Radio just because it doesn’t have commercials.
          Those of us that can separate the wheat from the chaff, AND they broadcast the BBC.

        • For us it’s on in the middle of the nite–I DVR it…It’s 3 hrs, but many segs repeat. Watch half an hour or 45 mins and see what is coming and you can get pretty much the whole show of interest to you. Fast forward. Mika is sulky and eyerolly, Joe is boistrous and outrageous, they also have David Ignatius on, a pretty sensible fellow, Willie Geist, who can be amusing, Howard Dean is good for a laff Inot in a good way), there are some NY Times reporters who blah blah a little, Eugene Robinson dining out on his Pulitzer, guests, etc. It moves fast, they go over the nation’s papers and op-eds, really get into long discussions sometimes, etc. I enjoy it. So far, I don’t think I am too corrupted! If you only want to hear what you know or want to hear, this may not be your show.

  4. This is much worse than the revolving door. Just saw this on “Drudge”

    (CNSNews.com) – The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States increased by 279,000 to 25,098,000 in May, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    In January 2009, when President Obama took office, there were 21,375,000 foreign-born workers employed in the United States. Since then, the number has increased by 3,723,000.

  5. I don’t know why she bothered. managing the Obama administration’s “long-term communications plans” is what MSNBC does anyway. she could have stayed put and done the exact same job.

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