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.