The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: Scott Smith on NBC's Chelsea Clinton appointment

November 25, 2011

Scott Smith of Chicago Magazine talks about his lack of surprise, and growing frustration, with Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton's appointment as a new correspondent for NBC. An excerpt is below. As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE.

So this week, NBC Nightly News announced they'd hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondant for "Making a Difference", its series of heartwarming feature stories. This was really good news because WOO the media's hiring! And also, someone is hiring!

Before I sat down to work on this piece, I thought, this is not a big deal. The real issue here is how NBC News and Entertainment Divisions are completely lacking in ideas that aren't brought to them by a bold-faced name. An idea, I promise you, I'll get back to in a moment.....

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