WATCH: How Much Could It Cost? NBC’s Political Purge To "Never Neverland": Trump Slams "Weak" Network Igniting Media Firestorm

By Lisa Pelgin | Friday, 29 March 2024 04:30 PM
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Former President Donald Trump criticized NBC News leadership for firing Ronna McDaniel, the former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman, labeling them as "weak".

McDaniel was let go by NBC News following objections from network staff regarding her past support for Trump. Trump took to Truth Social to express his disapproval, stating, “These Radical Left Lunatics are CRAZY, and the top people at NBC ARE WEAK."

The termination of McDaniel's contract could have significant financial implications for NBC. Politico Playbook highlighted the potential costs, with McDaniel expecting compensation for the remainder of her two-year, $300,000 per annum contract. This could translate to over $30,000 per minute for her brief appearance on "Meet the Press."

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Following her departure, McDaniel is exploring legal options with prominent attorney Bryan Freedman, indicating a possible legal battle beyond contract negotiations. McDaniel, who secured her position at the RNC with Trump's backing, had recently signed with NBC News after the committee underwent leadership changes, aligning more closely with Trump allies like Lara Trump.

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Trump expressed his disappointment with McDaniel's swift exit, remarking, “It leaves her [McDaniel] in a very strange place, it’s called NEVER NEVERLAND, and it’s not a place you want to be.” He emphasized that McDaniel had complied with NBC's expectations during her short tenure.

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A 2023 poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights revealed that six out of ten Americans hold the establishment media responsible for spreading misinformation.

This sentiment underscores the ongoing challenges faced by mainstream media outlets in maintaining public trust and credibility.

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