In a revelation that should surprise exactly no one, former MSNBC host Krystal Ball said she was reprimanded by her bosses for disparaging Hillary Clinton in 2014.
Interviewed by podcast host Joe Rogan, Ball recounted being told that any further commentary on the former first lady “has to get approved by the president of the network.” This followed a monologue that was less than favorable towards Clinton.
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Former MSNBC host Krystal Ball to Joe Rogan on how MSNBC tried to control her coverage of Hillary Clinton in 2014:
"I did a monologue when Hillary Clinton was building up to run for president… I did this whole thing that was like, 'She sold… https://t.co/x5E0EeHAuN pic.twitter.com/Rfqi3Tnh0A
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The former host criticized Clinton’s connections with Wall Street and her low favorability among voters. Specifically, she said that “people are going to hate this lady” and called Clinton “a terrible candidate for the moment.”
Ball is a former Democratic congressional candidate from Virginia and co-hosted “The Cycle” from 2012 to 2015 for the liberal mouthpiece. As Clinton built towards her unsuccessful 2016 presidential run, Ball spoke out about her misgivings for the Clinton candidacy.
Specifically, she ridiculed the Democrat for selling out to Wall Street and asked her to “please don’t run.” Ball told “The Joe Rogan Experience” that she was allowed to express herself “exactly how I wanted to do it.”
But not for long.
Phil Griffin, MSNBC’s president at the time, apparently did not take kindly to the honest opinion of one of its hosts. Ball said she soon was taken into an office and complimented on her monologue.
But after being told that “everything’s fine,” she was warned that any further commentary on Hillary Clinton “has to get approved by the president of the network.”
Ball told Rogan that she did in fact make further commentary on the soon-to-be presidential candidate. However, she admitted that the admonishment from her superiors did affect her. “I’m a human being,” she said. “I don’t want to get in trouble with the boss.”
After leaving MSNBC, Ball formed a Democratic PAC supporting progressive candidates and launched a podcast.
The liberal network loves to throw stones at conservative outlets for what it claims is “biased” reporting. However, MSNBC as well as its parent network are hardly known for balanced journalism, and Ball’s recounting of the incident proved that they heavily favor the Democratic narrative.