MSNBC’s Chelsea Comment Angers Clinton
Feb 8 02:28 PM US/Eastern
By BETH FOUHY,Associated Press Writer
SEATTLE (AP) – A distasteful comment about Chelsea Clinton by an MSNBC anchor Thursday could imperil Hillary Rodham Clinton’s participation in future presidential debates on the network, a Clinton spokesman said.
In a conference call with reporters, Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson Friday excoriated MSNBC’s David Shuster for suggesting the Clinton campaign had “pimped out” 27-year old Chelsea by having her place phone calls to Democratic Party superdelegates on her mother’s behalf. Wolfson called the comment “beneath contempt” and disgusting.
“I, at this point, can’t envision a scenario where we would continue to engage in debates on that network,” he added.
Since MSNBC gets no ratings anyway, it’s a safe bet that the Clinton campaign figures they can talk tough here. Let’s see if they can envision a scenario where they would exclude NBC too shall we? Doubt it.