MSNBC wants to be the home team network for the Democrat Party.
But that positioning comes with a cost.
And a former MSNBC host just made this shocking confession about Hillary Clinton.
Krystal Ball is the co-host of the popular Breaking Points podcast with right-leaning populist Saagar Enjeti.
But for three years from 2012 to 2015, Ball was one of the co-hosts of the MSNBC program The Cycle.
Ball is a leftist who doesn’t always toe the Democrat Party line and that got her into trouble with her bosses when Hillary Clinton decided to run for President in 2015.
In an interview with podcast host Joe Rogan, Ball recounted how when she was on MSNBC she delivered a monologue about Clinton begging the former Secretary of State not to run for President in 2016 because Clinton was a tool of Wall Street.
“I did this whole thing that was like, ‘She sold out to Wall Street. People are gonna hate this lady. She’s like the terrible candidate for the moment. Please don’t run,’” Ball stated.
“I was allowed to say it,” Ball explained, adding that “I deliver my thing. I did it exactly how I wanted to do it.”
Ball’s commentary criticizing Clinton – the assumed Democrat Party nominee – did not sit well with MSNBC President Phil Griffin.
After the show, Ball revealed that her bosses told her that going forward any commentary about Hillary Clinton needed Griffin’s approval.
“Afterwards, I get pulled into an office and you know, ‘Great monologue, everything’s fine. But next time you do any commentary on Hillary Clinton, it has to get approved by the President of the network,’” Ball stated.
Ball said that changed her approach to the election.
“Listen, I’m a human being,” Ball added. “I’m sure I responded to the incentives of that system, like, ‘God, I don’t want to get in trouble with the boss.’”
Ball explained that in cable news hosts get on the air because they can stick to the party narrative for whichever audience the network is trying to reach.
“That’s the way that it works [in cable news],” Ball continued. “Oftentimes, people [who work at the network] know where the boundaries are. They know what they’re allowed to say. So they don’t need that direct intervention of censorship.”
Democrats would have been wise to listen to Ball.
The electorate in 2016 was fed up with the Washington, D.C. establishment and Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in large part due to voter anger at the Wall Street/Washington, D.C. nexus that Hillary Clinton embodied.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.