Nobody really cares that NBC is paying Chelsea Clinton $600,000 a year to do basically nothing as their correspondent. They let her do a few feel good story segments a year about cute animals or people overcoming poverty, mostly just voice over work where she tries desperately not to sound annoying. Okay, Fox News cares. As guardians at the gate of traditional journalism, the vaunted news outlet is on the Nights Watch for any sign of crappy superficial media stunts posing as real news. We couldn’t have that, could we, Geraldo? NBC is obviously paying Chelsea Clinton just to have a Clinton on staff. If you could speed dial your parents to hook you up with any world leader or major political figure in the news, you’d get paid big bucks too.
Business Insider analysts concluded that Clinton has made just fourteen appearances on the network since her hiring in November 2011, thus earning an estimated $1.55 million. That figure can be broken down to roughly $26,724 for each minute.
Oh, boy, the kids of Presidents and rich famous people get big breaks in life. I guess there’s some hypocrisy value to be noted, but mostly I just want to stop watching Chelsea Clinton’s face now. I can feel mine drooping in empathy.