CNN chief Jeff Zucker’s business plan to steal MSNBC’s left-wing viewers got another boost Wednesday with the cable news network’s hiring of former Obama White House spokesman Jay Carney as a paid contributor. Carney’s CNN career begins tonight. Obama’s former flack will offer commentary on Obama’s big primetime ISIS speech tonight.
According to CNN, after tonight Carney will contribute to various CNN programs.
Carney was a White House press secretary for more than three years. Before that he pretended to be an objective journalist for 20 years at Time Magazine.
One wonders how Carney will attempt to distinguish himself on a network already packed with paid Obama cheerleaders.
MSNBC hired former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs in early 2013. Former Bush press secretary Dana Perino has been with Fox News since 2009.
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