Former Obama aide Stephanie Cutter fired as analyst hours after being hired by MSNBC, NBC News

Want more hot BPR News stories? Sign up for our morning news blast HERE

Former Obama aide Stephanie Cutter was hired, then fired, as a political analyst on the same day by MSNBC due to a glaring conflict of interest, even by MSNBC standards.

“Stephanie Cutter has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a Political Analyst. She will contribute exclusively on a range of topics across all platforms including Meet the Press, TODAY, Nightly and MSNBC,” the network announced in a press release early Friday.

But then it was revealed that Cutter was heading a group of former Obama aides pushing for the president’s Supreme Court nominees, Merrick Garland, to be confirmed by the Senate, per the New York Times.

[Stephanie] Cutter … will oversee the efforts by the new group, to be called the Constitutional Responsibility Project. Anita Dunn, the former White House communications director, is handling the news media, along with Amy Brundage, a veteran Obama aide. Also involved are Julianna Smoot, the chief fund-raiser for Mr. Obama’s campaigns; Paul Tewes, Mr. Obama’s top field operative in 2008; and Katie Beirne Fallon, the president’s last legislative director.”

Before Cutter could even make her first appearance as scheduled on “Andrea Mitchell” reports at noon Friday the network cut ties with her.

“We look forward to Stephanie’s insights on our air during this election year, but she will appear as a guest and not as an analyst due to her leadership role in the battle over the President’s Supreme Court nomination,” the network said in a statement that was released after the Times article was published.

Hired and fired in the same day. That might be a first in the cable news industry.

h/t: The Washington Post.

Sign up for our morning news blast HERE


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Carmine Sabia


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles