Former MSNBC host Krystal Ball told Joe Rogan that any on-air comments she wanted to make about Hillary Clinton had to be approved by the network’s president.
Ball, who was a co-host of “The Cycle” from 2012 until 2015, revealed that in 2014 she was asked to run any and all commentary on Clinton by the head of the network before she said it on television.
While on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,” Ball explained how it all went down.
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Former MSNBC host Krystal Ball to Joe Rogan on how MSNBC tried to control her coverage of Hillary Clinton in 2014:
“I did a monologue when Hillary Clinton was building up to run for president… I did this whole thing that was like, ‘She sold… https://t.co/x5E0EeHAuN pic.twitter.com/Rfqi3Tnh0A
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“Shortly before I was let go, I did a monologue when Hillary Clinton was building up to run for president. It was back in 2014 so this was early on,” Ball said. “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.'”
“I was allowed to say it,” she continued. “I deliver my thing. I did it exactly how I wanted to do it. Afterwards, I get pulled into an office and [I was told] ‘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.”
“I would love to say that that didn’t affect me and that I was there to be a truth teller, but listen I’m a human being. I’m sure I responded to the incentives of that system like ‘Ahh, I don’t want to get in trouble with the boss,” she explained. “So that’s the way it works. That’s a very blatant example, but oftentimes people know where the boundaries are, they know what they’re allowed to say and so they don’t need that direct intervention of censorship.”
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