NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 Annual Salary For Occasional Work

Tyler Durden's picture


Hillary Clinton may have left the White House "dead broke" in her own words over a decade ago, but the same can hardly be said about her daughter, Chelsea, who as Politico revealed today, was being paid an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year.

As a reminder, the younger Clinton, who previously worked as an analyst at $12 billion hedge fund Avenue Capital in a quid-pro-quo which its owner Marc Lasry, a close friend of Bill Clinton, had hoped would bring him a fast track appointment to the French ambassador position (and which was scuttled last year after several of his poker-playing acquaintances were charged in a mob gambling ring), joined NBC News as a “special correspondent” in November 2011. "She was up for renewal or non-renewal this year. Instead, the sources said, the network decided to keep her on the payroll on a month-to-month basis so that the two parties could sever ties if Clinton’s mother, Hillary, runs for president."

So what exactly did Chelsea do to command such a hefty salary?

As special correspondent, Clinton worked on service-related feature assignments for NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” until the show’s cancellation in June 2013. Clinton has since worked on packages for NBC Nightly News.


In that time, Clinton’s principal occupation has been the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, where she has been a major force in steering her parents’ charitable work in the final years of her mother’s tenure at the State Department, and since then. This April, she announced that she was pregnant. Clinton is due to deliver her first child in the fall, and it’s unclear if she would resume work with NBC after that.

In other words, "occasional work"

Ironically, even as the US rages at cases of domestic investment banks abusing nepotism and hiring Chinese princelings in exchange for lucrative banking contracts, nobody finds the Clinton arrangement with what is supposed to be an objective, impartial media outlet even remotely disturbing.

Well, maybe some do:

When Clinton joined NBC, many media critics chafed at the network’s decision to employ a former first daughter with no experience in journalism. The New York Post referred to Clinton as “just another spoiled, aimless child of rich, successful parents chauffeured through adulthood by Mommy and Daddy’s connections.”

But before NBC is accused of pandering solely to democrats, recall that in 2009 NBC Universal, it hired George W. Bush’s daughter Jenna Bush Hager to serve as a correspondent on the “Today” show. In 2011, it hired Sen. John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain as a contributor on MSNBC.

In other words, nepotism from one extreme to the other.

But the good news is that for all complaints about lack of wage inflation, it clearly does exist... for a very lucky few.

Your rating: None

- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:43 | 4853124 fooshorter
fooshorter's picture

You can't make this shit up...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:47 | 4853149 john39
john39's picture

it ain't for her looks...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:49 | 4853158 simplejack
simplejack's picture



should this give me hope?


how can i find a job like this too?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:52 | 4853193 alien-IQ
alien-IQ's picture

you'll need a time machine and somebody to swap you into a different crib.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:58 | 4853236 hedgeless_horseman
hedgeless_horseman's picture



Media as the "Fourth Estate"

Access to information is essential to the health of democracy for at least two reasons. First, it ensures that citizens make responsible, informed choices rather than acting out of ignorance or misinformation. Second, information serves a "checking function" by ensuring that elected representatives uphold their oaths of office and carry out the wishes of those who elected them.

In the United States, the media is often called the fourth branch of government (or "fourth estate"). That's because it monitors the political process in order to ensure that political players don't abuse the democratic process.

Others call the media the fourth branch of government because it plays such an important role in the fortunes of political candidates and issues. This is where the role of the media can become controversial. News reporting is supposed to be objective, but journalists are people, with feelings, opinions and preconceived ideas.

How Media Helps Shape Public Opinion

A clever choice of words can make things seem different than they are. For instance, during the Vietnam War, the Defense Department of the United States used many misleading phrases in news reports. Instead of "forced transfer of civilians" they said "relocation", and instead of "lies" they said "elements in the credibility gap." By using carefully chosen phrases, the Defense Department made their war efforts seem less harmful to the people in the United States. They aren't "vouchers", they are "opportunity scholarships"; it's not "tax cuts", it's "tax relief."

If we didn't know better, we'd think that the dogs have gone crazy and started attacking humans in unprecendented numbers (ala Hitchcock's "The Birds"), but in fact dog attacks on people are down . It's simply that the Diane Wipple story has drawn public attention (and media focus) to the dog-bites-man story.

Media's Influence on Politics

The influence of the mass media affects politics in the United States greatly. The public's point of view is changed by the way the news is reported. When the public's views are affected, the voting polls are too. In turn, when votes are changed, different public officials are elected. The government officials are the men and women who make the laws and generally run the country. The mass media is at the beginning of a long chain, but nonetheless, the media has a powerful effect on politics in the United States.



Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:07 | 4853284 nope-1004
nope-1004's picture

She was given 600K/yr to work at NBC, but her principle occupation has been to head up the "Clinton charity".  lmfao.  She sure has her persepctives on life clear.


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:08 | 4853306 jbvtme
jbvtme's picture

she's got webb's cheeks. i pray to god she has his ankles too

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4853339 Four chan
Four chan's picture

spawn of satins pulls tricks of parents. why am i completely not surprised?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:24 | 4853397 hedgeless_horseman
hedgeless_horseman's picture



No conflict of interest...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:24 | 4853437 Skateboarder
Skateboarder's picture

I just hurled everywhere considering the notion of a Clinton Global Initiative University.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:25 | 4853445 hedgeless_horseman
hedgeless_horseman's picture



I recall that Goebbels had a Global Initiative, too.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:30 | 4853487 Skateboarder
Skateboarder's picture

Back then: Aryan Super-race

And now: Gun-fearing-God-hating-LGBTQ-sex-educated-from-birth-Drugged-to-the-dome-Debt-servants-for-life Slave-race

Motto still remains: comply or die.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:03 | 4853763 zerozulu
zerozulu's picture

Seasonally adjusted for inflation, 600,000 is roughly  same amount what Monica got for occasional work?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:35 | 4854001 COSMOS
COSMOS's picture

Her folks made 100 million dollars in net worth, and they killed TONS of people around the world with Allbright

But Chelsea just reports on the people killed so she make a LOT LESS.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:41 | 4854028 The Blank Stare
The Blank Stare's picture

Greasing the palms!


It's been going on in the US since the beginning. So waht changed in 1980?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:51 | 4854091 SF beatnik
SF beatnik's picture

Exponential growth rate of corruption.

This is disgusting. 

Think the decline of Ancient Rome, but at a faster rate. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:16 | 4854699 Buzz Fuzzel
Buzz Fuzzel's picture

I am more disgusted by the fact she took the money for very little work and saw no problem with that than I am NBC paid it.  It is further proof that the conscience chromosone is completely missing in her DNA and that entire Clinton/Rodham gene pool.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:39 | 4854781 daveO
daveO's picture

This ain't even the most important part. She married a Jewish bankster. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:31 | 4853493 Uncle Remus
Uncle Remus's picture

Heil Heidi.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:48 | 4853618 Kirk2NCC1701
Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Dude, you got the WRONG flag & symbology.  Try the 6-sided star, with blu & white flag.

There, fixed it you ya.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:04 | 4853770 hedgeless_horseman
hedgeless_horseman's picture



"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:42 | 4854588 SMG
SMG's picture

No you've got it wrong,  the swastica  is correct.   It's a Satanic symbol, which is a bent cross.  That's exactly what the Oligarchs are Luciferan.  Not Jewish.   Real important pitchforks get pointed in the right direction.

(So do you get paid by the post or by the word?, can you work from home?  I'd like to know)

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:12 | 4856490 Ariadne
Ariadne's picture

Symbol of the Red Shields & their blue & green accomplices.  


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4853340 economics9698
economics9698's picture

Money comes easy when you own the bank.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4853341 nope-1004
nope-1004's picture

If Moooochelles girls don't get $800K per year, then that's racism and discrimination.


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:13 | 4853343 Atlas_shrugging
Atlas_shrugging's picture

Arm's length transaction.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:27 | 4853457 Lost Word
Lost Word's picture

Daughter of Webster Hubbell ?

Hillary's partner at Rose Law firm in Little Rock?

There are Internet pages with evidence.

Chelsea has had plastic surgery to hide/improve her appearance.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:49 | 4853626 NidStyles
NidStyles's picture

She needs more...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:05 | 4853291 simplejack
simplejack's picture



if the media is controlled, who tells it what to say?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:20 | 4853407 SWCroaker
SWCroaker's picture

um, editors, owners, prior experience with inside access when barking in an approved fashion, and denial of access as punitive measure when you last barked the wrong way.   Pavlovian training takes time, but it is very, very effective.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:40 | 4854788 daveO
daveO's picture

Owners=banks. See Board of Directors.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:08 | 4853301 jbvtme
jbvtme's picture


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 19:57 | 4855348 puckles
puckles's picture

By numerous accounts, she was swapped partially into a different crib; Bill's not her dad.  Webb Hubbell is. She's had some plastic surgery recently to minimize the resemblance, which was outrageous at an earlier age.  Must have been rather hard growing up.


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:52 | 4853198 gmrpeabody
gmrpeabody's picture

What is Fascism for $100...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:28 | 4854279 RafterManFMJ
RafterManFMJ's picture

how can i find a job like this too?

Here, I'll interview you:

Are you the child of Hillary and Vince Foster? No? Then fuck off

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:54 | 4853204 Da Yooper
Da Yooper's picture

even if ya shaved it's butt & made it walk backwards

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:56 | 4853222 monkeyboy
monkeyboy's picture

Value Added.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:23 | 4853428 IronShield
IronShield's picture

And that's a no-kidder!  Sheesh...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:52 | 4853657 Kirk2NCC1701
Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Something about this story doesn't sound Kosher.  But maybe it is.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:00 | 4853739 JRobby
JRobby's picture


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:39 | 4854981 strangewalk
strangewalk's picture

Actually kind of cute...Monika Lewinski eyes

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:48 | 4853154 THX 1178
THX 1178's picture

NBC= Nepotism Because she's a Clinton

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:10 | 4853317 machineh
machineh's picture

You'd think $600K would be enough to pay for a face transplant.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:25 | 4853928 _SILENCER
_SILENCER's picture

hahaha  Good one!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:48 | 4853157 Buckaroo Banzai
Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Should help defray the cost of her plastic surgeries. But when Webb Hubbel is your biological father, and Hitlery is your mother,  I guess you need all the help you can get in the looks department.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:06 | 4853255 Canadian Dirtlump
Canadian Dirtlump's picture

The prospect of face transplants has made herculian strides in the last few years but agreed. Either way these pieces of shit with eyes look forward to an infernal fate that can't come soon enough.


This generational satanic witch and the demonic ham wallet from whence she was spawned need to be seen on pay per view in a town square, in stocks, with a hooded guy following the malleus maleficarum on them.



Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:14 | 4853361 Four chan
Four chan's picture

christ that was beautiful, kudos.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:36 | 4854309 RafterManFMJ
RafterManFMJ's picture

Webb Hubbel?

I was thinking Vince Foster.

"The newspaper reports that Mr Clinton persuaded Mrs Broaddrick to have coffee with him in her hotel room during a conference of nursing home administrators in 1978. She alleges that he then forced her on to the bed, where he held her down, bit her lips and raped her.

When it was over, Mrs Broaddrick claims, Mr Clinton told her that she should not worry because he was sterile due to a bout of childhood mumps."


Must be hard being a lesbian, faking a marriage, and trying to figure out what sperm donor would provide the best ROI... A well, to get far in politics you must ape the common dynamics, so a child was needed...sacrifices must be made...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:05 | 4853290 rubiconsolutions
rubiconsolutions's picture

Hey, quit picking on her. She had to help her parents with their house(s) payments because they were broke when they left the White House. It's hard to make it without a staff of hundreds and an entire air force at your disposal to get around. 



Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!