David Shuster, a reporter for MSNBC wasn’t deferential enough to the Clintons during the 2008 campaign. When he said that Hillary was “pimping out Chelsea” the campaign lost it and went on a rampage calling up GE CEO Jeff Immelt to bring down the hammer.
“According to a source close to the situation, the Clintons called people on the board of NBC’s parent company General Electric to say, ‘Well, this is outrageous, how NBC News and MSNBC are handling this, and we need to do something about it,'” Halper writes. “Before long, GE’s chairman Jeffrey Immelt, was on the phone with Jeff Zucker, the president and CEO of NBC Universal at the time, and (former NBC News president) Steve Capus asking, ‘What the hell is going on over there? Why are my board members talking about the reporter, and why is your reporter referring to Chelsea as a prostitute?’”