Chelsea Clinton: Keep Floating at the Top

In response to Chelsea Clinton's recent hiring at NBC, Ta-Nehisi Coates blogs at the Atlantic that he is sure there are aspiring journalists who are dying to be hired for the job.

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Chelsea Clinton interviewing her father, Bill (Getty Images)

In a blog entry at the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes that while he is certain Chelsea Clinton is intelligent and talented, he is also certain that there are a lot of aspiring journalists dying to be offered a job by NBC News President Steve Capus. Clinton reportedly landed a job at NBC after Capus asked her what she was interested in doing.

I'm sure Chelsea Clinton is intelligent and talented, but this sort of nepotism always grates:

"Ms. Clinton will show up at the news division offices on Monday morning, said Steve Capus, president of NBC News, and will begin work on stories that NBC expects to use as part of its 'Making a Difference' series, which runs on 'NBC Nightly News.'

"Ms. Clinton has been a national figure since her father won the presidency in 1992, but she has remained -- first by her parents' request and then by her own choice -- largely out of the public eye. 

"Mr. Capus said an intermediary contacted him in July with word that 'she was kicking around what she wanted to do next.' Mr. Capus said he had met with Ms. Clinton and had a long conversation that began with a simple question. 'I asked her: "What are you interested in doing?" ' "

Read Ta-Nehisi Coates' entire blog entry at the Atlantic.

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