Jon Meacham ‘ditched’ journalism rules as Biden’s secret payroll speechwriter at MSNBC, experts say


Jon Meacham has always been outspoken with his support for Joe Biden during the election, but the once highly respected journalist and presidential historian appeared to have a significant lack of judgment after failing to reveal to his MSNBC employers that he was a speechwriter. for the elected president.

“In a year of media shocks, this wasn’t one. Anyone who’s listened to ‘Morning Joe’ in the past year already knows that Meacham’s ‘analysis’ doesn’t sound any different than you’d expect from a spokesperson for the Biden campaign, Tom Elliott, told Fox News the founder and editor of media company Grabien.

The New York Times reported on Monday that sources said Meacham “played a bigger role than previously thought” behind the scenes. He “wrote drafts of speeches and proposed changes to many of Mr. Biden’s top addresses, including the one he gave in Gettysburg last month and his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.”

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But perhaps the most shocking revelation about the MSNBC contributor was that Meacham was invited to the air on Saturday night and praised Biden’s victory speech, a speech Meacham himself gave. wrote and did not disclose to MSNBC presenter Brian Williams.

“I’m not the historian you are, and I don’t have the Pulitzer you have, but would you agree that’s how we are used to hearing our presidents?” Williams asked.

“Absolutely,” Meacham replied.

The Times also reported that Meacham would no longer be on MSNBC’s payroll but would still be welcome to join the network as a guest.

MSNBC has yet to publicly address the controversy and has not responded to Fox News’ request for comment, something NewsBusters editor-in-chief Curtis Houck called “really pathetic.”

“Instead of coming forward and admitting what happened, they left the Times to report it and bury the part that Meacham would no longer be paid by the network,” Houck told Fox. News. “None of this came as a surprise, however. After all, we are dealing with the network which still employs scandal-ridden individuals like Joy Reid and Brian Williams.”

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Houck hit the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, noting that someone like the former Newsweek editor “should have known better.”

“It certainly calls into question his journalistic good faith, but that’s just me,” Houck added.

Meacham publicly endorsed Biden in March and was invited to speak at this year’s DNC convention, but Cornell Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson called his departure from MSNBC ” poetic justice ”after the historian called Trump supporters last month“ anxious ”. “White people with a ‘lizard brain.’

“Such non-disclosure was apparently too much, even for MSNBC, and Meacham is the one who looks like a lizard now,” Jacobson told Fox News.

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Meacham wasn’t the only MSNBC analyst to be fired this week. On Tuesday, The Daily Beast reported that the Liberal Network had severed ties with two additional contributors, Barbara McQuade and Richard Stengel, both of whom were announced as members of Biden’s transition team.

“I’m not surprised because this was the year that reporters abandoned all the usual rules governing their profession in a naked attempt to guide Biden through the finish line,” Elliott of Grabien told Fox News. “Meacham probably examined the conduct of his colleagues and thought his actions fitted in perfectly.”

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