This isn't Brzezinski first rodeo with the Obamas. She also appeared at a White House women's event in April of 2012. This April, she sat next to top aide Valerie Jarrett in the East Room and helped Obama sell a "Paycheck Fairness Act" for women. The next day on MSNBC, she said it was "like a church revival," and every time the president touted equal pay for women, "there'd be clapping, and like almost 'praise Jesus!' It was fun."
NBC doubled down on its non-independence by airing a positive news story on the Obama "working families summit" from new White House reporter Chris Jansing -- without any mention of MSNBC's moderator. It happened again the next morning, as NBC newsreader Natalie Morales hailed "a lot of good talk at the White House yesterday." How is this not a crystal-clear conflict of interest?
Ailes can only watch this whole Obama parade/charade and shake his head. So many ethicists who thought his note to Karl Rove was amazingly unethical seemed to retire from judging the media's independence.