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Why did NBC reportedly pay Chelsea Clinton $600,000 a year?
Why did NBC reportedly pay Chelsea Clinton $600,000 a year?

NBC's hiring of Chelsea Clinton as a "special correspondent" in its news division was widely recognized as an exercise in corporate cynicism when it was announced in November 2011.  Now a price tag has been hung on that scandal, with Politico's reporting that Clinton has been paid a salary of $600,000. The network hasn't confirmed the figure, but it hasn't denied it either, and responded to Politico's questions by asserting that it "continues to enjoy a wonderful working relationship with Chelsea, and we are proud of her work." It's that last part that's particularly head-scratching, for as a news correspondent...

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