The revolving door between the ‘establishment media’ and the Democratic Party is well-known but that doesn’t always guarantee success, as one former aide to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris has just discovered.
Symone Sanders, who worked as Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign spokesperson before later joining the Biden camp in 2020 and eventually becoming Harris’ chief spokeswoman, has tried to make the jump to MSNBC, but her show debuted this week with such low ratings it was an embarrassment.
The show, called simply “Symone,” premiered on the network on Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT, but few people tuned in.
According to the Nielsen ratings, she managed to attract just 361,000 total viewers, which was a dismal effort. For comparison’s sake, the Fox News offering for the same time slot brought in 842,000 total viewers.
In an interview about her show, Sanders said, “I’m a bald, curvy, Black woman from North Omaha, Nebraska, with a bedazzled nail, and I like a bold lip — and that’s what I’m going to continue to be.”
And uber-left-wing of course.
The Blaze adds:
The show also garnered a pitiful 29,000 viewers in the 25-54 year old demographic coveted by advertisers.
Her first show featured an interview with first lady Jill Biden.
In an interview with The Hill, Sanders said she would not use her show to simply defend the Biden administration.
“I’m going to be honest, and sometimes the honesty means that what I have to say is not what the administration would have to say,” Sanders explained. “And that’s fine because it’s my show.”
In February 2020, Sanders made a media splash when, during the presidential election, she got into a shouting match with CNN’s Brianna Keilar after Biden put up a poor effort in the Iowa caucuses. She also went viral a couple of months later after she tackled a protestor who stormed the stage as Biden celebrated victories in the Super Tuesday primaries.
Speaking of revolving doors, that seems to be the case with Vice President Harris’ office.
In April, Harris’ deputy chief of staff, Michael Fuchs, became the latest staff departure from Harris’ office after he announced that he would be leaving the following month.
Reports noted that “Fuchs — a senior State Department official under former President Barack Obama, foreign policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton, and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress before joining the Biden administration last year — advised Harris on a range of domestic and international issues since taking office.”
Fuchs was just the latest Harris staffer to depart since the VP took office on January 20, 2021. Last month Sabrina Singh, Harris’ deputy press secretary, called it quits.
Her leaving marked the “latest high-profile departure from the vice president’s office, which suffered a turbulent first year due to missteps and messaging failures,” noted CNN, adding: “She will join the Department of Defense.”
In February, VP’s chief speechwriter, Kate Childs Graham, put in her resignation.
One source told Fox News: “Kate is leaving the office, but not the family. The vice president is grateful for her service to the administration.”
Fox News added:
This is far from the first resignation for the vice president’s team. The office has seen a virtual exodus over the course of her first year in office as staffers complain about their workplace morale.
Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne resigned in November to “pursue other opportunities.” That came after reports of exasperation between Harris’ office and Biden’s amid lagging approval ratings for Harris.
Shortly after Etienne’s departure, Symone Sanders announced she would be departing at the end of the year. Harris’ office said Sanders, a senior adviser and her chief spokesperson, “will be missed.”