What does NBC News hiring Chelsea Clinton say about TV journalism?

John McQuaid has a lot to say about this curious decision, but one line of his really says it all:

But whenever a network TV news division pulls one of these nepotistic no-brainers, it saps a bit of American journalism’s life force.

I can’t imagine why many people feel the mainstream media hasn’t covered the Occupy Wallstreet protests well.

Maybe she’ll be a great journalist. Who knows. I do know, however, that there were thousands of more deserving people for this job — people who are already great journalists.