The Mirror

MSNBC ‘Hardball’ producer gets publicly cozy with Charlie Crist

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
Font Size:

So much for being objective. MSNBC “Hardball” producer and political reporter for Michael LaRosa doesn’t even try to hide his personal tie to Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), who is trying for a political comeback and vying for governor in 2014 against Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.).

LaRosa writes on his Facebook page, “So great to see my buddy Charlie Crist again and welcome him to the NBC News Washington Bureau for the launch of his new book and a political come back.”

Since when is a politician a reporter’s “buddy”?

LaRosa was an intern for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), scheduler for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), personal aide to Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) and political appointee at the Obama Office of Personnel Management.