NBC News and Andrea Mitchell have been caught stealth editing a report from earlier this year in which Mitchell declared the allegation former President Bill Clinton raped acquaintance Juanita Broaddrick in 1978 to be “discredited.”
The original report, which aired earlier this year, had Mitchell describing the accusation as “discredited and long-denied accusation.” The new edition of the same report has Mitchell recording her reporting, leaving out the “discredited” claim.
From the moment Juanita Broaddrick publicly claimed former President Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, she has either been under assault from or ignored by most of the mainstream media. As Hillary Clinton inched closer to the Democratic Party’s nomination for president earlier this year, Broaddrick resurfaced to talk about her ordeal. Donald Trump picked up on and repeated the allegations on Sean Hannity’s TV show. Mitchell’s report was, in part, a response to that interview.
In November of last year, Hillary Clinton tweeted “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”
Breitbart News reports Kevin Hickey, Broaddrick’s attorney and son, as sending a letter slamming the use of the word “discredited,” which led to the edit. NBC News made no acknowledgement of the change in the report on their webpage.
Braoddrick’s claims were denied in the late 90s by Clinton’s lawyer, but they have not been discredited. As for himself, Bill has never publicly address the charge, even when asked.