NBC News quietly edited the internet edition of a Today Show segment in which host Andrea Mitchell claimed Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusation against Bill Clinton had been “discredited.”
After receiving a legal letter from Broaddrick’s attorney and son, Kevin L. Hickey, NBC took out the word “discredited” from the network’s Internet version of Mitchell’s video report. According to Breitbart, NBC made no indication of the edit in the video or on the webpage that hosts it and also refused Broaddrick’s request that Mitchell apologize to her on air.
“It is incredibly disappointing that NBC and Andrea Mitchell will not publicly apologize for this egregious error, especially considering that NBC has retroactively edited the online version of the story and taken out the word ‘discredited,’” Hickey said. “Why not now go the extra step, the morally right step, and publicly acknowledge the mistake and publicly apologize?”
“My mom’s credibility was just fine for Lisa Myers and NBC when the story was initially aired,” he added. “Nothing has changed. Yet NBC apparently thinks it is okay to disparage a victim like this and then do nothing to rectify the situation.”
In the original May 19 segment, which can be seen above this story, Mitchell was talking about an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity in which Donald Trump utilized the word “rape” while discussing accusations against Bill Clinton regarding women.
“Donald Trump using that word unprompted, during an interview last night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity,” Mitchell said. “Bringing up a discredited and long-denied accusation against former president Bill Clinton, dating back to 1978 when he was Arkansas Attorney General.”
In the edited version, Mitchell now says, “Donald Trump using that word unprompted, during an interview last night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Bringing up (sic) long-denied accusation against former president Bill Clinton, dating back to 1978 when he was Arkansas Attorney General.”
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