Juanita Broaddrick made it unmistakably clear in an NBC interview that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 during a political campaign at a Little Rock hotel. Ms. Broaddrick has unequivocally stated that when she volunteered to work on Clinton’s campaign, he invited her up to his hotel room to discuss her role in the campaign. He then proceeded to rape her as his thank you for her support, according to Ms. Broaddrick.
NBC was compelled to run the interview by public pressure and by the fact that Ms. Broaddrick had undisputed credibility since she was able to describe buildings and landmarks that had been in the area of the hotel at the time of the alleged rape in 1978 many years later. Also, NBC thoroughly vetted the statements made by Ms. Broaddrick and chose to run the interview.
The problem is that NBC did not run the entire interview. Broaddrick described what she interpreted to be a threat or intimidation from Hillary a few weeks after the alleged rape at a political meeting. Lisa Myers has confirmed that her interview with Broaddrick or NBC included the material on the threat or intimidation by Clinton against her.
Here is what Broaddrick said about the exclusion of the comments about the threat by Hillary:
“All the cameras were behind me. Myers asked some question about whether I was intimidated or threatened by anyone, and I started right in with the meeting with Hillary while we were filming the interview. And almost as soon as I started to explain, one of the staffers, I believe he was a producer, came rushing in and said, “No, no. We can’t go there.”
Ironically, Hillary supporters have pointed to the fact that Broaddrick never said that Hillary threatened her to keep quiet about the rape. These disingenuous fake news advocates forgot to mention the fact that NBC excluded this portion of the interview from the broadcast. It was not true that Juanita Broaddrick did not say it; it was true that the NBC left-wing protection racket chose once again to protect The Clintons at the expense of truth-in-journalism.
Lisa Myers who conducted the interview has confirmed that this portion of the interview was left on the cutting-room floor.
Broaddrick said this in August 1999 during an interview when the full account of Broaddrick was published by Breitbart:
“She (Hillary) caught me and took my hand and said ‘I am so happy to meet you. I want you to know that we appreciate everything you do for Bill. I started to turn away and she held onto my hand and reiterated her phrase-looking less friendly and repeated her statement-Everything you do for Bill.’ I said nothing. She wasn’t letting me get away until she made her point. She talked low, the smile faded on the second thank you. I just released her hand from mine and left the gathering.”
Now it is time for NBC to take the full interview it conducted with Juanita Broaddrick and make it available to the public.
Had this been a Republican scandal, you know that NBC and Lester Holt would be all over it today.
I have always naively thought that my point of view or bias did not matter when reporting news as a journalist. My job was to report without injecting my own views into the story or omitting important facts in the story that might be at odds with my own bias.
It is not too late NBC: Prove that you can be unbiased and behave as fair journalists and release the full text of what Juanita Broaddrick said about Hillary Clinton’s threats and intimidation. Perhaps some measure of your credibility will be restored should you take this important and positive step.