Reporter who broke Monica Lewinsky story: NBC edited Juanita Broaddrick interview to spare Hillary

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2016

NBC should release in full its initial interview with Bill Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick, journalist Michael Issikoff said.

Isikoff, the reporter who broke the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair, said in an Oct. 13 discussion on that NBC should release the tape of an interview that it conducted with Broaddrick in 1999.

Screen grab from 1999 NBC interview with Juanita Broaddrick.
Screen grab from 1999 NBC interview with Juanita Broaddrick.

Broaddrick has long claimed that the interview that NBC aired edited out her claim that Hillary Clinton was involved in quashing Broaddrick’s rape claims.

“NBC has the full tape of the original Lisa Myers interview,” Isikoff said. “NBC ought to check its archive and run the full interview. (As long as they’re now culling their archives!)”

Isikoff added that it was “amazing to watch” Democrats that he saw defend Bill Clinton against his accusers now jump to embrace women accusing GOP candidate Donald Trump.

“It’s amazing to watch how D’s who attacked those women are now embracing the Trump accusers,” Isikoff said.

Isikoff, who was a national correspondent for NBC from 2010 to 2014, said Myers has confirmed Broaddrick’s claim that NBC edited out references that could have been damaging to Hillary Clinton.

“Folks have made much of the fact that her claim about the conversation she had with Hillary wasn’t in the interview that ran,” Isikoff said.

“Broaddrick said it got cut out; Lisa Myers has since agreed Broaddrick said this then — and NBC chose to cut it out.”

Earlier this year, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell erroneously reported that Broaddrick’s rape accusations had been “discredited.” The network deleted the line after it was threatened with legal action by Broaddrick’s son.

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