Bozell to NBC: Release The Full 1999 Interview With Juanita Broaddrick

By Michael W. Chapman | October 14, 2016 | 3:50pm EDT

MRC President Brent Bozell.  (MRC)

( – Given that NBC released a long-held sex-talk tape about Donald Trump 48 hours before last Sunday’s presidential debate to damage him, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell demanded today that NBC release its entire 1999 video interview with Juanita Broaddrick – who claims Bill Clinton raped her – which reportedly includes Broaddrick’s allegations that Hillary Clinton threatened her to keep quiet about the apparent rape.

NBC reportedly refuses to release the long-held Broaddrick interview with the sections in which she accuses Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing. Broaddrick has claimed in many interviews that, when he was attorney general of Arkansas, Bill Clinton raped her in April 1978 in a hotel room. Bill Clinton has never denied the allegations.

In a statement released today, MRC President Bozell said, “This week we learned NBC was attempting to fix the election by strategically releasing the Donald Trump sex talk tapes in time to do maximum damage. Now, shockingly, we learn that NBC is suppressing a damning 1999 video interview with Juanita Broaddrick.”

“This interview purportedly shows Hillary Clinton trying to intimidate Broaddrick to not talk about her rape allegations against Bill Clinton,” said Bozell.

“The indictments against NBC continue to grow,” said Bozell.  “It is guilty of journalistic corruption of the highest order.”

“If they do not release this interview unedited, they should be denounced by the entire journalism community,” he said.

Hillary Clinton.  (AP) 

“No one can deny that NBC is as dishonest as it is partisan,” said Bozell.  “How anyone with any sense of journalism ethics can work there, I don’t know.”

As for NBC holding onto the Trump sex-talk tape for so many years and then releasing it 48 hours before last Sunday’s debate to damage Trump, Bozell said earlier this week, “What NBC has done is a direct threat to the democratic process and evidence of what conservatives have been saying all along.”

“A network that purports to hold itself up as an objective news source while at the same time attempts to fix an election has lost all credibility,” said Bozell.  

“NBC must take responsibility, apologize to Donald Trump, and fire whoever was behind the strategic release of this tape,” he said.  “If the rest of the media does not call out NBC for their actions, they are complicit in a cover-up.”

Juanita Broaddrick. (Facebook) 

“Until then, I call on fellow conservative leaders to join me in denouncing this network for its hypocrisy and deliberate abandonment of journalistic integrity,” said Bozell.

Reporter Michael Isikoff posted yesterday, Oct. 13, that NBC cut out Broaddrick’s allegations about Hillary Clinton for its 1999 broadcast of her interview with Lisa Meyers, and that NBC should release the entire interview.

As Isikoff wrote, “Also, NBC has the full tape of the original Lisa Meyers interview. Folks have made much of the fact that her claim about the conversation she had with Hillary wasn’t in the [1999] interview that run.

“Broaddrick said it got cut out; Lisa Myers has since agreed Broaddrick said this then – and NBC chose to cut it out. So NBC ought to check its archive and run the full interview. (AS long as they’re now culling their archives!).”

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