For many American conservatives, Andrea Mitchell is probably best known from talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh’s frequent impression of her, usually just before he takes issue with yet another dubious statement made by the NBC News broadcaster.
Otherwise, Mitchell is just another mainstream media talking head in another failing “Big 3” network news division.
That is, until mid-week, when Mitchell — who just happens to be married to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan — said something so bizarre that it made its way beyond the shrinking MSM bubble.
According to HotAir.com:
Wednesday night, Donald Trump brought up the rape allegation made by Juanita Broaddrick against Bill Clinton. It didn’t take long for NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell to claim the allegation was “discredited.”
In fact, NBC reporter Lisa Myers, who was the first to interview Broaddrick back in 1999, continues to stand by her report, telling C-Span in 2014, “nothing has come up since that story was reported that in any way undercuts what Juanita Broaddrick said.”
After showing the clip of Trump using the word “rape” Mitchell did a voice over which said, “Donald Trump using that word unprompted during an interview last night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, bringing up a discredited and long denied accusation against former President Bill Clinton dating back to 1978 when he was Arkansas Attorney General.”
Mitchell is correct to say this allegation is “long denied” but on what basis is she calling it discredited? On the contrary, Broaddrick’s allegation is arguably the most consistent and believable accusation of sexual assault made against Bill Clinton (though not, of course, the only one). For a little perspective here, note that even progressive site Vox says the allegation, “has not been definitively refuted.”
Most Americans have long realized that contrary to journalists’ own self-serving mythology, none of them are, or ever were, truly “unbiased” and “objective.”
However, Mitchell’s use of the word “discredited” is a new low.
It’s also ironic, because the MSM has been pushing the radical feminist slogan that “women never lie about rape” for generations.
It’s almost as if Andrea Mitchell views Bill Clinton – and, by extension, candidate Hillary Clinton – as the “real” victims here, not Juanita Broaddrick.