The Daily Caller reports that NBC recently reached out to pursue a story on Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978, after Broaddrick briefly surfaced on Twitter with a couple of powerful tweets, including this one:
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
That tweet alone was retweeted more than 13,000 times, suggesting that interest in Broaddrick and her thoughts on watching Hillary Clinton and her “secret weapon” out on tour campaigning night after night was worth further investigation.
The Daily Caller says that emails show that NBC’s producer was “passionate” about Broaddrick’s story and self-described as “a new generation of NBC” — very likely of the generation that lives by this belief:
"To every survivor of sexual assault…You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We're with you." —Hillary
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 14, 2015
No story was every produced, though:
Broaddrick says that she is “really surprised” that NBC scrapped coverage of her story on the grounds that she has nothing new to offer.
“I never said I had anything new to offer. What I said on Twitter is what I said in 1999,” Broaddrick told Buzzfeed.
“After chasing me for a few days, then to say I had nothing new to offer. I was just shocked,” she added.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 17, 2016
— Steve Tripp (@TrippSteve) January 17, 2016
@DailyCaller did anyone expect them to air it. Hildabeast might get her feelings hurt.
— John Croix (@E8ret) January 17, 2016
@DailyCaller — assume the HRC campaign called…..
— Robert Glenn (@Rglenn828) January 17, 2016
@DailyCaller same company hired Chelsea out if college at $700k/year. Coincidence?
— johnny west (@jmrwest) January 17, 2016
— Razor (@hale_razor) January 17, 2016