NBC's Andrea Mitchell Under Fire For Claiming Clinton Rape Accuser Has Been Discredited

Andrea Mitchell might pride herself on being above taking sides in political arguments, but this weekend, there have been several claims from right-wing websites and blogs which claim the NBC news personality is showing her true colors. At the heart of the story is Mitchell's assertion that a woman who claimed Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 has had her story "discredited." Those on both sides of the aisle have recently started to wonder whether the story was discredited at all, or simply went away because they were made against a sitting president who was well liked by a large portion of the country.

Mitchell has not been above the fray when it comes to trying to talk to Broaddrick. Mitchell and Mitchell's production team reached out to the woman shortly after the accusation resurfaced and even sent a producer to talk with her on camera, according to the Daily Caller. Despite Mitchell at one time desperately wanting to put Broaddrick on her airwaves, Mitchell is now claiming looking into this story is little more than a waste of time.

"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 seemingly ignoring the fact that there were plenty of people who believed some accusations were pushed under the rug, both by Republicans and Democrats in an attempt to get the Bill Clinton messiness behind the country. Her memory of Broaddrick being discredited seems odd, considering Mitchell was covering the news while this was going on. Until Andrea Mitchell admits the accusations were never actually discredited, it seems unlikely sites like the Daily Caller are going to let up.

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