When former President Bill Clinton played the victim during an NBC interview that aired Monday, there was one member of the audience who wasn’t buying it at all.
Because Juanita Broaddrick has spent almost 20 years telling the world that Clinton had brutally raped her in an Arkansas hotel room in 1978.
And she wants to know why the media is still giving Clinton a pass on her story – and the accusations of all the other women who have come forward.
“You know, his interview took away so much from the real victims over the years,” Broaddrick told Breitbart News on Monday.
“The victims against which he perpetrated the sexual assault and harassment and, of course, raping me.”
Instead, the interview focused on Clinton’s response to the #MeToo movement in light of his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky that led to his impeachment in December 1998.
For Broaddrick, that was the wrong question entirely.
“I’m not concerned with his consensual sex,” she said. “I care about him being brought to justice for the crimes he committed against me and the others. That’s what I care about.”
And there is certainly no shortage of accusers for Clinton to be asked about. During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump even invited some to be in the audience when he debated Clinton’s wife.
Besides Broaddrick, there was Kathleen Willey, who claimed Bill Clinton had sexually assaulted her in the White House in 1993. And, of course, Paula Jones, the former Arkansas state employee whose lawsuit against Clinton for sexual harassment led to the uncovering of the Lewinsky affair in the first place.
And those are just the most famous. It wouldn’t have taken any great leap for NBC’s Craig Melvin to bring up their cases.
But the same media that is fixated on accusations about sexual misbehavior among famous men – from harassment to assault and rape – continues to give Bill Clinton a pass when it comes to credible allegations from his long history in public life.
And they’ve been doing it for years.
In a Twitter post Monday, Broaddrick slammed NBC, and noted that the network had delayed airing an interview with her back in 1999 until after the Senate voted to aquit Clinton in his impeachment case.
Would the NBC TODAY show like for me to come on and talk about my RAPE by Bill Clinton since they don’t have the “balls” to ask him. Oh..Wait…… you are the same Network that delayed my interview until after the scumbag’s impeachment hearing was over.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) June 4, 2018
And she had plenty of supporters.
NBC is just as guilty as Bill. Cover-up makes them part of the problem, it's two sides of the same coin.
— Patricia raschella (@Patriciarasche2) June 4, 2018
And the same network that looked the other way with Matt Lauder they are disgusting
— v100 (@vivanari_v100) June 4, 2018
I can’t comprehend why this slim bucket is NOT in jail, again like the Kennedy’s they are above the law and they need to pay for their numerous crimes. NBC is no better…they and other networks seem to protect the Clintons
— bon5273 (@bon52) June 4, 2018
Broaddrick’s accusations have never been aired in a court of law, but there’s no denying her point about the mainstream media’s hypocrisy.
For all the fawning coverage that’s given to alleged victims by the media in the #MeToo era, it’s a strangely different story when it comes to Bill Clinton’s legion of accusers.
He can claim being a “victim” on national television. Women like Juanita Broaddrick keep getting ignored.
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