CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ever since former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed her sexual harassment lawsuit against the network’s chairman, Roger Ailes, the news media have been swarming like vultures circling their prey, furiously filing stories about nearly every twist and turn.
The same news media has largely ignored the newly relevant and far more serious story of Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual assault victims and those same victims’ similar tales of being intimidated and harassed, they say, at Hillary Clinton’s direction.
The issue of the Clintons’ alleged war on women should be front and center, especially among so-called progressives.
Clinton has sought to portray her campaign as one that is fighting for women’s rights. On several occasions, she has tweeted about sex assault survivors’ right to be believed, and awkwardly starred in a campaign ad in which she insisted that one must always side with women who accuse men of sexual assault – a strange position given that her husband was repeatedly accused of precisely that crime.
“You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We’re with you,” Clinton said in the video, which she addressed to “every survivor of sexual assault.”
And yet the news media has been mostly silent when it comes to Clinton’s sex victims. This even though there is a whole generation of Millennial voters who are likely unfamiliar with the sordid details.
Only last week, Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick told me she was raped not once but twice by Clinton during the same infamous encounter in 1978.
Broaddrick has rarely discussed the actual details of the alleged incident due to the graphic and traumatic nature of the event. This was the first time that she publicly confirmed the double rape charge. The interview is news. Yet no major news media outlet touched the story.
This is not the first new bombshell dropped by Broaddrick in our recent interviews.
In January, she told me that within a few weeks after Clinton allegedly raped her, he started to call her repeatedly with the aim of meeting again. The tidbit of alleged phone stalking seemingly paints the profile of a serial sexual predator.
Broaddrick has also charged that Hillary tried to silence her during a private meeting.
And she later told me that NBC removed the accusation that Hillary tried to keep her quiet. When Broaddrick originally broke her silence by speaking to NBC’s Dateline in 1999, Clinton’s rape accuser says she told the network’s reporter, Lisa Myers, on camera that she believed Hillary tried to silence her.
Broaddrick revealed to Breitbart News that an NBC staffer present for the 1999 filming rushed in front of the camera, interrupted the prerecorded session, and declared that the allegations against Hillary Clinton could not be included in the interview. The network went so far as to re-film the interview without the allegations, Broaddrick says.
These are all damning and news-making accusations. Still, nearly every one of the charges remain almost uniformly uncovered by most of the major U.S. news media.
Bill Clinton assault accusers Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey have also revealed new details. For example, Jones provided me with new information about how she says that the former president and his surrogates repeatedly propositioned her after their infamous initial encounter.
In May, the New York Times published an extensive hit piece titled “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private.” The article reported that the newspaper’s journalists interviewed “dozens of women who had worked with or for Mr. Trump over the past four decades, in the worlds of real estate, modeling, and pageants; women who had dated him or interacted with him socially; and women and men who had closely observed his conduct since his adolescence.”
“In all, more than 50 interviews were conducted over the course of six weeks,” continued the Times. The interviews, the newspaper reports, revealed “unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct.”
Of course, Rowanne Brewer Lane, a model who was one of several women cited in the Times article, stated that her quotes alleging Trump disrespected her were taken out of context and she found it “very upsetting” that the newspaper took her statements and “put a negative connotation on it.”
Perhaps the Times and other news media outlets should take a fraction of the journalistic energy they put into chasing Trump rumors and accusations against Ailes, most decades old, and speak to Clinton’s alleged victims.
Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.