Proving once again just what a shameless and dishonest hack-artist she is, on Sunday’s Meet the Press, guest host Andrea Mitchell attacked President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Mick Mulvaney after he said he did “not know who to believe” in the Roy Moore saga that is still unfurling in Alabama’s Senate race.
Mitchell: Do you believe the women who have come out against Roy Moore are credible?
Mulvaney: I believe they are credible. I don’t know who to believe.
After clearly stating he did not know who to believe, the left-wing Mitchell hits him with this:
Mitchell: You don’t believe them?
Mulvaeny: No, I said they are credible. I said I don’t know who to believe.
Mitchell: But if you find them credible, why don’t you believe them?
Rather than play Mitchell’s partisan games, Mulvaney patiently explained that neither he nor Mitchell are fully aware of all the specifics and then exposed her well-known political biases:
Mulvaney: You’ve arrived at a certain conclusion because of a certain political persuasion.
An obviously rattled Mitchell got defensive as her voice broke up:
Mitchell: Not because of a political persuasion at all. I am simply asking whether you believe that they are credible. They have been out in public. They have spoken on the record … and I have no other political ax to grind here other than ask you if you believe they are credible.
Mulvaney correctly answered that it is up to the people of Alabama to make that decision.
What is so fascinating about this exchange is how it shines a spotlight on Mitchell’s monstrous hackery.
In the clip above, Mitchell smugly proclaimed that because Moore’s accusers have “been out in public” and have “spoken on the record,” they must be believed.
And yet, although Juanita Broaddrick has “spoken on the record” and has “been out in public” for years with the consistent and credible claim that Bill Clinton raped her in April 1978, just last year, and as a means to smear then-candidate Donald Trump and pull Hillary Clinton over the presidential finish line, Mitchell said that Broaddrick had been “discredited”:
Mitchell: Donald Trump using that word [rape] unprompted during an interview with Fox News’s 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.
Simply put, when Mitchell says Broaddrick is “discredited,” she is straight-up lying.
In fact, I know of no one, not even on the left, who has gone so far as to declare such a thing.
Mitchell’s most sinister act, though, is matter-of-factly declaring Broaddrick “discredited,” which is a propaganda tactic the media frequently use to pretend the issue is settled, there is nothing to discuss, and that anyone who says different — in this case Trump — can only be lying.
Keep in mind that this is the same NBC that looked at a photograph of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) groping a sleeping woman and came to the conclusion that it was “not actually groping.”