During their evening news broadcasts, ABC and NBC whined about Trump’s new attack video that goes right to the heart of the Bill Clinton rape claims. “He starts to unbutton my top there, and I try to pull away from him,” said an unidentified voice on NBC Nightly News, with a picture of Bill Clinton smoking a cigar in the background. The video features audio from interviews with women who alleged Clinton assaulted them, as well as Monica Lewinski. Reporters from the left-leaning media at ABC and NBC bristled over it, according to Newsbusters.
Tom Llamas on ABC’s World News Tonight, for example, complained about Trump "digging up former President Bill Clinton's past sex scandals." He went on to play a video of Hillary Clinton’s interview with CNN’s radical activist - oops, we mean "journalist" - Chris Cuomo, from last week, in which Hillary pretended to take the high road in response to Trump's ad, by not responding [emphasis added throughout]:
LLAMAS: Tonight, new polls show Donald Trump with momentum, catching up to Hillary Clinton. The race now a dead heat. And that momentum not stopping Trump from digging up former President Bill Clinton's past sex scandals.
[From the ad] MONICA LEWINSKI: I was very nervous.
LLAMAS: Even using the voice of Monica Lewinsky. The Trump campaign posting this video with an image of Clinton smoking a cigar and audio of other women who raised accusations about sexual misconduct against the former president. The Trump video then ending with this. Hillary Clinton laughing, with the words, “Here we go again?” Tonight, the Clinton campaign saying that type of tactic won't work with voters. And just last week, Hillary said this when pressed about decades-old accusations against her husband resurfacing.
Note the suggestion that Bill's sexual misconduct is a thing of the distant, irrelevant past. This is the same news media that resurrect smears against Ted Cruz from his college days.
CUOMO: Do you ever feel compelled to defend your honor, the honor of your husband?
Perhaps that's because he has no honor.
CUOMO: With statements that [Trump is] making that go to the core of the relationship?
HILLARY: No. Not at all. I know that that's exactly what he is fishing for and, you know, I'm not going to be responding.
Of course, she can't respond, because she and everyone else know that Bill's sexual misconduct cannot be defended.
NBC’s Kristen Welker was unhappy with the anti-Hillary ad as well, pointing out that Clinton now needs to defend herself on two fronts in her battle for the White House:
WELKER: Hillary Clinton ramping up her fight on two fronts, against Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. And today, it's getting nastier.
HILLARY: The last thing we need is a bully in the pulpit!
WELKER: Speaking to union workers in Detroit, Clinton argued Trump's policies are bad for working class voters.
HILLARY: He could bankrupt America like he's bankrupted his companies.
WELKER: But Trump unleashing a scathing new attack of his own in an Instagram video, again slamming former President Bill Clinton's past indiscretions.
Again with the suggestion that Bill's behavior isn't serious because it's lost somewhere in murky prehistory. Also, note that Welker used the bloodless euphemism "indiscretions" to refer to Bill's sexual assaults.
[From the ad] UNIDENTIFIED: He starts to unbutton my top there, and I try to pull away from him.
WELKER: All this, as our latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows the likely fall fight between Trump and Clinton is already a dead heat.
As Newsbuster reports, "The accusations against the former president are very serious indeed, but instead of looking into the claims of the victims [the news media] brush them off as 'old and discredited.' The networks also ignored new details, which broke last week, of Bill Clinton’s friendly relationship with the convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein."
Remember when Hillary declared that every female victim of sexual assault deserved to have her story heard and believed? Well, that doesn't apply to the victims of her husband.