Where is the Coverage of Juanita Broaddrick?

The liberal media feeding frenzy about a quarter-century-old alleged marital rape involving GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, and former wife Ivana, has a fury that was strangely absent when Bill Clinton was credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978 when William Jefferson Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas.

Ivana says her alleged “rape” never happened, Juanita Broaddrick says hers did. So why aren’t Hillary and Bill being peppered with questions about it as Donald and Ivana are? Perhaps because unlike liberal nemesis Trump’s case, Clinton’s more credidble story is now considered “old news”.

Alleged rape victim Ivana Trump issued a statement to CNN that made the stories by the Daily Beast and others look downright silly if they weren’t so maliciously untrue:

“The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.”

In many ways the Trump story is reminiscent of the campaign of smear and innuendo leveled at former GOP presidential candidate and successful African-American conservative businessman Herman Cain. Cain’s candidacy derailed after repeated and unproven sexual harassment allegations by former employees. But like Harry Reid’s lie about Mitt Romney, it worked.

Juanita Broaddrick’s story is a credible one, and one of the many “bimbo eruptions” that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton handled during her husband Bill’s presidential campaign As Linda Tripp, confidante of former Clinton intern Monica Lewinsky, told the Daily Mail how Hillary both enabled and covered up Bill’s many dalliances:

Tripp said: 'His political success was largely dependent upon Hillary. He owed her a great deal. As is widely acknowledged, Hillary took care of all the 'bimbo eruptions' of which there were thousands in order to present to the world an electable candidate.

'In this endeavor she was ruthless. She destroyed women so that their stories never saw the light of day.'

Juanita Broaddrick’s story was one that saw the light of day when in January 1999, a month after Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the House, she agreed to be interviewed by NBC’s Lisa Myers. As Breitbart reports concerning the interview:

Her account begins in 1978, when then-Juanita Hickey was a 35 year-old Clinton campaign worker, and Attorney General Bill Clinton, who was running for governor of Arkansas, visited a nursing home where she worked as a nurse….

According to the transcript of an NBC Dateline report on Broaddrick, during that campaign stop, Clinton reportedly invited her to visit his campaign headquarters in Little Rock. Broaddrick, who was planning to go to Little Rock the following week for a seminar, called Clinton’s headquarters when she arrived and said she was surprised to be greeted on the phone by a staff member who seemed to be expecting her call. The aide directed her to telephone Clinton at his apartment.

“I did call and ask him if he was gonna be at the headquarters that day and he said no he didn’t plan to be there,” Broaddrick said. “He says, Clinton said, ‘Why don’t I just meet you for coffee in the Camelot coffee shop?'”

Broaddrick said the seminar was being held at the Camelot Hotel in Little Rock.

Clinton, however, reportedly called back later and asked if they could meet in her hotel room because there were reporters in the coffee shop.

Clinton arrived at her room and after some small talk Broaddrick, not having yet any reason to distrust the man she supported for governor, the top law enforcement officer in her state, said he forced himself on her in a particularly brutal way. It was not quite as forceful as his later forcible groping of Kathleen Willey in the Oval Office but it fit a sexually predatory pattern that would also engulf Gennifer Flowers, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, and Paula Jones, to name a few.

So if a quarter-century-old alleged marital “rape”, which both Donald Trump and former wife Ivana say never happened, is relevant to Donald Trump’s candidacy, why isn’t Juanita Broaddrick’s accusation of rape relevant and credible, when added to the list of “bimbo eruptions” relevant to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, who handled those eruptions and now champions women’s rights?

Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell, appearing on Fox News’ "The Kelly File" last Wednesday, made exactly that point taking to show host Megyn Kelly:

Where’s the coverage of Juanita Broaddrick if all this is true? Where are the media who think that this is suddenly so important and the big difference is that you had an accusation against Bill Clinton affirmed by the alleged victim and now an accusation denied by the alleged victim. So, start covering Juanita Broaddrick and then, media, then get on your high horse.

Where indeed? Every Republican candidate will be asked about the Trump story in upcoming interviews. It might even be the first question in the upcoming debate. Hillary will get a pass on questions about the real wager of a war on women, her husband, William Jefferson Clinton.

Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

The liberal media feeding frenzy about a quarter-century-old alleged marital rape involving GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, and former wife Ivana, has a fury that was strangely absent when Bill Clinton was credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978 when William Jefferson Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas.

Ivana says her alleged “rape” never happened, Juanita Broaddrick says hers did. So why aren’t Hillary and Bill being peppered with questions about it as Donald and Ivana are? Perhaps because unlike liberal nemesis Trump’s case, Clinton’s more credidble story is now considered “old news”.

Alleged rape victim Ivana Trump issued a statement to CNN that made the stories by the Daily Beast and others look downright silly if they weren’t so maliciously untrue:

“The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.”

In many ways the Trump story is reminiscent of the campaign of smear and innuendo leveled at former GOP presidential candidate and successful African-American conservative businessman Herman Cain. Cain’s candidacy derailed after repeated and unproven sexual harassment allegations by former employees. But like Harry Reid’s lie about Mitt Romney, it worked.

Juanita Broaddrick’s story is a credible one, and one of the many “bimbo eruptions” that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton handled during her husband Bill’s presidential campaign As Linda Tripp, confidante of former Clinton intern Monica Lewinsky, told the Daily Mail how Hillary both enabled and covered up Bill’s many dalliances:

Tripp said: 'His political success was largely dependent upon Hillary. He owed her a great deal. As is widely acknowledged, Hillary took care of all the 'bimbo eruptions' of which there were thousands in order to present to the world an electable candidate.

'In this endeavor she was ruthless. She destroyed women so that their stories never saw the light of day.'

Juanita Broaddrick’s story was one that saw the light of day when in January 1999, a month after Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the House, she agreed to be interviewed by NBC’s Lisa Myers. As Breitbart reports concerning the interview:

Her account begins in 1978, when then-Juanita Hickey was a 35 year-old Clinton campaign worker, and Attorney General Bill Clinton, who was running for governor of Arkansas, visited a nursing home where she worked as a nurse….

According to the transcript of an NBC Dateline report on Broaddrick, during that campaign stop, Clinton reportedly invited her to visit his campaign headquarters in Little Rock. Broaddrick, who was planning to go to Little Rock the following week for a seminar, called Clinton’s headquarters when she arrived and said she was surprised to be greeted on the phone by a staff member who seemed to be expecting her call. The aide directed her to telephone Clinton at his apartment.

“I did call and ask him if he was gonna be at the headquarters that day and he said no he didn’t plan to be there,” Broaddrick said. “He says, Clinton said, ‘Why don’t I just meet you for coffee in the Camelot coffee shop?'”

Broaddrick said the seminar was being held at the Camelot Hotel in Little Rock.

Clinton, however, reportedly called back later and asked if they could meet in her hotel room because there were reporters in the coffee shop.

Clinton arrived at her room and after some small talk Broaddrick, not having yet any reason to distrust the man she supported for governor, the top law enforcement officer in her state, said he forced himself on her in a particularly brutal way. It was not quite as forceful as his later forcible groping of Kathleen Willey in the Oval Office but it fit a sexually predatory pattern that would also engulf Gennifer Flowers, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, and Paula Jones, to name a few.

So if a quarter-century-old alleged marital “rape”, which both Donald Trump and former wife Ivana say never happened, is relevant to Donald Trump’s candidacy, why isn’t Juanita Broaddrick’s accusation of rape relevant and credible, when added to the list of “bimbo eruptions” relevant to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, who handled those eruptions and now champions women’s rights?

Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell, appearing on Fox News’ "The Kelly File" last Wednesday, made exactly that point taking to show host Megyn Kelly:

Where’s the coverage of Juanita Broaddrick if all this is true? Where are the media who think that this is suddenly so important and the big difference is that you had an accusation against Bill Clinton affirmed by the alleged victim and now an accusation denied by the alleged victim. So, start covering Juanita Broaddrick and then, media, then get on your high horse.

Where indeed? Every Republican candidate will be asked about the Trump story in upcoming interviews. It might even be the first question in the upcoming debate. Hillary will get a pass on questions about the real wager of a war on women, her husband, William Jefferson Clinton.

Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.