After Promoting Avenatti Accusers NBC Tries Walking Quietly Toward the Exits…

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley sent a criminal referral to the DOJ today surrounding Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti and claims from the accusers he brought forth.   Hours later,…. all of a sudden NBC, the primary advocacy media for Avenatti and his accusers, starts publicly questioning the details of their interactions?

In a late-evening publication of NBC News Investigations, journalists Kate Snow and Anna Schecter outline the contradictions between Creepy Porn Lawyer and two female accusers Avenatti put them in contact with.

In a transparent effort to retain credibility, the face of NBC, Chuck Todd, now claims Avenatti “mislead” the NBC reporters. It needs to be emphasized here that none of these contradictions were discussed by NBC during the controversy around the Kavanaugh confirmation.  They kept quiet about it when it mattered.

NBC […] In the second statement, the unidentified woman said she witnessed Kavanaugh “spike” the punch at high school parties in order to sexually take advantage of girls. But less than 48 hours before Avenatti released her sworn statement on Twitter, the same woman told NBC News a different story.

When asked in the phone interview if she ever witnessed Kavanaugh act inappropriately towards girls, the woman replied, “no.” She did describe a culture of heavy drinking in high school that she took part in, and said Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were part of that group.

[…]  According to the second woman’s declaration that Avenatti provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, she said: “During the years 1981-82, I witnessed firsthand Brett Kavanaugh, together with others, ‘spike’ the ‘punch’ at house parties I attended with Quaaludes and/or grain alcohol. I understood this was being done for the purpose of making girls more likely to engage in sexual acts and less likely to say ‘No.'”

[…]  But reached by phone independently from Avenatti on Oct. 3, the woman said she only “skimmed” the declaration. After reviewing the statement, she wrote in a text on Oct. 4 to NBC News: “It is incorrect that I saw Brett spike the punch. I didn’t see anyone spike the punch…I was very clear with Michael Avenatti from day one.”  (read more)

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270 Responses to After Promoting Avenatti Accusers NBC Tries Walking Quietly Toward the Exits…

  1. Kaco says:

    The still lying Chuck Todd lies about being mislead. This why they are the Enemy of the People. I don’t want to hear another whiny word out of them complaining that POTUS and his supporters call them Fake News. They give example after example every single day.

    Liked by 41 people

    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Nothing But Crap. Do any of the MSM ever step outside of themselves and look down with perspective and say, “what are we doing?”

      Liked by 4 people

    • Bendix says:

      The willful stupidity of it all is, if the reporters were able to be led, they were not doing their jobs.
      Did they learn nothing from the Rolling Stone debacle?
      If they didn’t check this woman and her outlandish claims out in the least, that’s on them, not on Creepy Porn Lawyer or the lunatic.
      I repeat: if you can be LED, you are not suited to the job of journalist.

      It’s much more likely that they got caught with their pants down, pulling a Rolling Stone stunt, and are in desperate coverup (pull your pants up) mode.

      Again I say, to the celebrities who spoke in hushed, serious tones about “these women” –

      Liked by 3 people

    • Nabi says:

      They printed what they wanted to believe.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. noswamp says:

    That is why the President calls them Fake News. Todd should go to jail as well or face a lawsuit for defamation. Too bad Kavanaugh is too much of a stand up guy to go after him. What a bunch of liars at NBC. They did not ask one question at all, but then when Avenatti is criminally pursued they know the gig is up and now start to backtrack. FAKE NEWS!!!

    Liked by 11 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Actually, they may be trying to cya, for reasons other than libel/slander, there is, or was a rule regarding ‘eaqual time’,…in addition the FCC leases them airtime, and so they ARE subject to regulation.
      Perhaps they see the Trump train coming, can hear the roar, feel the ground shake, and realisecthey are on the tracks.
      Antitrust for sillicon valley, people have been saying, how about for msm?

      Liked by 10 people

    • Marsha Frey says:

      The great tragedy here for America is — the MSM doesn’t care when they withhold vital information – or if they knowingly send out fake news. There should be some laws that hold their feet to the fire over this. Perhaps they have “gone a bridge too far” lately — and that just might happen.


  3. MM says:

    CNN, reporting for duty, Chuck!

    Leading tonight's POINT newsletter: Can we slow our roll on Michael Avenatti?— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 26, 2018


  4. Co says:

    I still think DiFi and Company had “their” guy in the FBI who was ready with a mitt on standby, playing out-field to catch the Justice Kavanaugh ball for the investigation they screamed for. The ball got thrown to the short stop instead and the runner was thrown out. Troubled times.

    Liked by 9 people

    • H.R. says:

      I thought so too, Co. Early in the CommiCrat hue and cry for an FBI investigation, China Doll (Feinstein) said something that gave me that impression that they had their own FIBbie just waiting for the call.

      Can’t recall the exact clip, but it left the same strong impression with me as well.

      Oh, now I remember. China Doll was screaming for transparency and full disclosure of the FBI investigation… until the ‘wrong’ team was tasked with the investigation. Then she suddenly switched to insisting on the confidentiality of the investigation… and updates, because they weren’t going to get them from ‘their’ FIBbie.

      Liked by 3 people

  5. NJF says:

    Hahahahahahahahaha. #AnotherCryin’Chuck

    I had a blast on twitter with this.

    Morons. Wait, let me correct that. Evil.

    Liked by 6 people

    • southernsue says:

      they are a joke
      don’t watch any cable tv reality news shows starring the anchors
      all paid actors/anchors that get a script every morning around 4am
      they all rehearse the script and say the same thing
      cnn,nbc,abc,cbs,mnsbc,et all
      junk and insults my intelligence
      don’t watch
      get my news from sites like this on the internet and thru commenters

      Liked by 6 people

      • teekay says:

        Yep. Replete with set, props, lighting, music, tonal inflection, facial expression, narrative coherence, etc. Their “news” product is consciously designed and manufactured propaganda intended to valence voter opinion toward specific actions and outcomes destructive of our national polity, our sense of being all-of-us “Americans”. That these clowns increasingly flounder and fail and wither into irrelevance is a public service of nearly incalculable worth — the vote I cast for DJT would have been justified on this point alone. They really are the Enemy of the People, and he’s destroying them, and they are in their death throes. and it’s glorious to behold.

        Liked by 5 people

  6. graphiclucidity says:

    Avenatti, Megyn Kelly, Fake Bombs.
    Media with egg on their faces in hyperbolic hysterics.

    Today was a good day.

    Liked by 9 people

  7. scott467 says:

    “It needs to be emphasized here that none of these contradictions were discussed by NBC during the controversy around the Kavanaugh confirmation. They kept quiet about it when it mattered.”


    That’s because compared to NBC, creepy porn lawyer Avennati is clean.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Co says:

      True NBC provided the catalyst for CPL to lie on prime time. It all depends who the DOJ makes an example of, if any.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Have-a-Nutti is the front man for one or more of the DEMented Party’s Lefty Billionaires.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Jim Ryan says:

      Avenatti had a little bit of a run, but lately he can’t win for losing. The judge rules that he owes his former partner $4.85 million, his firm gets evicted from their LA office, and he and SweatyNick get referred to DOJ for investigation, all in the same week. Karma is a very persistent and thorough woman, no?


  8. I’m proposing a new analogy for the Direct Democracy vs. Managed Democracy paradigm: cost-push vs. demand-pull inflation. Push is the bottom-up, propulsive force of the Will of the People. Pull is the manipulative, diversionary desires of the Elite.

    The Media’s job is fundamentally misdirectional and as Adorno insisted, programatically dishonest. Through the endless propagation of false consciousness the People must be convinced that the Pull is actually the Push.

    This shell-game is breaking down in the Trump Era. Fake News is a more tactile, street-level term for false consciousness propagation. Trump is a instinctive branding genius. Period.

    This divergence –which has the opinion-shapers in conniptions– is on stark display in the Gallup vs. Media Research Center numbers, below. Even after the desperate steps taken to shut down alt-media (and yes, the operative term is desperation), the divergence grows. The collective wisdom of the People is well onto the game now. Managed Democracy will be hard-pressed to gather them back.

    This doesn’t stop CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Fox News’ Chris Wallace (to select from dozens of bleeding talking heads) from repeatedly stabbing themselves with their own hubris, day after day. We’re in the terrain of dark comedy and self-injury now.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. znoxide says:

    There should be no way that NBC can back out of this. If an ignorant rube in the middle of Kansas could instantly detect a BS story, the professional journalists should have detected it. They could have had the decency to pull CPL aside and recommend a more believable story. Heck since they are just making it up anyway, the professional editors could have drafted a fairy tale that more people would believe. I recommend they put a could good fiction writers on retainer from the middle of the country to provide their articles.

    The thing is, this garbage is not that satisfying. If I’m going to be lied to, I want the lie to be halfway believable. I don’t want to be told an uprising occurred because of a video that 1K people watched on YouTube. I don’t want to be told a man in the public eye for 30 – 40 years is a covert white supremacist. I don’t want to be told that a Secretary of State is so technologically inept that she doesn’t understand what “wiping” a server means. I don’t want to be told a candidate for the Supreme Court with a 20+ year track record was a serial gang rapist.

    Satisfy me with some technical anomaly buried deep inside a subsection of an obscure law that makes this unbelievable thing OK. At the very least I won’t immediately sniff it out, and I surely won’t research the anomaly. I would prefer my eyes glaze over with some mundane, technical garbage that is too boring research than the salacious news they pump out.

    Liked by 9 people

    • rosewater49 says:

      As an informed rube in the middle of Kansas I resent your characterization…but chuckled anyway

      Liked by 3 people

      • znoxide says:

        I should have put quotes around a few things like ignorant rube, professional journalist but that gets tedious. I also am from Kansas and stay informed which is tough being backward and all.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Sharon Tomalavage says:

        I think Kansas people are wonderful salt of the earth folks. Smart and down to earth. None of that fake elitism for them. States like New York, California, Oregon and more could learn from these folks.


    • Elaine Keller says:

      “The thing is, this garbage is not that satisfying. If I’m going to be lied to, I want the lie to be halfway believable. I don’t want to be told an uprising occurred because of a video that 1K people watched on YouTube. I don’t want to be told a man in the public eye for 30 – 40 years is a covert white supremacist. I don’t want to be told that a Secretary of State is so technologically inept that she doesn’t understand what “wiping” a server means. I don’t want to be told a candidate for the Supreme Court with a 20+ year track record was a serial gang rapist.”

      This! Their bald faced lies are an insult.

      Liked by 4 people

  10. shirley49 says:

    This proves what lazy corrupt so called media they are. Have they ever heard of investigating and verifying a story. Apparently we can feed them any story we want and they will fall for it. Lazy to the core or maybe it is because they want to believe it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • southernsue says:

      they are all paid actors posing as anchors
      they read a script that has been prepared for them by their directors
      they are jokes and so are the cable tv reality news shows

      don’t watch
      get my news from sites like this on the internet
      don’t need hollyweirds lying to me and i pay for it

      cut my cable cord and bought a roku stick
      now i watch a lot of apps free

      will not give my money to these antiAmerican networks that make stuff up and will not defend the truth

      Liked by 2 people

    • Birmingham says:

      Cue Dan Rather…


      • Bendix says:

        Dan Rather is a one-way train. He can follow a story only if he thinks it’s going where he wants to end up.
        It’s a little shocking to me that he cannot see this.
        He ought to have seen right through The Russians, the “it’s a Youtube video”, he should have been furious over Fast & Furious, but he’s blinded by ideology to the point where he’s dysfunctional.


    • balthazar9 says:

      Only if the story is anti-Trump.


    • MelH says:

      shirley49, “feed them any story,” yes, I do that on Twitter when it helps make a point.


  11. jogreggre says:

    If you haven’t read the linked NBC article read it. It is horrifying that Avenatti was given the megaphone at all, although in retrospect, Avenatti’s participation highlighted the absurdity of Ford’s Swiss cheese story, and helped to get the superbly qualified, honest and entirely innocent, Brett Kavanaugh confirmed. (On a related matter, anyone who is giving their support to Avenatti’s “presidential ambitions” is an idiot. Poor America, our education system has gone to H.)

    Liked by 5 people

  12. iconoclast says:

    Dishonesty is an integral part of how NBC News operates. Remember the NBC Dateline Chevy Truck episode?

    Where’s Brian Williams these days?

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Avenatti has tire tracks on his back. They sure threw him under the bus quick huh. Chuck Todd: “Avenatti? Who is this Avenatti person of which you speak? We have never heard of him. Wasn’t us. LOOK…SQUIRREL!”

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Trent Telenko says:

    NBC is gonna lie…it’s all they got.

    Ignore them as liars and move on with life.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. beach lover says:

    Mislead?! Mislead?! Ok. Maybe that will work for the 30 people that watch you, NBC, but most of us rational thinking Americans know a fake and liar when we see it.

    You have been mislead only because you wanted it to be true so bad, you threw out all basic commonsense, let along any journalistic methods.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Proud American from Texas says:

    Makes you wonder what Megan Kelly might know about all this crap. She’s in a heck of a fight right now concerning her walk away riches. Don’t like her a bit, but she probably witnessed a lot during all this.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. covfefe999 says:

    MSNBC has a lot of cleanup in aisle 3 to do. YouTube is FULL of videos posted by MSNBC of their various libtard hosts spouting off about how great Avenatti is and obsessing over the gang rape allegations. Just do a YouTube search on “MSNBC Avenatti” and you’ll find dozens of videos! I remember one clip of libtard Stephanie Ruhle gushing over Avenatti and panelists referring to him as a “savior”. HAHAHAHA Insert the beeping of a truck backing up here.

    How many more failed fraudulent schemes will the Dem supporters endure before they wake up and realize they are being played? The Dems always pick the worst heroes. Traythug, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Hillary Clinton 🙂 … fast forward to Smarmy Daniels, Avenatti (Aviante lol), and Christine Blasey.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. MaineCoon says:

    Guilty of malice intent. Fine them. Jail them. Disbar CPL. Enforce the rule of law DoJ/Courts!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      There’s two reasons that John Q Public is catching on:
      John Q Public is full of, essentially decent people.
      People who go through life trying not to harm others.
      Who are shocked when someone tells a huge falsehood
      aiming at hurting others. Completely alien to them.

      John Q Public also has came across opposite types
      through their lives. The thing that they notice about these
      opposite types, the eventual dead give away is that things
      continually happen that would never occur when these
      individiuals are around. Whether it be a drug seeking
      family member, or a dishonest co worker, they can
      sense that something will be off when said person is

      The media is so inherently dishonest that they cannot
      understand honesty. Cannot realize how regular people
      can spot their motives, especially when the motives happen
      basically like clockwork. It’s got to the point that everytime
      the regular Joe makes any gains, sees anything helpful
      occurring, they wait and see how the big boys are going
      to mess it up through lies.

      The big boys did it far enough apart that it was hard
      to prove. Would scream that people were bad, crazy
      when they noticed. YTG has been paying attention
      to the pacing, going back to 1994. The frequency,
      the boldness of the lies has been in hyperdrive since
      Benghazi. Went into warp speed around 2014.

      John Q Public is witnessing on a grand scale the
      crazy guy at work, the drug dependent relative,
      everyone they’ve met that’s bad. Things are
      “happening” just like when these folks are around.
      Only now, these things onlly happen when the
      MSM is in the room.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. jeans2nd says:

    Avenatti was not an attempt to mislead NBC or Chuck Todd.
    Avenatti was an attempt to mislead the Senate. Hence the criminal referral from Sen Chuck Grassley.

    Only a person with real mental problems would move the focus from the Grassley criminal referral of Avenatti to themselves. The usual diagnosis is similar to narcissistic egocentric sociopathic personality disorder. The person is quite often a danger to society, and a criminal.

    NBC owes it to their employee and the public to obtain some help for this person, and to remove him from his broadcast position. (would wager there is a MeToo horde of wymyn out there who would love to assist for the right amount…Go Fund Me, anyone?).

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Caius Lowell says:

    I will never forget this NBC “News” article: “Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti is ready for his star turn:Talent agencies are circling Avenatti, who has become a mainstay of cable news.” Barf!

    Liked by 2 people

  21. rioosodog says:

    “mislead”? They would have not been “mislead” if they had the slightest amount of integrity while doing their jobs! There solid, rabid, political ideals made them blind to all else!


    • Kris Langley says:

      “Misleading” the media towards a narrative that might be harmful to conservatives is about as difficult as using a steak to ‘lead’ a dog.

      Although, some dogs are much more disciplined than that.


  22. Motzilla says:

    *gosh* – does this mean that America’s news network’s year long personal and obsessive love affair with bottom-dwelling pond scum Michael Avenatti is over? Awww. Poor tool.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Left out a big part of the Avenetti push.

      Former MSNBC employee ( 2014-2015)
      Ronan Farrow. Remember when Farrow was the
      “next big thing?”.

      So NBC tries to dis associate themselves, look
      innocent in all things Avenatti. Looks even worse
      when all things Avenatti has Ronan Farrow writing
      articles supporting it. Former MSNBC employee
      Ronan Farrow.

      Speaking of which, look up Farrow’s Wikipedia bio.
      When Farrow was the next big thing it read like a
      deification. With the events of the last few years
      (and those involved), it’s now looking more like a
      rap sheet.

      Liked by 2 people

    • MelH says:

      Wow, Juanita, you are THAT hard up for favorites? How about you get a life with REAL people?

      Liked by 2 people

  23. David says:

    A person much smarter than myself – (which is most people) needs to petition the FCC to strip NBC of their status as a “news” outlet, and to be reclassified as “entertainment”, as was done in the ’60s when wrestling was stripped of being a “sport”.


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