Back when the Paul Pelosi/David DePape story first broke, NBC published a highly controversial (and quickly retracted) report in which NBC New’s national correspondent Miguel Almaguer suggested that, given the information he found when pressing for details on the story, Paul Pelosi might not have been in danger when the police arrived.
The report was quickly retracted and Almaguer’s appearance on NBC to discuss was deep-sixed as well, with NBC saying that the video “expired.”
Almaguer had, in that NBC appearance, gone viral. In it, he explained how a source familiar with the matter told him that the police didn’t know why they were arriving at the Pelosi residence and, when they arrived, Paul Pelosi opened the door for them, didn’t say there was an emergency or try to escape from DePape, and then actually walked away from the cops and toward DePape.
In Almaguer’s words: “After a ‘knock and announce,’ the front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or tried to leave his home but instead began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police. It’s unclear if the 82-year-old was already injured or what his mental state was, say sources.”
Concluding his NBC appearance, Almaguer raised yet more eyebrows by saying “we still don’t know exactly what unfolded between Mr. Pelosi and the suspect for the 30 minutes they were alone inside that house before police arrive. Officials who are investigating this matter would not go into further details about these new details.”
NBC Report Contradicts Federal Charging Statement in Paul Pelosi Attack – And Paul Pelosi’s Actions
NBC reporter Miguel Almaguer reported on the Today Show that accused attacker David DePape and Paul Pelosi were alone in the Pelosi home for thirty minutes, #PaulPelosi pic.twitter.com/X6RURvSMYJ
— Vlemx4u (@vlemx4u) November 4, 2022
NBC retracted the article and wiped the video after it went viral on social media, fueling narratives contradicting the mainstream one about what was really going on at the Pelosi residence.
Well, since then Almaguer has gone missing from NBC; he hasn’t appeared on anything for the network.
Commenting on Almaguer’s disappearance on Monday, Steve Krakauer, who used to work for NBC and has been highly critical of the network’s handling of the situation, posted on Twitter, saying:
“It has been 10 days since @Miguelnbc went on NBC and delivered his Paul Pelosi report, that was ‘expired’ hours later.”
The Daily Beast, for its part, claimed that Almaguer has been “suspended pending an internal investigation.”
A former NBC executive spoke to Fox News on the matter, saying that the network needs to let people know what’s going on with Almaguer and why his report was retracted, saying:
“NBC News must be more transparent with its viewers about this error. Who wrote Miguel’s script? Who approved the script? Are he and his producers suspended during an internal investigation? NBC’s silence on this matter speaks volumes. NBC owes it to its audience to be truthful and not cover this up.”
Fox News Digital, in its report on Almaguer’s disappearance, noted that the reason for Almaguer’s suspension from NBC, the retraction of the report, and his non-appearance on the network might be that he relied on sources that were supposed to be off the record.
That is, that what he said wasn’t necessarily untrue, but rather that he wasn’t supposed to be repeating it because whoever told him about what happened was “off the record” when speaking to him.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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