NBC Deletes Report on Pelosi Attack That Contradicts FBI, District Attorney over ‘Reporting Standards’

NBC has deleted a report about the attack on Paul Pelosi from the “Today Show” website because it “did not meet our reporting standards.”

The original report contradicted claims about the attack made by the FBI, the San Francisco district attorney, and the media.

The report, by NBC’s Miguel Almaguer, was filmed outside the home a week after the incident occurred.

Almaguer, who appeared to be reporting on conversations with the responding officers, said:

“When officers arrived here at the Pelosi home exactly a week ago today, they initially didn’t have any idea exactly what was going on.

“They knew they had a high-priority call on their hand.

“What was unclear was what was happening inside the property just behind me.

“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.

“Why Pelosi didn’t try to flee or tell responding officers he was in distress is unclear.

“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 arrived.”

However, Almaguer’s report is no longer available on the “Today Show” website.

The video has been deleted and the story has been appended with an editor’s note which says:

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“Paul Pelosi released from the hospital six days after intruder attack

“Paul Pelosi was released from the hospital on Thursday and is now recovering from a fractured skull and several other serious injuries at home.

“NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports for TODAY.

“Editor’s note: The piece should not have aired because it did not meet NBC News reporting standards.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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