NBC News retracts report on Paul Pelosi for failing to meet network reporting standards – deadline
UPDATED, with additional details of the network decision: NBC News withdrew the report on Today which aired on Friday approx Paul Pelosiwith the explanation that it does not meet the journalistic standards of the network.
“The Home should not have aired because it did not meet NBC News’ reporting standards,” the network said in the announcement that was made to the Today website after it has been removed.
The segment was about Pelosi’s return home from the hospital after an assailant hit him with a hammer in his home last week. According to court documents, the suspect, David DePape, told police he was on a “suicide mission” and was looking for Pelosi’s wife, the House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi.
After the attack on Pelosi, a number of figures on the right floated conspiracy theories or raised doubts about the circumstances. New York Post registered that the original NBC News report was that Paul Pelosi answered the door for police, responding to a 911 call, but the officers “appeared to be unaware that they had been called to the house of the Speaker of the House.” Pelosi, however, did not “declare a state of emergency” or attempt to leave, instead returning to the suspect, who was carrying a hammer. According to police, the suspect then hit Pelosi in the head.
According to a network insider familiar with the situation, the decision to remove the segment was made shortly after the broadcast when it was determined that the main source of information was unreliable regarding the circumstances that the police encountered when they arrived at the house, specifically what the police saw and the extent of the attacker. was away from the door.
A spokesman for the Speaker of the House of Representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. An NBC News spokesman declined to comment beyond the statement.
DePape has pleaded not guilty. He faces multiple state and federal charges, including assault, attempted murder and attempted kidnapping.
According to the criminal complaint, San Francisco Police Department officers arrived at 2:31 a.m. on Oct. 28, and an officer knocked on the front door.
“When the door was opened, Pelosi and DePape were holding the gavel with one hand and DePape was holding Pelosi’s forearm with the other hand. Pelosi greeted the officers. The officers asked them what was going on. DePape replied that everything was fine. The officers then asked Pelosi and DePape to drop the hammer.”
“DePape pulled the hammer from Pelosi’s hand and swung the hammer, striking Pelosi in the head. Officers immediately went inside and were able to restrain DePape. As officers restrained DePape, Pelosi appeared to be unconscious on the ground.”
According to the criminal complaint, the suspect told the police that he broke into the house through a glass door. DePape told police that Pelosi ran and opened it when they arrived. Pelosi clutched the gavel in DePape’s hand.
“At this point in the interview, DePape reiterated that DePape had no plans to surrender and would go ‘through’ Pelosi,” the documents state.
“DePape stated that he pulled the gavel away from Pelosi and swung the gavel at Pelosi,” the complaint states. “DePape explained that Pelosi’s actions resulted in Pelosi ‘instead receiving punishment.'”
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