Benghazi Whistleblower's Attorney Claims NBC Spiked Him Being a Democrat Who Voted for Obama

May 12th, 2013 1:56 PM

If you were a journalist reporting on Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, wouldn't you find it interesting that he was a Democrat who voted for Barack Obama twice?

Someone at NBC News didn't according to Hicks's attorney Victoria Toensing who disclosed the spike job to NewsMax host Steve Malzberg on WMAL radio Saturday (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

VICTORIA TOENSING: By the way, Mr. Hicks is a Democrat. He voted for Hillary – I’ve yet to announce this – he voted for Hillary in the primary and Obama twice. You know what? NBC spiked the story where I told it before the hearings. It’s just amazing what the press is still trying to do to cover this up…So they try to make this partisan because of the lawyer. Well I’m not the messenger, he’s the messenger…The modus operandi, you know, to find anything they can do to just attack.

So why wouldn't NBC News report this?

Toensing told Malzberg by phone Sunday that she said this to Lisa Myers for a story that NBC was going to run Wednesday the day Hicks testified before Congress. Sadly, it never got aired.

Yet when it was revealed Friday that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups prior to the November election, the press went out of its way to report that former Commissioner Douglas Shulman was appointed by George W. Bush.

As NewsBusters readers know, the media oftentimes only divulge Party affiliation when it fits their agenda.

*****Update: Myers appeared on Thursday's Today show and Thursday's Hardball both times discussing Benghazi and Hicks without mentioning his Party affiliation or that he had twice voted for Obama.