One NBC News insider is blaming its own reporter for the fallout he experienced following reports about Paul Pelosi's attack.
Reporter Miguel Almaguer gave a viral report that implied Pelosi may not have been in imminent danger when police arrived at his home.
NBC News insider says Miguel Almaguer 'f---ed up' by running Paul Pelosi story carelessly on just one tip https://t.co/aztBLEHGW0
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 1, 2023
Body cam footage later released showed Pelosi attacked by Paul DePape after police arrived and Pelosi appearing to stall the attacker until help arrived.
"The first thing that was wrong with it, there is a real question as to how much he knew. Then, there is a question as to what the second source was," an unnamed former exec said. "What was the confirmation?"
"Miguel f----d up," he added. "It's not clear that he had anything approaching two sources, and it's not clear that the first source was more than a tip."
So it turns out Miguel Almaguer was completely accurate in his reporting about the assault of Paul Pelosi.
So why did NBC suspend him, yank the report, and scrub it from their website?https://t.co/ovIiWfyptP
— Bill D'Agostino (@Banned_Bill) January 27, 2023
Others disagree, arguing that the reporter accurately reported on the events later revealed in the police video.
"[T]he day after Almaguer's report aired on the November 4, 2022, edition of Today, the network abruptly deleted their video tweet of the segment, scrubbed the story from their website, and suspended Almaguer. The justification given was that his report 'did not meet NBC News reporting standards,'" Newsbusters reported.
"Now that the bodycam video is out though, it appears clear that all of the details Almaguer gave in his report were factually accurate," it added.
Questions remain over why NBC treated Amaguer so harshly and what will happen next.
The shutdown fueled much speculation but the treatment of the reporter shows concerns as well.
Source: Fox News