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Washington Free Beacon Isn't Happy That Andrea Mitchell Called Them An 'Anti-Clinton Site'


In a story that ran on NBC "Nightly News" on Monday night and again on MSNBC on Tuesday, Mitchell said that an "anti-Clinton website" posted "inflammatory excerpts" from the documents, while showing a photo of the Washington Free Beacon story.

Mitchell also questioned why a "conservative website" is now publishing documents that have been available for four years.

"This could be part of early efforts by Republicans to muddy up Hillary Clinton, the obvious Democratic frontrunner if she runs," she said.

Mitchell did not name the site or the reporter by name during the broadcast, but articles on the NBC and MSNBC websites later cited the Free Beacon.

Washington Free Beacon reporter Alana Goodman on Sunday published excerpts from the papers of Diane Blair, a close friend of Hillary Clinton. In the documents Blair quotes Clinton describing Monica Lewinsky as a "narcissistic loony toon."

Watch part of the report via NBC:

And another excerpt via Newsbusters: