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NBC Touts Hillary Meeting With Petraeus, No Mention of Both Mishandling Classified Info

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2016/09/09/nbc-touts-hilla…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>In two campaign reports for NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em>, correspondents Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker both promoted Hillary Clinton meeting with numerous national security experts, including former CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned amid scandal and was prosecuted for mishandling classified information.</p>

<p>Early in the 7 a.m. ET hour, Alexander declared: <strong>&ldquo;This morning, Hillary Clinton is looking to sharpen that contrast between herself and Donald Trump, specifically on national security, bringing together that team of experts, including David Petraeus.&rdquo;</strong> He ignored the obvious similarity between the retired general and Clinton &ndash; both had problems handling confidential intelligence.</p>

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