TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 11, 2016

Days after a video emerged of Donald J. Trump making vulgar remarks, one question still reverberating around media and political circles is why NBC was not the first to report its own story. The footage came from a 2005 segment for “Access Hollywood,” which is owned by NBCUniversal. The New York Times reports that the video was discovered last Monday by a show producer, and that the chairman of NBC News learned of the tape Tuesday. But on Friday, it was the Washington Post that posted the video to its website. Those familiar with NBC’s handling of the tape say the network delayed publication because it was concerned it might be vulnerable to a lawsuit for airing the recording.