NBC yanks from airwaves story that raised questions about Paul Pelosi behavior, attack, and official narrative


NBC News broadcast a followup on the attack on Paul Pelosi in San Francisco last week, and then quickly deleted the story from the Friday edition of the Today Show, saying it didn’t meet the news organization’s reporting standards.

NBC News national correspondent Miguel Almaguer’s report contradicts the official narrative by the District Attorney of what happened when police knocked on the door of the home of House Speaker Nancy and Paul Pelosi. According to Almaguer, when Paul Pelosi answered the door, he did not declare an emergency, but instead walked back into the house toward the man who soon attacked him.

“Sources familiar with what unfolded in the Pelosi residence now revealing when officers responded to the ‘high priority call,’ they were seemingly unaware they’ve been called to the home of the Speaker of the House. After a ‘knock and announce,’ the front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or tried to leave his home but instead began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police. It’s unclear if the 82-year-old was already injured or what his mental state was, say sources,” Almaguer reported in the now-removed broadcast.

The report that was removed by NBC News.

David DePape, an illegal immigrant from Canada, has confessed to breaking into the home last Friday in the early morning hours. After police arrived, DePape struck Paul Pelosi on the head with a hammer.

U.S. Capitol Police said this week they will be conducting an internal review to determine why the police who were assigned to monitor the house through security cameras did not see the break-in.

“While the Speaker was with her security detail in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco cameras were not actively monitored as they are when the Speaker is at the residence. The Command Center personnel noticed the police activity on the screen and used the feeds to monitor the response and assist investigators,” U.S. Capitol Police said. 

“The Department has begun an internal security review and will be gathering input and questions from our Congressional stakeholders. We have been immensely grateful for the critical support the Congress already provided to secure the U.S. Capitol Complex after January 6, 2021. The funding was vital for us to implement dozens of immediate improvements. Now we will fast-track the work we have already been doing to enhance the protection of Members outside of Washington, D.C., while also providing new protective options that will address concerns following Friday’s targeted attack. 

“Our brave men and women are working around the clock to meet this urgent mission during this divisive time. In the meantime, a significant change that will have an immediate impact will be for people across our country to lower the temperature on political rhetoric before it’s too late,” the department said.

“According to court documents, when the officer asked what was going on, defendant smiled and said ‘everything’s good’ but instantaneously a struggle ensued as police clearly saw David DePape strike Paul Pelosi in the head with a hammer. After tackling the suspect, officers rushed to Mr. Pelosi who was lying in a pool of blood,” Almaguer reported, adding, “We still don’t know exactly what unfolded between Mr. Pelosi and the suspect for the 30 minutes they were alone inside that house before police arrive. Officials who are investigating this matter would not go into further details about these new details.”

After social media users began sharing the report, NBC News removed the report from its website and from its social media accounts, and the news company posted a note on its website: “This piece has been removed from publication because it did not meet NBC News reporting standards.” It did not elaborate on what standards the story violated.

Meanwhile, Paul Pelosi was released from the hospital Thursday, after undergoing surgery for a skull fracture, and DePape has been charged with attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and other crimes.

Read: Pelosi husband emerges from surgery after hammer attack at San Francisco mansion


  1. Never let a crisis go to waste. They’re pushing a narrative and anyone with half a brain knows it stinks.

    Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

  2. How many times does Miguel Almaguer say “sources” or “NBC News learning” or “unclear.” A bunch, that’s for sure. Enough that the report shouldn’t meet NBC reporting standards. John Galt, who is “they?” And who do you mean by “anyone with half a brain?”

    • Richard, of course it didn’t meet NBC reporting standards, it was a man on the scene reporting the incident from what information was available. The report had not been scrubbed by the editors following consultation with their masters at the D.N.C. Damage control is a tricky business, one needs to first change the narrative from the obvious and insert Trump as the cause of the incident.

      As for anyone with half a brain, considering what we know about the Hammer attacker it seems pretty clear that he wasn’t a Trump zealot.

    • If you actually believe anything that is put out on the glowing screen in front of you, then there is no helping you.

      This report that was yanked actually lines up more with what was originally put out, before it started changing.

      Anyways, you keep believing the glowing screen in front of you and the media, the same main stream media that works hand in hand with government agency’s to make sure the “news” is in line with the messaging they want for the masses.

  3. From the article: “the San Francisco cameras were not actively monitored as they are when the Speaker is at the residence. The Command Center personnel noticed the police activity on the screen and used the feeds to monitor the response and assist investigators, U.S. Capitol Police said.”
    The above quote is self-contradictory.

    • Whether they were monitored or not, everything is on video somewhere. And ALL that video including police body cams needs to be released. Sooner would be better than later. Cheers –

    • They left out: “and to obscure or delete all footage that did not appear as though it would fit the anticipated narrative…”
      …Winston Smith has since been working overtime, and with this incident being of such a serious nature in defense of the desired and absolutely critical narrative, he has even been allowed the unusual exception of being permitted to not join the regularly scheduled two minutes of hate…

    • I’m open to being proven wrong, but I can’t imagine the residence of third in line to the Presidency isn’t under surveillance. Regardless of her being there.

  4. Both Nancy Pelosi and Jill Biden should be home taking care of their husbands who are slipping quickly into vagueness and incompetency. These old women love the power, but their husbands look like old fools, stumbling around and hardly functional. They are national embarrassments, in full display.

  5. Law breakers should be severely punished. A multimillionaire should be able to afford their own home security, my blue collar SIL can afford it.

  6. Breaking News… there is now in place a new department of Law we now have, THE OATH INTEGRITY FORCE. It’s ran by a man named Jesus he insisted. Oath breakers who mock our GOD best beware,of for an by the people your contact is with GOD, so help you GOD you swore. Pelosi obama Biden your BUSTED BUSTERS.

  7. Pelosis have a creepy looking house. Looks like there are more monitors other than capital police monitoring it. Evil follows evil. Remember another 2020 story a presumed homeless man pooped at that garage driveway literally bringing san fran’s poop to Pelosis, Absolutely demonic, but evil attracts evil.

    • Nancy is fine with that because she doesn’t have to worry about Paul getting underaged girls pregnant while she lives in DC. Didn’t quite work that way for Hillary Clinton.

  8. A free society can’t survive a partisan press.

    Trump gets a parking ticket, 100 days of coverage. Hodgkinson attempts to assassinate the House GOP in whole, off the pages in three days.

    Trump sneezes, 100 days of press speculation about his ill health. Biden can’t find his way off stage alone, nothing.

    Trump has affair with porn “star”, months of coverage. Biden has potentially credible sexual misconduct charges, nobody covers it.

    A madman attempting to slaughter the entire Kavanaugh family is a non issue in three days. A illegal in his underwear attacks Pelosi, endless coverage of it (minus some very potentially salacious details).

  9. why dont they shut all of us right wing loons up and just release the video footage, body cam footage and 911 call audio
    until that day it was probably a hammer fight between lovers

  10. The left are experts in owning the narrative. Ex. Biden bragging on getting the Prosecutor fired, Hunter lap top, Daughters diary, inflation and Joe’s health.

  11. Pelosi s are bottom feeding parasites. Anything coming from their nasty mouths is a lie. As for the capital police investigating. Ha ha. We all trust them. About as much as I trust the FBI.

  12. Totally a homosexual affair and coverup. Nothing new under the sun with this fake news msm and Democratic party.

  13. “We still don’t know exactly what unfolded between Mr. Pelosi and the suspect for the 30 minutes they were alone inside that house before police arrive. Officials who are investigating this matter would not go into further details about these new details.”
    Unfolded. Yeah right. I get it and so does anyone else with a brain. Tell the Big Lie to the public until this blows over or the left can somehow use it. Release the non-redacted on-body camera videos SFPD!!

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