NBC ‘Breaks’ Fairfax Accuser’s Name Two Days After BLP

Tuesday afternoon, NBC reported “breaking news” – the name of the accuser of Justin Fairfax, Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Virginia – a full two days after Big League Politics actually broke the story.

“NBC News is now naming the woman who accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault — a claim he categorically denies. Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College, has provided permission to identify her, per source close to her legal team,” NBC News’ White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett said on Twitter.

Not only was the story broken two days ago, but a good deal of drama has unfolded since. At 3 a.m Monday morning, Fairfax denied the allegation in a press release, and threatened to sue BLP.  Washington Post, which Fairfax said had learned of the allegations a year ago, disputed some of the facts of Fairfax’s press release. Fairfax then denied the sexual assault allegations, saying that he did have sex with Tyson, but it was consensual, and floated wild conspiracy theories about Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, also a Democrat, possibly having leaked allegations.

Not to mention, Vanessa Tyson had already confirmed that she had previously given permission to share her story.

While all of this was happening, NBC was nowhere to be found.

Congrats on the big scoop, guys!

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