Why did NBC leak the Billy Bush video through the Washington Post ? Speculation is it was a way for pro Clinton NBC executives to help their candidate without dealing with legal and ethical concerns about airing a tape themselves of an event taped without the consent of the participants.
The private conversation between Bush and Donald Trump was treated as a "bombshell" by media anxious to halt Trump's rise in the polls prior to the first debate.
It opened a dialogue that allowed a series of sketchy sex allegations to also be aired in a bid to portray Mr. Trump as morally unfit for office.
Effective as it was, when you think about it, why is such a conversation newsworthy other than by coincidence it was on tape ?
Meanwhile the Peacock Network is withholding tape of Clinton accusers in it's library of outtakes.
NBC and it's political arm, MSNBC, has been among the most vocal in trying to take down Mr. Trump.