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Boston Marathon survivor upset at 'Meet the Press'

BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston Marathon bombing survivor says in a tweet that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press."

Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left foot in the bombing and said Friday she asked the national news program not to mention the suspect's name but the show used it.

NBC News spokeswoman Erika Masonhall says Haslet-Davis was due to take part in a round-table discussion and asked that the suspects' names not be mentioned. Masonhall says given the nature of the discussion "Meet the Press" could not make that guarantee and regrets any distress caused by the miscommunication.

She says the NBC News president left a voicemail for Haslet-Davis apologizing for the confusion.

A message seeking comment was left with a representative for Haslet-Davis.

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alohafidlr April 11 2014 at 6:56 PM

She left before the taping. How did she know that NBC would mention the suspect's name?

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keithj77441 alohafidlr April 11 2014 at 6:57 PM

ummmmm it was muttered during the taping

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vic April 11 2014 at 6:57 PM

david gregory a hack

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jjscreen April 11 2014 at 6:57 PM

good for her.

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decorsbie April 11 2014 at 6:58 PM

Meet the Press and David Gregory are horrible. It used to be a good, decent show, too bad.

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gene and irene April 11 2014 at 6:58 PM

Gregory always has been and always will be a complete idiot. He and more like him are reasons that i no longer watch anything on NBC.

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flagwaver2 gene and irene April 11 2014 at 7:00 PM

just look at him...he looks like a complete dolt!

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yahunnut April 11 2014 at 6:58 PM

Highly sensitive young lady and has every right to be but maybe she shouldn't have started the TV circuit until she had done more extensive mental and emotional healing

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bobo April 11 2014 at 6:58 PM

meet the press has about the same ratings as all lame stream news...none

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naojf22936 bobo April 11 2014 at 7:04 PM

GOP.....they don't respect themselves. How can anyone expect them to respect others. They will step on you for their own agenda. You see it happen daily. G - greed...O - of....P - profits.

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patrickbgawne April 11 2014 at 6:59 PM

So far I've seen comments that Gregory is a right wing nut and left wing liberal. Can you folks please make up your minds?

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rrrprc patrickbgawne April 11 2014 at 7:03 PM

He's just an idiot

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seas1944 April 11 2014 at 6:59 PM

I think she was led to believe that the show was about her, her journey, her recovery. Like a rape victim who is forced to confront her attacker every time she opens the newspaper or walks into court, it is very painful

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gnzeluff1 April 11 2014 at 7:00 PM

I think it is pretty clear that the show wanted to have Haslet-Davis come on and had heard and understood why she did not want the suspect's name mentioned so if proceeding to ask her to be in a roundtable discussion they should have clarified with all participants first if it were a sensitive issue before extending formal procedures to bring her to studio. Haslet-Davis's wishes had been clear and studio could have done better arrangements in order to get a better outcome and spread to key insight from those affected by callous killers and terorrists. Ya Think?

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