Reporter: NBC News May Have Killed Harvey Weinstein Story
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Reporter Ronan Farrow said Tuesday on MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW that NBC News killed his story this summer about sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, so he kept working on the story until it was published this week by the New Yorker.
Farrow challenged NBC assertions that his story wasn’t really ready at the time.
“I walked into the door into the door at the New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should have been public,” he said. “Immediately the New Yorker recognized that, and it was not accurate to say that it was not reportable. In fact, there were multiple determinations at NBC that it was reportable.”
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said NBC News would never “try to cover for a powerful person.”
Meanwhile, Weinstein’s former attorney, Lisa Bloom, was “totally lied to” by Weinstein about the severity of the allegations against him, a source told Variety.
The allegations against Weinstein now include alleged rape. Strangely, mainstream pundits discussing the Weinstein allegations haven’t mentioned Bill or Hillary Clinton’s alleged sexual harassment and intimidation of women even though they have frequently mentioned a 2005 videotape of Pres. Trump engaged in crude locker room talk about what celebrities can get away with when it comes to touching women.
Can you say double standard?
– Sources: Variety, October 10 and 11, 2017.