‘Straight Up Journalistic Malpractice:’ NBC News Under Fire For Trying to Kill Bombshell Weinstein Story

Why did Ronan Farrow, an investigative journalist for NBC News (an entity we defended earlier), break his giant scoop on Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults in The New Yorker, rather than on the network that employs him?  That was a question on many people’s minds after the shock of the story itself began to settle in, as CNN’s Jake Tapper was one of the first to publicly flag the disconnect.  Within a day or two, the ugly answer has begun to take shape: NBC very much appears to have bent over backward to suppress the story, impede its progress, and ensure that it never reached the air.  Brian Stelter, also at CNN, reported that the axe had come down from on high…

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