‘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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  • mauser 98
  • Watching celebrities trip over themselves distance, deny, deflect and then champion a late cause is nauseating enough. This is just the popular press being the popular press.

    • Been a bad week for the chattering classes.

      • Frances

        It’s a worse week for the privileged women who are having to explain whey they knew their “lesser” sisters were being preyed upon by this man but kept silent and even publicly lauded him.

      • I’m sure they’ll find a way to be forgiven.

        Maybe.

  • David Murrell

    One wonders if the Democttic-party-connected NBC broke any laws suppressing the Weinstein story, and not going to the police. We should be told.

  • canminuteman

    I’m just curious why someone decided that this is suddenly the only story worth reporting. It’s been going on for decades, and suddenly it’s the most important thing in the world.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      As Jimmy Durante used to say, “Everybody wants to get into da act.”