NBC refused to publish a Weinstein story as stated by Ronan Farrow who is the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen last January. He was interviewed by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and here is a partial transcript courtesy of the Daily Mail:
MADDOW: Why did you end up reporting this story for the The New Yorker and not NBC News?
FARROW: Look, you would have ask NBC and NBC executives about the details of that story. I’m not going to comment on any news organization’s story that they did or didn’t run. I will say that over many years, many news organizatons have circled this story and faced a great deal of pressure in doing so. And there are now reports emerging publicly about the kinds of pressure that news organizations face in this, and that is real. In the course of this reporting, I was threatened with a lawsuit personally by Mr. Weinstein, and we’ve already seen that [The News York Times] has been publicly threatened with a suit.
MADDOW: NBC says that story wasn’t publishable, that it wasn’t ready to go by the time that you brought it to them. But obviously it was ready to go by the time you go to The New Yorker.
FARROW: I walked into the door at The New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should’ve been public earlier, and immediately, obviously, The New Yorker recognized that; and it is not accurate to say that it was not reportable [by NBC]. In fact, there were multiple determinations that it was reportable by NBC.
To view the interview with Maddow and Farrow watch below:
Howard Kurtz did a piece on Fox News called Why NBC lost Ronan Farrow’s scoop. Even though Ronan went to NBC first, they did not run the story on the powerful, democratic donor, Weinstein. Kurtz wanted to know WHY. NBC sent a letter to Kurtz and Noah Oppenheimer, President of NBC wrote back. He said, in part, that he was “proud of Ronan’s initial work and it would be painful to think that people might think that they were covering up for a powerful person and that would be offensive.” Sounds like Oppenheimer is adept at the liberal leftists “thought speech”. Watch the video below for more from Kurtz on Oppenheimer’s letter:
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