NBC threatened Farrow over Weinstein story

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    Ronan Farrow’s Ex-Producer Says NBC Impeded Weinstein Reporting

    Why don’t many Americans trust the media?

    This is why. They are not “News”. They are marketers for their own ideological agenda.

    Sources: NBC Threatened Ronan Farrow if He Kept Reporting on Weinstein

    The producer who worked alongside Ronan Farrow at NBC News on his Harvey Weinstein investigation quit in protest earlier this month.

    Rich McHugh tendered his resignation on Friday, Aug. 17, a year to the day after the Weinstein story left with Farrow. Since then, Farrow has won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles that revealed allegations of sexual harassment and assault—and questions have lingered about why the network gave up on the story that helped launch the #MeToo movement.

    NBC News has long insisted the Weinstein exposé wasn’t ready to run on air or online, contrary to Farrow’s claims that it was. Farrow’s story, which ultimately ran in The New Yorker, was part of a series that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, earned him the prestigious George Polk Award for National Reporting, and garnered near-universal praise from his colleagues.

    The Daily Beast has uncovered new details of how the process went awry, including alleged threats from NBC, back-biting inside the network about who was truly responsible, and a previously unreported ultimatum by Weinstein’s attorneys.

    According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, NBC News general counsel Susan Weiner made a series of phone calls to Farrow, threatening to smear him if he continued to report on Weinstein.
     
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    It's kinda funny-sad, that for decades they covered for him, DECADES, but some guy, finally, after stein isn't making money, gets through, and he gets all the praise.


    all the people that lost their careers trying to get the truth out get jack dick, and the left is ok with that.
     
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    What was NBC gonna do? Hide Ronan’s purse or something?
     

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