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REPORT: NBC Caught in Disgusting Sex-Crime Cover Up
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The list of Harvey Weinstein’s accomplices and enablers just keeps getting longer.
It was revealed on Tuesday that NBC executives declined a story that would have exposed the disgraced mogul’s predatory behavior.
The story, written by NBC investigative reporter Ronan Farrow, was eventually published in The New Yorker.
“This is real”
Farrow, whose piece has become wildly popular, was recently interviewed by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who asked him the obvious question:
Why did you end up reporting this story for The New Yorker and not NBC News?
Farrow replied simply: “You would have to 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 organizations 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.
Farrow also noted that he was personally threatened by Weinstein in light of the piece, but that doesn’t make NBC’s failure to run it any better.
“I walked into the door at The New Yorker with an explosive reportable piece that should have been public earlier and immediately obviously The New Yorker recognized that and it is not accurate to say that it was not reportable,” Farrow told Maddow. “In fact, there were multiple determinations that it was reportable at NBC.”
“I will never do that”
The allegations in Farrow’s piece are harrowing. He writes in part:
One evening in the early nineties, the actress Rosanna Arquette was supposed to meet Weinstein for dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel to pick up the script for a new film. At the hotel, Arquette was told to meet Weinstein upstairs, in his room.
Arquette recalled that, when she arrived at the room, Weinstein opened the door wearing a white bathrobe. Weinstein said that his neck was sore and that he needed a massage. She told him that she could recommend a good masseuse. “Then he grabbed my hand,” she said. He put it on his neck. When she yanked her hand away, she told me, Weinstein grabbed it again and pulled it toward [him].
“My heart was really racing. I was in a fight-or-flight moment,” she said. She told Weinstein, “I will never do that.”
Farrow also mentions two other women who accused Weinstein of rape, including Italian actress Asia Argento, but NBC apparently didn’t think that news was important, either.
Turning a blind eye
As previously reported, several liberal news organizations actively protected Democratic mega-donor Harvey Weinstein, and even after The New York Times exposé was released, this pattern hasn’t changed.
By failing to report on his crimes, Weinstein isn’t the only one responsible. Every television network and newspaper that silenced his victims is at fault, too.
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