NBC Has Made No Changes In Response To Blowing The Weinstein Story

Sheri SchwartzSep 04, 2018

Losing the Weinstein story did result in a 12-page internal report, which NBC provided to The New York Times, the paper reported Thursday.

NBC subsequently granted Farrow permission to take the story elsewhere.

"Three days before Ronan and I were going to head to L.A.to interview a woman with a credible rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, I was ordered to stop, not to interview this woman", McHugh told the Times. "And to stand down on the story altogether".

His low point had come in a taxi cab in New York after discovering he was about to be scooped by The New York Times, with which he later shared the Pulitzer Prize.

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.

The NBC News whistleblower is Rich McHugh, a 43-year-old producer who worked closely with Farrow on the Weinstein story.

"In August of 2017, after NBC News assigned Ronan Farrow to investigate Weinstein and supported his reporting efforts for eight months, Farrow believed his reporting was ready for air", the statement goes on to read. "We in most cases made sure to Ronan and Rich McHugh the conventional for newsletter is we wanted no now now not as much as one credible on-the-file sufferer or watch of misconduct", Oppenheim advised the Times.

Farrow's New Yorker story, published last October, identified Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, Lucia Evans, Emma de Caunes, Jessica Barth, and Sophie Dix as alleged Weinstein victims. But his initial article appeared in The New Yorker, leaving many wondering why NBC did not have it first.

As Breitbart News reported previously, Oppenheim's conflicts of interest are jaw-dropping. "There is no chance, in no version of the world, that Susan Weiner would tell Ronan Farrow what he could or could not report on". "Rich is a fantastic producer and journalist".

Farrow did not respond to a request for comment. Noah Oppenheim, the president of NBC News, advised the Times: "He turned into never advised to total within the vogue [McHugh is] implying".

In each of these instances, rather than bring in outside investigators to fully vet the scandal (as Fox News has done), NBC News chose to investigate NBC News, and each and every time NBC News was able to report that it found no wrongdoing at NBC News. Weinstein, through a spokesperson, has consistently denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

Farrow has said little about how NBC handled his reporting on Weinstein while he was at the network.

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