NBC Buried the Weinstein Scandal, and it’s Obvious

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

NBC failed to report, or should I say refused to report, on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his can of sexual harassment worms.

Many people have called the media source out fir their lack of coverage, and they have been slammed for attempting to cover up the story.

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren said she has “no doubt” that they tried to bury the scandal considering they have many deals with the Weinstein company.

She states that people must hold Democrats accountable for their crimes and added, “Everyone knew about it. They knew about it and they kept quiet because it didn’t fit the narrative, it didn’t fit the agenda, it didn’t fit their idea of what Hollywood is supposed to be.”

Even The Washington Post noted NBC’s negligence on the topic. They said that it only gave the Trump administration ammunition in attempting to cover the story.

[T]he president landed a knock on NBC with some basis in fact when he appeared to hit the network for deciding not to proceed with Farrow’s reporting on allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Weinstein. (Farrow took the story to the New Yorker, which published it Tuesday.)

Criticized in the media for slapping his trademark “fake news” label on NBC’s recent report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson almost resigned, and for musing that perhaps the network should lose its right to broadcast, Trump seems to have pounced when questions arose about NBC’s handling of the Weinstein story. Without saying exactly what he was talking about, he tweeted Thursday night that “people are just now starting to find out how dishonest and disgusting” the network is.

According to NBC, they feel like they made the right call at the time by not publishing the story and they are defending that decision now. They claim that Farrow didn’t have enough information at the time for them to publish it.

NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said, “The notion that we would try to cover for a powerful person is deeply offensive to all of us,” he added, “Suffice to say, the stunning story, the incredible story that we all read [on Tuesday], was not the story that we were looking at when we made our judgment several months ago.”

I say if it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

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