Harvey Weinstein (Credit: AP/Star Max)
Ronan Farrow, author of the exposé that alleged numerous rape accusations against Harvey Weinstein in the New Yorker Tuesday, told Rachel Maddow that the story “should have been public earlier.” His response came after Maddow challenged Farrow on whether his reporting was in fact “publishable” before the story ran. Farrow is a contributor for NBC News.
“Why did you end up reporting this story for The New Yorker and not NBC News?” Maddow asked. It is a question many were wondering, including CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Speaking of media complicity ask yourself why NBC reporter @RonanFarrow wrote this for The New Yorker.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 10, 2017
“You would have to ask NBC and NBC executives about the details of that story,” Farrow said. “I’m not going to comment on any news organization’s story that they did or didn’t run.” He added, “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.”
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