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NBC slammed for passing on Harvey Weinstein sex harassment exposé

Questions over why NBC News spiked Weinstein story

Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, host of ‘MediaBuzz,’ on heat NBC is facing for failing to expose allegations of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein.

NBC News is under fire inside and outside of 30 Rock for passing on the story that has turned Hollywood on its head – movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades of preying on women seeking to break into the movie business.

The Peacock’s attempts to explain why former MSNBC host Ronan Farrow’s expose on Weinstein never made it on the air, despite extensive, on-the-record interviews and a damning audiotape of Weinstein himself, have fallen flat as the story has exploded.

“Who at NBC News passed on this story?” asked Mediaite columnist and Managing Editor Colby Hall. “Why would they choose not to cover such an enormous and important story? And was there some sort of mandate from above?”

Ronan Farrow appeared on MSNBC Tuesday night and threw NBC News under the bus when asked why the story ran in The New Yorker instead of the network.


The answers to those questions were not immediately clear, but there is plenty of evidence the story was ripe and ready.

Farrow, who took his story to The New Yorker with an 7,741-word opus that may have driven a stake through the heart of one of Hollywood’s biggest power players, reportedly worked on the story for nearly a year.

Farrow, who had his

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