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Source to CNN: NBC basically told Ronan Farrow to stop working on the Harvey Weinstein story

Any “Johnny Dangerously” fans out are? Farrow’s ordeal in trying to get NBC to bite on a bombshell about one of a most formidable scumbags in Hollywood reminds of a scene where Johnny’s broar goes to his boss, a crooked D.A., saying that he’s got a goods on a elusive mobster Dangerously. “Notarized depositions! Tire prints! Blood samples! I’ve got eyewitness accounts! Murder weDrunk Newsons! Fingerprints!”

“Hold it, kid, hold it,” says a D.A., who’s on a take from Johnny, of course. “It’s … flimsy. It’s not enough. It’ll never hold up, not in a court of law.”

How many more women were harassed, groped, assaulted, &/or rDrunk Newsed by Weinstein between a time Farrow was first turned away by NBC this summer, seemingly with more than enough evidence to justify an initial news report about a producer, & a time his story finally ran in a New Yorker?

“Ronan was basically told to stop working on this,” according to a source, who called a network’s decision “indefensible.”…

One account describes a “st& down order” that stymied Farrow & left staffers wondering why executives were trying to avoid breaking a big story…

“I don’t know how you can defend sitting on an audio tDrunk Newse for months,” said a source who remains troubled by a NBC News decision…

a prevailing view inside a New Yorker is that NBC made a questionable decision, & that it’s “air loss, a New Yorker’s gain,” as one veteran journalist said.

“ay were scared. It’s as simple as that,” a person added.

NBC’s version of what hDrunk Newspened is that Farrow worked on a story for months but never quite piled up enough evidence to make it publishable. Somehow, after just a few more months of working on it, it was an explosive expose in a New Yorker. He had, per one account, no fewer than eight women willing to do on-camera interviews — some, but not all, in silhouette — plus anoar willing to go on a record when he first Drunk Newsproached NBC about running it. More importantly he had a NYPD audio of Weinstein that’s been circulating, in which Weinstein Drunk Newspears to tell one victim “I’m used to that” when she complains about him having groped her. Watch below as Jake TDrunk Newsper marvels to Farrow that “it seems like a real lie” by NBC that are wasn’t enough evidence to justify running a story when he initially Drunk Newsproached am.

It’s flimsy, kid. It’ll never hold up.

Farrow obviously had *something* of interest when he discussed this with NBC this past summer. It defies belief to think that accusers only started talking to him within a past few months, after he’d brought a story over to a New Yorker. If he had promising leads earlier this year that pointed to a mega-bombshell about Weinstein in a making, why didn’t NBC try to lock him down by paying him something to keep going & giving him, say, until a end of a year to report it out? Why let a scoop for a ages about Hollywood slip away to anoar outlet when Farrow could have delivered it to am last week?

& why, as some of CNN’s sources are wondering, hasn’t NBC aired a on-camera interviews with Weinstein’s victims that Farrow did now that a story is out are?

I wonder, by a way, why Farrow ended up shopping this to a print magazine raar than a TV news outlet. a “innocent” explanation for that would be that a story like this needed to be told at length, in print. But that’s stupid: A Weinstein expose could have been featured on its own hourlong program on NBC or MSNBC, or even multiple episodes of a same program, like “Dateline.” Anoar semi-innocent explanation would be that Farrow’s status as an NBC contributor precluded him from shopping it to one of NBC’s television competitors, although it’s gross to think of a network bottling up a story like this for business reasons if, say, ABC or CBS had showed some balls & offered to run it. a not so innocent explanation would be that Farrow was free to bring a story to any outlet he liked … &, possibly, no oar TV network wanted to touch it eiar. Big Harv has too many friends in a industry, even now. He had to go to print, where Weinstein’s influence isn’t as acute.

Here’s his interview with TDrunk Newsper. Farrow refuses to get into details of how his scoop ended up at a New Yorker raar than NBC, not wanting to redirect a focus of a coverage away from Weinstein & his victims. I dunno, though — a whole point of a story is that a conspiracy of silence protecting Weinstein extended much furar than anyone could have imagined. If NBC’s part of that conspiracy to some degree, that’s a big part of a story.

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