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Did NBC Protect Weinstein By Killing Story?

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NBC executives passed on the Harvey Weinstein story months ago. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: https://goo.gl/v8E64M

"If you were wondering why Ronan Farrow, who contributes to NBC News, ultimately had to publish his explosive story about Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker, a new report reveals that it may have been because NBC News tried to squash his report.
NBC News repeatedly told Farrow that he did not have enough proof to warrant covering the allegations against Weinstein and ordered him to stop reporting on it, according to HuffPost.
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim is reported to have repeatedly come up with excuses to not run Farrow's story about Weinstein. By July, Farrow and NBC News Investigative Producer Rich McHugh were ordered to take an unusual step before running their story — make sure that it would receive approval from NBC News Chairman Andy Lack after being reviewed by Steve Burke, executive vice president of Comcast and president and CEO of NBCUniversal. This was an incredibly unusual request given NBC's normal protocol.”*

Read more here: https://www.salon.com/2017/10/12/nbc-killed-the-harvey-weinstein-story-report/

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