NBC Spiked Harvey Weinstein Story Despite Passing Network’s Fact-Checking, Legal Hurdles (Report)

October 12, 2017 | Courtesy of thewrap.com

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NBC News spiked Ronan Farrow’s explosive story about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct despite the fact that his reporting passed the network’s fact-checking and legal hurdles, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday evening.

The piece, co-authored by freelancer Yashar Ali and HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen, quoted 12 sources “with direct knowledge of the reporting behind Farrow’s story” all of whom were only willing to speak anonymously.

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