Fox News host Tucker Carlson went after NBC News for allegedly quashing Ronan Farrow’s story detailing Harvey Weinstein’s rampant sexual abuse on his show Tuesday night.
“In a long memo released last night, NBC chairman Andy Lack spent 11 pages claiming that his network couldn’t air the investigation of Weinstein, the same piece that later ran in the New Yorker and won a Pulitzer Prize. There just wasn’t enough evidence, Lack said. There weren’t any on the record allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Well, that is false and now we can prove it is. On her NBC show this morning, Megyn Kelly bravely pointed out because she still works there, that there was in fact and on the record source against Harvey Weinstein, it was Rose McGowan,” Carlson began.
He continued, “NBC knew this because McGowan’s claim was included in a script that made it to the very top of the company. That included the general counsel of the company. We spoke to a source by phone who read us the pertinent line from the script. Here it is ‘In later conversations with NBC news, she, Rose McGowan, specifically named Weinstein.’”
This came to light when former producer Rich McHugh told the New York Times that the very highest levels of NBC tried to stop Ronan Farrow’s reporting. (RELATED: Former Producer: NBC Execs Tried To Block Ronan Farrow’s Weinstein Investigation)
“NBC also had videotape shot by police in New York of Harvey Weinstein himself confessing to abuse on camera. So they had the whole thing nailed. And they suppressed it and it protected Weinstein. Now they are lying about it,” Carlson added.
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