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wrote this for The New Yorker.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 10, 2017
CNN’s Jake Tapper unleashed his wrath against NBC Tuesday charging the network with being “complicit” in the tornado of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Tapper’s angst is toward NBC, not Farrow or The New Yorker.
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He deduces that NBC investigative reporter Ronan Farrow writing a piece on Weinstein for The New Yorker means NBC didn’t want it.
Tapper isn’t a stranger to freelancing for publications apart from where he works. Over the years he has published stories and cartoons for a number of pubs including GQ, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine and, ahem, The New Yorker. Before CNN, Tapper worked for ABC News but CNN snagged him after the network put George Stephanopoulos in his “This Week” role — a role Tapper wanted.
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“Jake had his eye on the chair, and he got tired of waiting,” a source “familiar with the situation” told Politico back in 2012. “I think it became clear to him he wasn’t going to get it.”
Here’s what he had to say about NBC’s Weinstein coverage:
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Freelancer Yashar Ali bolsters what Tapper is suggesting about NBC. In a recent piece for HuffPost, Ali reported that NBC News has “barely” addressed the Weinstein scandal.
The Weinstein mess has, however, been widely covered at MSNBC.
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Ali writes in HuffPost, “Both CBS and ABC covered the story during their evening news broadcasts. But ‘NBC Nightly News’ conspicuously did not give time to the story about a powerful media and political figure ― a story that had dominated social media throughout the day and was based on a New York Times report that clocked in at nearly 4,000 words.”
He emphasizes that NBC has covered sexual harassment in the past, specifically pointing to 2015 when Kate Snow interviewed 27 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual...
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