Monday's HOT MIC
Hardest hit: NBC News
The New York Times and the New Yorker shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for their bombshell reporting about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and multiple accusations of sexual misconduct over the course of several decades.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s October story, followed days later by Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker report detailing more accusations of harassment and even assault, had an almost immediate impact on both Weinstein’s studio and Hollywood more generally.
Within a month, more than 80 women stepped forward with accusations of misconduct against the Oscar-winning mogul — who was quickly fired by The Weinstein Company, the film and TV company he founded with his brother, Bob, and expelled from the Motion Picture Academy. Last month, The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of the scandal.
This is the story that NBC News says wasn't "publishable," which Farrow flat-out denied.
NBC's various business relationships with Weinstein became a focal point as a potential reason for the story being buried, but NBC in turn denied those claims.
The NBC News division is the most loathsomely biased of the big three networks. It's an extremely liberal cesspool from top to bottom. Weinstein was a major financial player in liberal politics for a very long time. Two dots, not at all difficult to connect.