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Ronan Farrow Commencement Speech, Ronan Farrow Black Cube, Eric Schneiderman Trump NBC News was embarrassed yet again on Monday night when its former star reporter Ronan Farrow dropped another bombshell published by the prestigious New Yorker magazine instead of the beleaguered Peacock Network, prompting media watchdogs to slam NBC for losing the investigative journalist.
NBC News famously passed on Farrow’s reporting that helped expose disgraced Hollywood heavy hitter Harvey Weinstein a sexual predator. Farrow took his reporting to the New Yorker, where it won a coveted Pulitzer Prize and helped spark the #MeToo movement. Farrow walked away from NBC and signed with HBO earlier this year. The celebrity scion’s latest scoop, which was co-bylined with Jane Mayer, alleged that now-former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman assaulted several women. Ronan Farrow Commencement Speech
Schneiderman resigned shortly after Farrow and Mayer’s story was published.
Famed Columbia University journalism professor Bill Grueskin took to Twitter to mock NBC News Chairman Andy Lack shortly after Farrow’s latest bombshell was published. Eric Schneiderman Trump
“NBC’s Andy Lack has blown so many key personnel issues — tolerating Matt Lauer, hiring Megyn Kelly,” Grueskin wrote. “But his failure to keep Ronan Farrow on staff ranks near the top. Or the bottom, depending on how you look at it.” Eric Schneiderman Trump
Grueskin isn’t the only journalism professional questioning NBC’s decision making amid Farrow’s latest headline-grabbing report. Ronan Farrow Commencement Speech
Yahoo’s White House correspondent Hunter Walker also chimed in, “You know who’s had an awful few months? The people at NBC who couldn’t make it work with Ronan Farrow.”
Reporter Yasher Ali said the way NBC executives handled Farrow is “one of the biggest mistakes a news organization has made in the past decade.” Ronan Farrow Commencement Speech
ThinkProgress senior editor Jason Linkins asked if “anyone at NBC [is] losing their job over trading away Ronan Farrow,” while Philadelphia Enquirer’s Rob Tornoe added, “Ronan Farrow 2, NBC News 0.” Ronan Farrow Commencement Speech
Farrow is on a professional tear, as he is currently promoting his book “War on Peace: The end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence,” while finding time to break news on a regular basis. On Sunday, Farrow wrote another piece in the New Yorker that detailed an Israeli intelligence firm’s attempt to squash the Iran nuclear deal. Ronan Farrow Black Cube
NBC News has seen its share of problems in addition to the debacle of losing Farrow. The network fired Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct and has been slammed for a lack of transparency regarding who knew about the former “Today” star’s behavior. Ronan Farrow Black Cube, Eric Schneiderman Trump
In response to Ali calling out NBC for letting Farrow go, Daily Caller media reporter Joe Simonson tweeted, “I think we know why NBC didn’t want Farrow too close to the organization.” Ronan Farrow Black Cube
In addition to firing Lauer, NBC News has had a variety of other sexual misconduct-related incidents to contend. Legendary anchor Tom Brokaw has been accused of sexual misconduct, MSNBC admitted that star Chris Matthews had settled with a former producer who accused. Ronan Farrow Black Cube
Farrow’s contract with NBC was not renewed and he will develop and front a series of investigative documentary specials for HBO later this year. Eric Schneiderman Trump
In addition to widespread embarrassment for allowing Farrow to leave the network, the decision not to keep the star reporter has also resulted in awkward moments when NBC News and MSNBC hosts are forced to credit their former colleague when reporting his frequent headline-making scoops. Eric Schneiderman Trump.