Subject: Re: NBC News' Noah Oppenheim under increased pressure to resign or apologize for spiking Weinstein expos
In article<VPqdnSa1-JNdNnvEnZ2dnUU7-WXNnZ2d@giganews.com>, Ubiquitous<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Monday, the prominent producer Gavin Polone published a blistering
> attack in The Hollywood Reporter urging that Weinstein?s accomplices
> ?be exposed?. Prominent among these alleged accomplices on Polone?s
> list is Oppenheim. Polone alleges that Oppenheim sat at the same table
> as Weinstein during the Time 100 gala in April of this year. The tables
> at this exclusive event are relatively small, affording conversation
> between all those seated.
> NBC directed Fox News to its response to Polone: "NBC News emphatically
> disputes the characterizations in this column. As Oppenheim said last
> week in comments that were released publicly, the notion that we would
> try to cover for a powerful person is deeply offensive to all of us.
> And, as has been previously stated on the record, Oppenheim has never
> had any relationship with Weinstein, business or personal."
> Oppenheim has not apologized for spiking the story, which was written
> by Ronan Farrow, the celebrity scion and NBC News correspondent. Farrow
> eventually took the story to the prestigious New Yorker magazine, which
> is known for its fact checking and high editorial standards and which
> published the explosive piece without reservation. Oppenheim then
> contended during a private NBC News event last week that the
> ?incredible story? Farrow published in the New Yorker was ?not the
> story that we were looking at when we made our judgment several months
There should be a ton of relevant material -- emails ands so on --
inside NBC concerning this decision to pass on the story. If there
were good reasons to pass on the story, let's see them.