Farrow Recounts Struggles At NBC News Over Weinstein Reporting | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


>>>JOINING US NOW FOR THE>>>JOINING US NOW FOR THE INTERVIEW IS RONAN FARROW, WHO INTERVIEW IS RONAN FARROW, WHO WON THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR WON THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR DECADES OF SEXUAL PREDATORY DECADES OF SEXUAL PREDATORY MISCONDUCT. MISCONDUCT. HIS BOOK ABOUT REPORTING THAT HIS BOOK ABOUT REPORTING THAT STORY AND THE VAST RESOURCES STORY AND THE VAST RESOURCES WEINSTEIN TRIED TO EMPLOY TO WEINSTEIN TRIED TO EMPLOY TO STOP IT AND THAT’S CALLED “CATCH STOP IT AND THAT’S CALLED “CATCH & KILL,” LIES, SPIES, AND & KILL,” LIES, SPIES, AND CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT PREDATORS, CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT PREDATORS, IT’S EVERYWHERE. IT’S EVERYWHERE. RONAN, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. RONAN, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>PLEASURE.>>PLEASURE. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS.>>I SORT OF SUMMARIZED THE>>I SORT OF SUMMARIZED THE CONTEXT OF THIS STORY, HOW I CONTEXT OF THIS STORY, HOW I THINK YOUR BOOK FITS INTO IT AND THINK YOUR BOOK FITS INTO IT AND WHAT I’VE LEARNED. WHAT I’VE LEARNED. LET ME ASK YOU IF I GOT THAT LET ME ASK YOU IF I GOT THAT WRONG. WRONG.>>I THINK THAT WAS VERY>>I THINK THAT WAS VERY ACCURATE, VERY FAIR SUMMARY. ACCURATE, VERY FAIR SUMMARY.>>AND I DO BELIEVE THAT IT IS>>AND I DO BELIEVE THAT IT IS NEW, THIS STATEMENT FROM NEW, THIS STATEMENT FROM NBCUNIVERSAL TONIGHT THAT NBCUNIVERSAL TONIGHT THAT ANYBODY WHO BELIEVES THEY’RE ANYBODY WHO BELIEVES THEY’RE CONSTRAINED FROM TALKING ABOUT CONSTRAINED FROM TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE OR SEXUAL SEXUAL ABUSE OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY NON-DISPARAGEMENT HARASSMENT BY NON-DISPARAGEMENT OR NON-CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE, OR NON-CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE, IF THEY COME FORWARD TO IF THEY COME FORWARD TO NBCUNIVERSAL, THEY’RE RELEASED NBCUNIVERSAL, THEY’RE RELEASED FOR THAT. FOR THAT.>>IT’S NEW AND NBC EXECUTIVES>>IT’S NEW AND NBC EXECUTIVES DESERVE PRAISE FOR THEM. DESERVE PRAISE FOR THEM. TODAY, I’VE TALKED TO MULTIPLE TODAY, I’VE TALKED TO MULTIPLE WOMEN WHO KNEW I WAS TALKING WOMEN WHO KNEW I WAS TALKING ABOUT THIS MORE AND WERE IN ABOUT THIS MORE AND WERE IN AGONY TO BE CONSTRAINED BY THIS. AGONY TO BE CONSTRAINED BY THIS. REBUTTALS INCLUDING THE CLAIM REBUTTALS INCLUDING THE CLAIM THIS WAS ALL A COINCIDENCE, THIS WAS ALL A COINCIDENCE, PAYING OUT THESE WOMEN WHO PAYING OUT THESE WOMEN WHO HAPPEN TO HAVE THE HARASSMENT HAPPEN TO HAVE THE HARASSMENT CLAIMS ABOUT LAUER AND OTHERS. CLAIMS ABOUT LAUER AND OTHERS. THAT SAID, THESE WOMEN CONSIDER THAT SAID, THESE WOMEN CONSIDER THESE TO BE PAYOUTS TO SILENCE THESE TO BE PAYOUTS TO SILENCE THEM. THEM. EXECUTIVES INVOLVED TOLD ME THEY EXECUTIVES INVOLVED TOLD ME THEY WERE PAYOUTS TO SILENCE THEM. WERE PAYOUTS TO SILENCE THEM. THE FACT THEY’RE ENDING THAT AND THE FACT THEY’RE ENDING THAT AND RELEASING THESE WOMEN IS RELEASING THESE WOMEN IS SIGNIFICANT AND SHOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT AND SHOULD BE A MODEL FOR OTHER COMPANIES. MODEL FOR OTHER COMPANIES.>>I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TRACK>>I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TRACK THIS DOWN MYSELF. THIS DOWN MYSELF. IT’S SUCH A SPECIFIC CLAIM. IT’S SUCH A SPECIFIC CLAIM. SO EMPIRICAL THAT I FEEL LIKE I SO EMPIRICAL THAT I FEEL LIKE I NAIVELY BELIEVE I SHOULD BE ABLE NAIVELY BELIEVE I SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS BY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS BY THE TIME I HAD YOU ON THE SHOW THE TIME I HAD YOU ON THE SHOW TODAY. TODAY.>>SOUNDS LIKE YOU MADE SOME>>SOUNDS LIKE YOU MADE SOME HEADWAY. HEADWAY.>>BUT ON THE ISSUE OF WHETHER>>BUT ON THE ISSUE OF WHETHER OR NOT ENHANCED SEVERANCE OF THE OR NOT ENHANCED SEVERANCE OF THE OTHER TYPES OF PAYMENT DEALS AND OTHER TYPES OF PAYMENT DEALS AND THE TYPES OF LANGUAGE PEOPLE THE TYPES OF LANGUAGE PEOPLE SIGN WHEN THEY LEAVE, WHETHER SIGN WHEN THEY LEAVE, WHETHER WOMEN WHO HAD ALLEGATIONS WOMEN WHO HAD ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MATT LAUER WERE TREATED AGAINST MATT LAUER WERE TREATED ANY DIFFERENTLY OTHER THAN OTHER ANY DIFFERENTLY OTHER THAN OTHER PEOPLE WHO LEFT THE COMPANY PEOPLE WHO LEFT THE COMPANY UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES THAT DIDN’T UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES THAT DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CLAIMS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CLAIMS OF SEXUAL MISBEHAVIOR, I FEEL OF SEXUAL MISBEHAVIOR, I FEEL LIKE THAT’S, THOSE ARE TWO DATA LIKE THAT’S, THOSE ARE TWO DATA SETS YOU COULD COMPARE. SETS YOU COULD COMPARE. DID YOU ACTUALLY GET ACCESS TO DID YOU ACTUALLY GET ACCESS TO NORMAL SEVERANCE TO COMPARE THIS NORMAL SEVERANCE TO COMPARE THIS TO? TO?>>YES, AND IT’S LAID OUT>>YES, AND IT’S LAID OUT CLEARLY IN THE BOOK. CLEARLY IN THE BOOK. THIS WAS DESCRIBED ATYPICAL. THIS WAS DESCRIBED ATYPICAL. NOT PART OF THE GENERAL PROCESS NOT PART OF THE GENERAL PROCESS OF PEOPLE LEAVING THE COMPANY BY OF PEOPLE LEAVING THE COMPANY BY JUST ABOUT EVERYONE INVOLVED IN JUST ABOUT EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE TRANSACTIONS, EXCEPT FOR THE THE TRANSACTIONS, EXCEPT FOR THE SPOKESPEOPLE PUTTING OUT THE SPOKESPEOPLE PUTTING OUT THE STATEMENTS NOW, ON THE INSIDE, STATEMENTS NOW, ON THE INSIDE, NOT ONLY THE WOMEN WHO RECEIVED NOT ONLY THE WOMEN WHO RECEIVED THESE PAYOUTS AND THEIR AGENTS THESE PAYOUTS AND THEIR AGENTS BUT ALSO SENIOR EXECUTIVES ON BUT ALSO SENIOR EXECUTIVES ON THE NBCUNIVERSAL SIDE WHO THE NBCUNIVERSAL SIDE WHO BROKERED THESE AGREEMENTS BROKERED THESE AGREEMENTS DESCRIBED THEM OPENLY AS SEXUAL DESCRIBED THEM OPENLY AS SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENTS. HARASSMENT SETTLEMENTS.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. IN TERMS OF THIS CHANGE THAT’S IN TERMS OF THIS CHANGE THAT’S BEEN ANNOUNCED TONIGHT RIGHT BEEN ANNOUNCED TONIGHT RIGHT HERE FROM NBCUNIVERSAL SAYING HERE FROM NBCUNIVERSAL SAYING THAT THESE NONDISPARAGEMENT OR THAT THESE NONDISPARAGEMENT OR CONFIDENTIAL CLAUSES DON’T CONFIDENTIAL CLAUSES DON’T CONSTRAIN WOMEN FROM TALKING CONSTRAIN WOMEN FROM TALKING ABOUT THESE THINGS. ABOUT THESE THINGS. BASED ON YOUR REPORTING FROM BASED ON YOUR REPORTING FROM WHAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED AN WHAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED AN ONGOING REPORTING SINCE THE ONGOING REPORTING SINCE THE BOOK, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU THINK BOOK, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU THINK THAT WOMEN WILL COME FORWARD NOW THAT WOMEN WILL COME FORWARD NOW ONCE THEY’VE BEEN RELEASED. ONCE THEY’VE BEEN RELEASED.>>THAT WILL BE THEIR CHOICE BUT>>THAT WILL BE THEIR CHOICE BUT WOMEN FELT CONSTRAINED, THEY WOMEN FELT CONSTRAINED, THEY WERE AGONIZED OVER THAT AND I WERE AGONIZED OVER THAT AND I THINK THIS WILL GO A LONG WAY THINK THIS WILL GO A LONG WAY TOWARDS MAKING THEM FEEL THAT TOWARDS MAKING THEM FEEL THAT THEY CAN DISCUSS THIS OPENLY. THEY CAN DISCUSS THIS OPENLY.>>WHY DO YOU THINK THAT YOU>>WHY DO YOU THINK THAT YOU WERE TOLD TO PAUSE FOR THE WERE TOLD TO PAUSE FOR THE REPORTING ON YOUR WEINSTEIN REPORTING ON YOUR WEINSTEIN STORY AT NBC NEWS? STORY AT NBC NEWS? I WAS ABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY I WAS ABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS. VERIFY THIS. NBC NEWS CONFIRMING TO ME THAT NBC NEWS CONFIRMING TO ME THAT HAPPENED BUT THEY SAY IT WAS DUE HAPPENED BUT THEY SAY IT WAS DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR REPORTING TO CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR REPORTING AND A BREAKDOWN OF TRUST BETWEEN AND A BREAKDOWN OF TRUST BETWEEN YOU AND THE INVESTIGATIVE UNIT. YOU AND THE INVESTIGATIVE UNIT. WHY DO YOU HOLISTICALLY, NOT IN WHY DO YOU HOLISTICALLY, NOT IN ONE OF ONE OF THESE INSTANCES IN ONE OF ONE OF THESE INSTANCES IN PARTICULAR BUT HOLISTICALLY WHY PARTICULAR BUT HOLISTICALLY WHY DO YOU THINK THEY TOLD YOU TO DO YOU THINK THEY TOLD YOU TO PAUSE YOUR REPORTING? PAUSE YOUR REPORTING?>>THE PAST ROUNDS OF LEGAL AND>>THE PAST ROUNDS OF LEGAL AND STANDARDS REVIEWS, NO BREAKDOWN STANDARDS REVIEWS, NO BREAKDOWN OF TRUST. OF TRUST. I WAS TOLD SPECIFICALLY THERE I WAS TOLD SPECIFICALLY THERE WERE NO ISSUES WITH THE WERE NO ISSUES WITH THE REPORTING AGAIN AND AGAIN AND REPORTING AGAIN AND AGAIN AND OVER THE COURSE OF THE REPORTING OVER THE COURSE OF THE REPORTING WE LAID OUT HERE, THERE IS A WE LAID OUT HERE, THERE IS A PAPER TRAIL OF THE SHUTTING DOWN PAPER TRAIL OF THE SHUTTING DOWN OF THE STORY, INCLUDING NOAH OF THE STORY, INCLUDING NOAH OPPENHEIM, THE PRESIDENT OF NBC OPPENHEIM, THE PRESIDENT OF NBC NEWS, ON SIX OCCASIONS ORDERING NEWS, ON SIX OCCASIONS ORDERING US TO STOP REPORTING. US TO STOP REPORTING. THE HEAD UNDERNEATH HIM EIGHT THE HEAD UNDERNEATH HIM EIGHT TIMES TO STOP REPORTING THAT TIMES TO STOP REPORTING THAT EVENTUALLY ESCALATED TO ORDERING EVENTUALLY ESCALATED TO ORDERING US TO CANCEL INTERVIEWS. US TO CANCEL INTERVIEWS. YOU CAN JUDGE FOR YOURSELF YOU CAN JUDGE FOR YOURSELF WHETHER WHAT WE HAD WAS ENOUGH. WHETHER WHAT WE HAD WAS ENOUGH. WE HAD A TAPE OF WEINSTEIN WE HAD A TAPE OF WEINSTEIN ADMITTING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ADMITTING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MULTIPLE NAMED WOMEN IN EVERY MULTIPLE NAMED WOMEN IN EVERY VERSION OF THE STORY BUT THAT’S VERSION OF THE STORY BUT THAT’S ACTUALLY NOT THE POINT. ACTUALLY NOT THE POINT. THE ORDER TO STOP WAS THE ORDER TO STOP WAS UNJOURNALISTIC AND THAT’S NOT UNJOURNALISTIC AND THAT’S NOT JUST MY ACCOUNT BUT WORKING JUST MY ACCOUNT BUT WORKING LEVEL PRODUCER’S COUNT. LEVEL PRODUCER’S COUNT. HE RECENTLY WROTE A PIECE FOR HE RECENTLY WROTE A PIECE FOR “VANITY FAIR” SAYING IT WAS “VANITY FAIR” SAYING IT WAS INAPPROPRIATE SHUTDOWN OF INAPPROPRIATE SHUTDOWN OF REPORTING AND WE WERE CONCERNED REPORTING AND WE WERE CONCERNED PEOPLE WERE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PEOPLE WERE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET HURT. GET HURT. WHAT THE BOOK LAYS OUT IS THAT WHAT THE BOOK LAYS OUT IS THAT THIS WAS A SET OF EXECUTIVES THIS WAS A SET OF EXECUTIVES MAKING THESE DECISIONS ALL THE MAKING THESE DECISIONS ALL THE WAY UP TO OUR PARENT COMPANY WHO WAY UP TO OUR PARENT COMPANY WHO WERE CORNERED ON SOME VERY WERE CORNERED ON SOME VERY DIFFICULT ISSUES WITHIN THE DIFFICULT ISSUES WITHIN THE COMPANY. COMPANY. AND IF, INDEED, THEY ARE MOVING AND IF, INDEED, THEY ARE MOVING TOWARDS MORE TRANSPARENCY, TOWARDS MORE TRANSPARENCY, RELEASING WOMEN FROM NDA’S, RELEASING WOMEN FROM NDA’S, MAYBE THIS INDEPENDENT REVIEW MAYBE THIS INDEPENDENT REVIEW PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING HAVE PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING HAVE CALLED FOR AGAIN AND AGAIN, CALLED FOR AGAIN AND AGAIN, THOSE WOULD BE POSITIVE STEPS. THOSE WOULD BE POSITIVE STEPS.>>IN TERMS OF CANCELLING>>IN TERMS OF CANCELLING INTERVIEWS, THE INTERVIEWS THAT INTERVIEWS, THE INTERVIEWS THAT YOU SAY NBC CANCELLED, WERE YOU SAY NBC CANCELLED, WERE THOSE INTERVIEWS IN SHADOW, THOSE INTERVIEWS IN SHADOW, INTERVIEWS ON CAMERA OR WERE INTERVIEWS ON CAMERA OR WERE THOSE INTERVIEWS OFF CAMERA? THOSE INTERVIEWS OFF CAMERA? WHAT KINDS OF INTERVIEWS WERE WHAT KINDS OF INTERVIEWS WERE THEY CANCELLING? THEY CANCELLING?>>THAT INCLUDES FULLY ON THE>>THAT INCLUDES FULLY ON THE RECORD OFFERS TO GO ON CAMERA RECORD OFFERS TO GO ON CAMERA FULL-FACED, JUST WONDERFUL BRAVE FULL-FACED, JUST WONDERFUL BRAVE WOMAN, EMILY NESTER WHOSE GONE WOMAN, EMILY NESTER WHOSE GONE ON RECORD IN RECENT DAYS AND IN ON RECORD IN RECENT DAYS AND IN THE BOOK HOW SHE OFFERED THE THE BOOK HOW SHE OFFERED THE STORY ON NBC. STORY ON NBC. ROSE McGOWAN ON FACE, GETTING ROSE McGOWAN ON FACE, GETTING INTIMIDATING LEGALLY AND INTIMIDATING LEGALLY AND FRUSTRATED WITH NBC SLOW ROLLING FRUSTRATED WITH NBC SLOW ROLLING THE STORY FOR MONTHS. THE STORY FOR MONTHS. PULLED OUT. PULLED OUT. THE MOMENT THAT HAPPENED, EMILY THE MOMENT THAT HAPPENED, EMILY NESTER SAID I’LL RECORD MY NESTER SAID I’LL RECORD MY INTERVIEW AGAIN. INTERVIEW AGAIN. PREVIOUSLY IN SHADOW. PREVIOUSLY IN SHADOW. FULL FACE. FULL FACE. THE EXECUTIVES HERE WERE NOT THE EXECUTIVES HERE WERE NOT INTERESTED IN THAT. INTERESTED IN THAT. SO IT INCLUDED A COMBINATION OF SO IT INCLUDED A COMBINATION OF INTERVIEWS IN SHADOW, WHICH WE INTERVIEWS IN SHADOW, WHICH WE DO VERY OFTEN IN OUR DO VERY OFTEN IN OUR INVESTIGATIVE STORIES INCLUDING INVESTIGATIVE STORIES INCLUDING ONES I’VE AIRED ON THIS NETWORK ONES I’VE AIRED ON THIS NETWORK AND ALL FULL FACE ON THE RECORD AND ALL FULL FACE ON THE RECORD ACCOUNTS THAT WERE VERY ACCOUNTS THAT WERE VERY EXPLOSIVE AND ULTIMATELY PART OF EXPLOSIVE AND ULTIMATELY PART OF THE NEW YORKER STORY. THE NEW YORKER STORY.>>WHEN NBC NEWS TOLD US>>WHEN NBC NEWS TOLD US TONIGHT, AGAIN, I THINK THIS TONIGHT, AGAIN, I THINK THIS MIGHT BE UNPRECEDENTED STATEMENT MIGHT BE UNPRECEDENTED STATEMENT FROM THEM. FROM THEM. WE VERY MUCH WANTED TO BREAK WE VERY MUCH WANTED TO BREAK THIS STORY, WHICH IS WHY WE THIS STORY, WHICH IS WHY WE ASSIGNED IT AND SUPPORTED IT ASSIGNED IT AND SUPPORTED IT EDITORIALLY AND FINANCIALLY FOR EDITORIALLY AND FINANCIALLY FOR SEVEN MONTHS. SEVEN MONTHS. WE ARE PROFOUNDLY DISAPPOINTED WE ARE PROFOUNDLY DISAPPOINTED WE WEREN’T ABLE TO DO SO. WE WEREN’T ABLE TO DO SO. THAT MIGHT JUST SOUND LIKE THAT MIGHT JUST SOUND LIKE EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS. EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS. I SAY INSIDE THE BUILDING, THE I SAY INSIDE THE BUILDING, THE EXPRESSION OF PROFOUND EXPRESSION OF PROFOUND DISAPPOINTMENT IS MEANINGFUL TO DISAPPOINTMENT IS MEANINGFUL TO ME BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN ME BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR THAT BUT I WANT WAITING TO HEAR THAT BUT I WANT TO PUT IT TO YOU AND ASK YOU HOW TO PUT IT TO YOU AND ASK YOU HOW THAT STRIKES YOU AND WHETHER YOU THAT STRIKES YOU AND WHETHER YOU SHARE THIS SENSE OF THAT AS A SHARE THIS SENSE OF THAT AS A SIGNIFICANT IMPRESSION. SIGNIFICANT IMPRESSION.>>THE BOOK IN A WAY IS A LOVE>>THE BOOK IN A WAY IS A LOVE LETTER TO FELLOW REPORTERS, LETTER TO FELLOW REPORTERS, INCLUDING ACROSS THIS BUILDING INCLUDING ACROSS THIS BUILDING AT NBC NEWS. AT NBC NEWS. MANY OF THEM ARE SOURCES THAT MANY OF THEM ARE SOURCES THAT ALLOWED ME TO TELL THIS STORY. ALLOWED ME TO TELL THIS STORY. THEY WERE LIED TO. THEY WERE LIED TO. THE GENERAL COUNSEL SAID WE HAD THE GENERAL COUNSEL SAID WE HAD NO SETTLEMENTS IN THIS PERIOD NO SETTLEMENTS IN THIS PERIOD WHERE WE ULTIMATELY LAY OUT A WHERE WE ULTIMATELY LAY OUT A PAPER TRAIL OF SEVEN PAPER TRAIL OF SEVEN SETTLEMENTS. SETTLEMENTS. THERE’S A FEELING IN THE THERE’S A FEELING IN THE BUILDING THAT COVERAGE IS BEING BUILDING THAT COVERAGE IS BEING DISTORTED AND GOOD JOURNALISTS DISTORTED AND GOOD JOURNALISTS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT. HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT. I THINK THE TRANSITION FROM I THINK THE TRANSITION FROM ALMOST TRUMPIAN RESPONSE OF WE ALMOST TRUMPIAN RESPONSE OF WE DIG IN, WE REITERATE THE TALKING DIG IN, WE REITERATE THE TALKING POINT THAT THERE WASN’T A THERE POINT THAT THERE WASN’T A THERE THERE TO THE STORY, TO SOMETHING THERE TO THE STORY, TO SOMETHING THAT MORE FORTHRIGHTLY THAT MORE FORTHRIGHTLY ACKNOWLEDGES DISAPPOINTMENT AND ACKNOWLEDGES DISAPPOINTMENT AND A NEED TO RELEASE PEOPLE FROM A NEED TO RELEASE PEOPLE FROM NON-DISCLOSURE FROM NON-DISCLOSURE FROM NONSCORE AGREEMENTS IS IMMENSELY NONSCORE AGREEMENTS IS IMMENSELY POSITIVE AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE POSITIVE AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WILL BE RECEIVED WELL HERE. WILL BE RECEIVED WELL HERE.>>THERE’S ONE OTHER ASPECT ON>>THERE’S ONE OTHER ASPECT ON THIS THAT I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS THAT I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT ACTUALLY I’M GOING TO ABOUT THAT ACTUALLY I’M GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT BOTH AS A LAWYER ASK YOU ABOUT BOTH AS A LAWYER AND A REPORTER. AND A REPORTER. BUT IF YOU COULD STICK WITH US BUT IF YOU COULD STICK WITH US THROUGH THE BREAK, I’LL ASK YOU

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  1. rose mcgowan was happy to receive a few digits from the weinstein company rather than working a normal job for an average wage.

  2. I like how he coyly alluded that the NBC outlet was used by Weinstein to try and shut Ronan down.
    Surprised they let him on the news and they didnโ€™t force him to go to fox.
    I bet he made it conditional that they not rehearse what he would say.

  3. WOW! Ronan Farrow is simply the ultimate truth story teller. He walks the walk and talks the talk. He is open, brilliant, concise, and determined. He has harnessed his "fame" to a whole other level.

  4. The BBC did this too in England. They reported on the coverup of sexual assault by numerous BBC stars in the '70s. It was bizarre but shows real journalistic integrity. – Mostly this was about Jimmy Saville (one of Brtains worst paedophiles).

  5. Check out the interview at 7:20 where Rachel indicates she has a final question to ask of Farrow. The video never lets us know what that is. Could it have to do with what Farrow learned about Matt Lauer?

  6. I'm on the opposite side of the political Spectrum from these guys, but I'm grateful to both of them for their integrity on this issue. It's not easy to do what they are doing and we need more of this from both sides of the aisle

  7. This is what happens when money and image are prioritized over truth and decency. Great work by Farrow. Good for him. And NBC having him on, and trying to make changes, feels like a step in the right direction, or as he says, "Positive steps." But I feel like there's still a long way to go as an industry, overall.

  8. Farrow's allegations tend to confirm the networks' bias and favoritism shown to trump during the 2016 campaign. No other candidate in history for potus, whose personal baggage included serial adultery, three divorces, five bankruptcies and scores of fraud lawsuits could have gone without any of that being mentioned in the national press. Howard Dean was skewered for his exuberant Yeehaw! and butheremails!!! and benghazzi!!! being flogged endlessly negatively affected HRC despite her winning the popular vote by three million.

  9. But, but, but . . . . Sexual assault is OK now in Republican-controlled America. Dotard Trump leads the charge and now everybody is on board with it, right? The time has come to route out all sexual predators and bring them to justice. Let's start teaching our sons to be respectful to women and stop abusing them. Let's start teaching our daughters to not accept abuse from men ever.

  10. These two journalists are treasures. Iโ€™m very critical of the profit motives in mainstream media but people like this give me hope.

  11. Is there any reason she just wears a black coat and a dirty t-shirt underneath? I like how they doll their face up and dress horribly.

  12. Farrow was bad mouthed by NBC until Chris Hayes came out and chastised NBC for their response and handling of the Weinstein story. The fact Farrow is on Maddow now and NBC is backing down shows that a house cleaning is needed of senior management is not only required but needed.

  13. Good on you Rachel, for following Chris Hayes lead, and airing this … I was watching to see if you would go โ€œthereโ€ !

  14. Donโ€™t protect your friends when they commit crimes. Itโ€™s a relationship that should be allowed to die on the vine.

  15. Apparently, the answer to all this Sexual Predator business is to have Harvey Weinstein appear on the ELLEN show where he and Ellen can then hold hands, dance around the studio, and sing Kumbaya, so all can be forgiven and forgotten.

  16. Well, Rachel, kudos to you for following up on Chris Hayes' reporting on this issue. Because of your stature as No.1 talking head on MSNBC, you probably have the most immunity from not having your contract renewed or being fired outright. And if Chris Hayes faces a buzz saw in the future, I hope you would show some REAL courage and go to bat for Chris Hayes even if it means threatening to quit (and, if necessary, following up on that threat) if Chris Hayes faced being expunged from the MSNBC line-up as was Ed Shultz for daring to want to cover Bernie Sanders' announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination back in 2015.

    And here's how you, Rachel, could REALLY show genuine courage: call out MSNBC and the rest of the corporate media for its "Strategy Handbook for Dealing with Bernie Sanders," which is: smear him, mock him, denigrate him, lie about him, dismiss him, and, if none of that works, shun him and/or ignore him altogether — the same strategy MSNBC and the rest of the print and TV corporate media deployed against Bernie during the last Presidential election cycle. If you don't have the courage for that, then at least bring on Bernie to the show on a regular basis, bring on at least one of his surrogates at least once or twice a week, and provide OBJECTIVE reporting on his campaign on a regular basis. And do the same for any other candidate polling above 10% (The rest are, frankly, losers, who don't stand a chance of winning the Democratic nomination, so why waste your and your viewers' time in discussions of their candidacies.)

    But most important, start providing OBJECTIVE coverage of the issues voters actually care about: single payer health insurance, the obscene wealth and income gap, the corruption in our political system exemplified in the legalized bribery of a significant portion of members of Congress, free college tuition, free day care, and a Green New Deal. Give the impeachment no more than 15 minutes of coverage on your shows: provide crisp, fact-based coverage of it and lose the "drama queen" act while doing so. The rest of MSNBC's talking heads will continue their non-stop coverage of the impeachment drama, as if it's the only thing woth discussing.

    Show some courage, Rachel. Or just continue to be irrelevantu drama queen, at which case your legacy will be that of just another corporate establishment media hack working for the most despised corporation in America, Comcast.

  17. Rachel Maddow and Ronan Farrow, true American heroes. Love that this guy is outing all these powerful predators.
    What's up with this video having about 29% of the views of other videos in the same time frame and any other of Rachel's' videos? It doesn't surprise me it's probably not getting promoted in the algorithm.. another tool to silence women and support the patriarchy.

  18. This is no different to Trump admitting his crimes in public.
    It's an MSDNC PR tactic to avoid admitting direct complicity in covering up Weinstein to protect CLINTON and avoid the DNC stripping campaign ad spend money with them. The woefully corrupt DNC OWNS this network.

  19. For the love of all things holy, this is Sinatraโ€™s son. So smart, handsome and brave-his mother must be so proud!

  20. Kudoos to Rachael for taking this on and for having Ronan Farrow as a guest! Investigative journalism and ethical journalism are a pillar of democracy, and it has to be protected from corporate profit decisions. I am so grateful for the work and ethics of both these individuals and the people around them!

  21. Blessing in disguise that he was able to leave NBC and the New Yorker picked him up. That's why when he reports something it's going to be true. I mean if he lied about his reporting his credibility as a journalist goes down the toilet. No one is going to believe him.

  22. Ronan Farrow is the Brad Pitt of Journalism, I know it inappropriate considering the commentary. I said it. Someone else thought it. I am very proud of him considering the drama he was raised with. What a good man.

  23. After watching this, it is utterly bothersome to me right this moment that Michael Moore made reference to Weinstein in Fahrenheit 11/9, and yet all his documentaries are produced by the Weinstein Company. Surely, Michael Moore has to forgo whatever ties he himself has to that production company and move on to more respectable pastures.

  24. Ronan, go have a talk with Scarlett Johansson will you, and set her straight before i lose all respect for her…

  25. How can we trust somebody that leaves wet towels on the bed is the question Rachel should have asked. /s great reporting and a greta guy. (Joke is for crooked media followers)

  26. Good job Ronan. And good job Rachel for discussing bad behavior by your bosses that can't be easy to do. However I don't understand why NBC wouldn't do an independent review. This was gotten them (rightly might I add) a lot of negative publicity. Putting myself in their shoes wouldn't be a chance to restore credibility? Saying "we aren't going to investigate ourselves and this review is a first step to regain the trust of those we lost." That seems like self interest to me.

  27. Itโ€™s amazing that are these people are democrats and she not bending over backwards to defend them.

  28. There can be heroes. They don't always look like Clint Eastwood or Paul Newman or even Jane Fonda….these are PATRIOTS who care about what is in the Constitution.

  29. Rachel has falsely reported so many hateful attacks that never are accurate..its emotions she pedals..not news..she just wants power so bad..and gets paid more money than any liar should.

  30. Wow! An interview with out interruptions, yelling or arguing. Just the facts and discussion. What a pleasant exchange. I'm tired of interruptions, arguing, yelling or just of board of unfamiliar people giving their opinions and speculations on the facts.

  31. We the people of the United States of America should consider putting a law on the books that makes it ILLEGAL to allow any confidentiality agreement to apply to sexual harassment or assault. Any such agreement should be considered null and void, retroactively if possible.

  32. Poor guy has been cursed with a voice that sounds irritatingly similar to Ben Shapiro's.
    Fortunately, Farrow actually does important work.

  33. I feel like Im watching the most amazing true story Hollywood Movie right now… but on that this is real and realtime by real heros like Ronan and Rachelโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  34. Ronan hero, Rachel a wonderful INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER…UNLIKE Fux NEWSCASTERS WITH A FINANCIAL AGENDA. Nobody wants to hear bad news, yellow journalists have no ETHICS OR MORALITY. GOOD JOB KIDS…#KEEPINGitREALRACHEL

  35. Heads should roll at NBC. Takes story to Print, publishes in two months, wins Pulitzer.
    Story wasnโ€™t ready? Righhhht!!
    And she brought up the Billy Bush piece, finally!! He has to be the worst cousin ever!
    Hey Jeb, have I got a story for you!! Loser.
    Whatcha gonna do NBC fire your highest rated anchor? Iโ€™m certain Netflix and Prime, etc. will give her what she wants. Rachel with no censor!

  36. Oh, boy! I am old school, i grew up hearing the Mia Farrow, Frank Sinatra and Woody Allen crap for way tooooooooooo much sooooooooo this Pulitzer Prize piece of prize just needs to take this and lurk back into the Midnight Enquire Magizine of check out counter news papers magizine world of non-issue importance.

  37. Maddow: " It is so empirical!" She definitely isn't talking about her crackpot, endless Russia conspiracies. Wake me up when MSNBC is no longer serving as a stenographer for the Cow's wars, especially in Syria.

  38. Too bad Ronan and Rachel fell for the Russia hoax. Will they admit their incompetence once the Durham investigation reveals what bad actors at the CIA and FBI did with help from former intelligence officials working as "analysts" at NBC?

  39. Ronan farrow , you forgot Anm Curry in your book. The pain of truth was in her eyes and heart. I ask that you review the day she resigned from the NBC tram she was on. I believe Mat had something to do with her leaving.

  40. As adults, we create, by acceptance or lack of affirmative action or because of our insatiable thirst for success, the environment for beings such as Harvey Weinstin to dwell, hunt and grow. The culture of control is money, power and influence.

  41. Print almost always has an ISBN # assigned. . .meaning that there are copyrights associated. YET there are NO criminal charges for American activities internationally. This person and Sunny Hostin have serious celebrity, credibility issues when they discuss Constitutional protections for criminals who appear to be in command of public tru$t.

  42. Does anyone honestly think the women being told to confront management if they wish to be released from NDA's will genuinely be released as opposed to further threatened?

  43. HELLO CAN WE CAST HIM IN UNDERWORLD ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  44. Ronan is so cool. He did everything the exact way we all did it in our dreams! He just is going to be poked at for being young and pretty, but he is such a straight up intellectual, he is just โ€œIt,โ€ he has it all and is making us all proud to be human beings! Real dude!

  45. Geez, this is one smart kid! I would hate to have this guy after me. Now if we could just let him loose on Trump!

  46. The IRONY….
    Americans do understand IRONY He WORKED for NBC
    The Author of the Book is on the Top Rated show on NBC – The Today Show with Rachel Maddow
    He went to NBC with this story. They missed out on the Scoop of the Year and he wins the Pultizer Prize

  47. Thanks, Rachel and Ronan for illustrating why we need to have reporters like you two. Reporters who refuse to be silenced when they discover abuse and cover-ups.

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