Kurtz: NBC's Decision to Spike Bombshell Harvey Weinstein Story Is 'Inexplicable'
NBC News is facing increasing questions over why it spiked an explosive story on allegations of rape against Harvey Weinstein.
NBC correspondent Ronan Farrow was asked by Rachel Maddow why his story appeared in The New Yorker and not on an NBC platform.
"You would have to ask NBC and NBC executives about the details of that story," Farrow said. "I’m not going to comment on any news organization’s story that they did or didn’t run."
He objected to the notion that his story wasn't up to NBC's editorial standards, saying the magazine "immediately" deemed it fit for reporting.
On "Outnumbered Overtime," Howard Kurtz - host of MediaBuzz on Fox News Channel - called the decision by NBC "inexplicable."
He noted that Farrow obtained an audio tape in which Weinstein appeared to acknowledge an incident in which he groped a young Italian model.
"That in and of itself is a story, but not for NBC. ... We haven't heard an adequate explanation," he said, pointing out the business ties between Weinstein's company and NBC's Universal Pictures and the Bravo network.
Watch the segment above.