NBC News Mocked After Ronan Farrow Scoops Take Over the News Cycle

“I have to wonder: Every time Farrow breaks another story, do staffers at NBC wince?” asks CNN’s Brian Stelter

Last Updated: May 8, 2018 @ 6:19 AM

NBC News is being criticized after the network’s former reporter, Ronan Farrow, has once again taken over the news cycle.

On Monday, Farrow co-bylined a major scoop documenting four accusations of sexual misconduct by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, which led to his resignation just hours later.

Less than 24 hours earlier, Farrow also bylined a lesser noticed, but no less substantive, story about Black Cube, the Israeli intelligence firm, which collected dirt on Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, and also attempted to find information on former Obama administration officials in an attempt to blow up the Iran nuclear deal in 2015.

With Farrow’s stories taking over the news cycle, more than a few commentators noted that NBC News passed on publishing Farrow’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece on Harvey Weinstein, which Farrow told Rachel Maddow in October.

“I have to wonder: Every time Farrow breaks another story, do staffers at NBC wince?” asked CNN media guru Brian Stelter in his regular newsletter Monday evening.

But it wasn’t just Stelter who was chattering about the missed opportunity for the peacock network.