Ronan Farrow on ‘Lies’ by NBC News and What’s Next After ‘Catch and Kill’ (Podcast)


The author talks to WaxWord about a “culture of complicity” that kept the voices of women quiet – and that nearly silenced him

Ronan Farrow has been on an epic book tour, ripping NBC News from East Coast to West, from Fox News to “Good Morning America” — and still the network insists that it did nothing wrong in passing on an exposé of Harvey Weinstein and hanging on to Matt Lauer until 2017.

In a chat with Farrow last week on his sweep through the City of Angels, I found the author relentlessly on message. The message is that NBC News lied, that it covered up Lauer’s misbehavior with multiple women in the news department (including one who has said she was raped by the morning anchor, though she continued to have a consensual affair with him for months) and that it lied about him.

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times.