On Thursday night, Tucker Carlson went after NBC News for burying the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
“Many powerful people knew what Harvey Weinstein was doing and not only ignored his crimes but actively took his side against his many victims,” Carlson began. “It’s a long list, but at the very top of that list is NBC News.”
Carlson noted that their reporter Ronan Farrow had the story months ago, but the network “killed” his investigation. He then called out NBC News president Noah Opperheim for saying Farrow’s story “wasn’t ready.”
“Let’s be clear — NBC is lying,” Carlson declared.
The Fox News host went through a list of assertions from Opperheim and NBC News, ranging from how they “encouraged” Farrow to report the story to how his story was “not the one they saw” when they passed on it.
He played the exchange between Farrow and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow where he told the host that she should ask “NBC executives” why they passed on his report.
“We bet money that her employer didn’t want Rachel Maddow to do that segment, but she did it anyway. Good for her,” Carlson said, praising the MSNBC host.
Carlson then suggested the possibility that Oppenheim, a Hollywood screenwriter with “deep ties” to the movie business and the Democratic Party establishment, had a “business relationship” with Weinstein or his company.
“It’s not a far-fetched possibly at all,” Carlson continued. “Noah Oppenheim ought to resign immediately and if he doesn’t, he ought to be fired immediately by NBC’s parent company Comcast. News executives are not allowed to tell lies. They are not allowed to participate in cover-ups. They ought to answer straightforward questions straightforwardly. When they don’t, you know they’re corrupt, and that is exactly what NBC News is.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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