NYT engaged in massive cover up to bury the truth about Harvey Weinstein, but gladly fabricated fake sources to try to destroy Donald Trump with lies

Thursday, October 12, 2017
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan Huff
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The New York Times (NYT) has been all too eager to take credit for blowing the lid on Hollywood film producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein’s illicit sexual escapades, which we now know span back many decades. But the world needs to know that it was this same NYT back in 2004 that knowingly kept Weinstein’s perversion under wraps by censoring one of its reporters from bringing it all to light.

Sharon Waxman, who now runs The Wrap, says she “gagged” after reading Jim Rutenberg’s recent piece about the “media enablers” who kept the Weinstein story from the public for so many years. After all, Waxman was the NYT reporter who was among the first to discover that Weinstein is a seasoned sexual predator who takes advantage of young Hollywood starlets – her employer, the NYT, being one of those very media enablers that Rutenberg is now condemning, even though he also writes for the NYT.

Waxman had been part of an in-depth investigation into Weinstein’s secret life, having uncovered mountains of evidence via interviews with alleged victims, legal records, emails, and internal documents that showed Weinstein had a penchant for making unwanted advances at young actresses, and in some cases even assaulting and raping them. And because Weinstein was in charge of major production companies and studios such as Miramax and the Weinstein Company, he was basically given a free pass for such behavior.

All of this was known by the NYT almost 15 years ago, and yet because of Weinstein’s influence at the paper, it was never published. Waxman’s extensive work in uncovering the many sordid details was ultimately for naught, as the NYT editorial board decided to bury the story. Instead, the paper published a sanitized version of the story that only covered Miramax firing an Italian executive, which it published in the Culture section where almost nobody would read it.

Matt Damon, Russell Crowe pressured the NYT to keep Weinstein’s crimes a secret

At the time, Waxman recalls other big Hollywood names getting involved as well. She says actors Matt Damon and Russell Crowe, for instance, called her directly to push for changes to the story that would have painted Weinstein in a more positive light. A few more secret conversations above her head later and Waxman’s story ended up in the scrap heap, never to be seen again.

“I was told at the time that Weinstein had visited the newsroom in person to make his displeasure known. I knew he was a major advertiser in the Times, and that he was a powerful person overall,” Waxman says. “But I had the facts, and this was the Times. Right? Wrong.”

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