Harvey Weinstein told New York Times reporters that they lacked honor and integrity to kill the expose
EXCLUSIVE: & # 39; How do you look into your eyes & # 39 ;: Harvey Weinstein told New York reporters that they lacked honor and integrity in the last attempt to expose sexual misconduct, transcript reveals
- Harvey Weinstein tried to assassinate the New York Times citing his alleged sexual misconduct by questioning the values of reporters
- & # 39; If you mess up and you don't tell the truth and you just write to write. How do you look in the eyes yourself? I don't understand, & Weinstein asked
- Weinstein revealed that he dreamed of being a journalist like a child, and added: I read every book about The New York Times, every book about journalism & # 39;
- he also claimed to read & # 39; every newspaper and magazine & # 39;
- I am not a saint … but you are a journalist, and when you were kids you wanted to grow up to tell the right story, to tell the truth, & Weinstein said
Harvey Weinstein tried to expose The New York Times about his alleged history of sexual misconduct by questioning the values of the two reporters and editor working on the piece, revealing a never before seen transcript.
He didn't stop there either, with the accused rapist and serial killer who then offered to help Times & reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey with their story if they postponed the release of the play.
& # 39; If you are honorable there is no deadline, you are not at risk from another article. This for me, and I'm going to say this nicely, get the facts right, "Weinstein said according to a transcript of the call obtained by DailyMail.com.
& # 39; Get the right fact. We will help you get the facts right. & # 39;
Eventually, the future Pulitzer Prize winners did not postpone the publication of their piece, which ran two days after their telephone conversation with Weinstein in the Times.
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Finl argues: Harvey Weinstein (left) attempted to kill the New York Times citing his alleged sexual misconduct by questioning the values of reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (left)
Weinstein also spoke about his love for journalism during his tirade and stated: & # 39; If I didn't make films, I would have been a journalist. I read every book about The New York Times, every book about journalism, and I read every newspaper and every magazine. & # 39;
He said the journalists who impressed him the most & # 39; are the ones who & # 39; do their best to be honest & # 39 ;, and then proclaim a quote that he attributed to the & # 39; great editor & # 39; James Fallows.
& # 39; All journalists must experience someone writing a dirty article about them and they will understand compassion & # 39 ;, Weinstein said.
And with those reflections out of the way, Weinstein launched one final plea.
& # 39; I am not a saint, but I am not the sinner you think I am & # 39 ;, he told the Times staff.
& # 39; And I am telling you this now: there will, I believe, be many good things that Charles (Harder) will help you and guide you with as honestly as possible. & # 39;
He continued: & # 39; And remember what I said, I am not a saint … but you are a journalist, and when you were kids you wanted to grow up to tell the right story, to tell the truth. You didn't have to deal with deadlines, you wanted to tell the truth.
& # 39; If you mess up and you don't tell the truth and you just write to write. How do you look in the eyes yourself? I do not understand. & # 39;
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