Carlson Praises Maddow for Weinstein Segment Amid Reports NBC Killed Story: 'Good for Her'

| OCT 13, 2017 | 1:12 AM
Tucker Carlson

Fox News host Tucker Carlson tossed some praise toward a competitor during his show Thursday night, commending MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for her recent interview with former NBC journalist Ronan Farrow regarding his explosive Harvey Weinstein exposé.

Carlson played a clip from the interview with Maddow asking Farrow why NBC News passed on the story, allowing it to ultimately be published by The New Yorker.

“You would have to ask NBC and NBC executives,” Farrow replied. “I walked into the door at The New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should have been public earlier.”

The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host praised his left-leaning counterpart, saying he'd “bet money her employer didn't want Rachel Maddow to do that segment.”

“But she did it anyway. Good for her,” Carlson added.

Reports have been emerging following the publication of Farrow's explosive report, which contained on-the-record accounts from alleged victims of Weinstein and audio of him seemingly admitting to sexual assault, pointing to NBC News's sluggish handling of the piece.

Multiple sources described to HuffPost a “months-long struggle within NBC News” over the report, stating top “executives slow-walked Farrow's story, crippling it with their qualms and irresolution.”

Watch Carlson's comments below, via Fox News.

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