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Catch and kill : lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators, Ronan Farrow

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Catch and kill : lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators
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Catch and kill
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lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators
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Ronan Farrow
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Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
Review
  • A groundbreaking #MeToo journalist finds his own news organization to be the greatest obstacle to the truth in this vivid, labyrinthine memoir. New Yorker scribe and ex-NBC News correspondent Farrow (War on Peace) revisits his 2017 reporting on sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein by actresses and employees, an investigation begun but then killed by NBC and eventually published in the New Yorker. Farrow then probes sexual misconduct complaints at NBC itself, including an explosive new claim that Today host Matt Lauer raped NBC news staffer Brooke Nevils. He describes coaxing frightened women to break nondisclosure agreements and go public with their traumas, as well as more sinister currents of intrigue and betrayal. He unearths Weinstein's use of secret agents from the Israeli firm Black Cube to spy on sources—and on Farrow himself. Worse, he contends, NBC executives, some with personal and business ties to Weinstein and pressured by his lobbying and legal threats, started unaccountably turning against Farrow's story as the evidence supporting it mounted. Though a bit baggy, the narrative combines the intricate reporting of All the President's Men with Kafkaesque atmosphere to reveal troubling collusion between the media and the powerful interests they cover. This is a crackerjack journalistic thriller. (Oct.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 10/21/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 42, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ The award-winning journalist sharply illuminates how he exposed Harvey Weinstein as a serial sexual predator. Along the way, Farrow (War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, 2018)—a New Yorker contributing writer who has won the Pulitzer Prize, National Magazine Award, and George Polk Award—offers a primer on investigative journalism, a profession that he is well on the way to mastering. For this book, he writes, he drew "on interviews with more than two hundred sources, as well as hundreds of pages of contracts, emails, and texts, and dozens of hours of audio." As the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, the author has wrestled for years with allegations of sexual assault in his own family, leveled by his sister Dylan against their father. During his investigation of Weinstein—and later, multiple high-level sexual predators within NBC—Farrow had to fend off complaints that he was too close to the story. Along the investigative path, the author sought insight from his sister and relied on the steadfast support of his partner. Though Farrow and his producer believed their pursuit of Weinstein had the blessing of the top brass at NBC, they gradually learned that Weinstein was using his massive influence to sabotage the investigation. Consequently, the author took his work to the New Yorker, where editor David Remnick provided a venue for him to present his story. Ultimately, Weinstein was arrested. In addition to chronicling his work on the Weinstein project, Farrow also discusses the transgressions of Donald Trump and Matt Lauer. At times, the book is difficult to read, mainly because Weinstein, Trump, Lauer, and other powerful men victimized so many women while those who knew about the assaults stayed quiet. Nonetheless, this is an urgent, significant book that pairs well with She Said by New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Both books are top-notch accounts filled with timeless insights about investigative journalism, on a par with classics from Seymour Hersh and Bob Woodward. A meticulously documented, essential work. (Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2019)
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contains biographical information
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10819862
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TnLvILS
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1987-
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Farrow, Ronan
Dewey number
362.88082
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index present
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HV6250.4.W65
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F385 2019
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Farrow, Ronan
  • Investigative reporting
  • Intimidation
  • Espionage
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Sexual harassment
  • Rape
  • Sex crimes
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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lies, spies and a conspiracy to protect predators
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Catch and kill : lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators, Ronan Farrow
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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in901953090
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25 cm
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First edition.
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xvi, 448 pages
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9780316486637
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1115001328
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Catch and kill : lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators, Ronan Farrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
in901953090
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 448 pages
Isbn
9780316486637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1115001328

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