nearvideo reporter accuses MSNBC’s top political editor “tried to intimidate him on behalf of the DNC’
Freelance journalist Yashar Ali wrote a series of tweets on Friday accusing, MSNBC, and NBC News’ political top-editor, of intimidation, of him spiking a story, at the behest of the democratic National Committee.
A reporter throws to try the editor-in-chief of NBC News and MSNBC’s political coverage, “intimidate” him into spiking a story about the Democratic National Committee, in a chilling interview, he says, had.their action as a politically effective and not a fellow journalist
Yashar Ali, a high-profile, a freelance journalist, whose work appeared in the Huffington Post and New York magazine, said he was surprised by his conversation with Dafna Linzer, held the key to NBC’s position in October 2015, he published his synopsis of it in a series of tweets on Friday. In Linz, he said, to block tried, it was made by the publication of the dates for the year 2020, the Democratic party primary debates, a move that Ali suspects, to benefit the DNC, not your employer.
“Yesterday, I received a call from @DafnaLinzer serves as the editor-in-chief of NBC/MSNBC policy. Dafna behavior during the interview was highly inappropriate and unethical. So, what was the reason for your call? She called to harass me on behalf of the DNC,” the first tweet read.
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“Dafna, who is responsible for the political coverage of NBC and MSNBC, the appeal was to harass me, to a delay in the publication of a harmless scoop, and at no time has intercessors for your network, it is only about the DNC.”
Ali outlined the allegation, which he claimed they were from a “scoop,” he had in relation to the dates of the primaries debates in the year 2020.
It was Thursday announced that the first Democratic presidential debate to be held June 26 and 27 in Miami.
The Democratic National Committee, confirmed the plans for the first time known by NBC news, the broadcast, the two-night event, along with MSNBC and Telemundo.
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Ali’s tweets continued: “When I saw Dafna call, I assumed, they would ask you to consider me delay my post so that MSNBC, it was able to announce first. Given that this sleep is a harmless scoop, and not an investigative story, I have not lost dignity, if I delayed. But that’s not why you are calling.
“After the exchange of courtesies, Dafna told me that she received a call from the DNC and was told that I have a history. Now, it is not strange that the DNC called, you were the coordination of a notice. What was weird was that she called me and in a threatening tone
“She asked if I could keep the story, and I said I could. She was not excited, ‘why not?’ I said, I’m not going to lose a shovel. Then she got angry and said: ‘Why? It is not a big deal, let them make a few calls.'”
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He then wrote: “I realized that @DafnaLinzer, the head of political coverage for NBC News and MSNBC was not calling for her network, she was calling for the DNC position. She wanted me to wait for you to call for state party leaders.
“I couldn’t believe what she said. Again, it was printing well for me, the story of an hour later, you beat your own network of three hours, she just wanted to leave to me, the DNC notify, state party leaders. Why the hell you had to take care of?
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“I said Dafna no, I was not wait. And more and more frustrated… the head of the political Department was trying to bully me, at the behest of the DNC over a stupid scoop (though you may not have asked you).”
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