Farrow: National Enquirer company tried to blackmail me on Trump reporting

Source: The Hill | February 8, 2019 | Joe Concha

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ronan Farrow alleged Thursday that American Media Inc. threatened to “ruin” him if he didn’t stop “digging” on his investigative reporting on President Trump and the National Enquirer.

AMI is the parent company of the National Enquirer. David Pecker, AMI’s chairman, is a longtime friend of Trump.

“I and at least one other prominent journalist involved in breaking stories about the National Enquirer’s arrangement with Trump fielded similar ‘stop digging or we’ll ruin you’ blackmail efforts from AMI,” Farrow wrote in a tweet to his nearly than 790,000 followers.

“I did not engage as I don’t cut deals with subjects of ongoing reporting,” the New Yorker magazine reporter added.

The revelation from Farrow comes 10 months after he penned a damning report regarding Pecker, with the story charging he purchased negative stories on then-candidate Trump only to bury them during the 2016 presidential campaign, a process known as “catch and kill.”


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