PDF Catch and Kill Lies Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators ✓ Ronan Farrow
Esn t matter if you re a well nown actress it doesn t matter if you re twenty or if you re forty it doesn t matter if you report or if you don t because we are not believed We are than not believed we are berated and criticized and blamed Wow I thought I d already gotten as pissed off as possible about the Harvey Weinstein case and subseuent NBC scandal before reading Catch and Kill but apparently notThis is an unputdownable book about some astounding and incredibly brave investigative journalism People are going around saying Catch and Kill reads like a thriller And Does But That it but that partly because this story is so jaw droppingly outrageous that it feels surely like it must be a dramatic work of fiction Spies double agents secret foreign agencies working to bury stories well I guess there s a reason we say You can t make this shit upCatch and Kill is predominantly Ronan Farrow s journey to uncovering and making the public aware of Harvey Weinstein s decades of predatory sexual assault and harassment against the women he worked with He follows this with a look at how Weinstein wasn t an isolated case but one of many offenders in an industry where men were abusing their power and using it to silence their victims with NDAs and payoffs The man is not a saint Trust me there is no love lost between us But he isn t guilty of anything worse than what a million other men in this business do I feel like I ve read a lot about the case but this book really highlights the depth of Weinstein s hold on the film industry It is genuinely frightening As if it isn t difficult enough to report sexual assault this went way beyond that Women did report it They reported it and then were bullied and coerced into signing NDAs Many careers were ruined Because this didn t merely reuire the reporting of sexual assault but the takedown of a terrifyingly powerful oligarch and a network of secret intelligenceIt really is uite an outrageous story The amount of people who were working as double agents and attempting to cover up Weinstein s crimes is sickening This guy seemed to be friend s with everyone or at least Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) know something about them thatept them in check And there was just this assumption that Weinstein was too powerful to touch Everyone around him looked the other way and let him get away with what he was doing I Loves Abuse Warrior Camp know that everybody I mean everybody in Hollywoodnows that it s happening de Caunes told me He s not even really hiding I mean the way he does it so many people are involved and see what s happening But everyone s too scared to say anything The work Ronan Farrow did here and the work done by Kantor and Twohey whose She Said I will also be reading cannot be overstated He was personally threatened and spied on and warned against this investigation but he continued to pursue it Though this book is not really about him I did appreciate the few personal insights he gave us into his own life and the way this story consumed him He seemed to genuinely care about the women he spoke with and respect their boundaries I also liked how Farrow made his sources on everything clear always saying when something supporting his case was just hearsay or opinion Lack of this was an issue for me with Wolff s Fire and Fury I felt like he made a lot of claims and it was unclear how he could have possibly Contemporary African literature known that Farrow s approach shows a lot journalistic integrity in my opinionAmazing journalism aside Catch and Kill looks poised to be a crowd favourite even for those who don t usually read non fiction It does feel like a traditional detective game of cat and mouse one in which the pursuer at times becomes the pursued and doesn tnow who he can trust It is so fast paced and impossible to look away from that every couple of chapters I would have to shake my head and remind myself it really happened And that we got the bastardContains some graphic descriptions of rapeFacebook Instagram 425 STARSFinally finished this one and I must say I m incredibly glad I chose the audio Hearing the audio clips of HW incriminating himself is both eery and satisfying There s not much that I can add to a review that hasn t already been said but this was indeed an important readlisten and I m grateful to live in a time where some of the monsters in this world are being held to the fire do i spend 30 to preorder this vote nowUpdate 111119So glad I did Stellar stellar stellar You think you already now this story but you don t This is essential reading. Surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists evade accountability and silence victims of abuse and it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movementBoth a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far reaching light on investigations that shook the cultur. Farrow wrote the ultimate can t stop reading bookI haven t read a book fasterI read She Said by Jodi Kantor and Meg Twohey about a month agoI ve followed the Harvey Weinstein scandalSo I wasn t expecting to learn "As Much As We Learn In Catch " much as we learn in Catch Kill Ronan Farrow is the Babe Ruth hero of investigative journalism He nailed the truth Catch and Kill is THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY BEHIND THE STORYShockingcreepyinfuriatingwith truth brilliantly exposedReads like a suspense spy novel Full exposurepowerful and explosive I m sick of all the predatory scum like Harvey Weinstein Matt Lauer and Mark Halperin They deserve to rot in hell and I hope they do but I d rather not read any thing about themI understand Believe me I understand But I think you should make an exception for one book and that s Catch and Kill Lies Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators And why exactly is this book an exception In two words Ronan Farrow And for three good reasonsReason 1 As a person Farrow is uniuely suited to understand the effects of sexual predation on families of both predators This was so good between this and Bad Blood I feel like I m really getting into books about investigative reporting Like a lot of times it feels pretty overwhelming trying to eep up with the news and read reporting regularly but this really allows for a accessible way to Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) know find out about those same stories I also really enjoy getting detail and break down about the process of covering these stories and I think that was especially important here because of the implications of NBC trying to sit on the story and its broader tie back into the constant concealing of these stories Also Ronan Farrow is just really likable and I really enjoyed the transparency about his own experiences with his sister and they way he had initially asked her to stop speaking about it and how it eventually played into his own reporting on the issue Totally enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone Also if anyone has recommendations for other investigative reporting books I would love to get them There are two ways to view the MeToo movement Well two views I ll even recognizeIn the simpler less brain destroying analysis MeToo revealed the grossness of many separate men It was an effective means of empowering victims to speak about unrelated experiences and to hold unrelated men accountableIn the complex and horrific view these men are all related They formed a network of power and manipulation thatept women and victims uiet and they were able to do what they wanted because they were willing to help each other do soIf you read this book it s impossible to look at the movement from the first perspective any longerRonan Farrow was trying to write the story of a rich and powerful rapist who used that power to silence his victims and the sexual harassers Farrow worked for did their part to silence Farrow tooReading about Farrow s tirelessness in telling this horrible and winding story is incredible and for that reason alone I recommend this bookSome parts dragged than "Others The First Article The One That "The first article the one that the story is published around the halfway point and the second half swerved into TANGENTS AND PROGRESSED IN FITS AND STARTSOVERALL READING THIS and progressed in fits and startsOverall reading this feel like reading a screenplay or generously watching a movie It s already set up that way There are moments of comic relief especially through the amusing and tested significant other trope there s a spy aspect the plot is constructed in a series of significant moments that come back later onOddly this book feels it would do better as a movie I guess that does make a sort of sense This is a Hollywood story after allBottom line Thank god for Ronan Farrow but importantly thank god for the bravery of women this is so brilliantly written it makes me want to screamoverall there s a lot of repressed screaming going on can t wait to try to speed read this 450 page book about the darkest stuff imaginable and ruin my own life November 2019In Ronan I trust basically August 2019Ronan Farrow has a new book you say Excuse me while I search under the sofa for spare change because I must have it find this review others on my blog When I finished reading Catch and Kill two completely separate emotions fought for supremacy within me a visceral procreative disgust buzzing loudly in my bloodstream and a flicker of hope that felt like just enough to fit in my fists Something else too Something that can t be solidified into ideas tha. In a dramatic account of violence and espionage Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell bent on covering up the truth at any costIn 2017 a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator protected by fear wealth and a conspiracy of silence As Farrow drew closer to the truth shad.