Matt Lauer being fired from the Today show may have shocked his libtard fans at home who trusted him, but those who worked with him knew a different guy, cut-throat, self-
The fact that Matt Lauer is a propagandizing, immoral liberal figurehead who has now been exposed and disposed of is the kind of thing that should bring a smile to the face of patriotic Americans. We’re witnessing karma sitting down on the couch next to Lauer, the first thing worth watching on that program in decades.
No longer will the smug hypocrite be able to condemn others for unproven allegations, such as those against President Trump that he helped propagate, while having actually engaged in conduct much more egregious himself. Lauer has been shoved off of his lofty NBC perch as a consequence of his actions he must have known he’d never get away with.
Those who watch the Today show, and apparently there are many who actually find that garbage entertaining, and who were Anne Curry fans, might find some solace in the fact that the guy who was a chief antagonist in the circumstances surrounding her departure has now reaped what he has sown.
Variety, following a two-month investigation into Lauer, provides some insight to his sexploits, noting that he once gave a colleague a sex toy as a gift. It might have been considered a gag gift if it weren’t for the explicit note he included that described how he wanted to use it on her, leaving her mortified.
They also described another incident in which Lauer allegedly called a female employee into his office and then dropped his pants, exposing himself. Lauer then berated the woman for refusing to take him up on the accompanying offer. They report having spoken with three women who claimed to be victims of Lauer harassment, with their stories corroborated by others they told at the time. Fearing professional blowback, they are remaining as anonymous sources for the time being.
Lauer was a powerful guy and one that NBC wanted to keep anchoring their morning team. The nature of the accusations must have been quite damning and irrefutable for them to have fired him based upon the allegation. It also may not have been the only complaint as there were rumors and Variety wouldn’t investigate someone unless they had good reason to suspect there was something amiss.
The reported cause for Lauer being fired was his inappropriate sexual conduct with another current NBC employee that began during a trip to the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and lasted for several months. Adding to the argument that NBC knew what Lauer was up to and was hoping it wouldn’t escalate, Variety reports that several other women complained to executives at the network and that they failed to act.
A former NBC producer with firsthand knowledge stated, “There were a lot of consensual relationships, but that’s still a problem because of the power he held. He couldn’t sleep around town with celebrities or on the road with random people, because he’s Matt Lauer and he’s married. So he’d have to do it within his stable, where he exerted power, and he knew people wouldn’t ever complain.”
They uncovered the existence of a button under Lauer’s office desk that enabled him to remotely lock his door without having to “ruin the moment” by getting up. In another instance a young, attractive producer was asked to bring him a pillow to his hotel room. Was housekeeping or the front desk not answering their phones?
They reminded their readers of Lauer’s comments to Bill O’Reilly in a September interview, asking him if he’d ever sent lewd text messages to colleagues. The hypocrite Lauer said, “Think about those … women and what they did. They came forward and filed complaints against the biggest star they at the network they worked at. Think about how intimidating that must have been. Doesn’t that tell you how strongly they felt about you?”
Maybe someone will ask Lauer that same question in a few months, while highlighting his own hypocrisy.
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