Kirsters Baish| The big news today shook the Liberal masses as one of their beloved talk show hosts was terminated from NBC for sexual assault allegations. Matt Lauer spent 20 years at NBC, but it all came crashing down today after allegations made by a female coworker whom he worked with at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics came out against him.
Let’s keep in mind that Lauer is a man who hates President Trump with a burning passion, and he has criticized Trump’s “locker room talk” during his 2016 run for president. Trump didn’t make haste when responding to Lauer’s firing. In an interesting turn of events, we have now learned that Katie Couric, Lauer’s former co-host of 15 years on “The Today Show” is not exactly buddy buddy with Lauer, and she may be the final nail in his coffin.
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Couric appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” in June of 2012. During her appearance on the show she jokingly revealed that Lauer “pinches” her “on the ass a lot.” Can we take a second to think about what would have come of this claim had it been made against a Conservative?
This morning’s announcement by NBC of Lauer’s termination over sexual allegations made by a female coworker have put Libs in a tailspin and has left Conservatives wondering exactly why the Left is going after their own ponies at this point in the game.
Andy Lack, NBC chairman, stated in a memo to NBC staffers, “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
— Chris Tye (@TVTye) November 29, 2017
On 11/21, @mikeallen reported: "We hear one top name is the target of two media investigations" into sexual misconduct
This morning, NBC fires Matt Lauer. Variety, NYT both said to have been investigating allegations involving Lauer pic.twitter.com/3J6E5actpH
— Mark Berman (@markberman) November 29, 2017
1) Fire Matt Lauer
2) Replace him with Megyn Kelly
3) Hoda and Megyn's Morning Dance Partypic.twitter.com/aIvFwLBmod
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 29, 2017
At @Variety, @RaminSetoodeh & I had been working on a Matt Lauer story for months and NBC was aware. There are multiple women we've spoken to with far-ranging accusations against Lauer. The power of journalism has never been more evident with this cultural change.
— Elizabeth Wagmeister (@EWagmeister) November 29, 2017
Not surprised by this about Matt Lauer, who VISIBLY hated competing with women at work. Predators are misogynists. https://t.co/oGN9m7t9UI
— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) November 29, 2017
Oy. Matt Lauer, too?
I have a headache.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 29, 2017
Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017
Lauer’s co-host of five years, Savannah Guthrie, stated that she was “heartbroken” for Lauer as well as heartbroken for the woman who came forward to accuse Lauer of sexual misconduct. She explained that it is “long overdue” that women feel comfortable enough to take a stand against abusive men.
Lauer’s co-host Hoda Kotb explained that she has known Lauer for years and “loved him as a friend and a colleague.” She went on to say “It’s hard to reconcile the man who walks in every day” with the man who the complaint is made about.
NBC News reported:
“How do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly and I don’t know the answer to that,” she said. “But I do know that this reckoning, that so many organizations have been going through, is important, it’s long overdue and it must result in workplaces where all women — all people — feel safe and respected.”
Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was terminated by CBS News, PBS, AND Bloomberg last week following allegations by eight women against him who claimed that he had sexually harassed them in the past and made unwanted sexual advances. Rose claimed that some of the allegations were inaccurate, but proceeded to apologize for his behavior.
Only time will tell who is going to be next on the chopping block.