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17 Warning Signs About Matt Lauer NBC Blatantly Ignored


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NBC News announced November 29 that it had fired Today host Matt Lauer after “a minute complaint” was filed about “inappropriate passionate function that took place during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.” The censure also remarkable that Lauer’s “alleged function continued in the workplace after the games.”

Lauer has a well-documented history of disturbing and sexist function that should have served as a warning sign to supervision prolonged before this new review took place. Here are just a few examples:

  1. According to the New York Times Magazine, Lauer was partial of “the boys’ bar atmosphere behind the scenes” at Today, which Curry pronounced “undermined her from the start” and was partially obliged for pulling her out in 2013.

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  2. In 2012, former Today host Katie Couric told Andy Cohen that Lauer’s many “annoying” trait was that he “pinch[ed] me on the donkey a lot.”

  3. In 2006, according to video footage on TMZ, Lauer told Meredith Vieira to “Keep tortuous over like that. It’s a good view,” during a blurb break.

  4. According to HuffPost, Lauer acted skeezy during a 2014 talk with skier Mikaela Shiffrin, then 18.

  5. In a 2012 interview with singer Anne Hathaway, Lauer started off by deliberating a habit malfunction of hers, joking that he had “seen a lot of you lately.”

  6. Lauer, then in his late 40s, told singer Kelly Clarkson she had a “hot new look.” When Clarkson, who was in her early 20s at the time, responded by asking “I have a prohibited new look?” Lauer replied, “Well, I’m back from vacation and you got my attention, I’ll tell you that.”

  7. During an talk with Pippa Middleton, Lauer focused on the “very flattering” dress she wore to her sister’s marriage and the way it fit her, saying, “I suspicion it was the best of British resplendence and circumstance.”

  8. During an talk with Lauer progressing this year, actor Corey Feldman discussed child seduction in Hollywood, including his own believe of abuse. In response, Lauer questioned Feldman’s blame in the matter, asking because he didn’t come brazen sooner: “Why are you sitting down articulate to me? Why aren’t you sitting down with the police right now?” Feldman replied, “I’m the victim here. I’m the one who’s been abused. I’m the one who’s trying to come brazen and do something about it.”

  9. During a 2008 “roast” of Lauer, he joked about sleeping with his former co-hosts Katie Couric and Ann Curry, asking, “What’s with all the small-dick jokes? It was fun to demeanour over and see Ann Curry shouting … like she doesn’t know how big my dick really is.”  

  10. In 2012, Lauer was partial of a sickening mockumentary on passionate nuisance at Today, where he pronounced he was the “real victim” after co-host Willie Geist jokingly overwhelmed him inappropriately.

  11. In a 2014 sketch, Lauer pretended to flash his colleagues, propelling his womanlike colleagues to “drink it in, ladies.”

  12. In September, Lauer, who reportedly had important change over which stories seemed on Today, interviewed serial passionate predator Bill O’Reilly, giving him a height to attack a lady who had reported him for nuisance and repudiate believe about the mixed settlements he’d reached for misconduct.

  13. During an talk with GM arch executive Mary Barra in 2014, Lauer asked her if she suspicion she could do a good pursuit at being both a high-powered executive and a mother.

  14. During a 2015 talk with musician Adele, Lauer questioned whether she was “concerned at all that now, with the blast of this album, that you’re going to have to get back on that career treadmill and have reduction time to dedicate” to her immature son.

  15. During a inhabitant confidence forum during the 2016 presidential campaign, Lauer “behaved toward the presidential possibilities in a way that was unchanging with much of the investigate about gender stereotypes and discrimination,” according to the Harvard Business Review. Specifically, Lauer “interrupted Clinton some-more mostly than Trump, asked her some-more severe questions, and questioned her statements some-more often.”

  16. During the same forum, Lauer failed to pull back on claimant Trump’s avowal that is was “correct” to explain that rape should be “expected” when men and women both offer in the military.  

  17. While stating on the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Lauer referred to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen as one of Brazil’s “most tangible exports.”

The title has been updated for clarity.

A TMZ report primarily identified the lady in the third bullet as Katie Couric. TMZ now reports it was Meredith Vieria. This piece has been updated accordingly.

Grace Bennett is a researcher at Media Matters, where she has worked given Jun 2017. She has a bachelor’s grade in supervision from Georgetown University.



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