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Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)
Today Show ^ | November 14, 2010 | Vanity

Posted on 11/14/2010 6:30:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard

Rarely am I as outraged by the dying Democrat "mainstream" media as I am today. Usually, inconsequential mice like Lauer can be brushed off like dandruff, but this latest cheap shot at Bush must get a full airing and should be seen by as many people as possible. You will get the idea quickly, within the first minute or so of this YouTube video (link below and above).

In the video you will see Lauer show a portion of his recent interview with Bush during which he asked Bush about Kanye West's declaration in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina that, "George Bush doesn't like black people." Bush responded:

"It was one of the most disgusting moments of my presidency."

End of clip, and now back at the studio, here is what Lauer looks into the camera and says:

"Here's a two-term president who ran the country during Katrina, 9/11, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the financial meltdown, and he's pointing the finger at Kanye West and that incident as the worst moment in his presidency."

See what Lauer did there? He turned Bush's phrase, "one of the most disgusting moments", into, "the worst moment", in order to paint Bush as being more concerned about the inane rantings of a self-absorbed hip-hop artist than he was about the mass murder of 3,000 Americans, the loss of our best and brightest young people in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina, and the economic mess. Watch this video for yourself and keep your blood pressure pills within reach:

Matt Lauer's Disgusting Cheap Shot - the video

I realize that Lauer has never been accused of being the brightest bub in the chandelier, but even if some mischievous newsroom writers chuckled in astonishment when Lauer actually read the script they gave him, Lauer needs to be held to account. (And yes, shame on Bush for ever sitting down with this scumbag Lauer.)


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KEYWORDS: chat; enemedia; kanyewest; mattlauer; vanity
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1 posted on 11/14/2010 6:30:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RedRover; jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; bigheadfred; ..

(( ping ))


2 posted on 11/14/2010 6:32:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Vanity bump.

(Hey, it takes time to put this stuff together.)


3 posted on 11/14/2010 6:33:58 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I understood everything Bush said. Now that black dude, I didn’t understand one thing he said except “you know what I’m saying”. And the answer to that was no.


4 posted on 11/14/2010 6:40:29 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: All

By the way, if anybody knows how to save YouTube videos for permanent reference, I have a feeling ABC may want to make this one disappear quickly.

Thanks.


5 posted on 11/14/2010 6:41:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: PistolPaknMama

Kanye West is a nincompoop and totally irrelavant to Lauer’s sick cheap shot.
But I agree, West’s ramblings are tough to follow.


6 posted on 11/14/2010 6:43:36 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Well, Lauer is only preaching to the choir. A choir composed of Bush haters. I watched him once on TV for five minutes and that was all I could stomach. I can truthfully say that I wouldn’t recognize him if he was sitting at the counter next to me in Denny’s.


7 posted on 11/14/2010 6:44:43 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

He’s one of the biggest Bush-haters out there that’s why I was so against W guesting with this ass-clown.


8 posted on 11/14/2010 6:50:56 PM PST by max americana
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To: Lancey Howard

Unfortunately, for eight full years, Bush and his incompetent communications staff catered to the left wing media in hopes of supinely receiving their mercy. And even after leaving office he continues to do so. He should never have granted that worm Lauer an interview. Apparently Bush never learned the old lesson, “Those who sleep with dogs get fleas.”


9 posted on 11/14/2010 6:52:10 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: Lancey Howard

Does anything Kanye West say really matter?


10 posted on 11/14/2010 6:52:47 PM PST by kempster
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To: Lancey Howard

Lauer? Of the bow-stream media?


11 posted on 11/14/2010 6:55:15 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Lancey Howard

I’d love to shoulder bump him at a bar sometime....


12 posted on 11/14/2010 6:56:21 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I’d love to shoulder bump Lauer at a bar sometime....


13 posted on 11/14/2010 6:57:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: hampdenkid

I suspect Sarah Palin has learned that lesson. I will be surprised if she ever again sits down with one of these Democrat newsroom mice.


14 posted on 11/14/2010 6:59:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Vendome

I was thinking along the same line. I have to believe Lauer is one of those little weasels who was always running away from imagined schoolyard bullies like a scared bunny rabbit.


15 posted on 11/14/2010 7:01:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
I happened to see the Lauer/West interview.

Did you notice how West kept covering his mouth & touching it. The fool seems to be unhappy with his new dental work. Either his mouth hurt, or it embarrassed him, or both.

Whadda maroon!

16 posted on 11/14/2010 7:01:18 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Lancey Howard

I would be offended if I took Matt Lauer seriously.


17 posted on 11/14/2010 7:02:33 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Why Kanye (woman hating, race baiter)West should even be relavent in a conversation about a former, or sitting president eludes me.

For Gosh sakes...he is a rapper!!!

My dog doesn’t make as much money...but he is far more intelligent than Kanye.


18 posted on 11/14/2010 7:04:02 PM PST by berdie (qill)
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To: Lancey Howard

Lancey - Google “You Tube Downloader” It’s a free application that lets you download videos. (Usually as a .flv These can be converted to mp4 with Real Player)


19 posted on 11/14/2010 7:06:44 PM PST by peteram
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To: Lancey Howard

GWB was not concerned with what a Kayne West had to say, but rather with what he was accused of.
To be accused of not liking an entire race in the aftermath of one of the worst disasters in US history ought to be “one of the most disgusting moments” in anyone’s presidency.
Lauer is too shallow to comprehend the magnitiude of West’s declaration and its effect on President Bush.


20 posted on 11/14/2010 7:08:16 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Mister Da

Could be that the diamond bridge work might interfere with the cameras???


21 posted on 11/14/2010 7:08:49 PM PST by berdie (qill)
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To: berdie

Matt Lauer is an idiot. And what in the hell is a kanye west? And who gives a damn anyway?


22 posted on 11/14/2010 7:08:55 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: berdie

Matt Lauer is an idiot. And what in the hell is a kanye west? And who gives a damn anyway?


23 posted on 11/14/2010 7:08:59 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: hampdenkid

“...his incompetent communications staff catered to the left wing media...”

I hope you weren’t intending to include Tony Snow in your remark.


24 posted on 11/14/2010 7:10:17 PM PST by beelzepug ("Don't be a wise guy, Eddie.")
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To: beelzepug

Tony, whom I knew, was not there long enough to straighten out the mess he found. And it got worse after his untimely demise.


25 posted on 11/14/2010 7:12:28 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: hampdenkid

I agree wholeheartedly.

Does President Bush really need to push his book so hard that he needs to grant an interview with a total POS?


26 posted on 11/14/2010 7:30:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Lancey Howard

But of course the liberals gave lauer a standing ovation for that and that’s exactly what Matty-boy wanted.


27 posted on 11/14/2010 7:31:35 PM PST by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: berdie
My dog doesn’t make as much money...but he is far more intelligent than Kanye.

And a million times more lovable, I'm sure.

28 posted on 11/14/2010 7:34:47 PM PST by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: berdie
If you are suggesting that he was directed to cover his dental work, I doubt it. His movements didn't seem conscious, but rather unconscious. I'd like to see O’Reilly’s body language expert analyze this video. West was in a bad mood, maybe because his mouth hurt.

He was doing the same thing kids with braces do: Rub, cover, & fiddle with their mouths. I'll bet his bottom lip is painful hamburger.

29 posted on 11/14/2010 7:36:58 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Bump


30 posted on 11/14/2010 7:37:29 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: citizencon
Lauer is too shallow to comprehend the magnitiude of West’s declaration and its effect on President Bush.

I believe Lauer saw an opportunity to take a comment totally out of context and tweak it just enough to construct a vile cheap shot.

31 posted on 11/14/2010 7:38:34 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

ping


32 posted on 11/14/2010 7:38:42 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: peteram

Thanks for the tip!


33 posted on 11/14/2010 7:40:28 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: baiamonte

Are you all aware that Kanye is the son of Cornell West, a well known college professor and author? Cornell is in tight with the leftist media propaganda.


34 posted on 11/14/2010 7:42:03 PM PST by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I would be offended if I took Matt Lauer seriously.

Basically, I agree. And like I said, normally I can brush off Lauer like dandruff. This latest cheap shot, however, was over the top and could not be brushed off.

35 posted on 11/14/2010 7:43:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

True that Lauer is an idiot, but you might want to know the real truth...if any of these mainstream media morons really cared.

Governor Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin were the two clowns that caused all of the problems before and after Katrina. Nagin failed to evacuate the city even though he had more than 300 busses available (they all ended up under water). And Blanco denied President Bush and all of the resources he had available until 3 days after the hurricane hit. So, you can thank Blanco (a self agrandizing moron) and Nagin (someone who failed to have the foresight to know that this would be one of the largest disasters to hit New Orleans in years).

Bush is far from a racist. I have met the man and he is a true southern gentleman willing to do whatever he can, but when Blanco and Nagin stood in his way....what you get is a catastrophe.


36 posted on 11/14/2010 7:45:31 PM PST by billsgottago (Government is like a baby. A big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other end.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

(( ping ))

Did you see this?


37 posted on 11/14/2010 7:47:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Where do you get off calling Kenny West a “self-absorbed hip-hop artist”. What are you, his agent?

Kenny West is a NO TALENT, white hating, imbecile, who produces noise that I value less than the Labrador loads I scoop up im my backyard.

Artist? If he’s an “artist” then Obama’s is competent President.


38 posted on 11/14/2010 7:52:48 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: billsgottago
True that Lauer is an idiot

Of more concern to me than his lack of brainpower is that Lauer is a sneak who took a disgusting cheap shot at Bush. It will be interesting to see if Bush or anybody close to him calls Lauer and the Today Show out for this disgusting broadcast.

Yes, the Katrina aftermath was a Bush PR nightmare orchestrated by the Democrat newsrooms who started their insidious campaign by pushing the fraudulent idea that FEMA was supposed to be a "first responder" of some kind. It was all downhill from there, thanks mainly to the Bush administration's poor communications apparatus and its long-term unwillingness to stand up and fight. Instead of fighting back, Bush tried to buy everybody off with $2,000 debit cards (paid for by the taxpayers, of course). Yeah, that worked like a charm.

No way were the Democrat newsrooms going to take Nagin or Blanco to task for their malicious incompetence. If Hurrican Katrina happened next week, those same Democrat newsroom scumbags would go after Jindal, and Ubama would be given a complete pass. Count on it.

39 posted on 11/14/2010 8:01:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Mister Da

Gosh..I forgot the sarcasm tag. :)


40 posted on 11/14/2010 8:02:11 PM PST by berdie (qill)
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To: ruthles
Are you all aware that Kanye is the son of Cornell West

No he's not.
Didn't your mother tell you that too much LSD is bad for you?

Kanye's father is a Christian counselor named Ray West.

41 posted on 11/14/2010 8:08:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Of more concern to me than his lack of brainpower is that Lauer is a sneak who took a disgusting cheap shot at Bush. It will be interesting to see if Bush or anybody close to him calls Lauer and the Today Show out for this disgusting broadcast.

I noticed Lauer's lie myself and would like to email him about it. His condescending sound bite will probably be used over and over. Does anyone know how to contact Lauer at the Today Show?

42 posted on 11/14/2010 8:09:52 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Inyo-Mono

Don’t be too hard on poor Matt—he’s the female version of Katie Couric.


43 posted on 11/14/2010 8:19:37 PM PST by pankot
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To: Lancey Howard

Good job, LH!


44 posted on 11/14/2010 9:20:09 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: ruthles
Are you all aware that Kanye is the son of Cornell West, a well known college professor and author? Cornell is in tight with the leftist media propaganda.

I thought it was Adam West............


45 posted on 11/14/2010 9:26:36 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Thank you!


46 posted on 11/14/2010 9:27:00 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

BTW: In answer to your question about saving or “ripping” u-tube vids, if you use Firefox there are various extensions you can download and install. I prefer Video Downloadhelper.


47 posted on 11/14/2010 10:08:13 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

Thank you!


48 posted on 11/14/2010 10:53:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Sorry, Lancey, I’ve been on the road and missed it.


49 posted on 11/15/2010 5:47:31 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This was one of the most disgraceful cheap shots I ever saw, and I’m old.


50 posted on 11/15/2010 8:02:55 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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