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Report: Matt Lauer likely to get axe from 'Today' show
the examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | BY: JESSICA CARLSON

Posted on 11/21/2012 2:43:51 PM PST by tobyhill

Matt Lauer, host of the "Today" show, may be leaving the show involuntarily according to a report published by Radar Online on Wednesday.

Radar reported that a inside source said the writing was on the wall for Lauer, 54, who has often been blamed for the departure of long time co-host turned lead-host, Ann Curry, in June. Since the time Curry was fired from her position, numerous rumors have emerged about Lauer's inability to get along with staff and his need to be surrounded by "yes" men and women.

The source said, "His years-long feuds with former co-hosts Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira and Ann Curry have taken their toll. Everyone has turned against him and Matt is going to be ousted because he’s being blamed for the show’s collapse."

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncurry; couric; curry; katiecouric; lauer; mattlauer; nbcnews; todayshow; vieira
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The reason the show is in the tank is because of years of Liberal marshmallow fluff they try to pass off as news.
1 posted on 11/21/2012 2:43:55 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Couldn’t happen to a nicer left-wing shill.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 2:46:45 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: tobyhill

Great another liberal getting obamas “blue slip” aka pink slip


3 posted on 11/21/2012 2:47:26 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: tobyhill

Great another liberal getting obamas “blue slip” aka pink slip


4 posted on 11/21/2012 2:47:38 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: tobyhill

Great another liberal getting obamas “blue slip” aka pink slip


5 posted on 11/21/2012 2:47:40 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: tobyhill

Is he a misogynist?


6 posted on 11/21/2012 2:47:50 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: tobyhill

This is a serious journalist by NBC standards.

7 posted on 11/21/2012 2:48:40 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: tobyhill

The show that has passed them in the ratings isn’t exactly a conservative bastion of serious news reporting.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 2:51:34 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: tobyhill

I’ve been up close and personal on one of his vacations. I find Lauer to be a complete pain in the ass!


9 posted on 11/21/2012 2:52:57 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: tobyhill

I am surprised that he has been on the show this long. He has about as much personality as a turnip.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 2:53:10 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: tobyhill

After sixteen some odd years, they are just recognizing that Lauer is a self obsessed jerk and not all that bright. Will wonders never cease.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 2:53:54 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: tobyhill

Two anchors in Maine resigned because the media isn’t biased enough. lolz


12 posted on 11/21/2012 2:53:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tobyhill

Back to covering sports, at the Y.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 2:56:07 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: tobyhill

Send the Worthless Al Roker, along with him.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 2:59:25 PM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He’s a 1% er. Wonder if he will have to pay more in taxes next year, or will he just go on welfare and disability


15 posted on 11/21/2012 2:59:25 PM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: JimSEA

I find him repulsive. He makes my skin crawl.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 2:59:41 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: tobyhill

Awesome! Get rid of him.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 2:59:57 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: tobyhill

Matt who?


18 posted on 11/21/2012 3:00:27 PM PST by 867V309
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To: tobyhill

He still gets 25 million to finish off the contract. Not a bad deal for him.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 3:00:35 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: tobyhill

They’ll send him someplace east of Katmandu and then forget to ask “where in the world is Matt Lauer?”


20 posted on 11/21/2012 3:00:41 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: tobyhill
Well, in the final analysis, even Matt might have testicles.

That kind of sets him apart from his co-hosts, most of his guests and probably the majority of the people behind the scenes.

If he in fact waited this long to assert that reality, it's too late.

21 posted on 11/21/2012 3:00:58 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: tobyhill
Maybe Beck can hire him, force him to wear a German Body Builder outfit and constantly call him a "girleeemahn"....

It would never stop being funny...

22 posted on 11/21/2012 3:01:42 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: tobyhill

Lol...he ain’t worried. He’s got lots of evil capitalist money.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 3:03:29 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: tobyhill

What, did he not lick Obama’s backside sufficiently? Every time I’ve seen him, which admittedly is very rarely, Lauer has been a major league toady for the Obamugabe regime.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 3:04:57 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: shadeaud
Matt Lauer's house...how will this poor fellow get by? I'm sure he allows all sorts of Occupy Wall Street and other homeless people share in his good fortune...

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25 posted on 11/21/2012 3:09:09 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

They will probably move him to B S D N C


26 posted on 11/21/2012 3:09:49 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: tobyhill

All of this is clearly true, and there’s an even bigger reason for Lauer’s departure: his $17 million annual salary. When Today was dominating the ratings, that seemed like a bargain; now with Good Morning America leading the pack, Lauer is an expensive liability. I’m guessing that the combined compensation for GMA’s on-camera talent isn’t much more than what Matt is pulling in.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 3:10:10 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: tobyhill

Well, this is good news.

But I expect they will be looking around very hard for someone even worse to take his place.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 3:11:20 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tobyhill

Rush will be heart broken. He loves to garble Lousey’s last name.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 3:11:28 PM PST by RetiredArmy (November 6, 2012: The day the United States Republic DIED.)
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To: tobyhill
The reason the show is in the tank is because of years of Liberal marshmallow fluff they try to pass off as news.

Yep, LOL, what's so funny, is they hire all leftwingnutliberalairheads celoutebrities.... give them all radical suburban left wing pop tart scripts to read every day... lol... then blame the celoutebrities when ratings drift down.

They need to call Soros for a new business plan...
30 posted on 11/21/2012 3:12:12 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: flaglady47

I find him repulsive. He makes my skin crawl.
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ITA. I’ve always thought Matt was kind of icky....in a sleazeball sort of way. Never understood his so called attraction.

That said...I have not watched the Today show since 9/11/01. Being on the west coast...after that fateful day, I only watch ‘live’ news in the morning. Not some old entertainment news program.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 3:21:50 PM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: tobyhill

Lauer has had numerous sex-capades out side of marriage for years!!! You never hear any of it. Good Riddance! I hope they flush hard to get this turd to the waste disposal plant!


32 posted on 11/21/2012 3:23:09 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

EEEEEEeeeeeewwwwww!
Ugh...He must have paid a LOT!!!


33 posted on 11/21/2012 3:32:01 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: tobyhill

The liberals males on tee vee sure act like spoiled queens. I guess that is how they survive in a liberal/homo anti-male entertainment environment. If Matt had not acted like the *itchy queen, Katie Colon would have squashed him like a bug. I don’t feel bad for Matt.


34 posted on 11/21/2012 3:53:30 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: tobyhill

Matt Lauer is about to get the AXE! Good, we’vs put up with this Turkey too long.


35 posted on 11/21/2012 3:54:32 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: tobyhill

Matt Lauer is about to get the AXE!

Good, we’ve put up with this Turkey too long.


36 posted on 11/21/2012 3:54:59 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: tobyhill

Let’s see his demographic-—too white, too old, too male?
Well, 2 out of 3 at least. The Lieberals giveth and the lieberals taketh-—their fair share of course.


37 posted on 11/21/2012 4:06:41 PM PST by tflabo
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To: tobyhill

Interesting. I did not see anything about Dave Garroway and J. Fred. Aren’t they there anymore? Where did they go?


38 posted on 11/21/2012 4:22:20 PM PST by Tupelo (Republican, a national party no more.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s the “rich” so why haven’t his fellow liberals attacked him? Why hasn’t he volunteered to be taxed more?


39 posted on 11/21/2012 4:33:31 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: WellyP

Gotta ask...how’d it happen that you were near the dipstick Lauer?

I’d love to hear the dirt but no problem if you’d rather not comment.


40 posted on 11/21/2012 4:43:03 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: tobyhill
Empty the whole couch and recruit a new crew from the street at random.
41 posted on 11/21/2012 4:45:51 PM PST by Average Al
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To: tobyhill

Headline: NBC to Axe Sniveling, Talentless, Grossly Overpaid Hack from “Today” show. Film at 11.


42 posted on 11/21/2012 4:51:25 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: tobyhill

No more cardboard cutout, Matt Wower!!???

(Perhaps, there IS a touch of sanity left in America!)


43 posted on 11/21/2012 6:05:11 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: tobyhill

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. My favorite moment with Lauer will always be the drubbing he took at the hands of the lovely Michelle Malkin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmnOAtTPGMg


44 posted on 11/21/2012 7:00:20 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: tobyhill
Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)
45 posted on 11/21/2012 7:11:55 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: John W

NO MORNING SHOWS are serious news shows.


46 posted on 11/21/2012 7:36:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: TomGuy

“He has about as much personality as a turnip.”

What do have against turnips?


47 posted on 11/21/2012 8:30:35 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Sened him to Bengazi.


48 posted on 11/21/2012 9:08:30 PM PST by windcliff
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To: tobyhill
I want to see him gone, but Occam needs a few nudges towards who's going to replace him from NBC before I believe it. Gregory? Spud Jr. (Russert)? One of the gazillion ur-Regis audition washouts?

I don't see anyone at NBC who can do it except maybe Baldwin -- who ironically was in full metal jackass mode on ur-Regis this morning.

49 posted on 11/21/2012 9:17:30 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: tobyhill
Matt Lauer will be picked up by MSNBC or PBS or NPR or some other loser, liberal MSM site. His prosperity is assured. Nothing to see here, move on.
50 posted on 11/22/2012 10:20:03 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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