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  • Trump's sexist strategy gets assist from Matt Lauer (Boo-hoo!)

    09/09/2016 1:47:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | September 8, 2016 | Peggy Drexler
    Throughout the campaign, it has been a core strategy for Donald Trump and his surrogates to play on and heighten existing American sexism and racism. Everything about his platform has been about taking down Hillary Clinton for her gender. Is she too soft or is she too angry? Is she fit for the job or does she not smile enough? But on Wednesday night, Trump got some help. Clinton and Donald Trump were making dueling appearances in New York in a live forum hosted by NBC's Matt Lauer to address subjects including national security, veterans' welfare, and sexual assault in...
  • Hillary Bombed on NBC with Matt Lauer and Democrats Are

    09/09/2016 5:34:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | September 9, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Democrats are nervous as they can be about the upcoming debates. After Hillary bombed in the presidential forum with Matt Lauer the other night, they are paranoid. And the Hillary campaign is demanding that Chris Wallace be pulled. The Hillary campaign is demanding Chris Wallace of Fox News be yanked as a debate moderator. Now, you gotta understand how these people went into this. Ostensibly the Democrats believe that Trump is an absolute buffoon, the election is thus over, Trump doesn't have a prayer. Hillary is owed this. This is her coronation. They have the power...
  • The Daily 202: Matt Lauer’s widely-panned performance shows the perils for debate moderators

    09/08/2016 7:40:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    WP ^ | September 8, 2016 | James Hohmann
    The Daily 202: Matt Lauer’s widely-panned performance shows the perils for debate moderators By James Hohmann September 8 at 8:53 AM With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: The upcoming debates will be harder to moderate than ever before. -- The reviews are in, and last night’s biggest loser was Matt Lauer. No one is happy with the host of NBC’s “Today” show, who interviewed each presidential candidate back-to-back for 30 minutes during a “commander-in-chief forum” in primetime. The most galling moment came when Donald Trump repeated his demonstrably false claim that he was “totally against the war in Iraq,” and...
  • FLASHBACK: Matt Lauer Was Listed as a ‘Notable Member’ of Clinton Foundation Initiative

    09/03/2016 5:35:18 AM PDT · by GailA · 32 replies
    Mediate ^ | 9/1/16 | NA
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  • Eric Trump questions Matt Lauer's ties to Clintons

    09/02/2016 8:00:45 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 108 replies
    Donald Trump's son on Friday raised questions about Matt Lauer’s links to the Clinton Foundation, suggesting the NBC host may not be fair in his role of candidate forum moderator. “Obviously there’s a lot of speculation because of his involvement with the foundation,” Eric Trump said in an interview with “Fox and Friends.” "I hope he’ll be fair,” he continued, saying that NBC and MSNBC have been biased against his father. “It may as well be a super-PAC against Trump,” he said. “It’s really, really sad to see what’s happened to the media on that station.”
  • Matt Lauer Will Moderate The First Forum Between Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton

    09/01/2016 8:40:39 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 221 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 1,2016 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    On Wednesday, Sept. 7, NBC News and MSNBC — along with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America — will host the “The Commander-in-Chief Forum” in New York City. It will be one-hour forum where Clinton and Trump will answer questions about national security, military affairs and veterans issues in front of an audience mainly made up of members of the military. The two candidates will not be on the stage at the same time, but will instead go back to back. It’s worth nothing that Lauer is listed as a “notable past member” on the Clinton Global Initiative’s website...
  • ‘Racial Opportunist’: Malkin Stuns ‘Today Show’ Host With Comments About Obamas (Woohoo! Alert!)

    07/29/2009 7:26:52 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 77 replies · 4,794+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 29, 2009 | "Today Show"
    "Everything that this president does is kabuki theater."
  • Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’

    03/04/2016 11:40:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, the NBC, CBS, and ABC morning shows all blasted Thursday’s Republican presidential debate as “vulgar” “silly” and “childish.” The same networks that have routinely provided ample airtime to Donald Trump’s personal attacks on his rivals, lectured the GOP contenders on civility. Co-host Matt Lauer began NBC’s Today: “Vitriol and vulgarity. The Republican race reaches new lows during last night's debate....Is this any way to elect a president?” Minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie lamented: “New nastiness, new lows in the Republican presidential race.”Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’In the report that followed, correspondent Peter...
  • Mitt Romney: 'I won't run for president'

    03/04/2016 8:10:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/4/16 | David Wright
    Mitt Romney said Friday he will not make an 11th-hour presidential run to try to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, the day after sharply attacking the real estate mogul's candidacy. "I won't run for president," Romney told host Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show. Lauer asked the 2012 GOP presidential nominee three times about his 2016 ambitions, pressing for an "unambiguous" response after Romney appeared to leave the door to a bid slightly open.
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Wasn’t Hard’ To Choose Between Donald Trump And Ted Cruz

    02/01/2016 8:15:26 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 247 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 1,2016 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin joined the Today show to talk about her endorsement of Donald Trump as Iowans go to caucus tonight for the Republican presidential primary. is was probably a tough call for you, between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% and Donald Trump, began Savannah Guthrie during the interview. t wasn’t tough,” Palin interrupted. Really, Guthrie replied. No, it wasn’t tough, she repeated. Palin explained that she was happy to endorse Ted Cruz in his Senate race, because he was a fighter for the American people but that she wanted him to stay in Washington D.C. want to keep...
  • Sarah Palin interview derails when she's asked about her son's arrest

    02/01/2016 8:36:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/01/2016 | Colin Campbell
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska bristled during a Monday interview on NBC's "Today" show when she was pressed about her provocative comments about her son's arrest and post-traumatic stress disorder. "You guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight — not to talk about my kids," Palin said. "And that was a promise. But as things go in the world of media, you guys don't always keep your promises, evidently." Track Palin, a veteran who is Palin's oldest child, was charged last month in a domestic-violence case "in which his girlfriend said he punched...
  • Sarah Palin exposes Matt Lauer on Good Morning America

    02/01/2016 6:46:09 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 152 replies
    So proud of Sarah Palin this morning on Good Morning America, where the media (Mat Lauer) tried to corner her on her son, the issue of PTSD and his behaviour. She rightly called him out on TV saying that she was told this was about the Iowa caucus and her support for Donald Trump. Lauer tried several times to steer her towards his aganda, and she called him out, and admonished him that this was not what she was promised by the producers would be the topic of conversation. Rather she commented on the military being allowed to do what...
  • Charlie Sheen to Make "Revealing Personal Announcement" to Matt Lauer

    11/16/2015 9:56:15 AM PST · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    THR ^ | 11/16/2015 | THR Staff
    Charlie Sheen will be making a "revealing personal announcement" to Matt Lauer on Tuesday, Nov. 17 on Today. The Today show announced the live in-studio interview with the actor on Monday. The interview will be posted on after it airs, according to the press release. Recently, RadarOnline published a blind item about a Hollywood actor who had been diagnosed as HIV-positive.
  • Matt Lauer to Trump: Could You Be Exaggerating America's Problems To Get Elected? (video)

    10/26/2015 7:14:31 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 47 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 26, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    MATT LAUER, "TODAY" SHOW: I went back and read from your book, The Art of The Deal. You wrote this: 'I play to people's fantasies. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration and a very effective form of promotion.' Would it be fair to say that that describes your campaign to date?
  • Kerry: Any action by Israel would provide justification for Iran’s pursuit of nukes (Video)

    07/24/2015 9:57:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm | Ed Morrissey
    Secretary of State John Kerry sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview on Today earlier, defending the deal with Iran — and telling Israel to cool their jets, almost literally. In doing so, Kerry managed to turn Israel into the aggressor and Iran into a passive actor who might somehow decide they need a bomb only if Israel attacked them. It’s a strange reversal, and one that confirms the impression that the Obama administration has become the lawyers for the mullahs (via Jeff Dunetz): Lauer points out to Kerry that opposition to the Iran deal encompasses practically the whole...
  • Watch: Trump Brutally Scolds Matt Lauer On Live TV During Heated Exchange – ‘You’re The Media…’

    07/20/2015 10:43:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 7/20/15 | James Beattie
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been the target of much criticism, most recently for inflammatory remarks he made about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at a forum Saturday in Ames, Iowa, hosted by pollster Frank Luntz. Speaking by phone Monday on NBC’s Today, Trump reiterated to host Matt Lauer that he’s “not a fan of John McCain,” asserting that “he’s done a terrible job for the vets.” The Today host steered Trump from McCain’s record to Saturday’s comments:
  • Scarborough Suggests NBC Wouldn't Punish Lauer If He Pulled a Stephanopoulos

    05/19/2015 6:31:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Joe Scarborough just suggest that the suits at his own network are craven cowards who put bucks over ethics? On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough predicted that if Matt Lauer had pulled a Stephanopoulos, NBC would hesitate to punish him [just as ABC hasn't disciplined Steph], because Lauer's morning Today show "is where they make the money." View the video here.
  • GSP joins SNL on 40th Anniversary Special

    02/16/2015 2:08:37 AM PST · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 16 2015 | Jasmine Velasco
    Governor Palin wowed the crowd as she arrived on the "red carpet" for Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary 3-hour special.She stopped on the "red carpet" to talk with actor Alec Baldwin, quipping that she likes his brother, Stephen –a conservative– better. NBC anchors Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer intereviewed the two of them, and it may be me, but it seemed as though Baldwin was doing his best to keep Gov. Palin from talking. After Guthrie asked her a direct question, Baldwin was forced to listen, while chomping on his gum (or could it have been leftover food from dinner?)Twitchy caught some of the...
  • NBC and CBS Hope Pontiff's Popularity Rubs Off On Obama

    03/27/2014 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | March 27, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    During coverage of President's Obama meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, both NBC's Today and CBS This Morning hoped the papal visit would boost the commander-in-chief's sinking poll numbers. Today co-host Matt Lauer wondered: "The Pope, enormously popular....Is there something in just rubbing elbows with the Pope for President Obama?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd observed: "I think that the President, particularly right now where his own approval ratings are not so hot, just being seen with the Pope, particularly in some places where there are a lot...
  • NBC's Lauer to Gates: 'Dangerous or Dishonorable' to Criticize Obama?

    01/13/2014 1:38:44 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breibart - Big Journalism ^ | 1-13-2014 | John Nolte
    For five full years, we watched Democrats and the mighty force of the mainstream media do everything in their power to "call into question" President George W. Bush's leadership as commander-in-chief while tens, and even hundreds of thousands of troops were "in harm's way." Back then, it was a vicious media blood sport and unrelenting. Today, however, if just one person, like former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, dares to do the same to President Obama, suddenly NBC's Matt Lauer is wondering if such a thing is "dangerous or dishonorable": (video at link) (snip) Lauer then follows up by expressing concern...
  • NBC's Todd: Christie's Media 'Free Ride' is Over, 'Welcome to the Vetting Process' for 2016

    01/10/2014 7:31:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | January 9, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    On Thursday's NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd reveled in the wall-to-wall media coverage of the bridge closing controversy surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: "Welcome to the NFL....he has gotten a lot of benefit by being sort of this Republican rising star in the New York City media markets, so he gets a lot of access to media attention, access to national media. And so he's had a free ride, if you will. Well now, welcome to the vetting process." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Todd's comments were prompted by co-host Matt Lauer...
  • Justin Timberlake 'marries' TODAY host Matt Lauer in Las Vegas after Hangover-style night out

    09/24/2013 5:40:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 9/19/13
    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless it's all entirely made up to promote Justin 'I don't laugh at the homeless' Timberlake's new movie like this skit cooked up by JT and TODAY host Matt Lauer. The sketch began with the pair heading to the hotel elevator as Matt lampooned the 32-year-old singer and actor's outfit after a montage of the two preparing for their big night.
  • NBC's Lauer Presses Bush on Legacy: Are You Trying to 'Force Critics to Take a Second Look?'

    04/25/2013 6:20:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | April 25, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    At the beginning of a live interview with former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer wondered about the motivation behind Bush's presidential library: "So many difficult moments, so many controversial decisions you made. Some of them cost you dearly in terms of popularity. Is one of the ideas force your critics to take a second look?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] As the three of them toured the museum, Lauer highlighted an exhibit on the war on terror and noted how "it includes what was...
  • NBC Has Reportedly Offered Matt Lauer's Job To Anderson Cooper

    03/27/2013 10:34:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/27/13 | Aly Weisman
    Matt Lauer has been the subject of much scrutiny recently as reports of what really transpired in the Ann Curry ousting come to light and ratings continue to decline. And it appears the brass at NBC are now looking to possibly replace Lauer. Deadline's Nellie Andreeva reports exclusively: I hear NBC toppers recently reached out to CNN’s Anderson Cooper to replace Lauer on the show before the end of the year. After their initial approach to Cooper, I hear NBC reached out to Lauer to get his blessing about the changeover. But I heard they got pushback from the Today...
  • NBC Frets New Pope 'Didn't Exactly Scream a Modern Church,' Puts Liberalism on Papal 'To-Do List'

    03/14/2013 7:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    In an interview with New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about the age of the newly elected Pope Francis: "...there was some stunned silence for a second. I think some had expected a younger man, he's 76....When you looked at that image of the new pope standing with some members of the Church hierarchy, visually, Cardinal Dolan, it didn't exactly scream a modern Church." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] At the same time Lauer was worried about the Church not projecting a more "modern" image, offered...
  • Report: Matt Lauer likely to get axe from 'Today' show

    11/21/2012 2:43:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | BY: JESSICA CARLSON
    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,...
  • Obama economy failure means a one term presidency (video)

    11/04/2012 10:23:49 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 2 replies
    Island Turtle Blog ^ | October 4, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    I have wondered why the Romney campaign hasn’t used President Obama’s own words against him. So I will. In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer in June 2011 addressing the economy, Obama stated: "If I don’t have this done in three years, then there is going to be a one term proposition." Well said, Mr. President! We will take you at your word.
  • Matt Lauer to stay with 'Today,' signs new deal

    04/06/2012 4:48:02 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/6/2012 | LYNN ELBER/AP
    Matt Lauer is sticking with NBC's "Today," ending speculation that the top-rated show might have to face ABC's rising "Good Morning America" without him. Lauer planned to announce Friday on the air that he has signed a long-term contract to remain as co-host of the No. 1 morning show, NBC News spokeswoman Megan Kopf said Thursday. Although "Today" is on a historic winning streak in the ratings, "Good Morning America" has been gaining ground. Lauer's decision provides important stability for "Today" and puts to rest suggestions that he might reunite with his former co-host, Katie Couric, on the syndicated show...
  • NBC's Matt Lauer Urges Obama to Prevent Unfair 'Income Distribution'

    10/27/2011 2:38:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10-27-11 | Kyle Drennen
    In an interview with former White House press secretary and Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over a report showing "the rich are getting richer" and pleaded: "So what responsibility does President Obama have in terms of dealing with income distribution in this country?" [Audio available here] Lauer began his push from the left by explaining: "Some of these young people are the same young people who are occupying parks across the country and they're out there protesting Wall Street. They're also protesting the White House."
  • Rick Perry Skillfully Avoids Matt Lauer's Pile of Crap on 'Today Show'

    10/14/2011 8:37:44 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 10 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 14, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    If there's any indication that the liberal media is out to get Texas Gov. Rick Perry, watch this video of the interview Matt Lauer conducted with Perry Friday morning. Perry is making the talk show circuit touting his energy and jobs plan that he just unveiled today in a major policy speech at 10:45 a.m. E.T. From watching this, it is clear that Lauer has a different agenda than Perry. While Perry wants to talk about his plan, Lauer wants to ask Perry why he has "lost half of his support" from Perry's high-flying entry. Then Lauer wants to talk...
  • Video of the Day (7/12/11): Laura Ingraham Smacks Matt Lauer Down

    07/13/2011 9:00:48 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 21 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 7/13/11 | EricTheRed
    In the far left corner, in Commie-pinko shorts with a yellow hammer and sickle in the upper left corner and that stupid circular Obama logo in the middle: The Today show's Matt Lauer.And in the far right corner, wearing a Wonder Woman-like outfit of red, white, and blue: conservative pundit Laura Ingraham.Matt: Left hook: President Obama talks about shared sacrifice. Where is the shared sacrifice going to come from on the Republican side? Laura: Ducks. Right jab to the gut: Is his shared sacrifice the fact that he canceled his Montana vacation last weekend? ... Even the Associated Press yesterday said the...
  • Source: Matt Lauer Leaving the 'Today' Show

    04/06/2011 3:26:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies ^ | April 6, 2011 | ETONLINE STAFF
    As headlines have Meredith Vieira leaving the "Today" show, a source tells ET and The Insider that Matt Lauer has notified his NBC bosses that he will be resigning from the "Today" show when his contract expires on December 31, 2012. Could he be thinking about re-teaming with his former "Today" show co-host Katie Couric and his former "Today" show executive producer Jeff Zucker? It has been widely speculated that Couric is expected to leave the "CBS Evening News" and launch her own talk show with Zucker. The "Today" show released a statement Wednesday, saying, "There seems to be an...
  • MATT LAUER announces plan to leave the Today show after 13 years

    04/07/2011 5:56:48 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail Reporter
    One day after news broke that Meredith Vieira plans to leave the Today show when her contract expires this September comes news that co-host Matt Lauer plans to follow her out the door. Lauer, 53, will have been on the NBC morning show for thirteen years when his contract expires in December 2012.
  • Matt Lauer Suggests Arming al Qaeda Shows American “Compassion” For All

    04/03/2011 3:04:37 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 8 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 2, 2011 | Rhonda Robinson
    Have you ever considered just how empty some of our parental directives actually are? With phrases like, “Words can never hurt you” or “Just ignore him, and he’ll leave you alone.” With a straight face, we give our hand-me-down wisdom with little thought to what we are saying– as the kid stares at us in utter disbelief. Even a child knows that’s a suicidal playground strategy. In the grown up world, words can get you beheaded, and sharing can get you shot with your own gun. Nonetheless, in a jaw dropping display of leftist moral superiority (not to mention military...
  • Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)

    11/14/2010 6:30:29 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 65 replies
    Today Show ^ | November 14, 2010 | Vanity
    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,...
  • Lauer Can't Seem To Recall Couric

    11/25/2010 6:36:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Asked to name the person who preceded Meredith Vieira as his Today sidekick, Matt Lauer declined to mention Katie Couric, claiming "there was no one ever. No one came before Meredith." Matt's convenient case of amnesia came in response to a question from Robin Hall, who is celebrating his 10th and last year as executive producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. Reminiscing with Matt and Meredith, an impish Hall had clearly decided to stir up a little trouble with his question. But Matt wouldn't bite. View video after the jump.
  • Oprah Snags Second George W. Bush Interview [OPRAH AND MATT LAUER BOOK GWB FOR SWEEPS WEEK NOV 8-10]

    10/29/2010 6:19:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 45 replies
    TV SQUAD ^ | Oct 22nd 2010 4:00PM | Jean Bentley
    Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has snagged the first daytime interview with George W. Bush. Though Matt Lauer will sit down with the ex-president in a primetime special airing Mon., Nov. 8, the following day's 'Oprah Winfrey Show' will be dedicated to all things Dubya. According to the New York Times, not only will Oprah interview Bush, she will also talk to his parents and air footage from an exclusive visit to the Bush compound it Kennebunkport, Maine
  • Education Discussion: Obama-Lauer Never Say V-Word

    09/27/2010 11:02:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    No, not that v-word. V . . . as in vouchers. They might as well have been a couple of Soviet apparatchiks in 1955 discussing implementing better production procedures in diesel-engine factories. You can talk all day about “best practices, “what works,” blah, blah, blah. But there’s only one thing that has or will ever worked to improve the quality of any product, from football teams to cars to education: competition. The only way to introduce real competition into education is via vouchers: giving parents and children real choice and making all schools—from government ones to parochial to private—compete on...
  • NBC’s Matt Lauer Lands First One-On-One Interview With George W. Bush

    08/02/2010 9:50:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 109 replies · 7+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 8-2-10 | Steve Krakauer
    With his new book, Decision Points set for release the next day, former Pres. George W. Bush will sit down with NBC’s Today show anchor Matt Lauer in a one-hour prime time special. It will be the first one-on-one interview Pres. Bush has agreed to since he left office. From the Today show site: Since leaving office, President George W. Bush has never granted a one-on-one television interview about his presidency. But he’ll sit down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer in a special “Matt Lauer Reports” airing in prime time on Monday, Nov. 8. President Bush will also join Matt live...
  • Matt Lauer's non-lover once a he.....

    05/27/2010 1:19:03 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 24 replies · 1,518+ views
    ney york post ^ | 3:56 AM, May 27, 2010 | unknown
    Alexis Houston -- the singer who held a press conference last week to announce she never had sex with "Today" show host Matt Lauer -- had some interesting yesterdays. She used to be a man who called himself Wellington Houston.
  • Matt Lauer affair: Caught cheating, dumps his wife for 26 year-old woman

    05/13/2010 4:34:20 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 94 replies · 4,155+ views
    provider ^ | Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Matt Lauer has had an affair and was caught cheating on his wife with a 26-year old girl. He even decided to leave his wife for the young woman. Today show host Matt Lauer is 47 and, as rumor has it, this is not the first time he’s been cheating on his wife, 39-year old model Annette Rogue. This time he has decided to leave his wife for the 26-year old with whom he has had his last affair. He has also decided to leave the family home and look for somewhere else to live with his young mistress. Lauer...
  • Matt Lauer investigates Wall Street crash: Did someone hit the wrong key on a “typewriter”

    05/09/2010 6:07:48 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    PolitiPage ^ | 05/09/10 | jeff j
    Matt Lauer investigates Wall Street crash with Jim Cramer... He doesn't want to "let this go" without asking if the wrong "typewriter" key was punched.
  • Matt Lauer Shows Sheriff Joe Arpaio a Cartoon of People being Profiled for "Ordering Nachos" - Video

    04/26/2010 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 29 replies · 1,238+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio talking with Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning, where Lauer asked him if he worried the state's "image will suffer" as a result of their new Anti-Illegal Immigration Law. To illustrate his point, Lauer showed a political cartoon that had people being questioned in Arizona for ordering Nachos at a restaurant. Arpaio responded that he did not worry it will hurt the state's image, but instead believes it will help Arizona and attract others to move there. He said by getting rid of the illegal workers, it will open up...
  • Matt Lauer to Interview Karl Rove

    03/05/2010 4:59:33 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies · 395+ views
    TV Nwser ^ | March 4, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    NBC's Matt Lauer will have a two-part exclusive next week with Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush and a Fox News contributor. "Today" has a taped segment Monday and Rove will be in studio Tuesday for a live interview. Rove is promoting his new book "Courage and Consequence," and, according to the NBC release, "Rove tells Lauer it is now his turn to set the record straight." Full release after the jump.
  • Matt Lauer To Mitt Romney: You Sucked Last Time Why Would People Listen To You Now?

    03/02/2010 2:41:59 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 25 replies · 1,042+ views
    The Lid/NBC News ^ | 3/2/2010 | The Lid
    Matt Lauer never ceases to surprise people. Just when you think he cant get anymore biased he pushes the envelope once again. Lauer's guest on the Today show this morning was Mitt Romney, former Mass. Governor and Presidential aspirant. Romney is on a publicity tour for his new book, No Apology. Instead of asking legitimate questions of Romney, Lauer acted as if he was a Democrat debating Romney in a Presidential battle.
  • Clueless Napolitano Now Concedes System 'Failed Miserably'

    12/28/2009 5:21:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 104 replies · 3,664+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It took a tough question from Matt Lauer, but after having laughably claimed that "the system worked," Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano has now conceded the obvious: that the security system that permitted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board NWA 253 with explosives "failed miserably." On Today and in other interviews this morning, Napolitano attempted to use her own ignorance as a shield. Each time she was hit with a hard question, her response was to the effect "yeah, we're wondering about that ourselves." She also continued to point the finger back at the Bush administration, repeatedly mentioning that the security procedures...
  • SLAM !!! Karl Rove "Bitch Slaps" Obama On Today Show

    12/01/2009 2:47:06 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 32 replies · 2,470+ views
    NBC News/MRC/The Lid ^ | 12/1/09 | The Lid
    Matt Lauer always seems as if he is the emptiest of empty suits, and today was no different.Former George W Bush adviser Karl Rove appeared on the Today Show this morning, and Lauer looked kind of confused as he read of the list of questions probably written by the White House. He began by telling his liberal viewers that Rove was a right wing nut, or as Matt called him "a Fox News contributor". The guy is one of the most successful political strategists in our lifetime, but to Matt and his puppeteers he is simply a a Fox News...
  • "The Today Show" Gigs Matt Lauer by Showing Robbery Suspect who is Dead-Ringer for Lauer - Video

    11/07/2009 7:14:17 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 473+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from The Today Show where the cast and crew give Matt Lauer the business by showing a robbery suspect apprehended who is a real look-alike of Lauer! . . . (VIDEO)
  • Lauer Loses Cool During Malkin Interview (Video)

    08/05/2009 9:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies · 4,470+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7/29/2009
    CLICK ON ABOVE LINK TO WATCH MATT LAUER LOSE IS COOL AS HE INTERVIEWS MICHELLE MALKIN ON HEALTHCARE, SOTOMAYOR AND THE BIRTHERS ISSUE. Michelle Malkin was GREAT !! Articulate, informed and quite astute in her presentation. She was always the lady. As for Matt Lauer, what can I say ? Liberals always show their true colors when they cannot muster up any logical arguments.
  • Video: Michelle (Malkin) discusses Obama’s “racial opportunism” on … the Today show

    07/29/2009 7:24:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies · 1,665+ views
    HotAir ^ | July 29, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Here’s that intriguing morning appearance I teased in Monday’s Hannity post. A bunch of you thought I was talking about “The View,” which broke my heart because how awesomely awesome would that have been? Ah well. Enjoy Lauer affecting shock at the idea that a guy who tried to prove his “authenticity” by spending 20 years in Reverend Wright’s Church of the Perpetual Grievance, who once famously accused Team McCain of having a problem with the fact that he doesn’t look like the other presidents on U.S. currency, and who was known to reference “Malcolm X” while addressing black audiences...