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  • NBC and CBS Hope Pontiff's Popularity Rubs Off On Obama

    03/27/2014 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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 here...to 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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, NBCNews.com 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmRgaKfWMPA&feature=player_embedded
  • 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
    etonline.com ^ | 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...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin and the Today show

    06/12/2009 5:12:09 AM PDT · by blueyon · 189 replies · 7,291+ views
    Matt Lauer interviewed Gov Sarah Palin today. They talked about the gas pipe line and then got into the Letterman comment (from about the 4:00 minute mark). Sarah told it like it was when Lauer pressed her. Matt tried to excuse Letterman and Sarah said "he was naive" and then he really got interesting! Matt finally had to give in (even thou he tried to defend Letterman). Was great! REALLY WORTH LISTENING TO!
  • Bristol Palin on Good Morning America and the Today Show (videos)

    05/06/2009 6:58:57 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 9 replies · 816+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 6, 2009 | Joseph Russo
    You can view Bristol Palin's appearance on "Good Morning America" here. We are hoping to post the video as soon as we can. I believe that Bristol did an excellent job in the interview. Chris Cuomo also seems to be a very nice guy, unlike most members of the media when it comes to the Palin family.
  • VIDEO: Matt Lauer to Miss California: Some Compare You to Sarah Palin

    Miss California vs. pageant officials: It’s war - Group blasts Miss USA runner-up as she campaigns against same-sex unions and Matt Lauer says some compare you to Sarah Palin. Video: http://www.butasforme.com/2009/04/30/matt-lauer-to-miss-california-some-compare-you-to-sarah-palin/
  • 'Today' host Matt Lauer injured in bike accident with a deer

    03/23/2009 9:55:48 AM PDT · by Baladas · 53 replies · 1,959+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 23rd 2009 | Lauren Johnston
    He fought a deer, and the deer won. Well, not exactly. But "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer was absent from his morning talk show Monday after an incident with a deer that caused the TV personality to flip off his bicycle. Lauer was riding his bike over the weekend when a deer suddenly jumped into his path. Lauer flipped over the handlebars and sustained minor injuries, reps at NBC said. "Matt's banged up with a displaced shoulder, it popped out," said co-host Meredith Vieira Monday. "Hopefully he'll be on the mend soon."
  • Cramer Takes on the White House, Frank Rich and Jon Stewart (very detailed)

    03/09/2009 7:49:38 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 2,655+ views
    Main Street ^ | 3-9-09 | Jim Cramer
    Suddenly, bloggers, opinion people, columnists and, yes, pundits who haven't paid attention to anything I have been saying or writing for the past 18 months are all over me. Suddenly, I find myself in the center of a firestorm over Obama's economic policies, taking enfilading fire from the "liberal" media (from serious columnist Frank Rich to entertainer Jon Stewart) while being defended by Rush Limbaugh, the standard-bearer for the Republicans. I'm uncomfortable being in the crosshairs of columnists and comedians I enjoy, and I find the embrace of Rush Limbaugh most certainly strange if not antithetical to many of my...
  • 'Today' Blames Limbaugh for GOP 'All-Time Low'

    03/04/2009 10:04:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 40 replies · 1,668+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 4, 2009 | Goeffrey Dickens
    According to the Politico Democratic strategists, months ago, planned to paint Rush Limbaugh as a bad guy to hurt the GOP and on Wednesday, the "Today" show followed that blueprint as Matt Lauer pilloried RNC Chairman Michael Steele over his flap with the talk show host: Doesn't Rush Limbaugh put people like you in a very tough position? If you agree with him publicly it sounds like you're rooting against the economic recovery and yet if you disagree with him and call him an "entertainer" and say he's provocative and sometimes what he says is "ugly," you're put in...
  • Lauer Scoffs At Santelli Threat Claim

    02/26/2009 5:30:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies · 2,271+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do press secretaries need press secretaries? If so, Robert Gibbs would be well-advised to retain the services of Matt Lauer. Jousting with Rick Santelli this morning, the Today co-anchor made a spirited defense of the White House press secretary. At one point, Lauer emphatically denied that Gibbs intended to threaten the CNBCer by calling out Santelli contemptuously by name. Santelli let it be known that it was his wife who had put the ominous interpretation on Gibbs’ words. View video.
  • Filmmaker Spars With Lauer Over Palin Coverage

    02/24/2009 7:05:07 AM PST · by curth · 16 replies · 1,294+ views
    Newsmaz=x ^ | Monday, February 23, 2009 | Jim Meyers
    Filmmaker John Ziegler has released a new documentary about the media’s coverage of Barack Obama and Sarah Palin before the election — and he asserts that Palin was held to a “completely different standard” than the other candidates. Ziegler, whose film is “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted,” appeared on the “Today” show on Monday morning. In a sometimes heated exchange with host Matt Lauer, he said: “I was outraged during the primaries. I think the Hillary Clinton supporters have an awful lot to be outraged about. A lot in this film is about the primaries...
  • White House Wants Burris To Go Bye-Bye

    02/24/2009 6:05:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 989+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama wants Roland Burris gone. That was the unmistakable implication of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ remarks to Matt Lauer on Today this morning. MATT LAUER: The president has talked a lot about transparency in government and transparency with government officials. In your opinion, does Roland Burris meet the threshold for transparency that the president wants to see? ROBERT GIBBS: Well Matt, what I talked about here just last week was, obviously many of the representations that Senator Burris made in order to get into office have now proved to be true [sic]. I think he has to...
  • Obama:'We’re suffering from a massive hangover’ Transcript of...Lauer’s exclusive interview....

    02/03/2009 8:33:29 PM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies · 1,749+ views
    pmsnbc ^ | Feb. 2, 2009 | Today Show
    MATT LAUER: I sat down with the president at the White House for a wide-ranging conversation. First up, the economy. After failing to win a single House Republican vote for his stimulus plan, I asked the president if he's worried about his promise to build bipartisanship in Washington. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Oh, listen, it's only been ten days. People have to recognize that it's going to take some time for trust to be built, not only between Democrats and Republicans but between Congress and the White House, between the House and the Senate. You know, we've had a dysfunctional political system...
  • NBC: Obama Calls Singer Jessica Simpson Fat

    02/02/2009 7:53:08 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 73 replies · 2,697+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 2/02/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Apparently, President Barack Obama thought that Jessica Simpson's weight was something he needed to make fun of during his pre-Super Bowl interview with Matt Lauer on NBC Sunday. Seriously. Obama called Jessica Simpson a fatty on national TV. Lauer displayed for the audience the cover of a recent issue of the tabloid entertainment magazine US Weekly that featured the President's wife and daughters and also had an insert photo pushing a story about singer Simpson. As he viewed the cover, Obama decided to smack the singer down for being "in a weight battle." Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...
  • *COULTER VIDEOS!* The Today Show & Hannity & Colmes (Editing and Commentary on Lauer Video)

    01/07/2009 11:59:54 PM PST · by Syncro · 21 replies · 1,152+ views
    PopModal ^ | Jan 8, 2009 | Syncro
    The link for this thread goes to The Today Show video.This Link goes to the Jan 5th Hannity & Colmes Coulter interview which You Tube refused to upload, and Google (You Tube's Baby Daddy) removed.This site seems to be a good video repository.
  • SLAM!!! Ann Coulter DESTROYS Matt Lauer on Today Show

    01/07/2009 11:39:54 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 39 replies · 3,361+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 1/7/09 | Yidwithlid
    Ann Coulter on the Drudge Story about her being banned for life from NBC: That was from a reliable news report that, by the way, had never, has never had to retract a report on exploding GM trucks. But I do know that, like NBC. Um, it apparently took-It apparently took eight hours for the "Today" show to remember that there was a Wednesday show that I could be invited back to. It took the Drudge Report posting that, for the Wednesday invitation to appear. OK maybe it's the equivalent of taking candy from a baby, but Ann Coulter made...
  • 'Today' Christmas Gift: Lauer's Apolitical Chat With Rick Warren

    12/25/2008 5:12:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 597+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When during its first half-hour this Christmas morning "Today" moved to a conversation between Matt Lauer and Pastor Rick Warren, I braced myself. Don't tell me, I thought, they're going to get into the invitation Pres.-elect Obama extended him to give the invocation at the Inauguration, and the reaction of some gay-rights groups. Well, surprise! They didn't: not in word or implication. Warren appeared strictly in his role as pastor, and the conversation focused exclusively on the meaning of the day. The video clip is of the portion of the conversation in which Warren describes the origin and practice of...
  • Scarborough Apologizes For Accidental F-Bomb

    11/10/2008 6:32:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 203+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whoops. It's turning into quite the morning for gaffes on the NBC/MSNBC family of networks. As noted here, on Today, Meredith Vieira stumbled into the sensitive area of Matt Lauer's marital history. Then, during Morning Joe's 8 AM hour, Joe Scarborough accidentally used an F-bomb, leading to an extended apolog-a-thon. [H/t reader P.C.] View video here [warning: contains unexpurgated F-bomb 20 seconds in]. During a break, Time's Jay Carney had apparently told a story of some politico who had used the F-word. Back on the air, Scarborough had actually been praising the discipline of the Obama team. He described them...
  • Lauer to Obama: How Will You 'Manage Expectations' of Being 'Messiah?'

    10/20/2008 11:53:25 AM PDT · by pissant · 60 replies · 1,726+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/20/08 | Geoff Dickens
    Reciting all the messianic nicknames given to Barack Obama, such as "The One," "The Savior," and "The Messiah," NBC's Matt Lauer, on Monday's "Today" show asked the Democratic presidential nominee, how he will "manage" such great, "expectations." During an interview, aired in two parts in the first hour of "Today," Lauer rarely hit Obama with a tough question, instead choosing to focus on recent campaign highlights such as all the recent endorsements for Obama from Colin Powell to the Washington Post. In the later portion of the interview Lauer recounted the biblical descriptions of Obama: People have called you "The...
  • Curry Concerned Biden Victim of 'Double-Standard'

    10/03/2008 5:22:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 92 replies · 2,452+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Poor Joe. Ann Curry is concerned that the senator from Delaware was the victim of a double-standard during last night's debate that caused him to hide his light under a barrel. The Today show co-anchor [subbing for Meredith Vieira] expressed her misgivings this morning to Obama supporter Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) ANN CURRY: But he restrained himself to some degree. I mean, she called him "Joe," he called her "Governor." She attacked him, he didn't attack her. Do you think there was a double-standard at play here? Did Joe pull down his full game, and did that hurt him last...
  • Blame Game: Lauer Calls Clyburn Out

    09/30/2008 5:42:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 510+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's award a point of light to Matt Lauer. On this morning's Today, he called out Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) for calling for an end to the blame game . . . right after the congressman blamed John McCain for failing to rally his Arizona troops to vote for the bailout. But that didn't stop Clyburn from continuing to try to pin the tail on the elephant. JAMES CLYBURN: We promised 50% of our caucus; they promised 50% of their caucus, or their conference. We produced 60%, and they produced 33%. MATT LAUER: Yeah, but in fairness, Congressman Clyburn, the...