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  • 'Today' feud brewing as hosts trade jabs on air

    01/21/2018 6:01:36 PM PST · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 20, 2018 | Emily Smith
    The atmosphere is so bad around Megyn Kelly at “Today” that producers of the 7-to-9 a.m. slot, hosted by Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, are openly sniping at her. Kelly, who takes over “Today” at 9 a.m., had “congratulated” Kotb, “Mean Girls”-style, when the latter landed Matt Lauer’s job. On Jan. 2, Kelly said to Kotb, live on air, “We talked recently about how, 10 years ago, your life was very different. You were going through a dark period.”
  • Katie Couric Just Broke Her Silence On Matt Lauer Scandal

    01/14/2018 8:40:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 13, 2018 at 1:59pm | Unattrributed
    Katie Couric has finally broken her silence over Matt Lauers sexual assault accusations and his firing from the Today show. The whole thing has been very painful for me, Couric told People Magazine. The accounts Ive read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and its completely unacceptable that any women at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment. Couric co-hosted NBCs Today show with Lauer for 15 years, but left in May 2006 to anchor CBS Evening News. I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left, she continued. I think...
  • Hoda Kotb Named to Replace Matt Lauer as Co-Anchor of NBCs Today

    01/02/2018 4:23:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 2, 2018 | John Koblin and Prashant S. Rao
    Hoda Kotb, the longtime co-host of the fourth hour of the NBC morning franchise Today, will replace Matt Lauer as co-anchor of the programs opening hours, the network said on Tuesday. Savannah Guthrie, the shows other anchor, announced the news of Ms. Kotbs appointment during Tuesdays broadcast... This is the first time that two women will be the main hosts of Today, which first went on the air in 1952 and is the networks most profitable franchise. The show has an overwhelmingly female audience, and the feel-good nature of much of its content and the convivial byplay between its personalities...
  • NBC orders staff to rat out misbehaving colleagues or be fired

    12/26/2017 4:50:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Page Six ^ | December 25, 2017 | Emily Smith
    NBC has issued strict new anti-sexual harassment rules to employees including that staffers must snitch on any misbehaving colleagues in the wake of the firing of disgraced Today show host Matt Lauer. A source tells Page Six that NBC employees have been ordered to report any inappropriate relationships in the workplace and if they fail to do so, they could be fired for covering up for colleagues. Detailed rules also have been issued about conduct in the office, including how to socialize and even how to hug colleagues. A source says, Romantic relationships at work are not...
  • Turmoil: CA Democrats' Sexual Harassment Problem Cost Them

    12/26/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 26, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The sexual harassment reckoning has exposed many men in positions of power for their bad behavior. Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin and others have either been fired or suspended for sexual misconduct. In the political realm, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is resigning in early January after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) made his way to the exit after his sexual harassment allegations made it into the limelight; he paid $27,000 to settle a claim in 2015. And yes, that’s our money he used for that expenditure. This reached a boiling point during the...
  • NewsBusters Year-in-Review: The Most Outrageous Quotes of 2017 Part I (Many Videos)

    12/25/2017 10:56:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 25, 2017 | Geoffrey Dickens
    As 2017 comes to a close, this week NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the year. Today’s installment: the most outrageous examples of journalists fawning over liberal or left-wing icons, including Barack Obama who MSNBC’s Chris Matthews swooned over: a “fine case of that fine man” that was a “fine president.” His colleague Rachel Maddow called Obama a “top ten” president of all-time who saved us from another Great Depression, while former disgraced Today show host Matt Lauer admitted he “burst out crying” over Obama and Joe Biden’s final moments. And of course, there was also praise...
  • NBC Paid Severance to Chris Matthews' Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claims

    12/17/2017 9:08:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 17, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Amber Athey of the Daily Caller exclusively reported last night that NBC paid large sums of money - upwards of tens of thousands of dollars- to Chris Matthews' assistant producer in 1999 after she brought forth sexual harassment complaints against the current MSNBC “Hardball with Chris Matthews” anchor.Two anonymous MSNBC sources told the Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint with the unnamed woman, but an MSNBC spokesperson officially denied those monetary claims. However, they did say that the company paid the woman “significantly less as part of a severance package" and confirmed an incident...
  • There Was a Top-Secret Matt Lauer Roast in 2008 (Everyone Knew & Celebrated)

    12/06/2017 4:56:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2017 | Brian Flood
    Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves to insist they had no idea about Matt Lauers pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New Yorks media elite was aware of Lauers reputation, they should look no further than a top-secret roast of Lauer that took place in October 2008. The notorious event now legendary in New York media circles pushed the outer limits of sexist, racist, homophobic and obscene jokes and left little doubt that Lauers colleagues knew NBCs biggest star had a troubled marriage and a wandering eye. Last week, NBCs own Joe Scarborough, who...
  • Feminist Writer: Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, And Mark Halperin

    12/05/2017 5:11:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Lets start with a general baseline here: sexual harassment is unacceptable. The creeps have to go. Period. This is beyond dispute. As more and more women come forward detailing horrific stories of harassment and in some cases assault, the dominos are falling. Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, and Mark Halperin, fixtures of American political journalism and the morning shows have fallen after lurid and depraved tales of harassment came to light. Harvey Weinstein, the once top-Hollywood producer, was the first to fall in this reckoning thats sweeping the world. Yet, there is some silver lining regarding the political angle of this;...
  • 'They all knew': Media elites roared at obscene 2008 'roast' sending up Lauer's office sexcapades

    12/05/2017 3:50:00 PM PST · by mojito · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/2017 | Brian Flood
    Warning: This article contains graphic language and content. Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauers pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New Yorks media elite was aware of Lauers reputation, they should look no further than a top-secret roast of Lauer that took place in October 2008. The notorious event -- now legendary in New York media circles -- pushed the outer limits of sexist, racist, homophobic and obscene jokes -- and left little doubt that Lauers colleagues knew NBCs biggest star had a troubled marriage and a wandering eye....
  • Hillary's Latest Addition to Her "Why She Lost" List: Misogynist Sexual Predators in the Media

    12/03/2017 11:10:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 2, 2017
    "these particular men hold deep biases against women who seek power instead of sticking to acquiescent sex-object status" [Snip] It mattered that she is deeply unlikable. When she wasn't dodging imaginary bullets while lugging bottles of hot sauce in her purse, Hillary was busy feigning Southern accents and crying crocodile tears. She walked in a cloud of misdirection and insincerity and carried a whiff of corruption and phoniness that make her distinctly and perhaps uniquely repellent to a large swath of American voters. Needless to say, she and her devotees dont want to hear that truth. Instead, they see...
  • Lauer seeking $30 million after firing: report

    12/01/2017 1:45:33 AM PST · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    TheHill ^ | Nov 30, 2017 | ohn Bowden
    Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Lawyers representing former NBC host Matt Lauer are reportedly seeking to get the longtime anchor upwards of $30 million after he was fired this week over allegations of sexual misconduct. Page Six reports that Lauer's team is seeking for NBC to pay the host for the remainder of his $20 million per year contract, which still had a year and a half left before he was fired.
  • Could Megyn Kelly Replace Matt Lauer on Today?

    11/30/2017 4:08:51 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/30/2017 | Rebecca Gibian
    Matt Lauers abrupt firing from NBC News after accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior has left the network with a huge hole to fill. NBC made Lauer the face of morning television. He had been co-anchor of Today for 20 years and was being paid an annual salary in the $20 million range, according to The Wall Street Journal. He was fired on Wednesday after a staffer filed a complaint alleging he engaged in misconduct during NBCs coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack wrote a memo to the staff, saying the allegations made...
  • NBC Didnt Want to Fire Matt Lauer And Dont Be Surprised When He Comes Back

    11/30/2017 1:16:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | November 30, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, folks, we like to be of service here. We like to help people who are in duress, people that are suffering. I said yesterday that I fully believe within a year Matt Lauer will be back on TV. This is what the establishment does. Brian Williams is back. Dan Rather is roaming around out there somewhere on the Drive-By Media plain, and hes filing reports on obscure networks, but hes still out there, and hes still guesting on various cable shows as a reporter and news person of stature. The Drive-Bys have much to protect. They have...
  • Geraldo Rivera Apologizes for Tweets About Abuse

    11/30/2017 10:13:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30
    Geraldo Rivera is apologizing for calling the news business flirty in the wake of Today show host Matt Lauers firing by NBC over sexual misconduct allegations. The Fox News reporter tweeted Wednesday that the sexual harassment issue is so red hot right now there is no room for any thought or opinion but hang em high. He added: If News wasnt (formerly) a flirty biz then how do we explain so many newsroom courtships that have led to happy marriages? Rivera also suggested there was a slight chance that those making allegations were motivated by big money settlements.
  • Staff are outraged at 'smug' Kelly and her insensitivity to colleagues over Matt Lauer firing [tr]

    11/30/2017 12:00:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Staffers at The Today Show have expressed their disgust and outrage at Megyn Kelly for her smug, self-aggrandizing display and insensitivity to her distraught colleagues in the wake of Matt Lauer's firing. Insiders at the show told that if she had a public comment to make she should have focused on the accuser and the Today team who are devastated by by the allegation surrounding Lauer and his firing, which came late Tuesday night.
  • Then-married former NBC employee claims Lauer sexually assaulted her until she passed out in office

    11/30/2017 5:30:42 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 191 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 Nov 17 | Edmund DeMarche
    Matt Lauer, the disgraced former anchor of NBC's "Today" show who was fired Wednesday for inappropriate sexual behavior, once summoned a married female employee to his office, locked the door and sexually assaulted her until she passed out, the New York Times reported after interviewing the accuser. The alleged incident occurred in 2001. The woman, who was not named in the report, told the Times that she was in her 40s at the time. According to the report, Lauer was behind his desk and she took a seat in the office. She said he locked the door from a button...
  • The Fake News Medias Flirty Floodgates Are Opening Up Wide

    11/30/2017 5:11:15 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 11.30.2017 | David Blackmon
    Todays Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) I suppose that yesterday, November 29, 2017, will forever be remembered as the day the floodgates truly began to open for the fake news media, which is apparently nothing more than a boiling cesspool of sexual abuse in the workplace. First NBCs venerable ultra-liberal Today Show host Matt Lauer, then commie long-time radio performer Garrison Keillor (I had thought he was dead go figure), then NPR Chief Fake News Editor David Sweeney, and finally CNNs Teddy Davis, the producer of Jake Tappers daily low-rated fake news-fest, gone, all gone, in a...
  • Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    11/29/2017 3:19:11 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | November 29, 2017 | Ramin Setoodeh and Elizabeth Wagmeister
    As the co-host of NBCs Today, Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act. He would sometimes quiz female producers about who theyd slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz...
  • Matt Lauer Exposed Himself, Gave Sex Toys as Gifts Claim Accusers

    11/29/2017 1:34:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 179 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 29, 2017
    Matt Lauer exposed himself to a female co-worker, and gave another one a sex toy as a present -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg -- according to dozens of current and former NBC staffers. The former "Today" co-host also allegedly enjoyed playing the game "F**k, Marry, Kill" in regards to his female co-hosts at NBC. The bombshell allegations came out in a Variety investigation. One woman says Lauer once delivered a sex toy to a female co-worker, and attached an explicit note ... detailing how he'd use it on her. Several accusers claim his office was ground...