NBC News says longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer has been fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior." Lauer´s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of Wednesday´s "Today" show. Guthrie read a statement from NBC News chairman Andy Lack, stating that the company has received a detailed complaint from a colleague Monday night "about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" by Lauer. Lack´s statement said the company found that after a serious review of the complaint it represented "a clear violation" of the company´s standards, and Lauer was terminated as a result. Lack added in his statement that it
wow.. must have been pretty bad to fire him on the spot. Makes me wonder how much rumor had been known already. ... am I the only one that thinks this is getting out of control? There is harassment, assault, then there is inappropriate behavior or comments.
If we are going to dump these perverts, should we not also dump the executives who tolerated their behavior, and helped cover it up? Not just the NBC producers, but the slush fund creators in Congress.
Uh, when I saw this headline at the NYPost I thought it was some sort of typo or satire. OMG, isn´t Lauer the (second class) king of the liberal persona on American television? Was Lauer another "icon" who fellow workers have known about for years? And I agree with the above poster who said the executives who didn´t stop this behavior, or willfully overlooked it for how long? should also be fired.
What is going on is a gigantic purge using sexual misconduct as the catalyst to get rid of these radicalized jerks. I don´t want to sound all "conspiracy-ist"- but. I probably will; the Las Vegas shooting event changed everything. There is very little doubt that murdering idiot was a radicalized man sent insane by left wingers. The left has scared its little self. Regardless for the reason, this sexual harassment stuff has been around forever- why is it just now suddenly being used as an excuse to purge networks, entertainment, politics and media? Notice- all seats of the most influential radicalized leftists. I notice also the universities seem immune, so far.
Social media is full of women - the grim, quivering kind with ´Coexist´ and ´I´m With Her´ stickers on their cars - bemoaning the loss of cuddly widdle nonthreatening Matt.
They are also the kind of complete idiots who ´still believe Anita Hill.´ This is the distrustful, alienated, suspicious environment they have created in every home and business. This is exactly what they wanted. And now they don´t like it.
#1 Yes, this is getting out of hand. It´s like the Night of Long Knives for Feminazis. Suddenly there won´t be a single heterosexual male face left on television news. Then they´ll purge the white women...
On Twitter Wednesday, President Donald Trump said “Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for ‘inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.’ But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News.”
I don´t care what your beliefs are....you have to see that there is something very unusual going on right now!
The evil is being revealed in multiple unrelated areas: Media elites as sexual predators. Hollywood elites as rapists and molesters Political elites robbing the citizens to pay for their evil acts Political elites cheating in their own party Political elites as traitors to their country for payment from foreigners Global warming fraud and manipulation revealed Charity fraud being exposed Scientific research results are being faked
All of these are things that many people knew about, but the perpetrators have managed to keep the general public in the dark. So watch out embezzlers, adulterers...the curtain is being pulled back.
Ohio University made a big deal to disassociate itself from Roger Ailes a few years ago. (I´m not sure if they actually went so far as to give back the millions of dollars he donated to them.) I will be curious to see what their reaction will be to a left winger who harasses womyn.
Respectfully, the Dem/media/government complex has been enabling this for a very long while. This has only been the tip of the iceberg. I have been curious seeing these first branches of the tree exposed so far. As always, there´s never only one cockroach with the Dems.
And this latest episode in Dem/Leftist/socialist hypocrisy demonstrates yet again the iron rule. Whatever the Left accuses the Right of doing, they´re already doing far worse, and have been for far longer.
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Rather Read, 11/29/2017 8:27:04 AM (No. 11464905)
I was talking about this with a friend of mine last night. We both wondered where do you draw the line between creepy and inappropriate behavior and consensual flirting? Suppose there has been a history of flirting behavior between a worker and a boss, the she doesn´t get the raise or the position she thinks she should. Then the flirting becomes harassment and in today´s society, the man is automatically the villain.
The NYT must have known this for long time. The $64 million question is - Why is this relevant now and why wasn´t it actionable before? The real answer remains - the goal now is overturning the results of the 2016 elections, this is collateral damage.
I thought we´re not supposed to rush to judgment unless it´s Moore or Trump. There must be a video of the incident making it impossible for Lauer to deny the charges. So do we expect a public apology and an I-will-carry-on-and-earn-back-your-trust a la Franken? And, oh my. Don´t you think Megyn is salivating about her chances for reviving her tanked ratings by snagging the 1st interview with her colleague? NBC probably sees this as a win-win. They look all sanctimonious. Megyn gets a badly needed bump. Katie returns to fill in. And yes, Lauer makes a lateral move to sister channel MSNBC.
Trying to decide if I think it´s a purge conspiracy, or just creeps who thought being leftist meant they could do anything they wanted and get away with it. I´m kind of leaning toward the latter. For one thing, the creeps saw how Slick Willy´s seriously bad behavior wasn´t just covered - it was excused and justified because of his support of abortion. Apparently, being pro-abortion does NOT cover a multitude of sins. Someone Else is in charge. Heh.
Why now as #9 asks, the left has seen their Russia BS backfire right in their faces essentially taking Hillary out in the process. Their new battlefront is the resumption of the sexual harassment charges against Trump. They are desperate and for once, clearly willing to accept casualties. They are preparing the battle field purging the open plane of all potential stumbling blocks, stones and fallen trees. The charge is coming and it will be relentless.
They absolutely in no way shape or from are willing to accept Trump as POTUS. They are emboldened by the Establishment GOP who like the Scottish Nobles in Braveheart sit proudly on their horses as if they are ready to take a stand while in reality they simply turn away and let meley commence.
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Mr. Know-It-All, 11/29/2017 8:47:00 AM (No. 11464929)
What is going on?! I can´t believe the libtards are allowing all of their icons to be thrown under the bus for behavior that has been going on for decades just because they had a long overdue change of heart in tolerating such shenanigans.
There HAS to be a bigger goal. I had thought it was mostly to go after Roy Moore, but such a leftist bloodbath has to have a bigger ultimate target.
Trump survived one of these charges during the election. Do the leftoids have something else in the works for him? You know that they would consider losing dozens of "their" perverts in exchange for being rid of Trump to be an acceptable casualty rate.
However, as other posters have noted, I wonder if we will see a bunch of greedy women coming out of the woodwork and looking for a cash settlement. Where should we draw the line. Moore´s case is a he said/she said case. Is it true? Don´t know but it was 40 years ago.
What happens if a male boss fires an unproductive employee and she decides to make some stuff up? All she would have to say is he grabbed my bottom and the guy is in for a hell of a mess.
Yes, #31. Trump is the big game here. The NYT or Wash Post or some other newspaper/left wing entity has something on Trump that they believe will take him down. It´s only a matter of time before they fire their elephant gun and try to bring down the biggest trophy of them all.
One report says it happened during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, another says 2016 in Rio. Did it happen twice, or are reporters getting misinformation? By the way, both reports say the victim is female.
I just heard the read statement by Savannah Guthrie on the Glenn Beck Show. She sounded like a high school girl reading from a text book. Very unprofessional. Didn´t have the serious "bite" like all the "fake news" proponents used when trying to take down candidate Trump in the primary season. HA!
Sounds like George Stephanopoulos investigation is in order, and may be already under execution. If ever in history the old cliché "Don´t throw rocks when you live in a glass house" were more apropos it would have to be NOW!
#32 Good business people know to have a witness (of the same gender as the employee) in the room when firing (or reprimanding) an employee. So sad! Now Lauer can´t pontificate as host of a New Year´s Day parade.
All of these alleged champions of women´s rights (ie, the right to abortion) are being revealed as treating women like their personal playthings. Lauer won´t be back on the Today Show but I wouldn´t be surprised to see him land at MSNBC!
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