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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomer Doug View Post
    There is a story out there on the Internet somewhere saying the Today Show ratings have gone up since Lauer left. he he he
    Yes, and the black bombshell that supposedly left because NBC hired the dumb blond from FOX is also reportedly coming back to the Today Show. Scuttlebutt is she will take the slot with Kathy Lee and Hoda will be getting Matt Lauers position. Apparently Lauer worked really hard to ensure that Hoda couldn't move beyond her position on the show she co-hosts with Kathy Lee, and he worked really hard to ensure that the black bombshell wouldn't move beyond her position either.
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Are we talking about Ann Curry here, and Lauer's stab her in the back thing? I haven't watched the Today Show since the 1970's. Heck I remember when it had the old guy from the same generation as Huntley and Brinkley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomer Doug View Post
    Are we talking about Ann Curry here, and Lauer's stab her in the back thing? I haven't watched the Today Show since the 1970's. Heck I remember when it had the old guy from the same generation as Huntley and Brinkley.
    No, Ann Curry is white. It's Tamron Hall. She didn't leave just because of the blond from Fox News, it was mentioned on the Talk today that Lauer worked hard to undermine her and several other co-hosts that also left NBC's Today Show.
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    The guy is a full on malignant narcissist, and probably has psychotic tendencies as well.
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    'They all knew': Media elites roared in laughter at obscene 2008 'roast' sending up Matt Lauer's office sexcapades

    By Brian Flood
    Fox News
    6 hours ago

    Warning: This article contains graphic language and content.

    Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauer’s pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New York’s media elite was aware of Lauer’s 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 Lauer’s colleagues knew NBC’s biggest star had a troubled marriage and a wandering eye.

    Last week, NBC’s own Joe Scarborough, who attended the roast but said he left early, feeling uncomfortable, brought it up on “Morning Joe.” Lauer’s peccadillos, he said, were not just known about. At the roast, they were celebrated.

    “The whole theme was that he does the show and then he has sex with people, with employees,” Scarborough said. “So was this whispered behind closed doors? No. It was shouted from the mountaintops and everybody laughed about it.”

    The 2008 Friars Club roast took place at the New York Hilton and was attended by everyone from future President Donald Trump to TV legend Norman Lear to a constellation of New York’s media elite including Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Nancy O’Dell and Howard Stern. Also on hand were numerous top executives from across the business and almost everyone who was anyone at NBC News. Fox News has confirmed many details of the roast with a media executive who attended, and has also drawn on the one contemporaneous account of the roast, which appeared in The Village Voice.

    Speaker Martha Stewart joked, “I hear NBC executives call Matt the ‘Cock of the Rock,'” according to The Voice.

    Another of the roast’s speakers was current CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker --- then the chairman of NBC Universal -- who last week adamantly denied that he had any idea about Lauer’s in-office sexcapades.

    “It’s just good to see Matt up here and not under my desk,” Zucker said from the podium. “I don’t want to say Matt is a germophobe, but he’s the only guy I know who uses Purell both before and after he masturbates.”

    Zucker also made a pointed allusion to Lauer’s marital problems.

    “Matt was having some trouble at home with the wife,” he said. “He was sleeping on Bryant Gumbel’s couch.” Lauer and Gumbel, a former “Today” host who is black, are known to be close friends. “What’s more boring than that?” Zucker joked. “Two white men watching golf.”

    But the most cringeworthy comments, in hindsight, were made by Lauer himself, who spoke at the end of the roast. The “Today” star alluded to sex with two former colleagues, Couric and Curry.

    “Let me just say that I saw that colon a lot before the rest of you saw it,” Lauer said in an anal sex joke about Couric (who famously underwent a colonoscopy on air).

    But the twice-married Lauer wasn’t finished joking about sleeping with female contemporaries.

    “What’s with all the small-d--- jokes? It was fun to look over and see Ann Curry laughing… like she doesn’t know how big my d--- really is,” Lauer said, wrapping up an event that The Village Voice called “three hours of d--- jokes.”

    The Voice, which had managed to have a spy secretly write “down the dirtiest jokes on a notepad under the table,” was the only publication to write anything about the top-secret roast, despite the fact that the room was filled with media luminaries. Cameras and recorders were strictly banned -- and this was before iPhones and their audio recorders had become ubiquitous.

    Memories of the roast must be especially awkward for the various NBC executives now claiming they had no idea about Lauer’s reputation for sex harassment of women.

    “This was a comedic roast, but there was clearly a vein of truth running through all those jokes,” said a media executive who was in attendance. “You had Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira and Jeff Zucker all standing up there joking about his sex in the office, his kinkiness. They all knew.”

    NBC News fired Lauer last week for inappropriate sexual behavior, and in the ensuing days, NBC News’ top bosses Andy Lack and his deputy, Noah Oppenheim, have claimed they had no prior knowledge of Lauer’s conduct. Their denials have raised eyebrows within NBC and out, considering that both executive have deep ties to Lauer going back years.

    Lack and Oppenheim are so far resisting appointing an outside, independent investigator to look into who knew what about Lauer’s behavior, preferring to control the inquiry themselves. The New York Post speculated over the weekend that Lack is seeking to blame Oppenheim for the debacle.

    Oppenheim himself told NBC staff that following his “review,” anyone still working at NBC found to have known about Lauer’s behavior and not done anything would be punished “in the most severe way possible.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...-behavior.html
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