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(New York Daily News)   Matt Lauer may be running out of tomorrows at "Today"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 60
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2013-03-01 10:40:30 AM  
good.

SOB should have been fired live on the air during his "work" on the Olympics.


Meredith Vieira should have been taken out back and shot.
 
2013-03-01 11:38:46 AM  
I couldn't give a shiat about Matt Lauer, but this coont scares the shiat out of me.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-01 11:46:54 AM  
It's not the hosts, you dolts, it's the content.
 
2013-03-01 11:53:30 AM  

ngaoistyast: It's not the hosts, you dolts, it's the content.


Can't it be both? My wife leaves the today show on after the local morning news and it's pretty terrible all around.
 
2013-03-01 11:58:44 AM  
It's not like the Tribune company, which owns this newspaper and WPIX, might have some reason to bash Lauer/Today.  No, not at all.
 
2013-03-01 12:01:17 PM  

Infobahn: It's not like the Tribune company, which owns this newspaper and WPIX, might have some reason to bash Lauer/Today.  No, not at all.


Also, WPIX is a CW affiliate, which is owned by CBS.
 
2013-03-01 12:12:41 PM  
Haha, a multi-million dollar show, with producers and actors and researchers and directors... and they're blaming it all on one guy? And the guy who's been there the longest at that?

Retards. Every single one of them.

It couldn't be because the content is so neutared and bland that it's un-consummable by just about anyone could it?
No it's the one guy who's name is a household item. Yeah that's it, fire him for some reason. That'll increase ratings.
 
2013-03-01 12:21:56 PM  
If they had Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie naked every day, I'd watch.
 
2013-03-01 12:22:19 PM  
I remember back when at the end of NBC primtetime shows a voiceover would come on and say "Tonight on Tomorrow" (Tom Snyder's old show) and then say "Tomorrow on Today". My head would spin.
 
2013-03-01 12:23:53 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: If they had Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie naked every day, I'd watch.


Matt Lauer has reportedly nailed both of them and is the father of one of Natalie Morales' children.
 
2013-03-01 12:25:04 PM  

ngaoistyast: It's not the hosts, you dolts, it's the content.


A friend who used to work for NBC told me Lauer has a lot of editorial and content control over the Today show.
 
2013-03-01 12:25:58 PM  

JustMatt: ngaoistyast: It's not the hosts, you dolts, it's the content.

Can't it be both? My wife leaves the today show on after the local morning news and it's pretty terrible all around.


Yes it can be both.  Though it seems that they used to be successful with much of the same on-camera talent until the recent tailspin.

I never looked to Today for hard-hitting journalism, but their recent employment of Sarah Palin and interview of David and Jackie Siegel made me want to hurl.  My issue isn't with the personalities (excusing Matt's "I've seen a lot of you lately" Anne Hathaway dbaggery) so much as it is with the stories they choose to air.  The only reason I ever have Today on now is so I can check Jennifer Reyna's local traffic reports at the top and bottom of the hour.

/don't think the wife yet realizes that
 
2013-03-01 12:27:51 PM  
Karma's a biatch isn't it, Mr. Lauer?

I heard he's a real dickbag behind the scenes, and apparently most of America now knows this as well.
 
2013-03-01 12:40:32 PM  

Mark Ratner: Karma's a biatch isn't it, Mr. Lauer?

I heard he's a real dickbag behind the scenes, and apparently most of America now knows this as well.


I have a friend who's an assistant for Matt Lauer. He says that he beefs in the shower and heels it down the drain.
 
2013-03-01 12:44:58 PM  
I've been watching the Today show since it was Brokaw and Paulie and my only suggestion is to go All-Roker, all the time. Roker reads the news, Roker does the weather, Roker cooks with Rachel Ray then Roker makes a weird creepy comment to somebody outside.

Pure. Ratings. Gold.
 
2013-03-01 12:54:14 PM  
They need to fire Jeff Rossen and the Bush kid, then get more newsy and less hollywoodsy.
 
2013-03-01 12:54:41 PM  
I think they need to feature more viral videos and staged weddings.
 
2013-03-01 12:58:14 PM  

Snotnose: They need to fire Jeff Rossen and the Bush kid, then get more newsy and less hollywoodsy.


I agree but the Bush kid's interview with Michelle Obama was pretty good, of course I always wonder what life is like the a President's family.
 
2013-03-01 01:02:50 PM  
www.howtogrowyourgeek.net

Potential New Host?
 
2013-03-01 01:04:57 PM  
I miss Couric. She's the only one who has the guts to ask a 9 year old what it was like to watch his friend slip beneath the ice on a frozen lake.

That's the kind of interview I want to watch in the morning.


The Morning Shows are nothing more than fluff pieces and schadenfreude.
 
2013-03-01 01:11:59 PM  
I hear Coke intensifies your personality.
 
2013-03-01 01:15:52 PM  
If he were to be slowly poisoned over a period of months, imagine the ratings spike as people tuned in to watch him circle down the drain. Have a Whodunnit kind of a promotional tie-in with McDonalds and Walmart, and have the celebrities from this year's Dancing with the Stars set up as suspects, and then pin it on the one who gets the most votes!  One member of the home audience who voted for the winning murderer would win a vacation and an Escalade, and some money.  Then, they could have a lottery kind of a second prize drawn from everyone who played to assemble an audience of one hundred lucky people to watch the execution of the "guilty" "celebrity".  They should at least think about this.  They could save the network.
 
2013-03-01 01:20:54 PM  
I watch my local news, then switch over to AJE. I am better informed than pretty much anyone I've ever met.

The downside is that I don't know wtf is going on with celebrities (or often who they are) and thus am left out of most conversations.
 
2013-03-01 01:41:19 PM  
i never get to watch the show.  the three Bam BUM buuummm! horns are usually my call to hit the road.
 
2013-03-01 01:52:20 PM  
Ann Curry seen smiling faintly and nodding.
 
2013-03-01 02:04:52 PM  
So you are saying it wasn't Ann Curry that kept ratings down?
 
2013-03-01 02:10:36 PM  

Walker: I remember back when at the end of NBC primtetime shows a voiceover would come on and say "Tonight on Tomorrow" (Tom Snyder's old show) and then say "Tomorrow on Today". My head would spin.


Then tonight on "Tonight," and later on "Late Night."
 
2013-03-01 02:13:06 PM  
NBC personality acts like dick behind the scenes, gets someone fired...

Sounds like Leno.
 
2013-03-01 02:46:53 PM  
The way I see it is that NBC got complacent and overextended the brand. I mean really? Four hours of that crap? As you can tell, the extensions have been so successful that their competitors are literally tripping over themselves in a race to follow suit </sarcasm>. Pull it back to two hours like it was originally, and do a thorough nationwide talent search to replace the whole morning crew, maybe while holding on to Al Roker for a while to provide some continuity (but replacing him in the longer term).
 
2013-03-01 02:47:32 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: good.

SOB should have been fired live on the air during his "work" on the Olympics.


Meredith Vieira should have been taken out back and shot.


Maybe he can go around the country spewing his anti-gun bullshiat.
 
2013-03-01 02:53:51 PM  
In this world where so many Farkers can't agree on anything, it's nice to have things like hating Matt Lauer to unify us.

One love.
 
2013-03-01 02:55:31 PM  

Infobahn: Infobahn: It's not like the Tribune company, which owns this newspaper and WPIX, might have some reason to bash Lauer/Today.  No, not at all.

Also, WPIX is a CW affiliate, which is owned by CBS.


-Tribune does not own Daily News (hasn't since 1991)
-WPIX -is- owned by Tribune even though it is a CW affiliate (the station was founded to compliment the paper, but Tribune kept the station after selling the paper)
 
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2013-03-01 02:57:52 PM  

ngaoistyast: It's not the hosts, you dolts, it's the content.


Done in three.
 
2013-03-01 03:06:25 PM  
"Today," which had held the top spot in mornings for the past 16 years, is now behind both "Good Morning America" and Fox 5's morning show "Good Day New York," losing to both in the February sweeps. "GMA" pummeled "Today" for the third week in a row, while "GDNY" won the coveted 25-54 age group.


I don't live in NYC, but I would watch a "Good Day New York" feed just to see if Greg Kelly is as big of a dumbass as The Soup maks him out to be.
 
2013-03-01 03:07:33 PM  
/makes
 
2013-03-01 03:28:45 PM  
To improve ratings might I suggest the following examples:

franksemails.com

209.50.249.194

twodorks.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
weather-girl.trailertheater.com

i.ytimg.com

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-01 03:31:45 PM  
I used to watch the Today Show for decades but I can't stand the crappy fluff it is now. It's like a 2 hour long Entertainment Tonite/All Access garbage.
I switched to CBS This Morning. Yeah it's dull but they have the right mix of serious news to what's hot now news.

/off my lawn.
 
2013-03-01 03:37:29 PM  
My husband makes me watch this show every morning. I hate the show but Matt Lauer isn't the problem. The problem is the pointless stories and stupid internet videos with watered down "news".
 
2013-03-01 03:43:13 PM  
20 minutes for one or two top news stories.
10 minutes for yesterday's most popular social media story.
2 1/2 hours of Good Housekeeping magazine.
1 hour of drunk cougars.

It's hard to understand what part of that formula isn't working.
 
2013-03-01 04:02:05 PM  
Replace Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda with Rowdy Roddy Piper and Road Warrior Animal. They could get as drunk on screen as the women do, but raise some hell instead of bile.
 
2013-03-01 04:11:48 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-01 04:18:49 PM  
I came here to make various snide comments about the insipid, pandering, infantilized content and the aggressively offensive Matt Lauer, but I see you all have handled it comprehensively already. So well done everybody.

Oh wait, did anybody mention the nauseating fawning every time one of the British Royals is in the "news"? No? OK, add that to the list.
 
2013-03-01 04:35:58 PM  

codergirl42: My husband makes me watch this show every morning. I hate the show but Matt Lauer isn't the problem. The problem is the pointless stories and stupid internet videos with watered down "news".


People at work have Today on, and the endless amounts of "Let's interview the 3 year old who belched the alphabet and got 3,000,000 hits on YouTube" and getting their staff to copy memes makes it embarrassing. Katie and Hoda make it unwatchable.

I'm not expecting MacNeil/Lehrer, but at least try not to just show us 55-year-old men pretending to care about the Harlem Shake and Z-List reality show starts.
 
2013-03-01 04:55:52 PM  

csi_yellowknife: codergirl42: My husband makes me watch this show every morning. I hate the show but Matt Lauer isn't the problem. The problem is the pointless stories and stupid internet videos with watered down "news".

People at work have Today on, and the endless amounts of "Let's interview the 3 year old who belched the alphabet and got 3,000,000 hits on YouTube" and getting their staff to copy memes makes it embarrassing. Katie and Hoda make it unwatchable.

I'm not expecting MacNeil/Lehrer, but at least try not to just show us 55-year-old men pretending to care about the Harlem Shake and Z-List reality show starts.


I agree the pointless fluff pieces are worthless excuse for newstertainment. But the cast seems to do a decent job on air with the material they are given. They need to make the show more watchable by doing less of these fluff pieices/made up bullshiat. I realize they are trying to be non contraversial(which is why my husband watches it instead of the news in the morning)  and trying to appeal to a broader base, but it's been dumbed down so much it's hard to find it entertaining.  This morning they were doing pranks on the cast to promote a stupid movie. But occasionaly they'll do some decent journalism peices but they are few and far between and usually come from a different source.
 
2013-03-01 05:04:13 PM  
My wife still watches this drivel for some reason. It's shiat and it has always been shiat, I think it just took most people too long to realize it.
 
2013-03-01 05:34:07 PM  

Cymbal: My wife still watches this drivel for some reason.


In most jurisdictions, this is a legitimate reason for divorce. Just sayin'.
 
2013-03-01 06:05:04 PM  
I'm rarely home late enough to see any of them, but I watch CBS for my local news and then, if I am still home, I switch to GMA on ABC. I much prefer George, Robin, and the gang.

The Today Show never lost me, however, since it never had me. My parents watched GMA with Joan Lunden et al in the 80s, and I guess the habit stuck.
 
2013-03-01 06:19:09 PM  
Maybe Bret Michaels can fill in for Matt?  Another horndog who needs a steady job.  Plus, the SAH cougar moms would love it.

I'd even love to have Beavis and Butthead take over for Hoda and Kathie Lee.  Since they're too intelligent for the new MTV, B and B could have a better comeback opportunity.  But that's just my money.
 
2013-03-01 06:30:42 PM  

sure haven't: Haha, a multi-million dollar show, with producers and actors and researchers and directors... and they're blaming it all on one guy? And the guy who's been there the longest at that?

Retards. Every single one of them.

It couldn't be because the content is so neutared and bland that it's un-consummable by just about anyone could it?
No it's the one guy who's name is a household item. Yeah that's it, fire him for some reason. That'll increase ratings.


He's emblematic of the problem if nothing else. He's a boring bland "TV personality" who asks boring bland questions of important people in the guise of journalism. He only looks even close to an actual journalist because the current state of journalism is pathetic.
 
2013-03-01 07:16:31 PM  
BBC America News FTW.
 
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