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2017-12-01 08:09:41 AM  
well yeah, I'm willing to bet he tried something on Anne Curry who went to the execs and Matt promptly had them fire her.
 
2017-12-01 08:23:18 AM  
What did Regis know?
 
2017-12-01 08:27:35 AM  
When Meredith Viera found a bag of sex toys in his office, and talked about it on air....yeah, I think they knew.
 
2017-12-01 08:33:37 AM  
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LAUER: (contemplating) "Are my balls really worth it?"
 
2017-12-01 08:52:58 AM  
For his co-hosts and others staff who had no power over him, knowing is irrelevant. If there were execs who knew and did nothing, they should all be fired, immediately, and then they should included as accomplices if any of those aforementioned staff ever decide to sue NBC for allowing a hostile workplace to go on. Which I hope happens. Maybe some of them will decide to jump off a building or something before they go to trial. That would be fine, too.
 
2017-12-01 08:54:21 AM  
The abruptness with which the firing happened is a pretty clear clue that there wasn't much doubt.
 
2017-12-01 08:55:41 AM  
He was making money for them, so they where just going to let it happen till it hurt their brand image.
 
2017-12-01 09:17:50 AM  
Don't fear the Lauer
 
2017-12-01 09:23:46 AM  

Pocket Ninja: For his co-hosts and others staff who had no power over him, knowing is irrelevant. If there were execs who knew and did nothing, they should all be fired, immediately, and then they should included as accomplices if any of those aforementioned staff ever decide to sue NBC for allowing a hostile workplace to go on. Which I hope happens. Maybe some of them will decide to jump off a building or something before they go to trial. That would be fine, too.


I have been aware of such crap going on (couple of places). The power dynamic rules. People want to remain employed. They want to get promoted. They just want to do their jobs, get paid, and go home. So even if you're talking execs, you're demanding a huge sacrifice if you expect folks will risk everything to out some lowlife. More practically they just cover for employees and warn off potential victims.

It's especially bad when the guy is cheating on his wife and everybody knows but her. I think finding out everybody knew is as bad as finding out about the deed itself.
 
2017-12-01 09:24:48 AM  
I read about how "shaken" they were on the air Monday and thought, "yeah right. there is no way they didn't know."
 
2017-12-01 09:28:31 AM  
I love the detail that In Touch magazine published an exclusive about Lauer announcing his retirement because he wanted something more out of life. He really tried to trade up from this firing hoping the reasoning would not leak.
 
2017-12-01 09:29:37 AM  

edmo: Pocket Ninja: For his co-hosts and others staff who had no power over him, knowing is irrelevant. If there were execs who knew and did nothing, they should all be fired, immediately, and then they should included as accomplices if any of those aforementioned staff ever decide to sue NBC for allowing a hostile workplace to go on. Which I hope happens. Maybe some of them will decide to jump off a building or something before they go to trial. That would be fine, too.

I have been aware of such crap going on (couple of places). The power dynamic rules. People want to remain employed. They want to get promoted. They just want to do their jobs, get paid, and go home. So even if you're talking execs, you're demanding a huge sacrifice if you expect folks will risk everything to out some lowlife. More practically they just cover for employees and warn off potential victims.

It's especially bad when the guy is cheating on his wife and everybody knows but her. I think finding out everybody knew is as bad as finding out about the deed itself.


Most people don't go out of their way to associate with scumbags and try to avoid them rather than confront or begin a campaign to do something about it. They have their own troubles and battles to fight.
 
2017-12-01 09:31:06 AM  

Grungehamster: I love the detail that In Touch magazine published an exclusive about Lauer announcing his retirement because he wanted something more out of life. He really tried to trade up from this firing hoping the reasoning would not leak.


Oh man, that's like when losing coaches announce their retirement to "spend time with family" when it's more the donors are sick of their shiat.
 
2017-12-01 09:35:42 AM  

Grungehamster: I love the detail that In Touch magazine published ...


tee hee.
 
2017-12-01 09:39:15 AM  
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2017-12-01 09:43:25 AM  
So why did it go on so long
 
2017-12-01 09:48:02 AM  
He always came across like a total dweeb. People need perspective on guys like him. Running scared of Matt Lauer is not what I'd want to describe me, regardless of the power dynamic.
 
2017-12-01 09:48:07 AM  

stevetherobot: I read about how "shaken" they were on the air Monday and thought, "yeah right. there is no way they didn't know."


News readers and actors all belong to the same union.
/i find it funny that they all think we're all 8 year olds
//do the peasants get sad when the monarch dies?
 
2017-12-01 09:51:51 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: The abruptness with which the firing happened is a pretty clear clue that there wasn't much doubt.


This.

It's like NBC knew it was coming because celebrities in other industries were dropping like flies. So it was just a matter of time. As soon as they got wind that Vanity Fair was about to break a story on it, they dumped him before the story was printed.

But they were bracing for this moment for a few weeks now. Like hell NBC didn't know. They knew. Everyone in the organization knew. And they acted only when it couldn't be kept secret anymore.
 
2017-12-01 09:53:11 AM  

somedude210: well yeah, I'm willing to bet he tried something on Anne Curry who went to the execs and Matt promptly had them fire her.


Ann Curry Crying At Saying Goodbye At NBC TODAY Show
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Look at how awkward that kiss was that he gave her.
 
2017-12-01 09:53:54 AM  

swahnhennessy: He always came across like a total dweeb.


I can't imagine why anyone would actually make the choice to watch him. I assumed that show's audience was trapped in airports and DMVs.
 
2017-12-01 09:54:29 AM  
Why the hell would they "fear" Matt Lauer?
What the hell does Matt Lauer have on them?
 
2017-12-01 09:56:03 AM  
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2017-12-01 09:56:26 AM  

Chris Ween: When Meredith Viera found a bag of sex toys in his office, and talked about it on air....yeah, I think they knew.


http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/30/meredit​h​-vieira-matt-lauer-bag-sex-toys-sexual​-misconduct-fired-today/
 
2017-12-01 09:56:28 AM  

neglogon: Why the hell would they "fear" Matt Lauer?
What the hell does Matt Lauer have on them?


his hands?
 
2017-12-01 09:59:41 AM  

fluffy_pope: neglogon: Why the hell would they "fear" Matt Lauer?
What the hell does Matt Lauer have on them?

his hands?


I deserved that
hmm, they look very Trump-like to me
 
2017-12-01 10:00:45 AM  
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#MeToo
 
2017-12-01 10:00:56 AM  

neglogon: Why the hell would they "fear" Matt Lauer?
What the hell does Matt Lauer have on them?


He is the managing editor of the show.
/do you want to have the career of your dreams
//then say hi to "lil matt"
///or you'll never here or anywhere again
 
2017-12-01 10:05:44 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: The abruptness with which the firing happened is a pretty clear clue that there wasn't much doubt.


My wife was trying to withhold judgment about it and this was more or less exactly what I told her in response. He wasn't suspended pending an investigation, he didn't resign in disgrace, he was f*cking terminated. He was terminated so quickly his co-host found out about it less than an hour before she went on the air that morning. It was so fast they set up Hota as the substitute cohost basically because she was the closest on-camera talent they had in the building.

"Not all of it's true," my f*ckin' ass, Matt.
 
2017-12-01 10:06:40 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: [img.fark.net image 466x653][View Full Size image _x_]

#MeToo


You're absolutely right; they're objectifying that man and it's disgusting.

So you agree that Matt Lauer is a creep, then?
 
2017-12-01 10:09:05 AM  

neglogon: Why the hell would they "fear" Matt Lauer?
What the hell does Matt Lauer have on them?


Well, prior to Monday he had the power to get them fired. So there's that.
 
2017-12-01 10:09:50 AM  

resident dystopian: neglogon: Why the hell would they "fear" Matt Lauer?
What the hell does Matt Lauer have on them?

He is the managing editor of the show.
/do you want to have the career of your dreams
//then say hi to "lil matt"
///or you'll never here or anywhere again


Nothing a "spey blade" can't fix.

/officer, it was coming straight for me. I was in fear for my life!
//that his ex-wife is defending him, given some of the stuff that has come up is a bit odd. Wonder if spilling the beans on him is tied to any alimony
 
2017-12-01 10:10:33 AM  

bainsguy: Kangaroo_Ralph: [img.fark.net image 466x653][View Full Size image _x_]

#MeToo

You're absolutely right; they're objectifying that man and it's disgusting.

So you agree that Matt Lauer is a creep, then?


^This.

Unless he invited them to touch him, that is wrong and disgusting.
 
2017-12-01 10:10:52 AM  
Matt Lauer isn't ashamed of what he did. He's mad that he got caught.
 
2017-12-01 10:11:25 AM  

resident dystopian: Chris Ween: When Meredith Viera found a bag of sex toys in his office, and talked about it on air....yeah, I think they knew.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/30/meredith​-vieira-matt-lauer-bag-sex-toys-sexual​-misconduct-fired-today/


Holy sweet baby Jesus.
 
2017-12-01 10:13:16 AM  

bainsguy: You're absolutely right; they're objectifying that man and it's disgusting.

So you agree that Matt Lauer is a creep, then?


Absolutely.
 
2017-12-01 10:18:10 AM  

Diamond Joe Biden: Matt Lauer isn't ashamed of what he did. He's mad that he got caught.


This. If you REALLY want me to believe that you're sincerely sorry, confess to this sh*t before you're busted, because your conscience got to you.

I'd still think you're a scumbag, but maybe a little less of one.
 
2017-12-01 10:26:55 AM  
No sh*t.
In most (if not all) of these high profile cases plenty of people knew.
 
2017-12-01 10:27:36 AM  
What, you don't believe the "First we ever heard of it" defense? You some kind of cynic or something?
 
2017-12-01 10:30:41 AM  

Pocket Ninja: For his co-hosts and others staff who had no power over him, knowing is irrelevant. If there were execs who knew and did nothing, they should all be fired, immediately, and then they should included as accomplices if any of those aforementioned staff ever decide to sue NBC for allowing a hostile workplace to go on. Which I hope happens. Maybe some of them will decide to jump off a building or something before they go to trial. That would be fine, too.


Sure at least some knew, and no one will roll over on them.
Job security, fear, and/or a suitcase full of cash.
 
2017-12-01 10:32:18 AM  

lindalouwho: No sh*t.
In most (if not all) of these high profile cases plenty of people knew.


Sex dungeons and dildo stashes are generally pretty difficult to keep secret when they're in office buildings.
 
2017-12-01 10:34:30 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: The abruptness with which the firing happened is a pretty clear clue that there wasn't much doubt.


It's almost funny how many naive comments furious about "no investigation!!! unsubstantiated claims!!!" there have been in all the recent situations.
 
2017-12-01 10:36:30 AM  

bainsguy: lindalouwho: No sh*t.
In most (if not all) of these high profile cases plenty of people knew.

Sex dungeons and dildo stashes are generally pretty difficult to keep secret when they're in office buildings.


Even without that, someone harassing almost every women over the years is hardly something that can be a secret.
 
2017-12-01 10:39:02 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Diamond Joe Biden: Matt Lauer isn't ashamed of what he did. He's mad that he got caught.

This. If you REALLY want me to believe that you're sincerely sorry, confess to this sh*t before you're busted, because your conscience got to you.

I'd still think you're a scumbag, but maybe a little less of one.


At NBC Matt Lauer got $85 million dollars and a free pass on multiple sexual assaults. He's probably laughing his ass off all the way to a luxury seaside villa.
 
2017-12-01 10:39:26 AM  
Someone there definitely had to sign off on installing the rape button in his office.
 
2017-12-01 10:47:54 AM  

bainsguy: lindalouwho: No sh*t.
In most (if not all) of these high profile cases plenty of people knew.

Sex dungeons and dildo stashes are generally pretty difficult to keep secret when they're in office buildings.


I'll say. Sometimes it seems hardly worth the trouble.
 
2017-12-01 10:49:43 AM  

resident dystopian: stevetherobot: I read about how "shaken" they were on the air Monday and thought, "yeah right. there is no way they didn't know."

News readers and actors all belong to the same union.
/i find it funny that they all think we're all 8 year olds
//do the peasants get sad when the monarch dies?


People threw flowers on Stalin's grave
 
2017-12-01 10:49:50 AM  

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#MeToo


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2017-12-01 10:50:12 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Someone there definitely had to sign off on installing the rape button in his office.


Crap, I meant to hit "Applause."
 
2017-12-01 10:50:19 AM  

neglogon: Why the hell would they "fear" Matt Lauer?
What the hell does Matt Lauer have on them?


His dick?
 
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