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Matt is one as well...
for 1-2% of the population they have their hands in control of everything important! How can most people not realize this? Antisemitism my ass, they are like a cancer on our lives.

Examples are all around us!!

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Matt was the one who questioned Hillary about something in an interview that set her off. Although not a Trump supporter, he also did not play the Clinton game either. They have been looking to get rid of him.
 

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With the cable and ota teevee business going down the tubes, NBC just cut $25 million a year off expenses.
Smart business move.
 

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Meanwhile the GSR is 77.67/1 per coininfo.
 

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Garrison Keillor now too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/business/media/garrison-keillor-fired.html



https://www.npr.org/2017/11/29/5673...th-garrison-keillor-after-alleged-inappropria

Now we know what we suspected all along. that the guy behind "Prairie Home Companion" was an unctuous, greasy pervert leading a double life. A simpering voyeur, a sick puppy in need of help that he did not get. I just hope the authorities do comprehensive reviews of their online histories and double down with investigations. These sanctimonious creeps should be held to the same standards they were imposing on others.

All those accused of this sexual misconduct are mentally ill, sick people in need of help. We need to understand all these apparently depraved people, give them the treatment they need where they can learn right from wrong and only then be welcomed into society in an albeit limited tentative way for a while. Even the basest criminal can be redeemed though the right programs.
 

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Details emerge:

Sex Toys, Penis Shots, & Sexting: Details Emerge About Matt Lauer's Sexual Harassment

The details of the sexual harassment complaints against former Today Show host Matt Lauer have finally emerged, and even by 2017 standards, they are pretty remarkable.

But perhaps more disturbing than the details of the actual harassment is the fact that - like the executives at Weinstein Co. and ABC News - the brass at NBC’s news division were repeatedly approached by female employees and warned about Lauer’s behavior. Yet they did nothing, because they didn’t want to jeopardize any of the lucrative advertising deals tied to Today and Lauer.

Fearing being followed by tabloid reporters, Lauer reportedly pursued relationships with female colleagues because he is married and feared being caught cheating. He kept an office in a secluded space at 30 Rock, and even had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside, which is incredibly creepy.



Variety's story is the result of a monthslong investigation, which suggests that - contrary to the network's official story - NBC knew the expose was coming and decided to get out in front of it.



Several women told Variety they complained to executives at the network about Lauer’s behavior, which fell on deaf ears given the lucrative advertising surrounding “Today.” NBC declined to comment. For most of Lauer’s tenure at “Today,” the morning news show was No. 1 in the ratings, and executives were eager to keep him happy.

In its report, Variety paints Lauer as vain, crude and lecherous - a far cry from the “America’s Dad” image he cultivated at Today.

The daytime host was reportedly “obsessed” with women’s bodies and had numerous affairs with female employees at NBC.



Despite being married, Lauer was fixated on women, especially their bodies and looks, according to more than 10 accounts from current and former employees. He was known for making lewd comments verbally or over text messages. He once made a suggestive reference to a colleague’s performance in bed and compared it to how she was able to complete her job, according to witnesses to the exchange. For Lauer, work and sex were intertwined.



“There were a lot of consensual relationships, but that’s still a problem because of the power he held,” says a former producer who knew first-hand of these encounters. “He couldn’t sleep around town with celebrities or on the road with random people, because he’s Matt Lauer and he’s married. So he’d have to do it within his stable, where he exerted power, and he knew people wouldn’t ever complain."

In one shocking anecdote, a producer recounted how Lauer exposed himself to her after inviting her to his office.



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.

Lauer also had a bizarre penchant for playing “f---, marry, kill” with colleagues, a game popular among teenage boys.



He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz game with men and women in the office: “f—, marry, or kill,” in which he would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.

He even reportedly gave one colleague a sex toy as a gift with a note saying he’d like to use it on her.



As the co-host of NBC’s “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.

Of course, the complaint that led to Lauer's dismissal was about inapporpriate sexual contact that started when Lauer and an NBC News team were covering the Olympics in Sochi.



On Wednesday, NBC announced that Lauer was fired from “Today.” It was a stunning move for a co-host who was widely considered the crown jewel of the network’s news division, with a $25 million annual salary. The cause of his dismissal, according to sources, was a detailed complaint from another current NBC employee about inappropriate sexual conduct from Lauer that started on a trip at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and continued for several months.

Even the male employees Lauer surrounded himself with at Today were sexual harassers. As Variety reports, the spotlight on Lauer intensified earlier this month, when his longtime booker Matt Zimmerman was fired over sexual harassment complaints. The two were very close, and Lauer had promoted Zimmerman to a high executive position and offered him a powerful perch.

Lauer is undoubtedly one of the most visible media figures to be felled by the widening national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace. The scandal is yet another embarassment for NBC after the network was criticized for turning down Ronan Farrow’s first Harvey Weinstein expose. With Charlie Rose and Lauer gone, Daytime television has now lost two of its most prominent male co-hosts.

Despite Variety's reporting to the contrary, one of the heads of NBC News said the network received its first complaint about Lauer in 20 years on Monday.



The employee met with human resources at NBC on Monday night. In a statement, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack called this the first complaint about his behavior in over 20 years and acknowledged that it may not be the last: “We were also presented with reason to believe that this may not have been an isolated incident,” Lack said.

As is the case with so many of the men who’ve been accused of harassment or rape, Lauer is also a hypocrite. In one memorable interview with Bill O’Reilly after the former Fox star was fired from the network, Lauer applauded the women for having the courage to come forward and accuse someone with so much power.

In an interview with reports after news of Lauer's firing broke, Megyn Kelly, who recently joined NBC from Fox News, said she knew ahead of time that Charlie Rose was going down, and she said she'd heard rumors about Lauer, according to the Daily Mail.

However, she said she had hoped they weren't true.

'I didn't have any official knowledge but because of the work I do and the stories I cover and the connections I have in the industry, I have a general feel for - I knew the Charlie Rose thing was coming - and I'd heard rumors about Matt but that's all they were.

In September, Lauer asked Fox News star anchor Bill O’Reilly if he’d ever sent lewd text messages to colleagues. “Think about those … women and what they did,” Lauer said. “They came forward and filed complaints against the biggest star at the network they worked at. Think about how intimidating that must have been. Doesn’t that tell you how strongly they felt about you?”

We couldn't agree more, Matt.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-29/details-matt-lauers-harassment-emerge
 

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Interesting how the media turned the Lauer situation in to a 'Trump' situation based upon Trump's tweet.

They virtue signaled and in detail went over all the noise about Trump "grabbing some" and the nerve he had tweeting at all...
 

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Interesting how the media turned the Lauer situation in to a 'Trump' situation based upon Trump's tweet.

They virtue signaled and in detail went over all the noise about Trump "grabbing some" and the nerve he had tweeting at all...
There is a big difference between a rich business guy saying dumb things--and frankly you expect a certain amount of that from reality TV people and casino owners--and politicians, journalists, etc. who abuse their positions to get women to have sex. Apples and oranges, Trump had no political position when he said those things.
 

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Interesting how the media turned the Lauer situation in to a 'Trump' situation based upon Trump's tweet.

They virtue signaled and in detail went over all the noise about Trump "grabbing some" and the nerve he had tweeting at all...
Interesting isn't the word I'd use. I'd use predictable. As we all know, the media doesn't report news, it spreads propaganda!
 

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Matt Lauer creepily whispered to Meredith Vieira ... "Keep bending over like that. It's a nice view" -- and it happened on set, while cameras were rolling.

This all went down in October 2006, and it's a little bizarre how it got out to the public. The show had gone to commercial, but in at least one city, the local affiliate stayed on NBC's in-studio feed. Matt was seen sitting on the couch as Meredith got mic'd up.

As she leaned over in front of him to grab scripts, you clearly hear Lauer say, "Pretty sweater. Keep bending over like that. It's a nice view." The video never shows a clear view of Meredith's face -- and we initially thought it was Katie Couric -- however the timing makes sense. Meredith took over for Katie in Sept. 2006.

Here's the thing ... NBC says the employee who came forward on Monday was the first complainant ever against Lauer at the network. However, this video makes it clear everyone in the control room -- including the executive producer -- could have heard Lauer's leering behavior.


http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/29/matt-lauer-katie-couric-keep-bending-over-nice-view/
 

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I personally can't stand this guy Lauer and I think he is a real creep, but the latest story is one screw too far. Meaning he screwed a woman in his office sooooo long she passed out. He had to call a nurse. When I read the story, it seems to me this is normal office sex except for the fame of the man and the passing out. Nowhere does she say he did anything wrong. He asked her to do things and she did. The door lock was to keep people out while he was screwing. Would it have been better if he just walked over and locked it?

The unnamed woman says Lauer summoned her to his office in 2001, locked the door, and had sexual intercourse with her until she passed out.

The accuser told the New York Times that she was in her 40s and married but separated at the time. She later got divorced.

The accuser alleges that Lauer had called her to his NBC office to discuss a story for the “Today Show.” When she sat down, Lauer allegedly pressed a button under his desk that locked his office door, and asked her to unbutton her blouse. She complied.

The accuser says Lauer then stood up, pulled down his pants, bent her over a chair, and had sexual intercourse with her. The woman said she passed out at some point and woke up on the floor of the office with her pants pulled down.

Lauer then had his assistant take the woman to a nurse. The woman claims Lauer never mentioned the incident, and never hit on her again. She left NBC a year later.
 

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He asked her to unbutton her blouse and she did.
Doesn't sound like a hostage to me. Woman in her 40s with a marriage going down the tubes, here's a guy who makes $25 million a year showing sexual interest in her.
Nowhere and at no time does she say she was not willing. Sounds like the opposite.

About 35 years ago I had a secretary. My office was rented, a private room inside the firm's main office. I just rented from them, no business other than that. We normally kept our door open, it was just me and her. Then we started screwing. Guess what, I locked the door every time. We stopped after the time I was hitting it so hard her head was banging on the cinder block wall and making a booming sound. Man did I get the looks from those office workers when I left.

Guess what? No crime was committed. It's called sex and it is legal.
 

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It may be legal in some cases, it depends on what company you work for; usually people rent a motel somewhere or go on a trip on the weekend and are discrete.

Lauer was one of their top interviewers, supposedly the face of their family friendly media entertainment operation. He was just reckless and stupid with the money he was being paid? What gets me about these rich companies like NBC is how their insurance will be covering the lawsuits. They said they didn't know, that is an open question, they want to minimize their exposure.
 

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Guess what? No crime was committed. It's called sex and it is legal.
You're absolutely right but trust me, I'm not complaining. It does seem quite strange however that every one of these people being shot with the 'inappropriate behavior' arrow is stepping down practically without a fight. There's more to this than meets the eye me thinks but I have zero proof
 

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Woman in her 40s with a marriage going down the tubes, here's a guy who makes $25 million a year showing sexual interest in her.
So he's helping her marriage finish going down the tubes. Taking advantage of a married woman that is having hard times / easy prey. What a stand up guy hire him back so he can preach his BS some more.
 

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So he's helping her marriage finish going down the tubes. Taking advantage of a married woman that is having hard times / easy prey. What a stand up guy hire him back so he can preach his BS some more.
If it's consensual then how was anybody taking advantage of anyone else?

However at the end of the day if either party was married at the time then they're both reprehensible IMO.
 

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So he's helping her marriage finish going down the tubes. Taking advantage of a married woman that is having hard times / easy prey. What a stand up guy hire him back so he can preach his BS some more.
A stiff dick has no conscience my friend!
 

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Its all just
hot potato (toe ) stuff now.
Anyone who thinks ths stuff does NOT happen
at any company with more than a few females working there ( or female vendors calling on them ) is nieve.
Just saying.
 

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Who 'passes out' having sex?
 

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Daytime television has now lost two of its most prominent male co-hosts.

ding, ding, ding

take the eyes off the shiny objects and watch what is really going on................

not a peep with the broad at GM, or HP, or ?????

What I do find interesting in all of this is how the tards are now eating each other,
It isn't just the assault allegations, it is more widespread than that.

ooops, sorry about the widespread.........
 

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He asked her to unbutton her blouse and she did.
Doesn't sound like a hostage to me. Woman in her 40s with a marriage going down the tubes, here's a guy who makes $25 million a year showing sexual interest in her.
Nowhere and at no time does she say she was not willing. Sounds like the opposite.

About 35 years ago I had a secretary. My office was rented, a private room inside the firm's main office. I just rented from them, no business other than that. We normally kept our door open, it was just me and her. Then we started screwing. Guess what, I locked the door every time. We stopped after the time I was hitting it so hard her head was banging on the cinder block wall and making a booming sound. Man did I get the looks from those office workers when I left.

Guess what? No crime was committed. It's called sex and it is legal.
My old job made me watch a lot of videos about sexual harassment... I think he and or the company could be liable in civil court.