Matt Lauer Case Might Be ‘Worst’ Yet — ‘Evil, Frightening Stuff … ‘

After NBC fired “Today” anchor Matt Lauer for alleged sexual misconduct, some reporters are saying there is much more to the story.

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  • mauser 98
  • Hard Little Machine

    Really? It was so terrible it was a war crime that……no one’s mentioned at all for THREE years? Really? And HR didn’t put a single NDA in place? Not a single one? Really?

    • Both Variety and the NYT were working on stories about Lauer – it may be as bad as they are saying.

      • Hard Little Machine

        I’m not sold. I’m not defending him and I don’t know but…….if that’s true and this is simply an occasion to toss him under the train now because he’s one of hundreds of guys getting thrown under the train then we’re saying there’s a clergy of silence that’s essentially covering up felonies for years. Companies are cowards. They’re not often looking for ways to cover up their own crimes in lieu of getting rid of the bad guy as soon as they hear about it. I mean this is still an ‘accusation’ isn’t it. But it either is or it isn’t.

        I dunno, I see an awful lot of underlings rising up to denounce their bosses because they’re bosses. They’ve be lied to, kicked around, treated shabbily for a long long time and now is their chance to hang a bunch of Maoist denunciations on people. With the exception of Weinstein we have yet to hear even the suggestion of facts about what who did to whom when, specifically. Very black maria secret police nacht und nebel, nein? And again, I’ve worked in that business and I know first hand how slimy they are. But this has the smell of something a little different. At least to me it does.

        • Watchman

          It suits many parties to do this now. It’s akin to criminals in the British system of law when sentenced, ask for dozens of their other crimes to be taken into account and these to be served concurrently: the police get to up their crime conviction rate that they then can boast about, and the criminal serves no risk of later being convicted for crimes and serving more time later.

          For many asaulted women it is a righteous way to obtain justice that would otherwise kill their careers.

          For many of the guilty men (and yes it is usually men) it is an opportunity to admit faults but excuse it by claiming they were just mistaken not malicious or deliberate and that their behaviour should be excused since their behaviour is nowhere near the levels of Weinstein, Spacey, Franken or Lauer.

        • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
  • canminuteman

    I’m starting to not believe most of these stories. If they are true, maybe women can’t handle life in the world of men and they need to segregate themselves from us for their own protection.

    • I am believing most of them.

      • Dana Garcia

        Me too. Bosses think they own you.

        • Drunk by Noon ✓

          YES!
          Many do have that defect, and many of them are women too.

          We need a name for misanthropic female bosses that derive sadistic joy from torturing their male underlings.
          It’s a real phenomena people, it does exist, all we have to do is NAME it, and then we can start to fight it.

          • Norman_In_New_York

            “The Devil wears Prada?”

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            I think she was just a bitch, but I never saw the whole movie, but it seemed like she just had a harsh grooming or training regimen, but I didn’t finish watching the movie.

          • Watchman

            I thought the movie was worthwhile watching. No sexual assault, just a woman boss depicted as ultra focussed and utterly ruthless in a world of utterly ruthless people attempting to take her place or control her.

          • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ

            It’s not even bosses most of the time anymore, it’s the HR droids who’ve somehow gained the authority to micromanage all workplace interactions.
            As emperor the first thing I’d do is rename HR to personnel again. Those who complain get helicopter rides.

          • Exile1981

            I find purchasers the worst. I briefly did technical sales. I had a purchaser for a client tell me her husband was a trucker and away a lot. Then she told me how lonely and unsatisfied she was.Then she suggested I cone to her house to discuss my employer being awarded the contract.

            That was a very eye opening experience.

      • David_Martin

        It does go on…I worked for a major utility – there was a high level manager back in the 1990’s who had several sexual harassment accusations made against him…because he was a visible minority and the utility was terrified of the inevitable discrimination accusations that would follow any disciplinary actions (including dismissal) – the utility simply kept moving the guy from department to department, each time until the next harassment complaint and then they would move him again – finally he retired. It was a running joke – he actually had the nickname “Lester the Molester”.

        • Watchman

          Not “Mo’ Molesting”. After all, it seems to be a particular cultural proclivity as Europe and other places have found out.

    • mauser 98
      • Watchman

        Fake News: Historical meeting, “Oh Harvey, you’re just like our husbands. How have you managed to keep out of the news like ours have failed to do with that sex harassment stuff?”

  • mauser 98

    NBC : switches that allow potential predators to lock women in rooms

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP1NyCiWsAA_0QD.jpg

    • Watchman

      Has anyone asked whether these rooms have extra effective soundproofing and fold out sofa-beds and bathroom suites for when the executives need to ‘work’ overnight?

      • mauser 98

        Letterman did

  • Clink9

    A nice little TV show would be to put all these creeps in a cage and see who survives.

  • Dana Garcia

    It’s also criminal that no-talent Matt Lauer makes $25 million a year. I had no idea.

    • Watchman

      It’s obviously not about the sex, but about the power, ego and dominance since you can afford to buy the best hookers on a $25 million salary, ones that nobody would suspect are doing it only for the money.

  • Spatchcocked

    Like Jack Nicholson said in some movie , “men are such cocksuckers.”
    I know cause dear friends, I are one.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    It went from humorous flirting to sexual depredation when the anticipated role or promotion didn’t materialize.
    I believe we are moving into hysterical moral panic witch-hunt territory, if we are not already there.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It’s the latest morality fad.

    • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ

      Good. Faster burn.

  • robins111

    Is it wrong to sinfully enjoy all these lefties eating each other on a daily basis.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Nope!
      Not at all.
      Sit back and enjoy the feeding frenzy or the ‘carnival of dead souls’.

    • Watchman

      Except when the dust settles, the natural psychological projection will require the Progressives to believe that the conservatives are far worse because not only did the same things but refuse to either admit it or they have their victims so intimidated that they still refuse to complain.

      They criticised Mike Pence for refusing to put himself in positions where he could later be unjustly accused. That might save Pence, but only cautious people like Pence from unjustified accusations.
      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/31/mike-pence-doesnt-eat-alone-women-speaks-volumes

  • Canada still leads with Ghomeshi.