Variety: Lauer Locked Women In Office — And Management Covered For Him; Update: SOP At NBC?

Garrison Keillor may have won today’s take-expiration prize, but NBC News’ Andrew Lack may run a close second. Earlier today, Lack insisted that NBC had acted against Matt Lauer just as soon as they found out about an alleged assault on a colleague, firing him after a one-day investigation. Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister rebutted Lack, claiming that NBC knew full well that her magazine had worked on a Lauer story for two months. It finally dropped this afternoon, and … Lack has a lot of explaining to do.