Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced.
Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the “Today” show, where Lauer has been an anchor for two decades.
NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to staff that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network. But he said “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
Just last week, CBS News fired one of its own morning anchors, Charlie Rose, after a report in The Washington Post chronicled years of sexual misconduct.
Guthrie said she was informed just moments before going on the air.
“This is a sad morning at ‘Today’ and NBC News,” she said. “As I’m sure you can understand, we are devastated. I’m heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear colleague.”
Guthrie also said she was heartbroken for the woman who accused Lauer of misconduct, noting “it’s long overdue” that women feel comfortable coming forward against abusive men.
Hoda Kotb, on the set with Guthrie, said she has known Lauer for years and “loved him as a friend and a colleague.”
“It’s hard to reconcile the man who walks in everyday” with the person who was identified in the complaint.
The Inquisition was a Roman Catholic tribunal for discovery and punishment of heresy, which was marked by the severity of questioning and punishment and lack of rights afforded to the accused.
Every day the national media holds inquisitions in the form of news stories that accuse a male of the “heresy” of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace”.
The questioning begins in the news media is marked by the severity of questions and accusations.
The accused male has a lack of rights because he is not afforded the opportunity to refute the accusations.
Because the accusations come from a woman the tribunal automatically declares the charges as true and factual.
The accused is then tortured in the media because of the “heresy” of being accused of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace”.
In this case Matt Lauer wasn’t tortured in the Media but was just “burned at the stake” in a memo from his company where he had worked for for over 20 years and had no previous complaints ever filed for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace”.
The news media male inquisition continues as more males are “burned at the stake” because of an accusation only.
We are living in a sick world that is dying.
Sick because inappropriate sexual behavior does happen but the accused male is considered guilty before ever being proven guilty just by a woman’s accusation in the news media.
If this news media Inquisition continues soon ALL males will be “burned” at the news media stake.
We are all ready considered “lepers” just because we are males.
“Lepers” in the sense we have a disease called being a male that must be delt with.
The national news media is purging the ranks of males everywhere just like the red guard did in china many years ago.
Where isn’t the national media holding female inquisitions?
Inappropriate sexual behavior does happen with women in the workplace and elsewhere.
Prostitution is one example.
I was a “victim” of “inappropriate sexual behavior” by at least 2 women in the workplace years ago. It really happened.
Should I as a male now come forward and take this information to the national news media?
If I did what would the national news media do with it.
I can tell you, NOTHING!
What we are all seeing and hearing in the national news media is a real PURGE of males from their jobs everywhere.
The Feminazies are purging males everywhere.
Feminazi is a pejorative term for those in the feminist movement, popularized by politically conservative American radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. Listen to Rush 12:00 EST HERE.
Its a national news media inquisition lead by feminazies in and out of the workplace to purge males from the workplace and delegate them to a news media “leper” colony where they are considered to be “unclean” members of society just because they were born a MALE!
Like I said, “We are living in a sick world that is dying.”
Guthrie seems to condone the accuser of Matt Lauer in her statement.
Guthrie also said, “she was heartbroken for the woman who accused Lauer of misconduct”, noting “it’s long overdue” that women feel comfortable coming forward against abusive men.
What Guthrie really means is: I am going along to get along.
I’m not really heartbroken at all. I had to endure the gauntlet of males like Matt Lauer to get in this postion I am in now.
If “my dear friend” is only accused of misconduct I am automatically jumping on the Feminazi bandwagon just because i am a woman, and of course all women are abused by men being they are males.
Al Roker could be next and as I watched a little of the today show with 4 women seated with him as the only male I seem to have noticed he looked a little nervous.
Al you are the hunted and the 3 women seated next to you are the hunters.
You could be PURGED any day. All it takes is an accusation by one of your cohosts or any woman you have ever come in contact with or maybe a woman you don’t know or have never seen.
Will you be predicting the weather tommorrow?
While you were stirring those potatoes and showing us how to cook them you looked nervous. You had a very strange smile that looked like you were under duress and stressed out. Your smile looked like you had plastic surgery and it was just like someone had said, “say cheese and smile”.
The women on your show are your “masters” and you Al are their “SLAVE”
If I was you Al, I would retire and leave the today show before they begin an Inquisition on you. At least you won’t be fired.