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Matt Lauer Gets Sliced Up
as ‘Today’ Show’s Ratings Fall

Daily Beast, by Howard Kurtz

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Posted By:Toledo, 11/26/2012 11:55:40 AM

The ‘Today’ anchor has become a juicy target for critics, even on Thanksgiving. NBC executives tell Howard Kurtz why it’s unfair to blame the anchor for the program’s slide. It’s been a turkey of a year for Matt Lauer.Even the most magisterial of duties—presiding for NBC over the Thanksgiving Day Parade—has brought out the knives of those who would carve him up. He has been trampled on Twitter for a minor flub during the holiday telecast—a clear sign that Lauer is having a rough season since Today tumbled from its perch of ratings supremacy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/26/2012 12:08:48 PM     (No. 9034370)

I just can´t work up an ´Awwwww.´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bob913, 11/26/2012 12:12:51 PM     (No. 9034378)

Cannot work up any sympathy for a small man who cheats on his wife openly and stabs his co-workers in the back and mocks most of the country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/26/2012 12:13:45 PM     (No. 9034380)

Another job lost in this economy. Poor Wower.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 11/26/2012 12:16:24 PM     (No. 9034386)

Just like Oprah (see article below) people who are continually getting slapped in the face by reality are tuning out people who spout liberal talking points. The more people realize they are constantly being lied to the more they will tune out.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 11/26/2012 12:18:08 PM     (No. 9034388)

Face it! The lib shows are going in the tank because conservatives won´t watch them and the libs are so braindead, they would rather watch reruns of soaps or other old shows than Today. Libs have done their job of dumbing down the electorate so they have no one to blame but themselves for the low ratings.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/26/2012 12:36:26 PM     (No. 9034419)

....but liberal keep winning elections so they must not be annoying people as much as we think.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zzzghy, 11/26/2012 12:42:34 PM     (No. 9034428)

Matt Lauer gets sliced up?

Well boo freakin´ hoo. That´s what happens to cheap meat.

Baloney comes to mind. Weenies, too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thudlike, 11/26/2012 12:44:34 PM     (No. 9034434)

He had hair the last time I turned on the television.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/26/2012 12:51:28 PM     (No. 9034445)

Lauer is too old to relate to the under 40 crowd. People who want serious discussion have left the morning variety shows for Fox, MSNBC and CNN. I don´t find any political bias on the Today show but I find the news to be stupid so I moved to Morning Joe a long time ago.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 11/26/2012 1:00:59 PM     (No. 9034459)

#9 - BINGO!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/26/2012 1:30:54 PM     (No. 9034504)

Lauer has always been a total waste of gravity, it just took stupid libs a long long time to figure it out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: scarface67, 11/26/2012 2:05:09 PM     (No. 9034574)


Who is Matt Lauer and why should I care?



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Reply 13 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/26/2012 2:19:17 PM     (No. 9034597)

The past year during which the ´´Today´´ show´s ratings have plunged has coincided with the departures of Matt Lauer´s two previous co-anchors, Meredith Viera and Ann Curry.

Does it ever occur to NBC´s executives that former ´´Today´´ show viewers who once tuned in because they liked watching Ms. Viera and Ms. Curry tuned out after they left because they didn´t like watching Matt Lauer enough not to switch to other channels?

Once again, liberalism has proven to be a mental disease. The same liberal NBC executives who refuse to blame Obama for the mess he´s made of the economy over the past four years also refuse to blame Matt Lauer for the mess he´s made of the ´´Today´´ show´s ratings over the past year; and they couldn´t wait to see Obama win a second term and to award Matt Lauer with a $25-million contract that the network can ill afford.

Who is likely to go over the fiscal cliff first, the U.S. economy or NBC?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: grounded, 11/26/2012 3:47:14 PM     (No. 9034729)

The last time I watched Today, Dave Garroway was the host, Frank Blair read the news and Jack Lescoulie provided a little levity and did some sports.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: wendybird, 11/26/2012 4:20:56 PM     (No. 9034795)

Where in the World will Matt Lauer go?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: brendacross, 11/26/2012 5:51:01 PM     (No. 9034918)

# 16 Who cares as long as he goes

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