Karma! Fired Lauer grilled by ‘evil twin’ over sex claims’

"Today" host Matt Lauer interviews fired Matt Lauer about sexual allegations against him (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

“Today” host Matt Lauer interviews fired Matt Lauer about sexual allegations against him (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

Fired “Today” anchor Matt Lauer is getting a heaping spoonful of his own hypocritical medicine in a hilarious new video posted to YouTube Thursday.

During his news reporting, Lauer has famously ripped into high-profile personalities who have been accused of sexual harassment and even gotten downright preachy about scandals involving former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and former President George H.W. Bush.

The following video shows a few instances of Lauer’s moralizing and condemnation during his news reports:



As WND reported, Lauer grilled O’Reilly in September about allegations of sexual harassment against the former Fox News anchor.

Lauer asked: “You were probably the last guy in the world that they wanted to fire because you were the guy that the ratings and the revenues were built on, you carried that network on your shoulders for a lot of years. So doesn’t it seem safe to assume that the people at Fox News were given a piece of information or given some evidence that simply made it impossible for you to stay on at Fox News?”

During the interview, Lauer lectured O’Reilly: “But think about those five women and what they did. They came forward and filed complaints against the biggest star at the network they worked at. Think of how intimidating that must have been, how nerve-racking that must have been. Doesn’t that tell you how strongly they felt about the way they were treated by you?”

Watch the interview:



Toward the end of the segment, Lauer asked O’Reilly: “Over the last six months since you’re firing, have you done some soul searching? Have you done some self reflection? And have you looked at the way you treated women that you think now or think about differently now than you did at the time?”

In a new satirical video, Lauer can be seen conducting one of his heated and probing interviews of a high-profile personality accused of sexual harassment.

But this time, after at least three women have accused the former “Today” star of sexual harassment, the person in the hot seat is Lauer himself.

And you know what they say about karma.



During the interview, interviewer Lauer rips into fired Lauer:

Let me start with what’s transpired over the last six months. This is the first time we’re hearing from you. What was the exact reason you were given, or your representatives were given by people at [NBC] for your firing? …

So the network understood the subject matter. You were probably the last guy in the world that they wanted to fire because you were the guy that the ratings and the revenues were built on. You carried that network on your shoulders for a lot of years, so doesn’t it seem safe to assume that the people at [NBC] were given a piece of information or given some evidence that simply made it impossible for you to stay on? …

[The women] came forward and filed complaints against the biggest star at the network they worked at. Think of how intimidating that must have been, how nerve-racking that must have been. Doesn’t that tell you how strongly they felt about the way they were treated by you?

When interviewer Lauer asks if he has done “some soul-searching” or if he looks at his treatment of women differently now, fired Lauer defiantly and repeatedly replies, “No.”

At least three women claim they are victims of sexual harassment by Lauer. In a series of allegations reported by Variety.com, Lauer, who is married, is accused of giving a sex toy to a colleague as a gift and including “an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified.”

Another woman claims he called her into his office and exposed his genitals. When she refused to engage in sexual conduct, she says, he reprimanded her.

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The most disturbing episode involves a woman who told The New York Times that Lauer had intercourse with her in his office at NBC’s headquarters until she passed out and had to be seen by a nurse. She described the circumstances to The Times as an assault.

Variety also reported Lauer, who enjoyed a salary of $25 million a year, was known to ask female producers about their sexual partners and offer to “trade names” with them. He also reportedly played a quiz game with male and female staffers called “F—, Marry, or Kill” during which he would list co-workers with whom he’d like to have sex.

Lauer broke his silence Thursday in a statement read on the show, saying he was “truly sorry” after allegations of sexual misconduct led to his termination.

Lauer’s former “Today” co-anchor, Savannah Guthrie, read his statement, in which he admitted “there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.”


“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC,” Lauer said.

“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

“Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job,” he added. “The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”

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During his Wednesday show, talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh predicted Lauer would be back reporting the news within a year of his firing.

“Let me tell you what everybody knows,” Limbaugh said. “We all know how the drill works here. Matt Lauer is gonna be back in the Drive-By Media inside of a year. And so is Charlie Rose. If Charlie isn’t, it’s gonna be an age thing. But Matt Lauer’s gonna be back, just like Brian Williams was back after a six-month sabbatical at home.

“I’m waiting for Brian Williams to say that Matt Lauer harassed him [because] Brian likes to be in every news story. But we all know the drill here. This isn’t permanent. These people circle the wagons. You know, Dan Rather is still out there, putzing around and doing news stories. There’s always going to be somebody, somewhere in the Drive-By Media who will look past all this. And Matt Lauer will be hired somewhere. I don’t know that Bill O’Reilly will, but Matt Lauer will. Safe to say.”



Limbaugh said the “Drive-By Media” are desperate to nail President Trump, but they keep sending the “wrong people” to take him out.

“You’re trying to get Trump on this stuff,” Limbaugh said. “The wrong people keep showing up, you gotta dump ’em. It’s the price that we pay to get Trump.”






London mayor: Trump not welcome in U.K.

(CNBC) The mayor of London has called on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel any plans for an official visit by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The U.S. leader caused outrage in Britain on Wednesday after he used his Twitter account to share anti-Islam videos from a U.K. far-right group.

A spokesman for the U.K. prime minister said the president’s actions were wrong but in a sharp response Trump said that May should instead focus on terrorism within Britain.


Eating poison is making American children fat and sick

A new medical study provides a dire warning about a coming national health crisis brought on by abysmal American dietary habits.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, more than 57 percent of the nation’s children are going to be obese by age 35 if parents keep stuffing their faces with heavily processed foods and sugary drinks.

Even children currently at a healthy weight are at risk as their metabolisms become less capable during early adulthood of staving off excess pounds resulting from poor eating habits, the Harvard researchers behind the study said.

“Only those children with a current healthy weight have less than a 50 percent chance of becoming obese by the age of 35 years,” said the study.

In other words, children currently at a healthy weight who are currently eating a balanced diet comprised of real unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables and lean meats are in the minority in America today.

“Of the children predicted to have obesity as adults, half will develop it as children,” the study said.

There are already some 4.5 million children in the U.S. considered severely obese. Unfortunately, only one in five of them are statistically likely to achieve a healthy weight in adulthood. The researchers say this is because excess weight gained from poor eating habits during the formative years is especially hard to reverse.

And that is going to compound national complications surrounding an already out of control obesity epidemic. Currently, around 36.5 percent of Americans are considered obese, meaning they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher– doctors usually advise patients that a healthy BMI lies somewhere between 18.5 and 24.9.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that treating conditions associated with American obesity currently accounts for around $147 billion in annual healthcare costs.

“Adult obesity is linked with increased risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer,” lead author Zachary Ward, an analyst at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said.

“Our findings highlight the importance of prevention efforts for all children as they grow up, and of providing early interventions for children with obesity to minimize their risk of serious illness in the future.”

That’s the kind of stuff that usually gets the government’s attention. And if recent history is any indicator, policymakers’ wrongheaded response to the growing childhood obesity epidemic is likely to include a doubling down on efforts to limit soft drink sizes and intensify restrictions on the kinds of foods that can be served in school cafeterias.

A better approach, however, would be congressional action to strip massive government subsidies handed to Big Agriculture each year to encourage the production of the foods most likely to make Americans fat and sick. Thanks to billions of taxpayer dollars the government hands over each year, it’s more profitable for factory farms to focus on the production of foods like corn, wheat, rice, sorghum and soybeans– all of which are key components of sugary, starchy and nutritionally useless convenience foods which line the shelves of your local supermarket. The excess reserves of these crops are also cut into other more expensive, and seemingly healthier, foods like meat in frozen meals to increase manufacturer profitability.

Last year, researchers at the Centers for Disease control took a look at what the farm subsidies mean for the American diet. They found that more than half of the average American’s daily calories come from foods made with subsidized crops. They also found that, compared to Americans who reported making a daily effort to avoid processed foods, those who ate the most were 37 percent more likely to be obese and 41 percent more prone to belly fat. Heavy processed food consumers also had a 34 percent higher risk of elevated inflammation throughout the body.

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Nude selfie ends GOP congressman’s career

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said Thursday he will not seek re-election next year after a naked selfie and his private Facebook messages were made public.

Barton told the Dallas Morning News in an interview he will retire, a swift change from several weeks ago, when the long-time congressman said he planned to run again in 2018.

“I’ve always listened to people in Texas and worked for them in Washington, and I’ve been listening to a lot of people the last week in Texas,” Barton told the Dallas Morning News. “There are enough people who lost faith in me that it’s time to step aside and let there be a new voice for the 6th District in Washington, so I am not going to run for re-election.”


Terry McAuliffe sued by Chinese investors

(WASHINGTON TIMES) A group of Chinese investors has filed a lawsuit against Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe accusing him of an immigration scam in the electric car company he helped found — dredging up his past dealings as a businessman and political player as he eyes a possible 2020 presidential run.

Filed last week, the lawsuit from 32 investors says Mr. McAuliffe ran a $120 million scam that tried to entice wealthy Chinese to invest in GreenTech Automotive in exchange for a pathway to U.S. citizenship. The investors said Mr. McAuliffe and Anthony Rodham, brother of Hillary Clinton, promised to exercise their political connections.

“These Defendants — through a labyrinth of corporate fronts — exploited the Plaintiffs’ desire to become permanent residents in our nation by, in sum and substance, making the following offer: invest $500,000 in our electric car company and we will leverage our political connections to ensure you immigration papers will get to the top of the pile, and then be approved,” the lawsuit says. “Better yet, according to Defendants, the investors would quickly recover their capital investments in full.”


Dow hits all-time high ahead of Senate tax vote

(CNBC) — Stocks traded higher on Thursday as the Senate got closer to voting on a bill aimed at overhauling the U.S. tax code.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 150 points, breaking above 24,000 for the first time, with Goldman Sachs leading advancers on the 30-stock index.

The S&P 500 reached an all-time high at the open, advancing 0.5 percent, with information technology and energy among the best-performing sectors.

The Nasdaq composite rose 0.5 percent, rebounding from a 2 percent decline in the previous session. Tech giants like Facebook, Amazon, and Apple all traded higher.


Cliven Bundy refuses judge’s offer to leave jail

(FOX NEWS) Cliven Bundy, the 71-year-old rancher who sparked a national debate over states’ rights, refused a federal judge’s offer to be released from jail during his ongoing trial on Wednesday.

Bundy, who engaged in an armed standoff with government agents over a cattle round-up in 2014, turned down the judge’s option of house arrest while others involved in the standoff are still jailed awaiting trial.

A federal grand jury in Nevada indicted Cliven and four others on 16 charges related to the armed standoff near his ranch over unpaid grazing fees last year.

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro, meantime, said Ammon Bundy and co-defendant Ryan Payne can be freed Thursday to home detention.


Conyers hospitalized for ‘stress-related illness’

(FOX NEWS) Rep. John Conyers was admitted to a hospital for a stress-related illness in Detroit, a family spokesperson told Fox affiliate WJBK on Thursday.

The congressman has been under investigation after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Conyers’ family spokesperson Sam Riddle said the congressman was “resting comfortably with [his wife] Monica by his side,” but did not give further details about his condition.


Reports: Trump to replace Secretary of State

Reports Thursday indicate that the Trump administration is working to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

According to The New York Times, sometime in the next several weeks Tillerson will be replaced at the State Department with current CIA director Mike Pompeo.

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton is reportedly slated to take over Pompeo’s CIA post.

The move comes after chatter earlier this year that Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, asked Tillerson not to step down as the nation’s top diplomat following tension between he and the fledgling administration.

At the time, Tillerson denied reports that he was thinking of stepping down.

“The vice president has never had to persuade me to remain as secretary of State because I have never considered leaving,” Tillerson said in an interview with NBC.

For civil libertarians, the big story here may be less about State than it is about Cotton heading up the CIA.

Cotton is a perpetual surveillance and war hawk who has repeatedly cited vague terror threats as reason to make permanent the government’s wholesale spying on American communications via Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

He’s also advocated for some pretty psychotic plans for American military action to curb threats emanating from places like Iran and North Korea.

With the prospect of Cotton taking over the CIA, you should begin taking steps to protect your privacy from government snoops today. Check out our free guide. 

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Army vet says Franken groped breast during USO tour in 2003

(CNN) — An Army veteran says Sen. Al Franken groped her in December 2003, telling CNN that while she was deployed in Kuwait, the Minnesota Democrat cupped her breast during a photo op.

Stephanie Kemplin, 41, of Maineville, Ohio, is the fifth woman in two weeks to accuse Franken of inappropriate touching, and the second person to allege that such behavior took place while Franken was on a USO tour. Three of the five women have been identified by name.

Kemplin said while she was stationed in the Middle East during the Iraq War, she met Franken — at the time, a comedian and writer — as he was visiting American troops with the USO. A longtime fan of “Saturday Night Live,” Kemplin got in line to take a photo with Franken.