NBC HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK – Moments after NBC telejournalist Matt Lauer totally flunked as a questioner of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Wednesday at the Commander-In-Chief forum at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NBC Universal’s CEO, Steve Burke, handed Lauer his pink slip. A solitary reporter observed their confrontation.
Lauer constantly interrupted and talked over the former Secretary of State and insisted on devoting valuable forum time to the Secretary’s email controversy. Despite constant pounding from the GOP, nobody has ever demonstrated that Secretary Clinton ever did anything as Secretary of State which adversely affected our national security.
Worse yet, Lauer failed to point out to the always blustering, pissing and moaning Trump that he was grossly mistaken when he told Lauer, ”I was totally against the war in Iraq,” when in fact Trump had previously told notorious shock jock Howard Stern, the self-described “King of All Media,” that he had supported Bush Two’s war in Iraq.
So who would be the better Commander-In-Chief — a highly insecure, paranoid, narcissistic, tempestuous bully who has never held public office, or a person who has devoted her life to public service at the highest levels of government?
Burke was swift and to the point: “Lauer, you f_____ up big-time!”
At last report, Lauer was frantically trying to reach John Temple, the former publisher of the Rocky Mountain News, begging for a job. But Temple said, “Matt, I hate to tell you this, but we folded 6 1/2 years ago.” Now homeless, Lauer is a resident of the New York City Rescue Mission.
Yesterday, at the NFL season opener, the Super Bowl 50 Champions, the Denver Broncos, defeated Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, in a thriller, 21-20, at Mile High Stadium. Immediately after the game, Newton, who lost to Peyton Manning and the Broncos, 24-10, in Super Bowl 50 on February 7, told associate solitary reporter John Jones that he would prefer not to live in North Carolina, the Bathroom State, but that he is looking forward to returning to Charlotte to be with his longtime girlfriend, Kia Proctor, and his eight-month-old son, Chosen Sebastian Newton.