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Matt Lauer Flexes Meanie Muscle On Today AGAIN!? This Time Targeting Low-Level Staffers!

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If these latest allegations are true, they're so totally disappointing!

NBC's Matt Lauer is apparently a big ole' "D" to his underlings at Today!

Three big D's, actually — he stands accused of being derogatory, demeaning, and dismissive to the hard-working members of his staff!

Good Morning America PUMMELED The Today Show during May sweeps, so we imagine the ratings decline is at least part of why Matt became such a meanie!

One source close to the situation reveals:

“The way Matt treats staffers at work is so derogatory and dismissive. He is so demeaning to many people on the staff. He is cordial to his fellow hosts and the senior executives but to anyone below him they say he treats them like dirt.”

Ugh!! As if running Ann Curry out of town wasn't enough!

The source continued:

“For a while Matt was acting nicer to everyone, but now the staffers are afraid of him… So many people feel like he doesn’t even listen when they’re pitching stories or trying to break news. They say they could have the biggest breaking news of the year and Matt wouldn’t pay attention to them… They say that it is harder than ever to work with him.”

We're surprised Matt hasn't learned better manners after 25 long years on TV!

Maybe his totally uncool temperament is why his show is so unpopular these days!!

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12 comments to “Matt Lauer Flexes Meanie Muscle On Today AGAIN!? This Time Targeting Low-Level Staffers!”

  1. UmAnyways says – reply to this


    Smear Campaign. Seriously this is like High school. He's not a murderer or a terrorists why they hatin'? Better why don't they quit their jobs and work at McDonalds. Can't wait to see them crawling back to Matt.

  2. UmAnyways says – reply to this


    I can take his beating of his "D" anytime!

  3. 3

    There are just too many stories about Matt being a complete jerk to not have some credence.

  4. 4

    The world will be a better place when this d-bag gets karmic justice.

  5. NE1 says – reply to this


    If these people don't have specific examples I don't buy it. I'm sick of people ripping on Matt, the truth is he's the only reason to watch that show.

  6. Rick says – reply to this


    You want a specific example of what a first rate jerk Lauer is - read the detailed NYer article about his disgraceful, back-stabbing treatment of Ann Curry in "Operartion Bambi." And where there's smoke there's fire. The guy is is smarmy, two-faced, fork-tougned jerk who many, many viewers neiher like nor trust anymore and that is why the Today Show is going down the tubes.

  7. 7

    I worked for someone like that and it's no fun! If it's true the staff should get together and strike or do something that would get his attention. One day something might happen to him and the only people around may be his "low-level staffers" and he would be lucky if they end up helping him after being treated like crap!

  8. cindycindylouwho says – reply to this


    Matt Lauer has ZERO charisma, charm, appeal, anything really other than a boring, condescending performance each day. He personifies the attitude of "entitlement" yet for what, no one knows. They must get rid of him to strike some harmony and energy that is not negative. He needs to go NOW!!!!!

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    I've never cared for his attitude in a lot of interviews. I get a big time douche vibe and it overshadows the relating for me.

  10. P. SHANE says – reply to this


    I hope this gets to Matt Lauer. I have several sweet, dear, loving African Americans for friends, while I am white. I had to write after I have heard ALL the overkill on TV..and ALL the shows, sponsors, and stores that have dropped her. Come on….what is up with that? Don't get me wrong, I hate that word…I grew up in the 60's and stood up against my best friends for using the "n" word…here's the problem…I was born in KY and through my childhood, I was called a briar, redneck, hick, and white trash…but you know what…I could have CARED less, I LOVED the fact that I was from KY. Plus the fact that my SKIN was thicker. TODAY all THE MEDIA does is portray everybody so WEAK-KNEED, SENSITIVE, WHINEY, and SPINELESS. I am sick to the point of puking listening to OUR MEDIA constantly saying over and over and over the same old stuff THAT IN THE REALM OF THINGS THAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD, IS IT REALLY THAT NEWSWORTHY AFTER DAYS AND DAYS OF PERSECUTION? GROW UP AMERICA, GET SOME BACKBONE AND shut the HE DOUBLE hockey sticks UP!!! matt HOW ABOUT BEING A LITTLE un-bias for ONCE IN YOUR LIBERAL LIFE?

  11. P. SHANE says – reply to this


    SORRY, I FORGOT TO SAY MY COMMENTS WERE ABOUT PAULA DEEN AND his COMMENTS. I have never gotten on here to put my viewpoint on display, but like I said previously, I am sick of it all….PERIOD!

  12. Nancy says – reply to this


    Get rid of Matt