Lurid Details Emerge In Matt Lauer Allegations

Variety reports:

As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.

He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz game with men and women in the office: “fuck, marry or kill,” in which he would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.

These accounts of Lauer’s behavior at NBC are the result of a two-month investigation by Variety, with dozens of interviews with current and former staffers. Variety has talked to three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer, and their stories have been corroborated by friends or colleagues that they told at the time. They have asked for now to remain unnamed, fearing professional repercussions.

There’s much more at the link. Sigh.

  • Lazycrockett

    What a charmer.

  • Natty Enquirer

    It seems NBC was justified in firing His Squintiness.

  • David in Tucson

    Why, oh why, are so many of us men such uncivilized dolts? Why do they think they can get away with such behavior anywhere, much less at work?

    • Randy503

      The guy was earning $20M PER YEAR! With that kind of money, you can find lots of ways to get your rocks off legally and safely. I just don’t understand why they have to go after people in the workplace. I never did, even though I wanted to so badly. Self control is a good thing for society.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I don’t think it is about rocks, legal or otherwise, but power.

        • Judas Peckerwood

          Bingo

        • Randy503

          Well, yes, I know that’s what everyone says. And I do agree it’s about power — the victim is almost always a subordinate.

          But if were JUST about power, people like Weinstein, Lauer and O’Reilly would be targeting a variety of women. In O’Reilly’s case, the women were always the hot ones most straight men lust after. If it were just about power, we would see them targeting old women, women of all colors and ethnicities, and yes, even women that are not attractive at all. And maybe even men.

          But it seems to me that the targeted women are always the hot blondes. I might be wrong, but that tells me that it isn’t just about power, but also about sex too.

          When I worked in places where there were men I was attracted to, I sorely wished I could grab their ass, or grope them, but of course I did not. Even when I was a supervisor, I had no interest in targeting guys who were not attractive to me. But then I also had no interest in exerting any sort of power over them, or ruining careers.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Have you ever been down on your knees in front of The Perfect Guy, either sucking him off or begging him to fuck you? Power and sex.
            now, imagine being down on your knees in from of The Donald. Lots of power, but no eeeeeewwwwwww.
            you didn’t grope your subordinates because you are not that type of guy. Lauer, Trump, and apparently a lot of others are.

          • With Weinstein, O’Reilly and Ailes, (I put them in the same category, but in many Weinstein is in a category of all his own) they tried to assault women in they saw around them. They also used threats against women that they would lose their job if they didn’t submit or if they complained.

            It is mainly about power, they got a buzz in threatening women, showing the women that these creeps fancied them and the women should be honored. Given all of them had serial harassment and predation, it was almost compulsive.

            I don’t think it was about attractiveness of the women, it was more about they went after any women who were around, and knew how to use their power to play games with them..

        • besides the power made someone think they are invulnerable, so the predator gets more and more warped with their fantasies, besides they probably get a thrill in what they can get away with.. This is behavior that has been going for years, and Lauer’s power besides his role in the “Today” show made him kind of tough to bring down..

          • Ben in Oakland

            power is the true aphrodisiac.

        • Pluto Animus

          Convenience and deceiving the wife seem to also play a big role.

          Lauer had to do his dirty work during business hours, lest his wife become suspicious.

          Thus, the underlings at work fit his ugly bill.

      • Daveed_WOW

        I agree that he could easily find a clear path to whatever he wanted due to his money. However, predators get off on the idea that they can destroy someone else’s livelihood. That’s why they do it.

      • Bambino

        Physically, mentally and emotionally controlling of another human being is an aphrodisiac for many. It’s addictive. Like serial killer, one is just not enough. They need more and more victims to reach that high. It’s beyond sex. They don’t view their victims as human after they are done with. Just another collected trophy.

      • Gerry Fisher

        I also think that, as was the case with Trump, he got away with it for so many years that he got increasingly emboldened. This is what happens, IMO, when people don’t get consistent consequences very early on when they misbehave. They’ve been shielded from consequences and grew to think that the rules didn’t apply to them. Then, quickly, the rules just changed.

      • pj

        power

    • coram nobis

      Straight men. For the rest of us, back in the day, we didn’t DARE approach someone we weren’t sure of. On the job, it could be career suicide. Even in the bars, there might be an undercover cop ready to charge you with solicitation.

      • SFBruce

        I’m 70, so I remember very well what is was like to live when merely being gay could result in really bad stuff, but if you actually invite someone to be gay with you, you could end up jobless, disowned by family and friends, and in jail. And that was true even if you’re not in a powerful position and even if you issue that invitation in the most non-harassing way possible,

        • David in Tucson

          I’m a few years younger, but I understand all of this well.

    • Nathaniel

      Because they got away with things like that since forever?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Please don’t include me in that. :0) This is straight men + Kevin spacey, who for years, led everyone to believe he was straight. Not than anyone did.

      • David in Tucson

        I believe you’re right, Ben. Both straight men who utterly lack any kind of personal integrity and deeply closeted men who have turned completely pathological seem to always be the culprits.

      • Gerry Fisher

        I don’t think that it’s an accident that our highest profile sexual predator to date was a closet case.

        • Ben in Oakland

          It’s not only not an accident, it is pretty much to be expected. Too many of us have spent too much of our lives treading carefully because we are out.
          The best example I can give is the subject of man-on-boy child molestation. For decades, the boy scouts had a problem with molestation, which for decades they both covered up and used as a justification for banning gay people. For those decades, every leader was at least publicly heterosexual, often with a wife and kids. (A former police chief in Livermore some 40 years ago is the cover boy for that). Yet, they had a problem with molestation.
          Who was doing the molesting? Men who would be described as heterosexual by themselves, their families, their church, and their community.
          Who gets blamed ? Why, we do. That’s why the Family research Council can make the bogus claim that 3% of the population account for 30% of the molestation. They are including in that 3% the vast pool of closet cases with sexual issues who are not a part of that 3% at all.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Gay men just haven’t started coming forward yet.

    • SFBruce

      I don’t have a great answer to that, except to say until recently, many apparently did pretty much did get away with it, and for a very long time.

    • Bambino

      Money and power somehow created this bubble world where men can do whatever the heck they want.

    • Power is one hell of an aphrodisiac. This is more of men who both climbed the totem pole, and do not get condone by their sexual predatory behavior..

      From what is equally disturbing is how Lauer thought out his predatory ways, and how he got away with it for years..

    • CanuckDon

      I think all of these stories revolve around their initial, insatiable drive for power and success…a pressure they put on themselves to prove their greatness as they battled their way to the top while all the while, getting continual fawning, encouragement and support from friends, peers, fans and the media. They get drunk on their power and perceived magnificence…blinded by invincibility and as men, become obnoxious, demanding, and reckless with their actions. It’s the reason why I personally can’t stand the world of celebrity and pay little attention to it.

    • thatotherjean

      Because they had gotten away with up until now.

  • Captain Jack

    This stuff is never ending… pretty soon someone will accuse the president….. oh wait!

  • sfsoma

    WTF is wrong with these men and the people who enabled them?

  • Ben in Oakland

    Honestly! Heterosexual men!

  • PickyPecker

    Meh…doesn’t surprise me. He’s always come across as a prick. I feel for the women he abused and hope they get something out of this.

    • JT

      He’s always come across as a prick

      And not in a good way.

    • Steverino

      I refused to watch him after that execrable interview last year with Hillary where all he interrogated her about was her fucking emails.

    • Ginger Snap

      My exact thoughts.

  • bkmn

    A perfect fit for Fox

    • Lazycrockett

      Does Matt even have to work any more?

      • Blake Mason

        When the divorce papers/alimony request come in… I am sure he will.

      • bkmn

        I hope he is like O’Lielly – so toxic that no one wants to hire someone that could force tens of millions of dollars in settlements on the company

    • Daveed_WOW

      He can run for office as a Republican

  • AmeriCanadian

    Wow. How…brazen. He must have really thought he was untouchable (well, by the powers that be that is).

    • edrex

      and he thought everyone else WAS touchable.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • fuzzybits

    Not accusing him of anything but Andy Cohen always plays that game on his show among other creepy sexual questions to his guests.

    • Natty Enquirer

      That’s on an entertainment program. Not in an office where the creep asking you the questions has the power to fire you.

      • fuzzybits

        True ,but still creepy.

    • boobert

      Andy Cohen probably has hundreds more accusations against him , lol.

  • Who is no longer in line to be Jeopardy host?
    https://nypost.com/2013/03/15/jeopardy-looking-at-lauer-as-next-host/

    • Natty Enquirer

      “I’ll take ‘Stepped on His Dick’ for $300, Alex.”

    • William

      I think Lauer as host is the reason Alex Trebek didn’t retire.

      • Princess Lardass

        And I thought Trebek was sent back to his home dimension when Adam West tricked him into saying his name backwards.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Pig!

  • skyweaver

    I keep thinking back to his interview with Anne Hathaway where he asked her what “lesson” she learned after having had a photo taken up her skirt as she got out of a car. What a creepy fucking question to ask someone, as if the onus was on her

  • WitlessProtection

    If you don’t want get fired from our lucrative job, don’t sexually harass women. As much as I hate this and mourn the career deaths of some talented men, they deserve this and maybe worse. The rest of us are held to the same standards.

  • Henry Auvil

    I’ve got a chalice full of vodka lemonade to my immediate right. The last thing I need is lurid details.

    • William

      Details are pointless, without photos or video.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I dunno. “Chalice” really paints a picture for me.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Dicks are hard. Let’s go shopping!

  • Ninja0980

    Anyone who saw how he treated Ann Curry shouldn’t be surprised by this.
    Good riddance to another asshole!

    • I am sort of thinking after reading all these comments, that like Camus’s “The Stranger”, Lauer is getting his punishment for being mean to Ann Curry than for his sexual harassment and sexual assault..

    • Ann Curry was the only person on any of the networks worth watching in the morning. She did serious news amidst the fluff. I gave up on morning news when she was fired. Last I heard she was working for a start-up? Isn’t anyone on the news channels and shows interested in news any more? (I guess not.)

  • boobert

    Maybe now he can run and win the presidency.

    • billbear1961

      The GOP will welcome him with open arms if he has abused any underage girls in this way–as long as he becomes an evangelical, first.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I honestly do not understand how this is possible. If I dropped trou at the office they’d escort me out within the half hour. And the only reason it would take that long is so they could make sure they got my key card and parking pass back.

    • Blake Mason

      Open floor plans suck!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Do you make $20 million a year?

    • JT

      I think there should always be a “drop trou” room in the office, visited by consenting adults only.

    • Gerry Fisher

      These people have closed-door offices the size of our living rooms, and they often have couches.

  • Blake Mason

    Considering what Ann Curry went through… he deserves the karma bestowed upon him.

    Time for a stint in rehab now

    • bkmn

      NBC should rehire her at Lauer’s last salary and with a big bonus on top of it.

    • billbear1961

      Rehab?

      When are some of these abusive monsters going to do TIME?

      Plus, empty out their BANK ACCOUNTS!

  • Cuberly Deux

    “There were a lot of consensual relationships, but that’s still a problem because of the power he held,” says a former producer who knew first-hand of these encounters. “He couldn’t sleep around town with celebrities or on the road with random people, because he’s Matt Lauer and he’s married. So he’d have to do it within his stable, where he exerted power, and he knew people wouldn’t ever complain.”

    He sounds like he’s a Roger Ailes level predator perve.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Awww he really thought he was too cute to get called out.

    • William

      Twenty years ago, maybe.

  • Mike_Bernard

    Ugh…so sad…

  • bkmn

    Dear NBC,
    Remind me why you paid this guy so much money.
    KThxBye

  • Davide Jones

    Lauer slept with Ann Coulter!🤤 That alone should have gotten him fired!

    • bkmn

      And forced to wear a body condom at work

    • Blake Mason

      So Matt is a bottom?

      • Jay George

        LOL!

      • Natty Enquirer

        And legally blind.

      • The_Wretched

        She did write the book on speed something.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Sounds like you’ve got him pegged.

        • David in Tucson

          Quite a mental image!

        • Chicago joe

          I see what you did there…….and it made me laugh right out loud!

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        Was it during the colonoscopy?

    • boobert

      Eww !

    • Henry Auvil

      Eww. I tried to process that, but it was too gross.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Apparently, some men have a fetish for alien reptile queens.

        • Reality.Bites

          Then date Jane Badler!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Yeah, that works for me.

    • The_Wretched

      She apparently gets around. Slept with Bill Mahr as well.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Ugh. Those two were already inextricably linked in my mind from when he let her do her “FUCK 9/11 widows!!” schtick on “Today”.

      Now, I’m just.. all… I dunno….

    • Well, we knew he had bad taste after the blowjob he gave tRump on national tv.

  • Refugay

    These people are depraved-seriously, who does this shit at work and wtf is wrong with them?!

  • Blake Mason

    I think I will wait till I get home to read the link…. lest is sets office warning on my browser.

  • Henry Auvil

    By the time this holy reckoning is over, I think the only man who won’t be sashaying down the walk of shame is this one. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a6df0be464b2e80f00aa2cae191e459931652c4bc362f5182808b16ed2d69402.jpg

    • Princess Lardass

      I miss this man so much! That and his coherence, compassion, and charisma.

      • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

        And, well, he was hot too.

        Just sayin’.

      • djcoastermark

        The sanity.

      • edrex

        dignity. poise. intelligence…

        • David in Tucson

          Grace under relentless pressure, too.

          • Gerry Fisher

            I don’t think that people will duly appreciate this about him until the stories come out about the death threats and overt racism intercepted by his security details and his people. On the one hand, I can see that it’s not his style to talk about what a great job he did to withstand racism, but perhaps his wife or one of his children will tell their truths and fill us in on what it as like to be the focus of so much venom and rage.

    • Reality.Bites

      I suspect Barack would be more harassed than harassing.

    • The hugs that President Obama had with Harvey Weinstein, including one this April will come back to haunt him.. besides Malia worked as an intern for the Weinstein company in New York..

      However, compare to two other Presidents (or maybe three, GHW Bush), President Obama is a Saint..

      • Charlie 2001

        Well, Lyndon Johnson was quite a case. I suspect he got off on humiliating people.

    • Hunter M

      So long ago, in a galaxy so far away….

  • boobert

    Remember how Monica had to describe Bill’s penis ? Oh, the good old days, lol.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • William

      Let him rot in prison.

      • Max_1

        I say try him in a military court…
        Court Martial his ass and strip him of ALL ranks.

  • TK

    I go a whole 8-hour work day without anybody showing me their cock. What am I doing wrong?

    • Tawreos

      Go work in a gay bar and it could be a regular experience. At least it was for me when I worked in a bar in Columbus.

      • William

        I wanted to work at a gay bar once. Turned out the manager had a ‘casting couch’. I didn’t need to work there that bad.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          I worked in 3 different bars. Lots of innuendo and what not from owners / managers , but they knew to not even.

          • William

            This guy said he put all the employees through their paces. I so did not ever want to see him naked.

        • stanhope

          Fire Island notorious for…how to get a job here

        • Steverino

          A ‘casting sling’ on the other hand…

      • JT

        Although sometimes a “Who do you have to fuck to get a drink around here?” would be appreciated.

      • Michael R

        <— worked at the Coast Inn in Laguna Beach CA in 1984
        ( Boom Boom Room ) There was Dynasty night !

        • Tawreos

          I worked at Tradewinds in Columbus around 2003

        • Jeffrey

          Omg I knew it very well. Spent many a night at Surf and Sand and partied at Boom Boom Room. But I was 13 in 1984 so I didn’t graduate to Boom boom room until the 90s

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Ur a twink! I was 17 in 1984

        • caphillprof

          So why does the former Boom Boom Room remain empty?

          • netxtown

            And THOSE were the good old days! Boom Boom!

        • Steverino

          Really! Hubby and I first went there in 1980 with friends who lived in Newport Beach. Back in the days when the cops would scrutinize West Street Beach through binoculars from the cliffs above to bust anybody drinking alcohol on the beach. Fun times. Stayed a couple of times at the Coast Inn over the years, until it changed ownership around 2000 and became incompetently managed and more like a glorified bathhouse. Guys would peek into the bathroom window of our room at all hours and pee in the hallway outside the door to the room. We found other places to stay after that…

        • gothambear

          Oh my I loved that place and Main Street right across the road. Great memories of beach days and dancing later at the BBR.

      • FAEN

        That sounds promising.

      • gaycuckhubby
        • Todd20036

          I would be curious how he drugged them.

          Wouldn’t something in a cup of coffee taste different?

          • gaycuckhubby

            It was at a work party. Probably an alcoholic drink.

          • The_Wretched

            GHB doesn’t taste.

      • gaycuckhubby
      • Dom Saunders

        I am shocked and I want details.

      • Statistics Palin

        Yes, but those were Columbus cocks.

      • JDS

        May I inquire as to what Bar you worked at in Columbus?

        • Tawreos

          Tradewinds

          • JDS

            That’s a blast from the past. Tradewinds was my go to place from 1982 – 1990.

    • netxtown

      Same for me – and i even stopped putting my hand on my hip!

    • JT

      I wonder if “whip it out, guys” would do the trick.

    • Jeffg166

      Maybe it’s your breath.

    • unsavedheathen

      I have so wanted to shout this, but knew I would be flayed alive.

    • SockMikey

      I’ve never once been given a sex toy as a gift either! 🙁

      • Todd20036

        In my office, there are only a select few I’d be remotely interested in seeing, and I’m not about to ask.

        • Steverino

          Don’t ask, don’t tell.

    • Mark

      Hell, never in my entire work career and that spans soon to be 50 years!

    • JeauxFan

      Hahahahahahahahashshshs!!! Thank you!! That was funny.

      • ever hear the one of: “come here often?”

        “Nah, I ususally do it over there by the urinal.”

    • Tallulah

      I used to go to a gym where the shower show was fabulous!

    • JeauxFan

      Never cock, no, but lots of men in power positions over me trying to seduce me, including my advisor in college.

      • SelectFromWhere

        Meanwhile I had a gay prof with whom I would have slept to get my grade up and was never offered the chance :/

    • April

      Har Har lets make light of the real problem of workplace sexual harassment.

    • Snarkaholic

      Try saying, “Four different guys saw you at the men’s room urinal, and they INSIST that your wang is only two inches long!”

    • Jay Silversmith

      EVERYTHING !!!

    • kaydenpat

      Me too. Thank goodness for that.

    • Tunamelt

      99.5% of men are making the rest of us look bad!

  • billbear1961

    When they drop their pants, kick these miserable shits in the balls!

    • clay

      Yeah, I admit it, first thing I wondered was if he had either a stapler or a phone on the desk.

      • billbear1961

        A “man” is terribly exposed–vulnerable–when his nuts are out in the open!

  • Mark McGovern

    Who are these people that think they can get away with this shit?

    • Gustav2

      8 years ago, I had a boss who dropped his pants in my office, standing right next my chair, to rearrange his balls and tuck his shirt in. A Str8 boss who knew I was gay.

      • William

        Were you offended or curious?

        • Gustav2

          Ewwwwww. The guy was an incompetent creep who only lasted less than a year..

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        So you married a str8 guy ?

        • Gustav2

          LOL, had been with my husband for decades.

      • Mark McGovern

        So why, in your estimation, did he do that? Did he do it with women? Did you and he discuss it?

        • Gustav2

          Testing my reaction and to intimidate me like he was some high school jock. “I can do this, fag.” It was not a gay friendly company, in practice.

          No discussion, he never came into my office again and he was gone from the company a few months after that.

          • Mark McGovern

            I guess if that was me, I would be thinking WTF? However, the difference between me (as a mature gay guy) and most women, is that it wouldn’t traumatize me in the least. Probably inappropriate for me to say, but If it wasn’t pretty impressive, I would have laughed out loud. That said, men have subjugated women by this bullshit for so long that they keep it quiet for fear of losing their job, which further traumatizes them, makes them feel powerless and inadequate etc. and feeds into all sorts of negative issues that can literally ruin their lives. You know what they say, sexual assault is more about power than sexual gratification.

            Can I ask, did it impact you substantively? Or were you like “meh”, I’ve seen better?

          • Gustav2

            “Meh” I was in my 50’s and just went back to my paperwork. He was my regional manager, I had to only talk to him on the phone and meet at large monthly company gatherings. So further close contact could be avoided.

            I was not traumatized, it just proved he was a jerk and I needed to watch my back.

      • Gerry Fisher

        “Beer and a half”

    • Reality.Bites

      He did, for decades

  • Porkie
    • Heterosexuals need to get some dental work, ASAP!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    I always found Lauer to be a creepy and conceited prick.

  • billbear1961

    We’re well into the 21st century, and predation–demeaning and sadistic psychological torture and actual assault–is alive and well, and celebrated in the Oval Office!

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      “Predation”
      A new cologne from Trump. Just in time for the holidays

      • billbear1961

        Purchase it with “Complicit.”

      • JT
        • anne marie in philly

          OMFG! at a small dacha outside moscow, vlad removes his shirt, donnie goes down on his knees, and…

          • bzrd

            never gets up again

        • Todd20036

          EWWWWWWW

          • JT

            That’s not what Drumpf said.

    • fuzzybits

      While his wife just smiles a compliment smile.

  • boobert

    I can only think of a Mr Humphries quote about the dropped pants, ” Now I would have found that quite amusing .”

  • hdtex
  • Rebecca Gardner

    Matt’s got some serious issues.

    https://twitter.com/rachel/status/935977643979223040

    • fuzzybits

      Sounds like how paranoid Roger Ailes was.

    • The_Wretched

      Bosses around here all have offices with one wall made of glass. There are rooms with solid doors but they are few, far between and mostly house infrastructure.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      His office known as Lauer’s Lurid Lair

    • safari

      My officemate has a cellphone with an IR camera. We can literally see through office walls.

    • Scott Carpenter

      Somebody had to sign off on the work order that installed a remote door lock on his office. That’s what I read in that. This was allowed by the management.

      • Andrew Iverson

        It does have legit uses, as a high profile news person, would be good to have in an active shooter situation or other security issue.

    • Steverino

      OT, but how’s the recovery going, and how is the suite in BH?

  • Lane

    Wake me when the Hannity reveal happens. I need to rest up.

  • dbishop75

    wow. i like him even more. dirty piggy boy. lol

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      lol

  • netxtown

    After we’ve kicked Lauer clean to the curb – these execs that knew should be fired as well. They know Lauer brought in the money – and they wasn’t about to fuck up their bonus. IMO, they are even more guilty as THEY could have stopped it – and they CHOSE not to. Fuck ’em. Take ’em down, girls!

  • hdtex
  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    Somewhere, Ann Curry is inviting thousands to an empty warehouse to have the biggest blowout ever!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/YTbZzCkRQCEJa/giphy.gif

  • Tomcat

    Where in the world is Matt Lauer? Perbville.

  • Tomcat

    Come one come all women, if you do not release the cracken on theses pervs now you never will.

  • djcoastermark

    O/T but cheese on rice, can this admin and country get even more screwed up? K Conway is going to be running t rumps war on the opioid crisis. I kid you not! https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/kellyanne-conway-will-run-white-house-opioid-efforts/

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Opioids?
      Weird. I see her as more the poster child for meth abuse.

      • djcoastermark

        Notice, she will just be in charge of opioids, not meth. hmm. 🙂

    • Gustav2

      Noooooo, you know she used to PR for anti-choice groups

      • Gustav2

        “Just say No” will be back.

    • edrex

      it’s a consumer run organization, i guess.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        I see what u did there.

    • Cuberly Deux

      So basically a fed $$ giveaway to religious backed rehab programs that don’t work.

      • The_Wretched

        Yes, I expect this is the real reason. to divert more taxes from useful things to churches.

        • Cuberly Deux

          …and another way to go into debt.

      • Max_1

        Pray the Meth away…

        • Cuberly Deux

          Pray to jebus, then you’ll get your methadone.

      • robindaybird

        Or into chicken processing plants for no pay.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Referring to smaller rehab clinics….”Places like Gosnold are being gobbled up by private equity companies and publicly-traded chains looking to do what is known in Wall Street jargon as a roll-up play. They take a fragmented industry, buy up the bits and pieces and consolidate them into big, branded companies where they hope to make a profit by streamlining and cutting costs.”

      “One company that advises investors listed 27 transactions in which private equity firms or public companies bought or invested in addiction treatment centers and other so-called behavioral health companies in 2014 and 2015 alone.”

      https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/10/480663056/investors-see-big-opportunities-in-opioid-addiction-treatment

      It’s an industry that’s exploding and in the process of consolidating in a very big way. Yet another healthcare monopoly is forming with an eye towards minimizing costs, basically trim out services to the core.

      • The_Wretched

        How sad. Industries where that’s happening always wind up hollowed out and poorly serving the customers. Here, that’s the sick or dying getting the worst of it.

        • Cuberly Deux

          The American way…..unfortunately.

    • jerry

      I guess she gets to keep any drugs seized during arrests?

  • billbear1961

    It’s not too late to swallow poison, predators!

    There was a dramatic example in the news.

  • Henry Auvil

    This is why I’m proud that I’ve not watched TV for almost 20 years. Ya don’t need it to be informed.

  • Beth Sanders

    AWFUL man! Pray for Matt.

    In Christ,
    Beth

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      What the hell are you even doing here Beth ???

      Yesterday, you were OUTED for stealing a poor dead woman’s Pic for your avatar.

      Did you dig up her body too?!?!? You wicked, wicked wench !!

      • billbear1961

        I missed this drama!

        • The_Wretched

          Turns out that Beth’s image is one borrowed from a dead woman (or a live boy).

          • djcoastermark

            That’s one ugly little boy if not a dead woman.

        • Treant

          Me, too. Beth may be more than a much more amusing than average borderline troll. 🙂

          • billbear1961

            Her sudden appearance and post quite surprised me!

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            See her open history, We’ve been trying to shove her over a cliff for weeks!

          • billbear1961

            Weeks?!

            😮

            This is the first time I’ve seen her!

          • David in Tucson

            I’ve seen her a few times, and her posts always look like she’s come here by mistake. At any rate, I’ve blocked her.

      • leastyebejudged

        She’s hilarious, and even more funny by making you looks SOOOOO fucking retarded.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          lol, you don’t even get it

          #LestYeBeTarded

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Let’s combine our prayers.
      Hopefully his pecker will fall off.

    • The_Wretched

      Did you ask Christ’s consent before you went in Him?

    • billbear1961

      O_O

    • billbear1961

      May all predators soon leave this world for . . . the eternal abyss.

      Amen!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Bluto

      Beth, how long are you going to drag your dead grandmother’s corpse around? It’s Bates Motel disturbing.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ebef76b20d49e2fd757d5b1119f8b3a6919a6d8613cedf6ca70e56b2685f9d0.jpg

      • Beth Sanders

        Sorry you are mistaken. Donna was a dear friend of mine. not sure why you think i am her?

        • Bluto

          Cuz you’re using her picture, Morticia.

          • Beth Sanders

            oh yes! sorry you are confused. may she rest in peace.

          • ClevelandJim

            LMFAO!!

          • Beth Sanders

            Yes in her memory. thank you

    • leastyebejudged

      I love you, Beth !

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Sicko

      • Beth Sanders

        you are a deer. thank you

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
  • gaycuckhubby
  • jruffdc

    Narcissistic, sociopath, who may have raped and murdered a few women, for all we know. I miss the days when one could skillfully toss a cold beverage in the face of a man like Lauer.

    • Treant

      Good news, everybody! Those days are still here!

  • Michael R
    • jruffdc

      Lol. Always love this one

    • The_Wretched

      Like to make sure everyone has enough?

    • Mike

      It’s Barbie’s friend Crystal. Accessories not included.

      • leastyebejudged

        Dumpster included !

    • Treant

      Is she testing opiods? I could see her doing that.

  • kareemachan

    I know of no details, but I’m sad to hear about Garrison Keillor. We listened to PHC so much. That show and Radio Reader kept me sane at a remote field site in AK for a number of years.

    • Stuart ArtFart

      Garrison Keillor makes me ashamed to be white. He truly is a physically unattractive man. That said, I’ve been fantasizing about having HOT monkey sex with his icky, doughy body for years!

      BTW, the scant details about his actions provided by the article in the NY Times makes me wonder (a) what really happened and (b) why MPR was so quick to respond in dramatic fashion (cancelled his current shows, planning to rename “APHC”, etc.)

  • Slippy_World
    • billbear1961

      He’s a lively one.

      I don’t think it’s Bach they’re playing!

      (I like the guitarist, on the left, better.)

      • The_Wretched

        That’s Flea.

        • David in Tucson

          But he has clothes on!

  • Mike

    Why would a good looking man who could have any woman he wants, shit where he eats? That’s nuts.

  • Michael R
  • Deacon Phreque

    I dunno, every time I saw him on-screen, I thought “Christ, he seems like a douchebag!”.

  • FAEN

    Jeebus it’s every fucking day now.

    • The_Wretched

      I’m sure we’re still in tip of the ice berg territory.

      • FAEN

        Yep!!

  • boobert

    None of this really matters as long as we have an abuser in the white house and a child molester about to be put in the senate. Release the apprentice tapes ! The serpent’s head needs to be cut off.

    • robindaybird

      Honestly I think having Trump in office is part of a cause – the victims see Trump, think now with everything in the shitter, they feel like they got nothing to lose – and like a cornered animal, they raise all kinds of hell which actually makes it stick this time.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    You know, while I admit be being “aggressive” sexually, I have never engaged in grabbing, groping or even kissing without some kind of overt consent….you just don’t do it. I was raised to have manners, even sexual manners (Mom was very open about do’s and don’ts of play…yes, my parents were practitioners of the Dark Arts AKA Kink). Perhaps it’s because I’m a long term member of the BDSM community, in which consent is paramount and absolute, that this kind of “I’ll just drop trou and whip out my dick” privilege is just something I can’t conceive of. Again, I’m fairly rough and tumble, but never without consent. Period. Sigh…I honestly don’t get it…it’s just…rude.

    • The_Wretched

      As a fellow kinkster, women do comment from time to time how they appreciate not being touched and getting asked before anything happens and how limits are (usually) respected. It’s not a perfect community but is much better about consent than the rest of life.

      • Cuberly Deux

        It’s also a somewhat self monitoring community. Once word gets out on someone messing up word travels rather quickly.

        • The_Wretched

          Yep, reputation matters.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Well, I know in the circles I travel in, if someone doesn’t respect limits, everyone knows about it within a day and said violator becomes a pariah. As you say, not perfect, but light years ahead of general society.

      • billbear1961

        I’ve had men take my paw and plant in squarely on their crotch because, chatting, I took too long to “get down to business.”

        I require not only obvious consent but EAGER consent, or I can’t even BEGIN to get truly excited.

        I need to KNOW a man likes me and WANTS an encounter.

        (I’m married and don’t get up to much with other men, anymore. For one thing, every 5 years, or so, I become even more reclusive than I was in the previous 5, and I was never very social or highly sexed. “Making out” is usually what “sex” meant/means to me. I don’t usually care much for more than that. And I’ve said, just now, WAY more than I usually do about these matters online!)

        • The_Wretched

          Thanks for sharing it.

          • billbear1961

            🙂

    • billbear1961

      It’s crass–one step away from pissing on someone to humiliate them and show who’s boss.

      It’s the behaviour of an uncivilized BARBARIAN.

      One of the worst things you can say about a man is that he’s not a GENTLEMAN.

    • BobSF_94117

      What does overt consent for a kiss look like? How can both of you tell the other is overtly consenting?

    • billbear1961

      I always think of THIS when the word “barbarian” pops up:

      https://youtu.be/VhXHRLsuH8M?t=2m4s

  • Abe

    Another day, another woman traumatized because she saw a penis.

    • Max_1

      Abe,
      Do you regularly show your dick at work?

      • billbear1961

        To someone–anyone–who does NOT want to see it?

    • The_Wretched

      That’s a bit reductionist, don’t you think? typical 17 comment drive by.

      • billbear1961

        More than a bit, dragon, sweetie.

    • Max_1

      Abe,
      Victim shaming, AGAIN???

      • billbear1961

        You know him?

        He does this?

    • bkmn

      While you and I don’t think it is a big deal, to a woman it sends a signal that he has power that he can use against you (potentially rape). I don’t think we have any place to delegitimize the impact it could have on a woman.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I’m a gay man and it’s a big deal to me

    • billbear1961

      You don’t FORCE these kinds of “attentions” on people WITHOUT their permission.

      This was ABUSE–an abuse of power–meant to humiliate and DEGRADE.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Another shallow quip on the internet.

    • leastyebejudged

      It’s traumatized me before, so I’m sympathetic.

  • Max_1

    I had a boss who once discussed with HER assistant (a gay man) about fondling my ass and doing things to me… In my presence. I was under HER employment at that time, maybe 60 days when she made that comment.

    She died last week… Lung cancer.
    I call it Karma.

    • billbear1961

      It’s amazing the LIBERTIES some bastards and bitches take.

    • Stuart ArtFart

      I’m sorry you had to go throught that experience.

      (FWIW, lung cancer is not divine retribution for sexual harrassment. Your comment about her death being due to karma (a) shows your gross ignorance about the concept of karma and (b) is IDENTICAL to the stupidity of Christianists in the the 80’s who considered persons with AIDS to having “gotten what they deserved” for violating God’s laws.)

      • The_Wretched

        Are you still supporting Kevin Spacey?

        • Stuart ArtFart

          “Supporting Kevin Spacey”?? Like, an actor in a supporting role to his lead role? OR perhaps you’re an inarticulate moron and are making reference to a post of mine from weeks ago where I said something along the lines of (a) I think KS is a talented actor and I really don’t care what kind of human being he is and (b) although it’s not appropriate for a 26 y.o. to come onto a 14 y.o. (whose parents allow him to hang out after hours with adults), since KS stopped his moves when Anthongy Rapp protested, I don’t perceive that incident as noteworthy in the least. If you interpret either of those opinions on matters that don’t pertain to me but are (for whatever reason) topics of discussion today as “supporting KS”, well….you live your reality as you see fit, but that’s not how I see it.

          But thanks for asking. You take care.

        • leastyebejudged

          Are you still fucking your underage sister?

          • The_Wretched

            My question was based on his posting history and my youngest sister is 14 hours away by car and in her 30s.

  • bkmn

    Reportedly several NBC execs had the same lock the door button as Lauer.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e22bc60a23b8afcd791a26f3b4cd11027d7963bedc79b49a58bf53fe4f801eb.jpg

    • Gustav2

      OMG. ‘Mad Men’ offices.

  • Jeffg166

    Have to wonder why he would need to coerce anyone. There are any number of fame and power groupies male and female who would do most of theses guys.

    • The_Wretched

      $20 million a year is a lot of opportunity to get willing people for whatever he wants. Clearly part of the ‘fun’ was controlling everyone in his work life to the ultimate degree.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I had a (gay) boss like that

    • pablo

      A lot of these guys seemed like entitled jerks even before the allegations. The only one I don’t understand is Louis CK. He could easily afford to jack off in front of escorts or a dominatrix-since he seems to be into shame.

    • robindaybird

      Some people are predatory fucks, and he probably didn’t want to chance a groupie telling his wife that he’s cheating

    • Snarky

      Not to psychoanalyze these guys, but isn’t it more about power and coercion? I thought that with harassers, sex was a means to an end, and not the end itself.

      And that’s where harassment took place, as it seems to have with Lauer, Conyers, Weinstein, Spacey, O’Reilly, Ailes, etc. What accusers say Franken and Keillor did seems to be a different animal. But I guess you could make the argument that Franken putting his hand on a woman’s hip or ass in a proprietary way, and posing for that juvenile, shitty photo on the USO tour, are also nasty displays of power.

  • Gerry Fisher

    This isn’t, “I posed for a picture at the state fair, and I thought it was OK to put my hand on her hip, which made her very uncomfortable.”

    • Gustav2

      This was planned.

  • So what’s with all this shit where women on the show or who previously worked on the show all teary eyed as if this is the first they are hearing of any of it. I call bullshit. I’ve worked in a lot of offices and every one of them (across numerous types of business) was gossipy. No one behaved this way without most people hearing of it.

    • thatotherjean

      Hearing about it–passing the word among women, for instance–is very different from doing anything about it, when whatever you did could mean you would lose your job and he would keep his.

      • I’m not blaming coworkers. You can’t file a complaint on behalf of someone else. My point is that the higher ups knew and ignored it for years. In every one of these cases people knew for years and actively worked to hush it up. This was always going to come out eventually and I feel no pity for the people losing their careers over stuff they should never have done and shouldn’t have been allowed to get away with more than once much less dozens of times. It’s one thing if no reports were ever made, but in the Charlie Rose case we know that many reports were filed and the network did nothing. This isn’t even close to being over. In fact I’d say this has only begun.

  • gaycuckhubby

    So far this has been mainly straight men. But many gay men have been harassed by more powerful gay men, especially in queer spaces. And I have a feeling that dams about to break

    • Gustav2

      And gay men have been sexually harassed by straight men who think it is funny (and a show of power)

      • gaycuckhubby

        Yep!

      • BearEyes

        Yes. Happened to a friend of mine.

      • The New Paige Turner™

        ….And sexually harassed by Straight Women. And offered a 3 way with a Gay work colleague by her and asked to solicit drugs.

        And Im the one who was laid off.

        Oh well.

    • BobSF_94117

      Oh, please. “Queer spaces” in the business world? Very few and very far between. The only ones with any history are newspapers (already folded), bath houses (seriously?), bars and restaurants (where staff are famously frisky), and the theatre. There can’t be that many Spaceys.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I work in one of those spaces and it shouldn’t be allowed to go on. And yes I’m aware I’m not helping anything by not speaking out.

        • BobSF_94117

          What shouldn’t be allowed to go on? Hugs? Jokes? Flirting? A hand on the shoulder? Knees briefly grazing at the lunch table?

          Do you really want to live in a hermetically sealed world where everyone is super cautious about possibly offending anyone? It’s like a self-imposed Saudi Arabia for gay men.

          I’m one of the least touchy-feely persons I have ever known. I hate it. I also realize that’s MY PROBLEM.

          • gaycuckhubby

            A drunk (gay) boss pressuring a straight coworker for sex. Even trying to pay for it.
            Workers who sleep with bosses get pwrks in pay/hours

          • BobSF_94117

            Although I very rarely drink, I think I’m more prone than most (at least online) to tolerate the mess it makes of people.

            If it’s consensual, it’s just tacky. And, depending on the company, against policy.

          • gaycuckhubby

            It wasnt consensual

          • BobSF_94117

            Sorry, I was unclear. I meant if the sleeping with the boss is consensual and not against corporate policy.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Tacky or not they get higher pay than those who dont sleep with them

          • gaycuckhubby

            also, if straight men have to live by those rules I think we should too.

          • BobSF_94117

            No. There is a power imbalance and a whole lot of package in heterosexuality. We do not need to burden ourselves with it. Nor do lesbians.

          • gaycuckhubby

            I disagree. When youre at work powwr inbalance will always exist

          • BobSF_94117

            If you don’t think there are more power imbalances between men and women at work and anywhere else, well, I can’t see any point in going on.

          • Lindoro Almaviva

            a LOT of meaningful interaction can be had at the workplace without some of the things you mention. A hand of the shoulder? What the context, is (s)he bawling because his dog is sick? or (s)he minding their own business and you can’t keep your hands to yourself?

            Flirting? Why? The job is not the bar. Why risk it?

            Knees? What’s the context? You moved too quickly and the table was packed or you just had to sit there just so you could touch them?

            The office is not a bar, nor it is the local bathhouse. I am trying to think of why would anyone behave in such a risky manner when you can do that with your friends at the bar and not get into trouble

          • BobSF_94117

            Why risk flirting? Because the majority of Americans meet their spouses AT WORK.

            As for context, I’m not the one ignoring context. The NO TOUCHING people are.

        • leastyebejudged

          lol, by not speaking out, cracker please.

      • boatboy_srq

        Considering how circumspect and respectful McKellen, Stewart, Fry and others have generally been to date, the problem once again isn’t the out performers so much as the closeted ones. The closet is toxic, now for those merely adjacent as well as the occupants.

        And once again we see a control mechanism at work: closeted performers could be pressured into taking roles they don’t want, working with directors or costars who are difficult, etc for fear of becoming unemployable, which only feeds the monster: prey on the vulnerable, work under unfair conditions for fear of being outed, take out their frustrations by preying on more vulnerables…. and in the hypersexualized world of entertainment and in a career that encourages being comfortable with being uncomfortable (as a means to get to a charactet’s motivations), the boundaries blur fast and wide.

        • Reality.Bites

          Stewart?

        • BobSF_94117

          Not that I disagree with anything you said, but I find it very odd that people expect “theatre people” to behave. It’s not in their nature. That’s why they’re theatre people.

          I don’t mean they shouldn’t be punished for real transgressions, but no one’s career should end over it (and wouldn’t if it had been properly dealt with in the past).

          • leastyebejudged

            His remarks are simply atrocious and not based on anything reasonable or intelligent, and you should not sugar coat that.

        • leastyebejudged

          I still think it’s none of anybody’s fucking business if you don’t want to discuss your sexuality, PARTICULARLY in the workplace.

          The rest of your stupid remarks are just you trying to justify treating gay people like we’ve always been treated. A lot of the younger generation is like that, not having experienced any real oppression, yet craving it, like a fundy xtian.

          In summary, your claim/insinuation that all or most people “in the closet” are abusers/molesters is a slander, and you should kill yourself.

    • leastyebejudged

      I really doubt it.

      • gaycuckhubby

        It’s already starting to happen, just this month there’s been a lawsuit filed by an employee at Grindr and by several employees at bars on Fire Island. All queer spaces and all alleging harassment

        • leastyebejudged

          “queer spaces” lololol

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Don’t respond to it, He’s a cuckfuck

          • gaycuckhubby

            Cuckfuck! Thats my husbands pet name for me! 😁

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            awwwwwwww

  • Paula

    If he wanted to play that quiz game with me, I’d choose the kill option. He better be a fast runner.

  • teeveedub

    Something tells me that office Christmas parties are going to be a lot tamer this year.

    • Gustav2

      Fewer in number and fewer attendees if they have one.

  • BobSF_94117

    I’m starting to think I’ve really missed out on showing coworkers my penis. Males, of course. It seems to be a thing. I had no idea.

    • Reality.Bites

      Don’t forget your friends

    • Snarky

      Sharing is caring.

    • Lindoro Almaviva

      well, if it is a full body pic, just post it.

      • BobSF_94117

        Trust me, the close up is better.

  • boatboy_srq

    What is it about powerful middle-aged men of dubious attractiveness and the people (usually but not always women) on their staff?

    Is this (most recently, at least) a Boomer phenomenon? Granted Pharmadouche probably can’t get a willing partner no matter what he offers, so the potential clearly is not past, but still…

    • Gustav2

      Boomers, like myself, were raised in an era where this went on big time in some of our fathers’ offices/workplaces. Think the show ‘Mad Men.’ The Big Boss always had a piece on the side, sometimes at work. Many have never had a female boss. We were the transition generation.

      edit: When I watched ‘Man Men’ I would point out men and women from my church or neighborhood who were like the characters. It drove the hubby nuts. lol

    • AJayne

      This happens in any situation where men believe it is important to make sure women know “who’s in charge” – it has nothing to do with sex as many of us know it – the desire for it, the fact of it, or the act of it. It’s due to power issues men have, actual rape being the extreme of it.

  • I always thought Lauer was kind of a perv. The breaking point for me was when he did that horrible “Baywatch” Halloween drag thing some years back.

    You gents here can probably imagine why African Americans would find minstrel-show blackface offensive? Well, Lauer prancing in the wig and bathing suit about felt like the sexist version of the same.

    • Stuart ArtFart

      There’s nothing inherently wrong with blackface.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Ummmmm….

        • Do Something Nice

          He is a troll. I Just blocked him.

  • normadesmond

    The October before the election, I was visiting my republican gay aunts (yes, it’s horrible) and I said to one of them, “How can you even think of voting for that pig Trump after what he just said about grabbing pussy!?” Aunts’ reply was, “All straight men talk like that.” Turning out they were more right than I’d ever thought.

  • Friday’s_cat

    What did it for me was Lauer’s treatment of Katie Couric.

  • metrored

    Apparently instead of HR departments companies need national news outlets to new sexual harassment investigations. I’ve heard the phase ‘sunlight is the best disinfectant’ used misapplied to give nazis an uncensored platform. That phase is more applicable to the events transpiring right now. Corporate inaction on sexual harassment when exposed to sunlight suddenly turns into action and it’s a beautiful thing.

    • Snarky

      “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” is a phrase used by journalists, generally meaning that exposing the dirty secrets of politics and big business is the only way for people to know what the powerful people in this country are really doing. It came into use after Justice Louis Brandeis wrote the phrase in 1913, and Sunshine Laws are on the books in all 50 states and D.C., plus the federal government. Those laws vary in their strength and coverage.

      If people are using the phrase to support Nazis, they really missed the point of what it means.

      I heard Bill Maher said it about Milo Youknowwho after an interview, which was his way of saying “this shitstain came on my show and now he’s been fired and lost his book deal,” but anything that gets Milo fired is kind of the opposite of supporting Nazis. 🙂

      • metrored

        Bill Maher used it to defend bringing him on as a fawned over featured guest, shielded from the full scrutiny of his normal panel and given a platform sell his ideas. Maher then tried to claim credit for blowback Milo received after footage of him defending pederasty on an entirely different program came to the attention of the greater public in a manner wholly unrelated to his appearance on Real Time.

        • leastyebejudged

          The funny thing is both of you are right.

          And Maher is still a shitstain.

          • metrored

            agreed!

  • Dom Saunders

    I never would have thought this of him. This is beyond disturbing.

    • CB

      Known for years. Back to his days in Boston TV.

      • Blake Mason

        really.. i would have thought this came as his profile was elevated…

        • Natty Enquirer

          On the contrary. The higher-ups will protect him as he becomes more and more valuable.

          • leastyebejudged

            So many complicit people, and outright guilty of knowing and saying and doing nothing.

  • If any of y’all were wondering why all the incredibly sexist coverage of Hillary Clinton, including the blatant misogyny, happened throughout the 2016 campaign?

    It’s the fact so many of the most virulent #NeverHillary types were themselves male chauvinist pigs and sexual harassers themselves.

  • Gregory Peterson

    Phrase of the day: “Droit du seigneur.”

    Pay no attention to the revolutionaries who are sharpening the guillotine blade..

    • David in Tucson

      Thinking of “Le Nozze di Figaro.” And that’s all about thwarting the count’s desire for Susanna! No wonder it was considered subversive in its day.

      • Lindoro Almaviva

        except in these cases, there will be no Rosina in the garden waiting to forgive them. This will be the plot of Nozze with the Don Giovanni ending,.

    • leastyebejudged

      Nothing revolutionary about any of it, it’s all businesses as usual.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The American culture is disgusting.

    • andrew

      Do you usually engage to this kind of exaggeration?

      • Lindoro Almaviva

        well, unfortunately, look around you and what do you see?
        – men behaving like this is the 12th century and the women around them are nothing but cattle
        – people being given a pass because they are rich, famous, hot or a combination thereoff
        – people rejecting facts for their own fiction and actually getting shitty because they have the right to believe whatever nonsense they want to believe
        – The Kardashians
        – Trump
        – people shielding behind a 2000 year old book to excuse behavior that would make a criminal blush

        Yes, there is much to admire on this country, but our biggest export right now is not the best part of the culture

        • leastyebejudged

          The USA has the capacity to do truly great things.

          THAT is why all this is worse than vulgar. All that wasted opportunity to do the right thing, only to keep on like robots, even as the robots are being developed to replace all of you.

          Arguably we really ARE the most evil country in the world.

      • leastyebejudged

        Pull your head out and look around, monkeyboy.

  • Texndoc

    I had read Keith Olbermann suddenly closed up social media shop recently which is weird considering he has a new book to plug and I’d expect they’re right: he’s the next shoe to drop.

    • gaycuckhubby

      It’s odd for sure

  • Snarkaholic

    Can the women he said he’d like to kill (during the game) sue his ass, too?

    • Stuart ArtFart

      There’s this thing called “the First Amendment” that may be applicable here…

      I take it you’ve never listened to the Howard Stern show? He popularized (maybe created) the fuck-marry-kil game.

      Stop clutching those pearls and chill out a scooch…

      • leastyebejudged

        You give an example of one of the most grotesque and crass people in media and tell people to chill ?

        Kill yourself you piece of shit.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Its not very work appropriate but “fuck-marry-kill” is a very popular game. No jury would award money for that.
      It’s seeped its way into popular culture too. Many movies, shows, talkshows etc reference/play it

  • Blake Mason
  • gaycuckhubby

    I’ll be pissed if everyone is held accountable except for Cheeto and Bryan Singer

  • kaydenpat

    What’s up with straight men showing women their penises? Not sure if that’s something that we want to see especially on random men.

    • They are either super proud of their dicks or require verification that it’s still powerful.

    • Ben in Oakland

      They can’t show them to other men, at least not overtly. That would be kinda gay

  • boobert

    Watching the news about lauer. Could this be retaliation by fox and o’reilly against nbc ? Where’s the dirt on hannity,? There’s no way he’s not as guilty.

  • ClevelandJim

    What did Katie know, and when did she know it?
    😉

  • MarkBuster

    pic or it didn’t happen!

    • Ben in Oakland

      Don’ wanna see pictures u less it’s ryan reynoldd and Grant Gustin.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Hi. Im a heterosexual male. I have no class or manners. Wanna fuck?

    Jesus!!!!!!!.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    As a tabloid reader, Matt was often in the pages, though the stories weren’t about sexual abuse but more that he was screwing behind his wife’s back a LOT. So I knew he was scummy, just not this kind of scummy.

  • seant426

    Sigh?

  • DaveMiller135

    “Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her…”

    Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt: Cindy in HR and I feel that, no matter how little attention you paid to our little PowerPoint presentation, you probably should have gotten a bit more from it than this.

  • leastyebejudged

    I can’t see any of this happening under an HRC administration. Ironic.

  • SelectFromWhere

    Too Soon, but: Damn, what could I have done to get a job where Matt Lauer showed me his penis without my having to ask 🙁

  • He seems nice.
    ::shudder::