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NBC fires the Today show’s Matt Lauer; the Supreme Court hears a major search-and-seizure case; tax reform gets another step closer to reality.
Matt Lauer joins Billy Bush in the Today rejects club, yet Donald Trump still has a job
- Wednesday saw the downfall of not one but two powerful men in media over allegations of sexual misconduct: Today show co-anchor Matt Lauer and Minnesota Public Radio host Garrison Keillor. [Vox / Michelle Garcia]
- Lauer, a more than 20-year veteran at NBC News, was fired after the network received a “detailed complaint from a colleague” about his behavior, NBC News chair Andrew Lack said in a statement. [NBC News / Erik Ortiz]
- Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday that it was severing all business ties with Keillor, the creator and retired host of A Prairie Companion, after allegations of inappropriate behavior with someone who had worked with him. Keillor said in a statement that the story was “more interesting and more complicated” than the one his now-former bosses heard. [New York Times / Maya Salam]
- Variety this afternoon published a report detailing allegations of sexual harassment against Lauer from multiple women. [Variety / Ramin Setoodeh and Elizabeth Wagmeister]
- Lauer’s ouster has placed fresh scrutiny on his on-air behavior toward women, including a 2012 interview with Anne Hathaway where he suggested a paparazzo’s photo up her skirt was her fault and his lopsided treatment of Hillary Clinton in a 2016 presidential candidate forum. [Vox / Anna North]
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