NBC Today show host Matt Lauer isn’t pleased with the press he got after the network’s catastrophic removal of co-host Ann Curry last year.
In an interview with New York magazine published online Sunday evening, Lauer laughably whined, “When the media covers something, it’s important to do basic homework. You can’t just repeat something over and over again until it sounds true. It’s not fair.”
As some background, Lauer was discussing the press’s reaction to Curry’s clumsy dismissal when she broke down and cried on the set.
After that happened, Lauer got much of the blame.
New York magazine’s Joe Hagan claimed Lauer got “agitated” when he brought up the media’s reaction to Curry’s abrupt departure.
“There was a piling on,” Lauer said. “Fair, untrue, unfair, it didn’t matter, there was a wave of negativity.