There seems to be a direct correlation between Matt Lauer’s receding hair line and his likeability.
Have you ever noticed that villains tend to be follicle-y challenged , the television at 3 am always has infomercials on hair out of a can, and celebrities like John Travolta wear ridiculous toupees most of the time? This leads to the conclusion that America must hate bald guys. It’s losing in the genetic lottery that is to blame for Matt’s downfall!
Or, more likely, as Lauer gets older he just becomes more of a dick and the public sees it.
For years Matt Lauer’s popularity among even the most loyal Today Show fans had been wavering. Then he masterminded a pretty shitty plan to blindside and fire co-anchor Ann Curry, whom people love.
When that shitstorm hit, Lauer walked around playing dumb, not even being able to feign that he gave two shits about Curry. Soon after ratings dropped, blogs and articles all over called Matt some pretty nasty things, and Ann was left unable to go work for anyone other than NBC without forfeiting her millions in owed pay.
Fast Forward to now. Matt still sucks and it seems he still doesn’t really get why. In an interview for Esquire, Lauer spewed the following bullshit:
The way the media treated what happened with Ann Curry was a disappointing learning experience. I was disappointed by the laziness of the media, the willingness to read a rumor, repeat that rumor, and treat it as a fact. And yet, what were my options? Does anyone want to see a person who’s making the money that the newspapers say I’m making complaining, “Woe is me, my life is terrible, and people are being unfair”? No one would’ve had any patience for that. I wouldn’t have any patience for that. So you just shut up and go about doing your job and hope that people who know you well — your friends and your family — know what’s true.
Yea, Lauer. The media is lazy. There is no way you did something royally messed up and the media called you out on it. Forget all those sources who came out and confirmed what happened. Al Roker called you on it “jokingly” on live t.v. Shit, even Ann blatantly told the world she was blindsided and heartbroken.
Oh, and then there’s the little face that Lauer and the Today executives called the whole thing “Operation Bambi” and yet he has doubts as to why people hate him? YOU TOOK OUT POOR MAMA-LESS BAMBI!
It’s not like you didn’t realize you were messing with someone people love, because if you truly didn’t you would have named it “Operation Cruella de Vil” or “Operation Ursula.” Using “Bambi” just proved what an epic shmuck Matt Lauer and his motley crew were. Add on top of that the cheating rumors, the multiple stories of Lauer being rude and nasty, and it creates one pretty large asshole sundae.
But I guess Lauer feels it’s better to bite the proverbial hand that feeds him rather than take any responsibility for his actions. Look how well that tactic worked for Lindsay Lohan for so many years.