It’s very nice former NBC anchor Matt Lauer made the most morally sound move to apologize, but this can also be seen as a professional move as well.
I think the apology is “half-assed,” in that it seemed to be centered around him and people closest to him. What about the victims? Clearly, Matt, you have accepted that some misconduct was meted out on your part. Mr. Lauer, you need to address the victims appropriately. Specific, sincere apology to these persons must be in order!
Just remember, Matt Lauer, lost his job. Charlie Rose lost his job. Mark Halperin lost his job. Glenn Thrush lost his job. Billy Bush lost his job. Harvey Weinstein lost his job. Kevin Spacey lost his job.
Source: Video transcript
“There are no words to express my sorry and regret for the pain I have caused others by my words and actions,” he said in a statement Thursday, according to NBC News.
“To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry,” Lauer continued. “As I am writing this I realize the depth of damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.”
“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.”
Lauer had a button on his desk that enabled him to lock the door of his office once he selected a victim. That sounds like a Hannibal Lector move.
Here’s a message to all of you rich, powerful, and famous influential people that have always taken advantage of the helpless, and powerless people whether it be a poor helpless slave girl in the fields, or a well-educated intern at NBC, resign now and leave before your skeletons are made public. Why go through the public humiliation of being FIRED when you should leave while you have a chance.
Lauer had most of his viewers fooled with that all holier than thou image, but if Americans can turn a blind eye to Catholic Priests forcing sexual activity on innocent choir boys then I guess it’s okay for Lauer to do what they say he has done, and this person is our America! I am being sarcastic.
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