WASHINGTON, November 30, 2017 — It was just last week that NBC’s Matt Lauer was co-hosting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, providing commentary as giant gas bags in the form of cartoon characters floated down the concrete canyons of New York City.
Matt Lauer: Gasbags and predators
But Wednesday, NBC announced it had fired its “TODAY” on-air personality and liberal gas bag, the same Matt Lauer, after the network suddenly learned he had engaged in “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” The network announced its move via Twitter.
This only served to open the door for the nation’s chief executive to opine via his favorite social network.
“When will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!” said President Trump in a tweet.
Trump was referring to NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack, who infamously spiked NBC reporter Ronan Farrow’s devastating story concerning Hollywood producer and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein. Spurned by his own network, Farrow made waves by publishing the piece in the New Yorker, bringing the house down on Weinstein.
Arguably, Farrow’s exposé of this entertainment and media bigwig ignited the current, ongoing Hollywood/MSM purge of proven and alleged sexual predators. Matt Lauer is merely one of the most recent to fall.
Glenn Thrush: Gray Lady masher
A few weeks later, it fell to the New York Times to break the story on Weinstein’s long-running sexcapades.
Ironically, it was the Times itself that earlier this month was forced to “suspend” its White House correspondent, Glenn Thrush. The paper’s action was taken soon after a story posted by Vox alleged sexual improprieties by Thrus, a man who has consistently proclaimed himself “an advocate for women and women journalists.” It turns out his alleged conduct in private was quite a different story.
Garrison Keillor – A True Prarie Home Companion
If that wasn’t enough to rock the foundation of liberalism 2017-style, it is now reported that Minnesota Public Radio fired longtime “Prairie Home Companion” host and creator Garrison Keillor for acting a lot like Matt Lauer, Rep. John Conyers, Sen. Al Franken, actor Kevin Spacey, producer Harvey Weinstein and former President Bill Jefferson Clinton.
“While we appreciate the contributions Garrison has made to MPR and to all of public radio, we believe this decision is the right thing to do and is necessary to continue to earn the trust of our audiences, employees, and supporters of our public service,” said MPR President Jon McTaggart.
There seems to be something of a pattern forming where the alpha males of the news and entertainment sphere are concerned.
Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and Glen Thrush face media hell’s gaping maw
The fates of these now-disgraced, allegedly “progressive” media darlings parallel that of the fabled libertine Don Juan. His compulsive sexual debauchery, particularly as it is portrayed in the concluding act of Mozart’s greatest opera, “Don Giovanni,” attracts the demons of hell. They promptly corral him, eager to carry him off to his well-earned eternal doom.
“What strange fear now assails my soul?” asks Don Giovanni, “Where do those flames of horror come from?”
“No horror is too dreadful for you!” say the denizens of hell, “Come, there is worse in store.”
With that, the very earth opens up and the fires of hell consume him, unrepentant to the last.
As the gaping maw of hell expands in the 21st century, there seems to be an endless supply of Don Juans tripping over their sexual hubris as they plummet into the fresh, postmodern hell of sudden career obliteration and disgrace.
Tomorrow is another day.