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0708, 01 Dec 17

Women to Blame for Men’s Bad Behavior?

That’s one perspective.
When his “Today” show co-host Savannah Guthrie broke the news of Lauer’s firing on air, she was clearly devastated.
“… I’m heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear friend and my partner,” Guthrie said on the show. “He is beloved by many, many people here.” Guthrie added she also was heartbroken for the woman who came forward to tell her story and for those who might still come forward. Her fill-in co-host Hoda Kotb joined the Lauer lovefest.
Why would Guthrie and Kotb immediately rush in to praise Lauer before they even had details of the story? This type of selfish, blind loyalty is what enables these predators to reign with terror over working women in the first place. Must we always show this automatic sympathy for men we know who’ve shown such cruelty to women?
It’s infuriating.

0708, 01 December 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    When they are liberal, and “enlightened” men of the 21st century….yea automatic pass for their disgusting behavior.    Guthrie should be fired for her blame the victim statement.

  2. jonnyv

    Kevin… did you read it? Guthrie nor the author are victim blaming. The author is saying that a lot of times this stuff is helped being covered up or ignored by women around the offender, usually because they fear losing their jobs. It is self-preservation. And that needs to change as well.

    It is possible Guthrie knew about Lauer. It is possible she thought his excursions were consensual between adults. It is possible she heard rumors and dismissed them. We won’t know, all we can do is speculate.

    And if ANYTHING has been obvious it is that the men you are talking about are NOT getting an automatic pass. The hollywood liberals are taking it on the chin right now, rightfully so. It would just be nice if that would be pushed up to DC as well. Lets get rid of Conyers and Franken, and NOT elect Moore the Child Chaser.

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