Matt Lauer Done at the Today Show?

Photo courtesy of NBC.

Photo courtesy of NBC.

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It’s been reported by Helen Pow of The Daily Mail (you have to get this news from across the pond because the Today Show is just too powerful of an organization for American media to cover.  The conspiracy runs too deep) that Matt Lauer of NBC’S TODAY SHOW will be getting the boot due to low ratings and an apparent inability to get along with his co-workers.

You may remember Ann Curry getting the boot unceremoniously earlier this year in what was a big surprise to many.  Well it seems that Lauer was the guy behind the scenes working on getting her fired.

Photo courtesy of MSNBC.

He has been running the show by himself since then and ratings have continued to plummet.  With no one else to blame for bad ratings, and a $21.5 million dollar a year salary, NBC execs have had enough and it seems that Matt Lauer is done at the TODAY SHOW.

I’m sure this is the kind of news that is going to completely ruin your Thanksgiving holiday.  I apologize for that but in this business, we can’t sit on news that is unpleasant.  We have to bring it to light so that we can all deal with this horrible news and then move on together as a country.

I don’t want to be an alarmist, but I can’t help but notice that the firing of Lauer is coming eerily close to December 21.  Someone check those Mayan calendars.