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Twitter Reacts To Matt Lauer's Criticism Of Ronan Farrow

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 20, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 20, 2020 |


Alleged rapist/serial sexual predator/former Today host Matt Lauer is not a fan of Ronan Farrow’s book Catch and Kill. The disgraced newsman has resurfaced to write an op-ed about his qualms with Farrow’s reporting, specifically in regards to Brooke Nevils, who accused Lauer of rape and—in his own words—was “the same woman whose complaint resulted in my termination at NBC.”

So, he’s published a piece on Mediaite, which suggests no bigger, flashier, more prestigious outlet would take this op-ed. Titled “Why Ronan Farrow Is Indeed Too Good to Be True,” Lauer’s piece begins with his hurt feelings over Nevils’ rape accusation, then moves into suggesting Farrow had an ax to grind against NBC. “Consequently, he cultivated many sources who were also disgruntled or who had been fired by NBC,” Lauer argues, “And therefore had an incentive to come up with explanations for why their careers there didn’t work out.”

So, we shouldn’t trust people who didn’t thrive in a work environment where Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct was an open secret for years? Where it likely led to Ann Curry losing her job at Today? Where his misogynist view influenced reporting on a wide variety of big news stories including the 2016 election? Gotcha.

The rest of the article is Lauer defending himself by nitpicking Ronan’s work page by page. His argument is basically: Nevil is a liar and Ronan is a fink for believing her.

Here’s how Twitter reacted.

Farrow also responded, with a single tweet:

Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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