Draining of the Liberal Media Swamp: Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and Time magazine


Something remarkable is going on — America is being fumigated.
Along with the outing of sexual creeps and perverts from the Hollywood miasma, the MSM swamp, populated largely by liberals and Democrats, is also being drained.
There were the eight journalists who either resigned or were fired for sexual misconduct. Among them are major figures in liberal journalism, like Leon Wieseltier, contributing editor of The Atlantic and former editor of The New Republic, and NBC News and MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin, said to have masturbated in front of a woman in his office, as well as placed his erect penis on the bodies of women without their consent.
Then came the firing of Charlie Rose, 75, of CBS Morning Show and the longtime PBS Charlie Rose show, after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct, including groping, lewd phone calls, and walking around naked.
The latest draining of the MSM swamp are Matt Lauer, Garrison Keilor and the sale of Time magazine.

(1) Matt Lauer


This morning, saying they were “heartbroken,” Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb of NBC’s “Today” morning show announced that their colleague and 20-year “Today” anchor, Matt Lauer, 59, had been fired “after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” rumored to have taken place in Russia.
In a memo to employees, NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said that the complaint, which was made by a colleague of Lauer’s, prompted a serious review and represented a “clear violation of our company’s standards,” and that although it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer since he took over as anchor of the show in 1997, there is “reason to believe” it wasn’t an isolated incident.

(2) Garrison Keillor


The AP reports today, November 29, that Garrison Keillor, 75, said he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) over allegations of improper behavior.
Keillor is the creator and former host of A Prairie Home Companion, featuring tales of his fictional utopian Minnesota hometown of Lake Wobegon “where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average”. (As with Charlie Rose, I’ve had a visceral revulsion toward Keillor since he first emerged in the public eye.)
MPR confirmed the firing and said it would “end its business relationship with Keillor’s media companies effective immediately,” including ending distribution and broadcast of Keillor’s daily syndicated program The Writer’s Almanac, and  rebroadcasts of The Best of A Prairie Home Companion. In addition, Prairie Home Companion, which is now hosted by Chris Thile, will get a new title. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
The firing comes shortly after Keillor, an avowed Democrat, wrote a syndicated column ridiculing the idea that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken should resign over allegations of sexual harassment.

See also “Sadistic pedophiles and Sen. Al Franken’s ‘joke’ about anal rape of babies”.

(3) Time Inc.

Three days ago, on Sunday night, November 26, in an all-cash transaction valued at nearly $3 billion, the Meredith Corporation agreed to purchase Time Inc., the publisher of Time, Sports Illustrated and People magazines.
Meredith Corporation, a hardy Midwestern company with a loyal print readership, is the publisher of Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens and AllRecipes. Its purchase of Time Inc. was made possible, in part, by an infusion of $650 million from the private equity arm of conservative billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch.
Meredith Corp. said that the private equity fund, Koch Equity Development, would not have a seat on Meredith’s board of directors and would “have no influence on Meredith’s editorial or managerial operations.” (New York Times)

Update (Nov. 30, 2017):

Variety has more and very damning details on the accusations against Matt Lauer:

As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified.
On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.
He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz game with men and women in the office: “f—, marry, or kill,” in which he would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.
These accounts of Lauer’s behavior at NBC are the result of a two-month investigation by Variety, with dozens of interviews with current and former staffers. Variety has talked to three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer, and their stories have been corroborated by friends or colleagues that they told at the time. They have asked for now to remain unnamed, fearing professional repercussions.

UPDATE (Nov. 30, 2017):

Matt Lauer reportedly had a button under his desk in his NBC office which enables him to lock the door.
A former NBC employee told The New York Times that in 2001, Lauer summoned her to his office “to discuss work”. At the time, the employee was in her 40s and both she and Lauer were married (not to each other).
She says Lauer used a button under his desk to lock the door and then told her to unbutton her blouse. Lauer then stepped out from behind his desk, pulled out a chair, bent her over and raped her until she fell unconscious. The woman woke up on the floor of his office with her pants halfway down her legs, prompting Lauer’s assistant to take her to seek medical attention.
She did not tell NBC about the alleged incident at the time because she thought she could have done more to stop Lauer’s actions. She left NBC around a year later.
The NBC investigation that led to Lauer’s spectacular downfall was sparked by an intern who accused him of sexual assault in early 2014 at the Sochi Olympics in Russia. On Monday, the intern informed the human resources and legal departments of NBC News. Lauer was fired 24 hours later because the messages “showed incontrovertible proof of inappropriate sexual behavior on his part”, Page Six reports. (Source: Daily Mail)
~Eowyn

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DCG
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DCG
3 years ago

So much winning. MAGA.

owenmeister
3 years ago
Reply to  DCG

This isn’t winning yet. What is the dimensional aspect of the flood gates opening on alleged sexual harrassment many years ago by anonymous accusers? These people need to be revealed. Enough of anonymous accusers. Neither politician has resigned yet. Is this a set up against Trump? A diversion away from greater issues? People need to ask deeper questions and not always think so linear about social dynamics.

greenworxx
greenworxx
3 years ago
Reply to  owenmeister

It is the opinion from some conservatives these firings are a strategy to double back to Trump with more women who will come forward to make sexual allegations against him with which the LEFT will try to use for impeachment.

DCG
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DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  greenworxx

I heard that, too.
Problem is the libs keep changing their rules: Clyburn suggests different standard for Congress in sex allegations. “You can’t jump to conclusions with these types of things,” Clyburn told The Times. “For all I know, all of this could be made up.”
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/29/jim-clyburn-sexual-harassment-congress-standards-268642

Alma
Alma
3 years ago

We have waited for so long, keep’m coming.

marblenecltr
3 years ago

This may be just a small part of our change in popular culture and bringing us back to times of values once held. What is public and common today was but a short time ago unthinkable to most although practiced by a few. Almost all of us, if not all of us, were/are flawed, but not without a sense of guilt. Paraphrasing and believing James and his excellent if brief book, the prayers of a [relatively] righteous people availeth much.

Youghn
3 years ago

Now, if we could just find a scandal system to take down the droves of liberal bimboes we’d be set! Unfortunately, they are Teflon. Look at Sleazy Lena Dunham. She’s been proven to be a disgusting human being but she gets a free pass for her chickhood. Heck, Hilary Clinton could be pronounced room temperature and still have supporters. If that continues I foresee the possibility of a very violent backlash erupting against female public figures. Crazies are lining the streets these days and it takes little to jump start them.

DCG
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DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  Youghn

Lena Dunham is facing criticism and losing thousands of followers on social media. She’s toxic.
https://nypost.com/2017/11/27/good-riddance-to-lena-dunham/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5115859/Lena-Dunhams-social-media-decline.html

RLJohnson77
3 years ago

This is just the foamy froth, off the top of the coffee.

RLJohnson77
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Maybe I should have said “tip of the iceberg”. Arresting a couple of dozen talking heads is just an appetizer. There is a full blown 12 course meal out there but the majority of Americans are satisfied with a tiny tea biscuit. The communist have taken over and seeded themselves deeply into the areas of Law, Academics, Media and Politics. (LAMP) There are hundreds of thousands of these people in the LAMP institutions. It is like playing walk-a-mole. You can smack one or two but you are going to need a major extermination effort ringer all of them. Unfortunately, the… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I think we need to be careful that the precedents set by dismissing as the result of allegations doesn’t come back to bite more than the lefties. It seems to me that they are establishing a precedent whereby anyone with an alleged complaint merely needs to voice it and some putative action will follow.
I don’t know enough about most of the players here, but whenever they seem so anxious to do something like this there is always a reason that is not what it may seem. Everyone should have access to due process. This sword slices both ways.

DCG
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DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

See Twitchy. Apparently NBC knew of Lauer’s harassment and did nothing. Lauer even had a button in his desk to lock his door, keeping women “hostage.” A very damaging report by Variety magazine.

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Well, I don’t think that getting emotional over it makes it anymore “right” to punish people if all they have are allegations. If they have more, fine. That’s all I’m saying. I am cautioning against different standards for those we consider to be “enemies”. Just like I honor the First Amendment for those I disagree with, the presumption of innocence is important to me. I don’t “like” these people, or what they do, but if their futures are damaged simply because somebody made allegations, I have a problem with that. If that isn’t the case, fine. I said before that… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I’m sorry you take it that way.

lophatt
lophatt
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Well, for openers, the comment was not about “you” or “your post” but the ideas and sentiments expressed. I have now been enlightened that that is not how this site operates, and the comments are apparently supposed to be critiques. That was not my intention, and I think that’s fairly clear from what I said.
Obviously, there is only one acceptable opinion here. But, it’s your site so I can’t argue with that, and won’t. My opinion remains.

MHD
MHD
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Lophatt – “I also said that I only ran across one valid case. I had DOZENS of complaints.” Wow. You obviously did work in advertising! I had a dozen valid cases a week. Half of the young women has to be shipped out to a dozen of the other offices we had across the US and abroad. These women were paid well and given high paying jobs as HUSH-HUSH. I don’t think ONE of them ever went public; and I never heard one complain – not that they may not now. Many of us have worked in corporate America –… Read more »

Jerry O
Jerry O
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Dr. E, I agree with you on all of this, and too am a little puzzled why some of the posters here aren’t more “enthusiastic.” This is a PHENOMENAL day! And has been a great year so far watching all these progs go down in flames‼️ The tide is slowly turning, and I can remember only a year ago thinking how depressed I was facing the thought of Hillary taking office… ugh. We now have hope after living through 8 (seemed like 800) years of the tyrannical berry sotero !

Jerry O
Jerry O
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Yes Dr. E, far too many are still “sleeping.” But to quote an overused phrase, Rome wasn’t built in a day! Keep fighting the Good Fight! You are truly doing yeoman’s work ‼️

owenmeister
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

The anonymous accuser methodology needs to go away. This kind of crap happened in gulag Soviet Union.

DCG
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DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  owenmeister

The right to confront (expose) your anonymous accuser applies to criminal prosecutions, not civil cases or other proceedings, i.e., an internal company investigation.
The government is required to apply due process and cannot harm a person without it. If you believe that an individual or private firm has harmed you without due process, take it to court.

owenmeister
3 years ago
Reply to  lophatt

Bingo!

owenmeister
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

By anonymous accusers?

Maryaha
3 years ago

Something indeed is going on. Not only all of these people being cut loose, but also the very large number of sealed federal indictments that have been filed in less than a month. It’s allegedly now about 4,300 for all district courts combined!

Alma
Alma
3 years ago

They are all coming back, whatch, they are not done, and Matt Lauer is not going to fade away, he’ll hang low for a while until this blows over, the liberals need him much, he’ll come back as is Rose, Bryan Williams, etc., harassment is en-vogue and it caught up to him, this is just emptying the chair for a new comer, Megan Kelly, watch her too, she is coming on strong, give’r time, sneaky bitch.

Alma
Alma
3 years ago
Reply to  Alma

Tom Brokaw is another S.O.B. he is not pure, they take care of his ass!

DCG
Admin
DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  Alma

Also Stephanopoulos, who facilitated Lewinsky/Clinton “meetings.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/16/george-stephanopoulos-was_n_683058.html
Stephanopoulos also worked hard to discredit Paula Jones. #waronwomen
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/11/11/scandal-no-one-is-talking-about.html

Glenn47
Glenn47
3 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Yep, ole Steph has had his nose up the Clintons rear for years. He gave something $35,000 for her election. His short man syndrome and pompous attitude towards others will destroy him.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

And, apparently, an evil politically-incorrect memo (for which its author was publically vilified and fired) is too much for Google but improper sexual relationships are not worth the trouble there.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/andy-rubin-takes-leave-essential-192753464.html

Glenn47
Glenn47
3 years ago

Well, they have certainly set my icky button off. Lauer has been a pompous ass for years and the rumors have surfaced off and on and it was silenced pretty durn fast. And his condescending attitude to others, like when he interviewed Bill O’Reilly is an example. Decades ago we enjoyed listening to Keillor on Sunday nights while riding in the car. Then his far left turn, however long it had been buried, made us turn him off. As for the magazines purchase, not sure and really don’t care, we stopped reading them years ago. I hate paying for that… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Glenn47

Lauer fired? Good.comment image

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

From “Land of the Lost” (the movie) where he played himself. (Fittingly, it wasn’t as good as the TV show.)

EddieBG..
EddieBG..
3 years ago

After Plotting & Planning, the Democrats unknowingly started this whole sex thing which was ONLY supposed to be between Judge Roy Moore (the accused) and the Democrat Al Franken (the sacrificial Lamb ) – and game ONLY until Judge Roy Moore was defeated.. Once Judge Roy Moore was Blocked & defeated, – the Dem.sacrificial lamb Al Franken would be exhonerated of all sex charges and his accusers “hushed up” with payoffs.. Well-well, look at the repercussions, now EVERY molested women is coming into the open to finally tell their stories of sex horrors.. The Dem’s wanted just two people in… Read more »

CalGirl
3 years ago

I said it before and I’ll say it again…..now is the time to drain the sicko, leftist sexually perverted professors out of the swamps of our state-funded, Federally subsidized universities. They have been cavorting freely for years amongst a “captive” population of youngsters for whom they represent success or failure for the rest of their lives….. There are legions of girls (and boys) out there who could not find a way to stand up to their propositions, fearing for their grade point-average or degree…..I can not wait until this sunami arrives…maybe our university systems will be “reamed out” FINALLY. For… Read more »

TrailDust
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TrailDust
3 years ago

I did not expect Matt Lauer or Garrison Keillor to be among the pervs. A sad day. But if the allegations are true, it is better they are brought out.

RLJohnson77
3 years ago
Reply to  TrailDust

Really? The rumor river about Keillor has been running deep and wide for decades.

pigpen51
pigpen51
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I heard that Lauer had sent a text of his junk to the female staff member, who kept it on her phone. When she showed it to the big wigs, they had no choice. This was on Glen Beck today.

Margarita Macaria
3 years ago

Our friend, Judi McLeod of Canada Free Press, has a different take on these sexual harassment eruptions. And I’m afraid she’s right. It’s sinister, scary, and not at all a remote possibility. It’s the Plan B to take out Trump, since Russiagate seems to have failed. Judi writes: “Somewhere in a bug-proofed, swanky lawyer’s office, President Donald Donald Trump’s sexual harassment character assassinator is being groomed and rehearsed. “Mentors are prompting her how to state her case to the mainstream media; how to cry with enough pathos to be credible. “The mentors are counting on people to be too busy… Read more »

stevenbroiles
3 years ago

I was surprised by these revelations, but pleased that their employers or syndicators dropped them. Hopefully, more will be forthcoming—and not only from the mainstream media and publishing, but in the political realm also.
Rep. Conyers has threatened to expose “over 1,000” other persons, presumably all men (?). I say, Please, Conyers, start naming the names!
In the meantime, WHEN do people start deconstructing feminism?

Youghn
3 years ago

And the casualty list of leftist boot lickers grows daily! I can only hope these cretins come to the realization, once they are shot for being wounded, that when you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.

daveyone1
3 years ago
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CP
3 years ago

In case you missed it…
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