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WTF MSM!? Did CNN's Zucker know about Lauer?

Societal effect …

Person of the year … Time magazine named its “Person of the Year” this morning. “The silence breakers,” who have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against powerful men, are their choice. Incredibly, it is a worthwhile choice. The accusations have resulted in change across vast swaths of society. And Time didn’t include only women; Terry Crews is also profiled.

Police find tapes … For years, Corey Feldman has accused powerful men in the entertainment industry of raping him and Corey Haim. He has repeatedly said that he told the Santa Barbara County sheriff’s office, in 1993, the names of the men he says raped him. The sheriff’s office has repeatedly said it has no record of the conversation. That has changed, and the tapes have been located.

Did CNN’s Zucker know about Lauer? … Yesterday, Fox News reported on a 2008 Friars Club private roast of Matt Lauer, where attendees joked about his sexual prowess and lecherous behavior. Present at that roast was then-head of NBC Jeff Zucker. The now-head of CNN Zucker made jokes about Lauer’s masturbation habits. Zucker’s employee Brian Stelter, CNN’s media critic/cheerleader, often chided Fox News for not reporting on allegations against Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly. Now Stelter is silent on this latest bit of news regarding Zucker and Lauer, not mentioning it in his daily media roundup email. Just last week, Zucker denied knowing anything about Lauer during his tenure at NBC.

Speaking of Lauer … His former colleagues at NBC are justifiably worried about covering the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. “Page Six” has the story. The Olympics are being held less than 60 miles from the North Korean border. I’m frankly surprised there has not been more in the media about this. “Page Six” ended its report with what we are all thinking, “Then again, despite the political turmoil on the Korean Peninsula, the absence of Matt Lauer should be a draw.” Ouch.

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