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WTF MSM!? Lauer “pinches me on the ass a lot”

Another “open secret” …

Who knew? … When my colleague Chris Pandolfo ­— you should follow him on Twitter — messaged me this morning with the news that NBC had fired “Today” host Matt Lauer over sexual misconduct claims, the first thing that popped into my mind was: Didn’t we already know this? It seems like we did. There was at least one rumored story about Lauer having an affair with a coworker from two years ago. I broke it all down in a piece at Conservative Review earlier today.

Why is it always a surprise? … Earlier today I discussed the Lauer story in a Facebook Live. I broke down who knew what, when, and how earlier rumors seem a lot like textbook sexual harassment. That story of Lauer and his coworker’s “consensual” affair, if true, had the same power dynamics that the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky relationship had. Watch here.

Lauer “pinches me on the ass a lot” … Here’s a story I had not seen before publishing my piece on Lauer’s “open secret.” The New York Post’s “Page Six” reports that in 2012, former “Today” co-host Katie Couric said Lauer “pinches me on the ass a lot.” Wait, what? Then there is this cringeworthy clip from “Today” with Lauer in his underwear. HOLD ON, is that former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager?

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