In 2008 during a Friar’s Club roast of recently fired NBC anchor Matt Lauer, a number of prominent media figures and executives howled in laughter as roasters made raunchy jokes about Lauer’s widely known sexual habits.
From Conservative Tribune:
“The whole theme was that he does the (‘Today’) show and then he has sex with people, with employees,” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who reportedly attended the roast but left early because the jokes made him uncomfortable (smart decision), pointed out last week on “Morning Joe,” according to Fox News.
“So was this whispered behind closed doors?” he added. “No. It was shouted from the mountaintops and everybody laughed about it.”
He wasn’t exaggerating either. The roast brimmed with crude and frankly disgusting sex jokes that all hinted at Lauer’s deplorable behavior. According to Fox, which compiled some of the dirtiest jokes, Lauer himself hinted at his sexual escapades with fellow co-workers.
But as noted by John Nolte on Breitbart, the issue at hand isn’t about crude jokes, since roasts are invariably full of dirty humor … for better or worse.
“The issue is this — something else these roasts are known for is TRUTH,” Nolte wrote. “These roasts are all about in-jokes, about being in the club, in-the-know, an insiders-insider who knows the honoree — in this case Lauer — well enough to take shots at who they really are.”
And “(e)verybody knew about Matt Lauer,” he added. “Of course they did. And behind closed doors, where no one thought the rest of us would ever find out, and because they are not the victims, the preyed upon, the woman being bent over a chair and ‘harassed’ until she passed out, NBC’s elites bonded over the hilarity of it all.”
The hypocrisy is so alive in Hollywood, in Washington, in the media…it’s becoming a joke how much of a, well, joke, these people really are. NASTY. Good riddance, Matt.