There has been a wild reckoning occurring to the liberal left in 2017 in which no single industry has been safe.
The trouble began when a number of women began accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of inappropriately using his wealth and power to excuse his own abhorrent sexual behavior in case after case of inexcusable harassment. With more than ninety women now accusing Weinstein of these high crimes, with many of them claiming that the mogul raped them, a path had been paved for other victims to confront their abusers as well.
After Weinstein, Hollywood was hit quite hard. Ben Affleck, Kevin Spacey, and others were quickly taken down by the guilt of their previous sexual escapades before the movement took aim at other pieces of American culture including politics and the mainstream media.
One of the media personalities hit hardest by this sexual awakening in the U.S. was Matt Lauer, longtime anchor of The Today Show and presumably wholesome American newsman. As it turns out, Lauer was a monster of the highest order, abusing his female staffers and other women at an abhorrent pace.
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Lauer was immediately terminated from his position at NBC, but that is certainly not going to be the end of his trouble as evidenced by the news that broke just hours ago.
“A shock report emerged Monday claiming that disgraced former Today show host, Matt Lauer, has two children by ‘unidentified women,’ both conceived during affairs he had while married to his current wife, Annette Roque.
“The report is as yet unconfirmed and Lauer’s representatives emphatically denied the claims, but the gossip website Hollywood Life says that ‘whispers’ have been swirling around NBC, with more sordid details of Lauer’s alleged activities than originally reported by Variety and others.
“According to HL, Lauer ‘allegedly fathered two children with two unidentified women, according to an anonymous source described as an ‘NBC insider.’ The ‘insider’ originally spoke to InTouch Weekly, another gossip publication.
“The source also claims that the subject of illegitimate children has been ‘a much-discussed topic for years at NBC.'”
Similar to the backstories of both Weinstein and Spacey, Lauer’s behavioral issues were never truly secret, with all three men being accused of such horrendous actions discretely for decades.
What has changed in America today is the nation’s conservative uprising, heralding a newfound respect for all Americans – especially women. Traditional chivalry is making a comeback on this wave of conservatism as well, allowing Americans of every creed, color, and gender to stand up for the abused at an unprecedented rate.
In a progressive America, these values may have been buried under a new wave of ridiculousness in which there aren’t any wrong answers…such as with their current obsession over gender pronouns. For the left, Matt Lauer may have simply been “identifying” as a pervert during those episodes, which, according to liberal logic, would give him a pass.