You have to love the fact that the Commission on Presidential Debates banned earpieces…for moderators but they skipped right over Hillary’s “ear pearl”.
Matt Lauer was skewered after his performance interviewing Trump and Clinton. They claimed he was a terrible interviewer but was he really? Could it be that Lauer just didn’t toss softball questions to Clinton like everyone else? The left doesn’t like to be treated equally…they want SPECIAL treatment!
Shouldn’t all ear gadgets be outlawed for EVERYONE? We think so!
Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper and Chris Wallace won’t have to worry about their bosses feeding them questions in their ears when they moderate the presidential debates in the coming weeks.
The Commission on Presidential Debates sent out a message to news organizations Thursday banning moderators from wearing earpieces, Page Six has learned.
Holt’s NBC colleague Matt Lauer wore an earpiece when he interviewed presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on his Sept. 7 “Commander-in-Chief Forum,” which left many criticizing the veteran “Today” anchor’s interviewing skills and judgment.
Multiple sources told us that Lauer’s disastrous performance during his interview with Clinton was largely due to NBC News chief Andy Lack pressuring him to push her on her e-mail scandal.
But an NBC rep told us the executive producer was talking to Matt through his earpiece during the interview — not Lack. “Andy was not in [Lauer’s] ear. It’s totally untrue. The fact of the matter is he would never be in the ear of any host during a program — it would be way too distracting,” the rep insisted, saying that Lack was in the control room giving feedback during the forum, but did not communicate directly with Lauer.
Still, Lauer took all the heat, and New Yorkers continue to express their disdain for the host. Several pedestrians gave him a thumbs down when we took to the streets of Manhattan and asked about the newsman. “I don’t like him,” said one. “I think he stinks.”
Lauer took a week off after the scandal and has yet to comment on the reaction to him pressing Clinton repeatedly over her e-mails, skipping over other important topics, and appearing to give Trump a free pass.
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