“TODAY” co-anchor and former Clinton Global Initiative “notable member” Matt Lauer will be hosting NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum” on September 7th. This will be the first time both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will appear on stage together.
When making the announcement as Lauer for moderator, NBC‘s press release for the event failed to mention Lauer’s ties to the Clintons. This important information is left completely out.
Many viewers will be blind to the fact that Lauer is invested in the Clintons. The Clinton Foundation has caused a big mess this year. Many journalists who donated to the slush fund are now reporting on the scandal plagued former First Lady’s presidential campaign.
How is it ethical to not even disclose this information to the audience?
Lauer has been rather soft on the Clintons this election cycle. His interview with Chelsea Clinton was at the tee-ball level. While the press constantly asks Ivanka Trump about her father’s working relationship with women, they don’t ask Chelsea about her father’s rape allegations.
See for yourself Clinton-connected Lauer’s disgusting almost fawning behavior during his interview with Chelsea. He even asks if she should have coffee with Ivanka to ask the Trumps not to bring up the Clinton family’s “darkest moments.”
What bias! It’s not fair to ask about allegations of rape and Hillary’s assault on the women who accused her husband, but Trump is fair game on all topics. This isn’t journalism. This is a campaign ad.
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