Matt Lauer blasts the media's 'laziness' during the Ann Curry ouster from 'Today'

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matt-lauer-lazy-media-esquire-ann-curry.jpgIn a new interview with Esquire, Matt Lauer opens up about a lot of things, but most notably the media firestorm surrounding Ann Curry's unceremonious ousting from "The Today Show" last summer.

Lauer says, "The way the media treated what happened with Ann Curry was a disappointing learning experience. I was disappointed by the laziness of the media, the willingness to read a rumor, repeat that rumor, and treat it as a fact."

We would like to point out that the way the show treated Curry was disappointing to a lot of viewers, even those that didn't care for her as a co-anchor.

But Lauer does admit it's pretty hard for him to get much sympathy about the whole situation, adding, "Does anyone want to see a person who's making the money that the newspapers say I'm making complaining, "Woe is me, my life is terrible, and people are being unfair"? No one would've had any patience for that. I wouldn't have any patience for that. So you just shut up and go about doing your job and hope that people who know you well -- your friends and your family -- know what's true."

What do you think, readers?
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