The Today Show host is being crapped all over for his performance in Wednesday's Commander in Chief forum on NBC, in which Lauer interviewed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about their stands on war, veterans and related issues.
Seems that Matty didn't measure up in the eyes of many.
He spent too much time talking to Clinton about her emails, the critics contend, while letting Trump get away with exaggerations and distortions that Lauer left unchallenged.
What did they expect?
This is the same guy who, while hosting with Katie Couric and Al Roker a Macy's Thanksgiving parade, ignored a serious accident that left two injured. The good-news only "journalists" chatted away amiably while footage from a previous parade was shown.
I don't know. Perhaps we're being too tough on Lauer.
Perhaps it was simply a preview of his efforts for 2020 when Kanye West and Kim Kardashian run for the White House.