Ann Curry the affable news woman who sometimes come across as awkward when interviewing celebrities but really shines when she is tackling serious news was made the fall guy for the ratings slide at the +Today show. Not only did they humiliate her in the public manner in which she was shoved out after 15 years at the +NBC, the NBC brass were using their friends in the media to force her to quit by disseminating unflattering stories about her and building up their new investment in Matt, oh man, did they ever misfire.
Who will soon forget Ann crying inconsolably during the few minutes that was allotted to her to say her goodbye and the way she recoiled when Matt Lauer tried to kiss her, I must say that was good TV though, the best and only unscripted moment on morning TV. But yeah, so they give this woman that has worked for them for almost 20 years a few minutes to say goodbye to the audience while Meredith Viera was given a week long good bye.
Well, for me and a few women that I know, we felt there was something ugly about how NBC treated her and I swore never to watch the Today Show again, apparently, many people felt the same way and their ratings have tumbled since then.
While Ann has kept a dignified silence through it all, Matt can't stop talking. Trying to get the public to stop hating and watch him again. The more he talks, the more he exposes the inner workings and back stabbings that is the mainstay of morning tv. This make for better viewing that the nonsense that they try to force feed their audience every morning.
Who knew that +Katie Couric who left on such a big fanfare to anchor evening news over at the CBS and could not cut it, wanted to come back to Today Show so that Ann does not get promoted. Who knew that the always perky Katie was a mean girl to Ann, making fun of her clothes. Say it ain't so, isn't Katie among the women in the media who are all about Girl's girl. Don't tell me behind that fake smile of Katie's there is a mean streak that will lead her to taunt her fellow woman in a workplace.
Oh Matt, please keep talking and letting us in as to how mean and nasty things are behind the scenes.
Now I promise to watch the Today Show again if you guys will talk openly about the shenanigans and drop the syrupy we are family act.
Ann I hope you have popped your corn and enjoying watching Matt twist in the wind.