Fox News has revealed and exposed lewd and promiscuous jokes – the subject matter pushing the limits of sexist, racist, homophobic, and obscene ‘humor’.
The 2008 Friars Club roast took place in New York City and was attended by many notable figures – from Donald Trump, Norman Lear, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, and Howard Stern. Numerous executives from across the entertainment and news business were also in attendance for the roast.
A 2008 article from the Village Voice – showcased in the Fox News’ article – minces no words, detailing Meredith Viera’s jokes for the roast:
Look at Katie Couric. She juggled Matt’s balls for six years. That’s three years per ball.
Martha Stewart jokingly claimed…
I hear NBC executives call Matt the ‘Cock of the Rock’
…and who could overlook the comments from Lauer himself…
What’s with all the small-dick jokes? It was fun to look over and see Ann Curry laughing… like she doesn’t know how big my dick really is.
The Village Voice, which obtained these jokes in secrecy by having their reporter write “down the dirtiest jokes on a notepad under the table”, shines a spotlight on claims that various NBC executives didn’t know about Lauer’s disturbing behavior. A media executive in attendance of the roast said:
This was a comedic roast, but there was clearly a vein of truth running through all those jokes. You had Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira and Jeff Zucker all standing up there joking about his sex in the office, his kinkiness. They all knew.
Notably, when NBC News fired Lauer last week for inappropriate behavior, the top bosses of the network claimed they had no prior knowledge of Lauer’s actions.
Dating as far back as 2008, there were comments and jokes surrounding Lauer’s disgusting and abusive behavior.
With the Village Voice covering and detailing the Friars Club roast obscene jokes, it’s plain as day that NBC’s claims of not knowing about Lauer’s abhorrent behavior were made in an effort to cover their bases – but now, they’ve been exposed as lying in an attempt to insulate themselves – which makes them an enabler of Lauer’s abuse.