Lauer's pretty capable, but imagine that the experts in this field feel that "....NBC can be counted on to make perhaps the biggest offer in television news history to keep him at “Today.” Really? MATT LAUER is worth that much? WHY?
What caught my attention is what a boon this could be for the Left. Neither Couric nor Lauer have ever shied away from displaying their liberal politics in sly or overt ways so I'm guessing this could be, for the Democrats, a fantastic couple of months of free advertising/campaigning just in time for the 2012 November election.
Check this out from the above link:
In 2006, Mr. Moonves looked to do the same thing for his news division, which was still battered by attacks on its former anchor, Dan Rather. (odd that he's now considered 'battered', huh? After the lying he did against Bush, remember? Don't look now, but I think Bush was battered, not Rather?)
Here's even a better paragraph you must read:
“I think she was really resurrected by the interview with Palin. It was a game changer in the campaign,” said Ms. Muller, who is on the committee that gave Ms. Couric a Walter Cronkite award for her impact on the 2008 election. “I think it really, really showed us what she is capable of. I play it for my journalism classes when I teach interviewing techniques.” A journalism prof shows Couric's interview of Palin, who most think did so badly in that interview....imagine the 'lesson' that gives the sycophantic students! I loved that one...oh, but there IS NO BIAS IN JOURNALISM THESE DAYS, right? :-) (yes, a lot of sarcasm there!)