S.E. Cupp Blasts NBC Over Lauer: Network’s Posture of Ignorance ‘Just Not Plausible’

Ramin Setoodeh — co-author of the bombshell Variety report detailing the sexual misconduct allegations against now-former Today anchor Matt Lauer — spoke with S.E. Cupp on HLN Thursday and reiterated a major finding from his investigation. “According to our reporting and talking to numerous sources, we have information that indicates that staff members at the Today show were aware that Matt Lauer was engaging in inappropriate conduct with women at the Today show for years,” Setoodeh said. “And that ranges from staff members who are producers, to executives at NBC, to current and former anchors.” S.E. Cupp totally buys it. The Unfiltered host blasted the network for, in her mind, feigning ignorance on the alleged offenses of Matt Lauer. “Look, I worked at MSNBC,” Cupp said. “There are people I knew years ago that are still working there. It’s just not plausible to me. Can NBC continue toe this line?” Cupp also blasted Lauer’s apology, which was aired Thursday morning on Today. “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” Lauer said in a statement. “To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.” The Unfiltered panel slammed the ousted Today host for a statement that was focused largely on Lauer himself. “He’s also saying some of it is untrue,” Cupp added. “I don’t care. I don’t care.” Watch above, via HLN. [featured image via screengrab] —— Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter

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