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Sun Jun 29, 2014, 05:29 PM

"Double Down." It's a sandwich at KFC, and what Matt Lauer does when you catch him being sexist



NEW YORK (AP) Matt Lauer has no regrets asking General Motors CEO Mary Barra about balancing work and motherhood, saying he sees it as an issue that affects all working parents regardless of their gender.

The host of NBC's "Today" show said Friday he'd welcome the same question if it were put to him. He noted that he missed his son's 13th birthday to be in Detroit for the Barra interview.

He struck a nerve in Thursday's live interview with a question criticized as sexist no small issue for the host of a network show where women are the bulk of the audience.

"This is one of the major conversations of our generation," Lauer, 56, told The Associated Press. "I view it very differently. I view it not as a gender issue, but as a work-life balance issue."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/matt-lauer-sexist-question-gm-ceo-mary-barra_n_5537606.html?utm_hp_ref=media

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Reply "Double Down." It's a sandwich at KFC, and what Matt Lauer does when you catch him being sexist (Original post)
Miles Archer Jun 2014 OP
alp227 Jun 2014 #1
Atman Jun 2014 #2
giftedgirl77 Jun 2014 #3
Miles Archer Jun 2014 #4
Ken Burch Jun 2014 #7
giftedgirl77 Jun 2014 #8
AverageJoe90 Jun 2014 #5
Ken Burch Jun 2014 #6
6000eliot Jun 2014 #9

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 06:09 PM

1. Nice out-of-touch rationalization.

Matt should've been more honest and called Mary Barra a b**** on air instead of hiding behind the polite euphemism of asking about work & parenting.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 06:13 PM

2. I'm not sure which sickens me more...

That picture of Lauer, or the picture of the Double Down.

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Response to Atman (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 06:16 PM

3. What 2 slabs of deep fried meat held together by

 

melted cheese whiz not doing it for you?

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 11:07 PM

4. Yeah, and the sandwich is a mess, too.

BWAHAHA!

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 11:23 PM

7. Are you sure those slabs ARE meat?

 

There's always been the urban legend about why they started calling it "KFC", y'know.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 12:03 AM

8. Well they are ginormous....

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 11:20 PM

5. I don't have any strong opinions on the man, but, TBH.....

 

I don't think the question was actually sexist. While I do think it (unintentionally) came off as perhaps insensitive to Mrs. Barra's personal experiences and such, I would also like to note that he admitted that he asks the same question about himself, i.e. "Am I a good parent?".

Regardless, though, I'm sure Mrs. Barra will make a fine CEO for the U.S.'s most illustrious automaker, IMHO. I wish her the best of luck.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 29, 2014, 11:22 PM

6. Somebody should have an order of 3,000 "Double-Downs" delivered to Lauer's office.

 

With extra "cheez" and grease, of course.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Jun 30, 2014, 12:05 AM

9. "It's sheer coincidence that I'd never ask a male CEO the same question."

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