HomeTVTalk ShowsMatt Lauer: “I Have a Lower Q Rating Than Polio Right Now” Luke Kerr April 11, 2013 Talk Shows, The Today Show, Today 8 Comments Sometimes the best thing to do after months of bad press is find the humor in your situation. That appears to be what Today’s Matt Lauer is trying to do. According to the New York Post, Lauer joked about his plummeting Q Score and The New York Times scathing coverage, at New York’s Broadcast Cable & Film Division event. “a bit surprised to be asked to host this dinner. If you’ve been following the papers lately, you know it’s been a bit rough for me. These days, I only get asked to host dinners if polio is busy. Yup, I have a lower Q rating than polio right now.” “Katie has a way of making headlines. Who can forget when she was co-host of the ‘Today’ show? She got a colonoscopy on TV. Not to be outdone, two weeks ago, I got one in The New York Times.” Do you think Lauer deserves the scorn people have been showing him? Sound off in the comments! Photo by PR Photos 8 Responses harlee490 April 11, 2013 That’s to funny! Matt are you gettin’ the drift now? Log in to Reply pferrando April 11, 2013 Scorn? Yes. Pink slip? Yes. Done and done. Log in to Reply jcmellencamp78 April 11, 2013 Gotta admit, Lauer is good with the jokes! Log in to Reply thecourt99 April 11, 2013 From what I have seen, the response on Ann herself varies. The issue is the role that Matt played. If he hadn’t been so transparent, it would have been easy to blame the suits. But he was…and so he gets the ire as well. Log in to Reply Bartman202 April 11, 2013 Matt Lauer: A waste of flesh, blood, bones and internal organs!! I hear when he had his colonoscpoy, the doctors found a brain tumor!! That pretty much explains things!! Log in to Reply TV Gord April 11, 2013 The comments he’s made about this situation over the past few weeks (months?) are all just trying to garner sympathy for himself. I used to really like him, but the day I saw the way Ann Curry was turfed from Today, something inside me switched off about him. Now all I can see is a guy who pretended to treat his team like family, but who is ruthless not too far beneath the surface. Log in to Reply harlee490 April 11, 2013 TVGord …you summed up everything I felt about Matt! :beer: If you watched live that day of the announcement Ann was nervous wreck and how she pulled away said it all…I thought shame on you Matt Lauer…I’ll go to CBS now. :party: Log in to Reply Secrets and Lies April 12, 2013 Go away, Matt Lauer…. just go away. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.