Geraldo Rivera stepped in to defend Mat Lauer. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, the hosts of The Young Turks, break down his response. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“After longtime “Today” show host Matt Lauer was fired over allegations of sexual misconduct, Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera defended him, claiming that women who come forward with their sexual harassment experiences “may be criminalizing courtship.”
Writing over Twitter on Wednesday that he feels “sad” about Lauer’s termination, Rivera called the host a “great guy” who was “empathetic [with] guests” and “a real gentleman.”
“News is a flirty business,” he continued, later adding: “How do we explain so many newsroom courtships that have led to happy marriages?”
“It seems like [the] current epidemic of #SexualHarassmentAllegations may be criminalizing courtship [and] conflating it [with] predation,” he wrote.”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola
Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola