This Week in Media Bias History: A Little Creepier in Retrospect

Given what we now know about Matt Lauer and his creepy office with an automatic door lock, this August 21, 2000 Today interview with Al Gore looks weirder in retrospect. Lauer repeatedly obsessed over “the kiss” between the then-Vice President and his then-wife Tipper Gore at the 2000 Democratic National Convention: “This is the ‘The Kiss.’... You really planted one on Mrs. Gore.” Lauer was interested in the kiss. VERY interested. 

He gushed, “After watching that kiss, I know how you survived 30 years, Mr. Vice President. Way to go!” Gore would later divorce Tipper. Guess you can’t trust liberal spin anymore, especially from creepy Lauer. 

Below are Rich Noyes’s collected tweets from week 34 of This Day in Media Bias History. To get the latest daily examples, be sure and follow Noyes on Twitter. (To see recaps of the first 33 weeks, go here.) 


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