“STOP THE HAMMERING!” leaker gets hammered by corrupt NBC
While attempting to record MSNBC’s The Last Word episode for August 29, host Lawrence O’Donnell experienced more than eight minutes of technical difficulties that caused the liberal anchor of the weeknight program to lose his temper, shout obscenities and scream at his staff.
That video was anonymously leaked to Mediaite on September 20 and quickly went viral. However, on Monday, NBC executives were reported to have tracked down the male editor for the network’s Today weekday morning program who sent the segment and immediately fired him.
In an article on the New York Post‘s Page Six website, Emily Smith reported that one source stated the leaker “said he did it because he thought it was funny. But it wasn’t exactly the perfect crime — he left a very clear trail.”
The video “was slipped to Mediaite as a broadcast-quality digital clip — and that only a handful of people are believed to be capable of accessing and transmitting such a file,” Smith stated.
The leaker’s identity has not been released, she continued, while both NBC executives and O’Donnell have so far declined to comment on the incident.
NBC takes a pass on the Harvey Weinstein story, but fires this guy? Great priorities NBC!
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