America was shocked when Matt Lauer was exposed for sexual misconduct. The longtime newsman was fired after numerous complaints hit the Internet. For years, it seems, he was harassing female staff at NBC.
The network is scrambling to repair its image. Good luck. They’ve filled Lauer’s vacancy with NBC regular Hoda Kotb. Hoda has been a fixture at the network for years. She’s co-anchored Today alongside Kathy Lee Gifford. Now she’ll be on even earlier, working alongside Savannah Guthrie.
But people noticed something. Even though Hoda is taking over Lauer’s spot, she’ll be making much less. How much less? Oh, just $18 million!
From Fox News:
Hoda Kotb will make roughly $18 million per year less than disgraced male predecessor Matt Lauer, and about $13 million less than fellow “Today” anchor Megyn Kelly, despite doing significantly more work than both, according to the New York Post, raising the ire of some viewers.
Kotb will earn $7 million per year, according to the Post, while Lauer reportedly made $25 million, and Kelly makes around $20 million.
The pervy Lauer, who was fired last year for sexual misconduct, was typically out the door when his show wrapped up at 9 a.m. and he only worked four days a week most of the time. Not only will Kotb replace Lauer from 7-9 a.m., but she will also continue to co-host the 10 a.m. hour with Kathy Lee Gifford. Kotb’s day will now end at 11 a.m., meaning she is literally working twice as much as Lauer did for significantly less cash.
$25 million for only four hours of work a day? And Matt Lauer threw it away because of sexual misconduct. That, my friends, is the dumbest man on earth.
Is that a case of a gender wage gap? If it is, then liberal NBC is the perfect example of hypocrisy. Liberals have been pushing the “wage gap,” with little proof to back it up. Only democratic staffs and liberal companies seem to pay their women less. How ironic.
And why, why, is Megyn Kelly getting so much cash? She only joined NBC last year. Her shows have been a disaster. Both conservatives and liberals hate her. Hoda, by the way, has been with the company for years.
You can argue that Lauer was earning those big bucks because he was with the network for decades. As an iconic figure, he was able to negotiate that kind of salary. But considering it was an open secret that he harassed staff, he should have been kicked to the curb a long time ago.
News of Hoda’s lower pay is spreading. Will NBC give her a much-deserved raise? Who knows. They are probably just hoping ratings don’t tank.
Source: Fox News