NBC barred Ann Curry from sending ‘enemy’ Robin Roberts a sympathy tweet: report

The drama chronicles at NBC’s The Today Show appear to be in a non-stop news cycle with every day bringing more shady revelations — and plenty of tabloid fodder — over the demise of the once-top rated morning show following the messy ouster of ex-host Ann Curry.

And at the center of it all – is Matt Lauer.

In this week’s explosive New York Magazine piece, featuring cover boy Lauer, writer Joe Hagan says Lauer “simply didn’t like” Curry, and was a main player in having her removed.

The report puts a very nasty light on NBC top brass where in one incident Curry, who had already left the Today desk, asked NBC if she could tweet a note of sympathy to Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts who was undergoing treatment for MDS.

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NBC said no, citing it would look like “she was trying to aid the enemy.”

Yikes.

Despite all the back and fourth he-said, she-said, Curry has taken the high road and remained silent.

It’s clear viewers have taken a side, however.GMA’ is now the number 1 morning news program, regularly beating  ‘Today’  in the ratings, putting an end to NBC’s 16-year-long winning streak in the top spot.

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