NBC Fires Staffer Who Allegedly Leaked Video of an Amazing Lawrence O’Donnell Meltdown
“It f*cking sucks to be out here with this out of control sh*t”
A few weeks ago, Mediaite published a leaked video of MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell have the meltdown of all meltdowns.
In the video, O’Donnell slammed his fists on the desk repeatedly and unfurled a profanity-laced tirade at the production staff for not properly dealing with a hammering noise coming from somewhere in the building. O’Donnell was not appreciative of having someone else’s happy hour plans discussed in his ear piece during segments either, or what he called “insanity in my earpiece”.
WARNING: Hilarious, but probably not suitable for work language
Shortly after the leaked video reached viral fame, O’Donnell issued a tweet apologizing:
A better anchorman and a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I’m sorry.
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) September 20, 2017
Conspiracy theories over who leaked the video have been bouncing around the internet since these last few weeks, thought to his credit, O’Donnell said the only person deserving of blame is himself for how he behaved.
But Monday, NBC fired the ‘Today’ editor responsible for leaking O’Donnell’s meltdown to Mediaite. From Page Six:
One source said, “The video of Lawrence O’Donnell was leaked on Sept. 20. The leaker was identified, confronted and fired on Sept. 26. It turned out to be a ‘Today’ show editor who said he did it because he thought it was funny. But it wasn’t exactly the perfect crime — he left a very clear trail.”
Sources connected with the leak had told Page Six 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.
We’re now told that the leaker, whose name has not been released, had left a clear digital trail that allowed NBC honchos to track him down. NBC declined to comment.
O’Donnell’s latest rant might have replaced my (now) former favorite Lawrence rant — the time O’Donnell went crazy on Tagg Romney, challenging him to a street fight complete with fabulous faux Southie accent:
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OMGoodness! Just typical everyday Leftist MSM behavior…….
Come on, give O’Donnell a break, he was just having a Weinstein moment.
Hahaha! They handle leakers SO MUCH DIFFERENTLY than they do those who LEAK TO them (aka “anonymous sources”).
Funny, that. /sarc
Hope this person writes a book about how nuts these people are……and, that he took some great memos/footage/etc. on what they documented in discussions, audio of verbal meeting discuss, etc. because you KNOW they decide what they will report, and let their bias hang out when they think no one is “watching.” Is it “free press” and “neutral” when the honchos are making political decisions about what is reported as NEWS, how to manipulate for ideological and/or partisan reasons?
I seem to remember there being a whole chapter in history about yellow-journalism……. Hmmm……
Maybe O’Donnell just binge-watched Bill Murray in “Scrooged”:
O’Donnell meant to say:”the insanity between my ears!” What a fool, big problem is the dinosaur media will not report this, never mind, nothing to see here.
If anybody ever wants to torture me, I’d probably crack sooner if my captors forced me to watch the video of that O’Donnell clown berate Tagg Romney than if they waterboarded me.
And yet, if a government employee is discovered to have leaked classified material to NBC and gets fired for it, they will puff themselves up and huff about the evil administration attempting to hide things.
Moral of the Story: If you’re going to leak some really useful material, make it look like it came from somebody at the office you really don’t like.
Quite aside from O’Donnell or NBC and their virtues or lack thereof …
… the leak was very unprofessional. Somebody should be fired for something like that. It ranks up there close to staffers leaking embarrassing photos of patients during medical tests, or extraneous salacious details from celebrity divorces. Not exactly the same, but much too close. You just don’t do that sort of thing.
Truth is a bitch.
O’Donnell could have done damage control by having a sense of humor about his melt-down, but as we now see, there’s nothing funny about it – the guy’s nuts.
It seems to me they fired the wrong guy. They should have fired O’Donnell.
I’ll never forget that bass turd screaming “LIAR, LIAR, CREEPY LIAR!!!” at Swiftboat Vet John O’Neill 7 years ago.
Dude has been insane for a long long time.
Doh!!! try 13 years ago
They absolutely fired the wrong person.