The whole Ryan Lochte scandal is not a hot look for anyone. It makes Americans look stupid. It makes professional athletes look like they don’t care about consequences or respect non-athletes. It makes Ryan Lochte himself look like a cross-eyed fucking moron. On top of this, talking about it makes everyone get all ugly-angry. People start pulling their hair out and grinding their teeth. Once the steam starts coming out of their ears there’s no turning back. Like Al Roker‘s whole blow-up the other day. Which further proves me correct that no good is coming from this Ryan Lochte thing because apparently NBC execs are not happy with his comments.
Via Page Six:
“Today” show insiders were “embarrassed” by Al Roker’s explosive response to the Ryan Lochtescandal…But insiders told us “Today” executives and on-air talent — already struggling to cover the story while managing relationships with the US Olympic Committee and individual athletes — tried to smooth things over.
“There were several producers and talent who were left trying to explain Al’s over-the-top behavior,” said a source. “Several insiders found themselves wanting to distance themselves from his response. It was a great thing to watch online, but a lot of NBC staff thought that he took it way too far for something that, while it was certainly a legitimate issue and certainly bad behavior by Lochte, outrage to that level just wasn’t justified.”
I’ll be honest, I haven’t had that much respect for Al Roker ever since he copped to shitting his pants in the White House.
Must watch TV btw. However, as much as I don’t like Roker, I’m kind of on his side here. Lochte’s a fucking idiot. There is no reason not to ridicule and punish this kid. He made an ass out of himself and concocted a mindless story to cover his tracks. I’m not sure why people keep calling him a ‘kid’ when in reality he’s a 32 year-old man. Sure, Roker may have lost his cool a bit, but I’m not sure why people are angry at him here. It’s not like he said something controversial like “Hitler was misunderstood” or “9/11 wasn’t that bad”. He literally just stated the facts. That’s why this further feeds into my theory that the Ryan Lochte scandal is something no one should touch with a ten foot pole. Even when you’re right, you’re wrong.