NBC’s Today show host Matt Lauer was criticized by his liberal colleagues in the media for his handling of the Commander-in-Chief Forum after Lauer unexpectedly grilled Hillary Clinton over her emails:
This #NBCNewsForum feels like an embarrassment to journalism. It's about soundbites, not serious discussion of foreign policy.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) September 8, 2016
So Lauer didn't correct Trump on his record about Iraq?
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) September 8, 2016
The media wanted more fact checking on Trump’s statements and less emphasis on Clinton’s emails. Lauer spent seven of his 30 minutes with Hillary on her handling of classified material on her server, much to the consternation of the liberal media and the Clinton surrogates—who want this issue to go away—as it continues to erode Clinton’s honesty and trustworthiness numbers with voters.