Ann Curry: Matt Lauer Sucks, But NBC Execs to Blame For Today Debacle

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Today's edition of the Today mill focuses on Ann Curry and her alleged reaction to reports that Matt Lauer may be fired from the struggling show.

If you assumed Curry would be laughing all the way to the bank with her severance check, think again. She's more upset with NBC than anything.

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While plenty pissed at her former co-host - who she wishes would just shut up - Curry places the blame on NBC for empowering Lauer in the first place.

According to reports, the powers that be have allowed him to become a diva, when they should've limited his power and kept him focused on journalism.

“Ann should be crowing from the rooftops about Matt’s contract not being renewed, but that’s just not who she is,” a source close to Curry says.

“Remember, Ann herself was blamed last year for the show losing ratings to Good Morning America ... they fired her and the situation didn’t improve!!

"There’s a real culture of passing the buck and looking for a scapegoat at Today and it seems that it’s Matt’s turn now to be thrown under the bus."

“She doesn’t blame him for her firing, but Ann feels Matt was afforded way too much power and input when it came to programming decisions."

"At the end of the day he’s just a journalist."

"The line between journalist and executive producer was clouded and Ann thinks the network bosses have no one to blame for the slide but themselves.”

Ratings were slipping before Ann Curry's firing, but the bad PR from that only made things worse, damaging Lauer's reputation and increasing GMA's lead.

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