Matt Lauer of TODAY fame has made a career of seeming genial. Justin Bieber was the nice Boy Next Door made good via his mom’s posts on YouTube. Now Bieber may face prosecution for an alleged ‘spitting incident’ and Lauer finds himself fending off rumors he may be fired.
Both find their careers in crisis at rising reports that these professional Nice Guys have a nasty side.
At least Bieber has his age as an excuse. The young pop star’s latest not-so-nice behavior allegedly involved Bieber spitting at a couple who showed up at his mansion to complain about Bieber’s speeding in his gated community.
Matt Lauer didn’t spit at TODAY’s ousted Ann Curry, or not that we know of. But this week reports have emerged that he just ‘didn’t like’ the blindsided Curry and may have pulled strings to have her removed, contrary to his denials. Lauer’s all important likability ratings are sliding.
What does all this have to do with not-so-nice Bankers? Once respected and trusted, Wall Street bankers and investors find themselves under fire for bad behavior from firebrand truth-tellers like Senator Elizabeth Warren. Our resident wit Litotes summed up their collective chagrin when petulant reports of ‘tensions’ between JP Morgan and regulators emerged. In his quote, Litotes adds a prescription that should apply to outa-control stars as well:
Well duh, there should be “tensions” between a regulator and the vampire squid it’s trying to regulate. “Tensions” as in “If you break the law, buddy, you’re going to jail”.
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