Samantha Bee Eviscerates Matt Lauer, Dubs Today Anchor 'Human Splenda'

Samantha Bee obliterated Matt Lauer on Monday for his poor performance as moderator of NBC’s Commander-in-Chief forum.

Referring to the Today show anchor as “a man whose crack journalism skills include getting up early and asking tough questions about recipes,” the Full Frontal host blasted Lauer for his decision to spend a third of his time with Hillary Clinton discussing “the finer points of the reply-all function.”

“Do you really think there’s an email smoking gun that the Inspector General, a House committee, the FBI and 18 months of nonstop news coverage couldn’t find that’ll be magically uncovered… by a human Splenda whose crowning journalistic triumph is not knowing where the f—k he is?” Bee asked.

Before Bee moved on to condemn Lauer for not fact-checking Donald Trump throughout his 30 minutes of “bulls—ting, bluffing and gleefully blabbing about classified security briefings,” she cut to a Today show segment featuring the anchor dressed in drag before suggesting “maybe this Halloween he can dress up as a journalist.”

Watch Bee’s scathing takedown above, then let us know if you think the media is being too hard on Lauer.