Viewers Hated Matt Lauer as Macy's Parade Host
Time for him to retire, suggests one tweet
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2012 10:40 AM CST
In this Nov. 12, 2010 file photo, Matt Lauer, co-host of the NBC "Today" television program, is shown in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

(Newser) – Is Matt Lauer getting too old to host the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage for NBC? Twitter seems to think so. Some of the harshest tweets directed at Lauer yesterday, as rounded up by the New York Post:

  • @WrongImpression: "Dear Matt Lauer, RETIRE. YOU LOOK LIKE A CROTCHETY OLD MAN."
  • Katie McKew: "Man, I remember back when Matt Lauer had hair."
  • Brent Watson: "Matt Lauer should get a lifetime achievement award for saying ridiculous things with deadpan, absolute sincerity."
  • @SprintRaider: "Is there a device to delete Matt Lauer’s voice while watching the Macy’s parade?"
  • Ted Glick: "Can’t decide if it’s Matt Lauer that I hate or just the mindless blather that comes out of his face all of the time..."

Lauer even got his own less-than-complimentary Twitter hashtag, #lauerfail, after he mispronounced the name of a Gershwin song Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara performed, Mediaite notes.

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Dec 1, 2012 5:19 PM CST
Even the kids do not believe the Obama Propaganda machine. Matt lauer & NBC has lost any and all credibility. Even announcing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Nov 28, 2012 4:12 AM CST
Matt Hauer is banned bc of his very big nose and bc he is the cousin of Bibi from israHell.
Nov 27, 2012 9:58 PM CST
Don't condem him because he's mature or balding. He was the thing in the 90's and was eye candy for the ladies. But now he's been judged for his lack of personality, playing games while the other anchors are quitely bumped off, really not believable as a genuine person. He stayed in his position during the Couric and Curry exodus because he was the only male there other than Al who does not have the so called sex appeal needed. NBC had not grown his replacement. Now that the replacement has been harvested (the new 6'5") guy who started a week or two ago, Matt will be quitely put out, bet they don't even buy him a cake.