Viewers Slam Savannah Guthrie Over Accuser Interview              

Savannah Guthrie is being labeled a hypocrite over the way she handled an interview with one of the women accusing Rep. John Conyers of sexual misconduct. The "Today" host spoke to Marion Brown, who says she was fired for not going along with Conyers’ advances after working for him for 11 years. 

Marion shared her story about being sexually harassed by the Michigan congressman in a hotel room in 2005. Five years later, something similar happened. At that point, Savannah started questioning her and the questions were shocking in light of the recent revelations about Matt Lauer. Savannah asked her, “Did you ever tell any of your superiors? I know there will be people watching who say, ‘But you worked for him for 11 years…why didn’t you? Why did you stay?’” 

Some people felt like Guthrie’s line of questioning was especially harsh, considering how things fell out with Matt’s accuser. One user said, “Will she take the same tone with…[Lauer’s] accusers? I think not!” Another person responded with, “Her bitterness is quite apparent...and disturbing…very unprofessional.” Still another called the interview painful and disrespectful to the victim before adding, “Feels like she is talking to the Matt accuser.” So far, Savannah hasn’t responded to the criticism. 

ONE MORE THING! While Matt’s “Today” co-hosts all acted shocked over allegations of his  alleged behavior, it apparently wasn’t a secret. In fact, Ramin Setoodeh – one of the writers of the Variety piece on the situation – tells CNN that everyone knew. “Our sources say it wasn’t even considered a secret,” he said. “It was known by many employees at the 'Today Show,' including some employees that have gone on television and said publicly ‘we had no idea.’ Some of the other personalities, on-air personalities, were aware of these allegations.”

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