AND LAUER SAID NOTHING— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) September 8, 2016
So @MLauer’s plan is just to let Trump lie about his past statements on Iraq?— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 8, 2016
I assume you all are joking about a journalist letting Trump repeat his most famous lie without challenging it.— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) September 8, 2016
Two shameful moments when @MLauer let Trump get away with blatant falsehoods https://t.co/4X0B46XPhy— Vox (@voxdotcom) September 8, 2016
However, the biggest reason why Lauer’s conduct was furiously slammed by the mainstream may be the outcome of the first quasi-debate, best captured by NBC itself.