The NY Post's Page Six continues to pile on NBC's Today Show.
The gossip page now claims that amid all the turmoil at “Today,” NBC News chiefs have staged an “Al Roker intervention” after finally getting fed up with all the silly things the weatherman says, a source tells Page Six.
The affable Roker was recently summoned to a meeting with NBC brass and ordered to start thinking before he speaks, following a series of cringe-worthy live gaffes.
Classic Roker-isms that left “Today” producers wincing include when he insulted a woman by asking if her husband was her father, and telling a mother in the crowd on the “Today” plaza on Oct. 15 that her crying baby looked like a “Japanese anime.”
Then there was last year’s infamous confession about him soiling his pants at the White House.
A source told Page Six, “He was saying weird things and becoming too idiosyncratic. They asked him to act more like a traditional weatherman.”
The source added, “Al took their comments to heart and is playing ball.”
An NBC rep said, “Al would have had a comment, but it was inappropriate and over-the-top, so we decided we couldn’t release it.
FTVLive Comment: If NBC was really worried what Al Roker was going to say, do you think they would have put him on camera for 34 hours straight?
Someone is feeding Page Six a bunch of crap and they are printing it.