CNN Panel Criticizes NBC for Lauer Investigation: ‘Of Course’ They Should’ve Brought In Outside Investigators

On CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning, Brian Stelter and his panel talked about NBC News’ handling of the allegations against Matt Lauer.

The network released its investigation into the matter last week, which received a lot of criticism for being an internal investigation as opposed to bringing in outside people.

Stelter, after bringing up the recent Eric Schneiderman exposé co-bylined by Ronan Farrow and the curious case of why NBC News passed on his reporting, noted the deep skepticism surrounding that investigation.

Frank Sesno said there should be an outside set of eyes being brought in to examine these questions, and Christiane Amanpour said that would’ve been a “no-brainer”:

“Just to put everybody’s mind at ease, to have the maximum transparency in a profession, mind you, as Frank said, that is all about maximum transparency, I think absolutely there should be, just to make sure it’s whiter than white and purer than pure that there’s no questions after an ‘investigation’––there obviously should be independent outside investigations. I mean, it’s like, yeah, of course, that is what everybody should expect.”

Amanpour went on to say “women have played second fiddle for way too long” and the important #MeToo reporting women has taken the culture to a place where “it is no longer possible to shut us up and to disbelieve us.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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