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Newswire: NBC suspends Billy Bush from Today, may terminate his contract entirely

Displaying the same intermittent morality that convinced it to proudly drop Donald Trump as host of The Apprentice but then bring him on The Tonight Show multiple times and give him his very own toothless episode of Saturday Night Live, NBC has decided to suspend Today host Billy Bush for the comments he made in the tape that leaked on Friday of Trump talking about how can he do whatever he wants to women because he’s famous. Initially, Bush was expected to comment on this controversy during the show on Monday morning, but now he won’t be on the show at all.

This comes from Variety, which quotes NBC News Senior Vice President Noah Oppenheim as saying that “there is simply no excuse for Billy’s language and behavior on that tape.” In the 2005 recording, Bush joins in on Trump’s so-called “locker room banter,” laughing along …

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