So, Matt Lauer sat with Britney Spears, on ‘Today’, bold-facedly questioning her parenting skills, and why she would ever drive a car with her child in her lap. And then, this same self-righteous imbecile gets caught –on camera, riding in the back of an SUV with his kid in his lap. Nice one, chief. From People:
“He gave Britney Spears a hard time for driving with her son in her lap — but Matt Lauer did something similar this weekend in New York, though he wasn’t breaking the law.
Back in June of 2006, Lauer quizzed Britney in that infamous “Today” sit-down, and asked her why should would ever drive with her son in her lap — pointing out how much negative press she got from the incident.
For the record, unlike Brit, Lauer was in the backseat with his child and not behind the wheel. According to New York’s Taxi & Limousine Commission, the child does not have to have a car seat because hired cars are exempt.”
However –make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen, the only thing that saved his ass, is that it was a “hired” vehicle. If it had been one of his own cars, or a privately owned vehicle, his ass would have been grass. And as most of you know, despite how ridiculous the intense the scrutiny of such a trivial incident is, –the potential harm a child can come to out of a car seat, whether in the front seat or the back, is the same; in the sense that chances for fatality in an accident are fairly high. Concluding in that, if Matt was sooo hung up about the safety of Britney‘s kids, why the hell isn’t he being more careful with his own?