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Katie Couric Furious At CBS Suits. She Claims "They Are Stabbing Me In The Back."
Fiends, make that Friends at CBS | MB26

Posted on 09/14/2006 7:13:10 AM PDT by MindBender26

Couric Furious At CBS Suits. She Claims "They Are Stabbing Me In The Back."

Katie Couric is not a happy camper this morning. The Suits at CBS have sent a strong signal throughout the news department that they have already lost faith in her. Here are the details as reported to me this AM from an old friend at West 57th.

(Here beginnith the First Lesson.)

“Promos” (short for promotional announcements) are advertisements a station or network runs to promote their own programs. A 30 second televised message advertising Veg-O-Matic is called a “spot” (short for spot advertisement.) A 30 second message advertising the CBS Evening News is called a “promo.”

Promos are the lifeblood of an individual high-profile anchor’s ratings. The commercial time committed to promos is directly linked to increased ratings.

If a station or network has faith in a rising star reporter or anchor, they will run a “heavy rotation” of promos for that person. Likewise, if the network suits have little faith in the anchor, that personality will receive few promos.

Why not give everyone plenty of promos? It’s simple; there are only so many minutes available to run promos and spots during a 24 hour period. Every time a network airs a promo, they abandon the revenue that would have been produced by a commercial run during that same time period.

(Here endith the First Lesson)

Well… a new promo schedule has just been circulated at CBS, and Perky’s promo time is WAY down. Both the frequency and desirability of time of airing have been cut drastically. This is a clear sign that the Suits have read the tea leaves and are already abandoning Perky.

Some reduction was expected after her first week but a CBS insider described the cuts as “drastic” and “approaching abandonment.” In her words, “we would give more promo time to a “safe Halloween trick-or-treating” story than Katie is going to get.

Another horribly negative comment is now accepted as fact at CBS: “Sure, some people are going to watch us/her now, but can you imagine anyone having a choice between us and Charlie Gibson on ABC going with us if/when there is another terrorist attack?”

Already some other anchors’ agents are smelling blood in the water. The big guessing game at Black Rock is now, “Which power agent is having lunch with which CBS Suit today.”

P.S. Rather is working overtime on his new satellite- fed dinky cable show. Editors who have seen first drafts of story treatments say it is WAY over the top, sort of a "Howard Beale on LSD reading Rolling Stone straight to camera, with a Texas accent" concept.

More as available.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bimbo; ccrm; katiecommie; katiecouric; mediabias; nolegsnoratings; qatyalkhouriq; yellowjournalism
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Courage..........

AMFB

1 posted on 09/14/2006 7:13:11 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26
"They Are Stabbing Me In The Back."

By golly I think we have found her a quip to close each night's telecast with.

2 posted on 09/14/2006 7:14:46 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: MindBender26

So has she finally come up with her sign-off yet?


3 posted on 09/14/2006 7:14:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MindBender26
Did the "Suits" expect to be an instant success? LOL! What CBS ended up with was this:

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4 posted on 09/14/2006 7:14:52 AM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: MindBender26

??? stabbing in the back?? wasn't this the biggest anchor rollout (publicitywise) in history????


5 posted on 09/14/2006 7:14:59 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: MindBender26
"They Are Stabbing Me In The Back."

She is laying the groundwork for her forthcoming failure by having already presented an excuse.

6 posted on 09/14/2006 7:15:30 AM PDT by capt. norm (The liberal anti-war movement = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: MindBender26
Hey if there's trouble in Tom Cruise's marriage I know exactly which nightly news cast to tune to!
7 posted on 09/14/2006 7:15:42 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: MindBender26

Hey Katie! Do you still hate black people?


8 posted on 09/14/2006 7:15:54 AM PDT by avacado
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To: MindBender26

Perky's visage still adorns the front of every NYC transit bus.


9 posted on 09/14/2006 7:16:11 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: MindBender26
Katie, welcome to CBS. And we thought the BS stood for something else.
10 posted on 09/14/2006 7:17:01 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: MindBender26
can you imagine anyone having a choice between us and Charlie Gibson on ABC going with us if/when there is another terrorist attack?”

I find this blase more than a little disturbing.
11 posted on 09/14/2006 7:17:07 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: MindBender26
Well, that didn't take long.
12 posted on 09/14/2006 7:17:10 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: MindBender26

POP.....POP....POP...POP..POP.POPPOPPOPPOP.POP..POP...POP....POP.....DING!


13 posted on 09/14/2006 7:17:32 AM PDT by Roccus (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror. (Stolen from FReeper Stallone))
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To: MindBender26

Oh, this is going to be fun.....


14 posted on 09/14/2006 7:17:44 AM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: MindBender26

Well hey, Katie.

"some of your critics say" you're a Communist Pig


15 posted on 09/14/2006 7:17:56 AM PDT by digger48
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To: camle

Silly, haven't you learned the truth is irrelevant when a liberal is about to fail. It's anyone's fault but my own. ;)


16 posted on 09/14/2006 7:17:58 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("My Friends we did it....we made a difference. ...All in all not bad, not bad at all." Pres. Reagan)
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To: MindBender26

Maybe they could try Rosie O'Donnnell?


17 posted on 09/14/2006 7:18:01 AM PDT by Uncledave
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To: MindBender26

Perhaps ABC might want to trade her for a player to be named later. But, they'd still be responsible for the contract salary.


18 posted on 09/14/2006 7:18:35 AM PDT by C210N (Bush SPYED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: MindBender26
The so-called back-stabbing suits at CBS were the only ones who thought this was a good move in the first place.
20 posted on 09/14/2006 7:19:26 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: avacado

and Jews?? She has a hidden agenda there.....


21 posted on 09/14/2006 7:19:26 AM PDT by cousair
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To: MindBender26

Related....

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2006/09/cbs-evening-news-with-couric-knocked.html


22 posted on 09/14/2006 7:19:49 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: MindBender26

Don Imus: "So what do you think of these changes at CBS News?"

Andy Rooney: "I’m not enthusiastic about it. I think everybody likes Katie Couric, I mean how can you not like Katie Couric.

But, I don’t know anybody at CBS News who is pleased that she’s coming here."


23 posted on 09/14/2006 7:19:55 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Uncledave
They'll probably put Shieffer back in the anchor chair, much to his chagrin. He never wanted the job in the first place and he was thrilled when the snapped up The Perky OneTM.
24 posted on 09/14/2006 7:19:56 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: MindBender26

They all deserve each other.


25 posted on 09/14/2006 7:20:05 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: MindBender26
"Howard Beale on LSD reading Rolling Stone straight to camera, with a Texas accent""

Sounds like the same ol' Rather, same ol', to me. Doesn't he have any other characters in him?

26 posted on 09/14/2006 7:20:19 AM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: MindBender26

I was saying the other day that she needs a sidekick... But a stab in the back will do.


27 posted on 09/14/2006 7:20:20 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: =Intervention=; adam_az; an amused spectator; bert; bitt; BlessedBeGod; BlessedByLiberty; ...
sort of a "Howard Beale on LSD reading Rolling Stone straight to camera, with a Texas accent" concept.


Based on an amused spectator's list
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28 posted on 09/14/2006 7:20:26 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MindBender26

Geez if this is true my estimates of her being gone in 18 months were WAY WAY too generous... Would they ditch all that cash this early?


29 posted on 09/14/2006 7:21:02 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: MindBender26

I'll bet everyone tunes in to see her long face on the day after the mid-term elections.


30 posted on 09/14/2006 7:21:07 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: MindBender26
sort of a "Howard Beale on LSD reading Rolling Stone straight to camera. . . ."

Rather must be stealing that from Olbermann:


31 posted on 09/14/2006 7:21:09 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (KOurage.)
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To: MindBender26
“Sure, some people are going to watch us/her now, but can you imagine anyone having a choice between us and Charlie Gibson on ABC going with us if/when there is another terrorist attack?”

They are just figuring that out NOW? Somebody at the top needs to be fired for this. Not that I care, but it's hard to have respect for a group that thought Katie Couric would command the respect of an audience when they are looking for hard news.

So, who would truly command respect amongst the current crop of journalists? Who would the average american listen to and trust? Is there anybody out there who could cut across the ideological divide and be seen as fair by both sides?

32 posted on 09/14/2006 7:21:14 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: MindBender26
They Are Stabbing Me In The Back.


33 posted on 09/14/2006 7:21:20 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: MindBender26
Qaty al-Khouriq stabbed in the back? That's some damn fine irony there.


34 posted on 09/14/2006 7:21:29 AM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: MindBender26

I don't think CBS needs to hang her here. All they need to do is provide her a piece of rope and a camera every night, she'll do the rest.


35 posted on 09/14/2006 7:21:37 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My Pug is On Her War Footing (and moving to Texas!))
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To: MindBender26

Couldn't happen to a nicer Bitch.


36 posted on 09/14/2006 7:22:00 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: MindBender26
Nice work.
37 posted on 09/14/2006 7:22:12 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I think so, Brain, but if we give peas a chance, won't the lima beans feel left out?)
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To: MindBender26
Forget courage, just flee......this is gonna be one heck of a cat fight, she won't go quietly.
38 posted on 09/14/2006 7:22:16 AM PDT by pepperdog
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To: truthandlife

Couric is like watching an eighth grader tell us the meaning of life.


39 posted on 09/14/2006 7:22:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: MindBender26

Sorry bout that .... but my Give-A-Damn is busted


40 posted on 09/14/2006 7:22:36 AM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: TommyDale

Great picture. Mind if I put it in my picutres?


41 posted on 09/14/2006 7:22:36 AM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: MindBender26

42 posted on 09/14/2006 7:22:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: martin_fierro

It's a regular schadenfreudische feast.


43 posted on 09/14/2006 7:23:07 AM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: MindBender26

"They're stabbing me in the back!"
Yep, that's what some say . . .


44 posted on 09/14/2006 7:23:14 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

Help yourself. I found it somewhere...


45 posted on 09/14/2006 7:23:19 AM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: Uncledave

I stumbled across CBS news last night while satellite surfing.
Katie looked bad, I mean she was making these weird facial expressions, like the Botox was causing Tourette Syndrome or something. It was very odd, IMHO.


46 posted on 09/14/2006 7:23:33 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: MindBender26

Maybe Katie's beloved Saddam still watches her dismal show.

Didn't she say on her old show, "Thankfully, Saddam escaped to Syria", not long after our troops invaded Baghdad? Clearly, she sides with the enemy all the time.

Katie, I look forward to the GLOAT-fest when your show tanks completely. BUB-BYE.


47 posted on 09/14/2006 7:23:41 AM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: MindBender26

Thanks for the reports from Black Rock.

The only thing that would shock me is if CBS actually accepted that liberal journalists won't help ratings.

However, they are probably looking at Olberman or Chris Matthews as replacements...and would never think of Brit Hume.

Once she's gone, how long before the excuse is "America is apparantly not ready for a woman anchor."


48 posted on 09/14/2006 7:24:00 AM PDT by soloNYer
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To: MindBender26

There's always Air Amerika to aspire to, Katie, dear..........


49 posted on 09/14/2006 7:24:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: pepperdog
this is gonna be one heck of a cat fight, she won't go quietly.

She's squealing like a stuck pig.

50 posted on 09/14/2006 7:24:38 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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