Skip to comments.Katie Couric Furious At CBS Suits. She Claims "They Are Stabbing Me In The Back."
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 anchors 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? Its 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 Perkys 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.
By golly I think we have found her a quip to close each night's telecast with.
So has she finally come up with her sign-off yet?
??? stabbing in the back?? wasn't this the biggest anchor rollout (publicitywise) in history????
She is laying the groundwork for her forthcoming failure by having already presented an excuse.
Hey Katie! Do you still hate black people?
Perky's visage still adorns the front of every NYC transit bus.
Oh, this is going to be fun.....
Well hey, Katie.
"some of your critics say" you're a Communist Pig
Silly, haven't you learned the truth is irrelevant when a liberal is about to fail. It's anyone's fault but my own. ;)
Maybe they could try Rosie O'Donnnell?
Perhaps ABC might want to trade her for a player to be named later. But, they'd still be responsible for the contract salary.
and Jews?? She has a hidden agenda there.....
Don Imus: "So what do you think of these changes at CBS News?"
Andy Rooney: "Im not enthusiastic about it. I think everybody likes Katie Couric, I mean how can you not like Katie Couric.
But, I dont know anybody at CBS News who is pleased that shes coming here."
They all deserve each other.
Sounds like the same ol' Rather, same ol', to me. Doesn't he have any other characters in him?
I was saying the other day that she needs a sidekick... But a stab in the back will do.
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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?
I'll bet everyone tunes in to see her long face on the day after the mid-term elections.
Rather must be stealing that from Olbermann:
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?
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.
Couldn't happen to a nicer Bitch.
Couric is like watching an eighth grader tell us the meaning of life.
Sorry bout that .... but my Give-A-Damn is busted
Great picture. Mind if I put it in my picutres?
It's a regular schadenfreudische feast.
"They're stabbing me in the back!"
Yep, that's what some say . . .
Help yourself. I found it somewhere...
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.
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.
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."
There's always Air Amerika to aspire to, Katie, dear..........
She's squealing like a stuck pig.