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Couric Slipping Away ...
The Drudge Report ^ | 9-21-06

Posted on 09/21/2006 6:35:16 AM PDT by Babu

Couric Slipping Away: ABC 'World News' 2X Audience of Couric 'CBS Evening News on Wednesday in NYC and Los Aangeles ... In Chicago, ABC Pulled 4X Couric Audience; ABC Over CBS 3X in Philly....


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1 posted on 09/21/2006 6:35:17 AM PDT by Babu
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To: Babu

ping for later


2 posted on 09/21/2006 6:36:58 AM PDT by RayStacy
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To: Babu

Don'tcha hate it when that happens?


3 posted on 09/21/2006 6:37:15 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: Babu
From Mattlet – Scene 5, Act 1

Matt {holding the Nielsen up to the moon}: Alas, poor Couric! I knew her well, Katie, a gal of infinite left, of most excellent bias. She hath bored me on this a thousand times, and now how more bored in my imagination it is! My views rise at it. Here hung those cheeks that I have kiss’d I know not how oft. Where be your spin now, your soft balls, your mewlings, your flashes of leg, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now to mock your own grinning - quite proct-fall’n. Now get you to my Rather’s chamber, and tell him, let him forge a new font, to this favor he must come; make him laugh at that. Prithee, Roker, tell me one thing.
4 posted on 09/21/2006 6:37:33 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Babu
For years and years I've always watched my local CBS affiliate for local news. I'm making it a point to go about 3 minutes into the Katie show before I turn the station. I'm hoping that I register as one who is actively turing her off.

Her "show" is really, really bad.

5 posted on 09/21/2006 6:37:48 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: Babu

For the first few days,people were curious.But they've known for years that she's a lightweight.It won't be long before we see her doing a lounge act atop a piano,a la Connie Chung.


6 posted on 09/21/2006 6:38:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Babu

I'm sure there is heated meeting taking place this morning at CBS about how these falling ratings are because "we aren't liberal enough".


7 posted on 09/21/2006 6:39:14 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Butt Katie's fuzzy cheeks and soft ball (questions) are kept in pubic (er, public) view, weren't they?


8 posted on 09/21/2006 6:39:54 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Babu

Overpaid and underperforming. Thus spake Couricthustra.


9 posted on 09/21/2006 6:40:45 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Forth Century)
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To: Babu
CBS Evening News appears on British television at 12:30 AM. It helps me get to sleep if I'm suffering from insomnia.

Regards, Ivan

10 posted on 09/21/2006 6:40:53 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

How long before the braless look with soft aweaters and thin blouses comes into play?


11 posted on 09/21/2006 6:41:10 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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12 posted on 09/21/2006 6:41:10 AM PDT by Babu
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To: Babu

Maybe she can have a nightly special on religion in America, rather than "America Speaks". You know, like what the Iranian president said at the end of his UN speach.


13 posted on 09/21/2006 6:41:40 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Babu

Seldom if ever watch any of the mainstream media. About all I'm interested in is local news, sports and weather. For the really hard national/international news, cable (Fox especially) or internet is the way to go for me.

And I learn a lot from the FreeRepublic and its members.


14 posted on 09/21/2006 6:42:16 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kjam22

Wonder how many are turning her off and NOT turning to one of the other nets news? She could be hastening the demise of all the network nightly news programs.


15 posted on 09/21/2006 6:43:11 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Babu

A few things in life are completely and utterly predictable.

This was one.


16 posted on 09/21/2006 6:43:20 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I said months ago that her nipples were the only thing that could save her.


17 posted on 09/21/2006 6:43:22 AM PDT by Crawdad (My kingdom for a real conservative without a conscience.)
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To: Babu

Is this any real surprise to anyone here? She's all flash and no bang. Nothing to see here, move along.

And who watches this drivel? Libs. And apparently they are not watching much anymore either.

Clean out your desk and pick up your last paycheck Katie. You will go down in history as the most short lived show on CBS.


18 posted on 09/21/2006 6:44:43 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: kjam22
I'm making it a point to go about 3 minutes into the Katie show before I turn the station. I'm hoping that I register as one who is actively turing her off.

In order to get true ratings, I was under the impression one's television had to be connected to a Neilsen box. Has technology surpassed the old way of rating audiences viewership? If so, I want to know so I won't ever tune in to certain programs, even if its just to poke fun.

19 posted on 09/21/2006 6:44:56 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats, terrorists, Powell, McCain, Graham & Collins are intimate bedfellows)
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To: Babu

The hype is wearing off


20 posted on 09/21/2006 6:45:21 AM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: Babu

Looks like CBS News committed suicide by hiring Couric.


21 posted on 09/21/2006 6:45:30 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Babu

22 posted on 09/21/2006 6:45:49 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: MadIvan
CBS Evening News appears on British television at 12:30 AM. It helps me get to sleep if I'm suffering from insomnia.

I was in Hong Kong about 10 years ago and,much to my surprise,saw the CBS Evening News being shown on HK television at 7:30AM (HK time) which meant that it was being shown "live" (7:30 AM in HK being 6:30PM in New York).

23 posted on 09/21/2006 6:45:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: DManA

I don't know..... but she's really bad. Talks real slow. Acts like her very best friend just died. The few minuts of the show that I always see is a complete downer. But I watch it for about 3 minutes and then turn the station.


24 posted on 09/21/2006 6:45:57 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: Babu
Couric Slipping Away ... Actually no, she is dropping like a rock!
25 posted on 09/21/2006 6:46:00 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Babu

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away

Whoah and I know a man, he came from my hometown
He wore his passion for his woman like a thorny crown
He said dolores, I live in fear
My love for yous so overpowering, Im afraid that I will disappear

Chorus

I know a woman, (who) became a wife
These are the very words she uses to describe her life
She said a good day aint got no rain
She said a bad day is when I lie in the bed
And I think of things that might have been

Chorus

And I know a father who had a son
He longed to tell him all the reasons for the things hed done
He came a long way just to explain
He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping
Then he turned around and he headed home again

Chorus

Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
The informations unavailable to the mortal man
Were workin our jobs, collect our pay
Believe were gliding down the highway, when in fact were slip sliding away

Chorus repeats 2x


26 posted on 09/21/2006 6:46:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Gay State Conservative
For the first few days,people were curious.But they've known for years that she's a lightweight.It won't be long before we see her doing a lounge act atop a piano,a la Connie Chung. Hell, they're all lightweights......from Cronkite on down. England's got it right on this job. They call them "newreaders" which is an accurate description of what they do. Some are more pleasent and look more professional reading the news than others but reading is all they do. It's a joke on us all that people give them so much importance. No group of people in the U.S. is more overpaid and more overtouted for what they do. No one.
27 posted on 09/21/2006 6:46:36 AM PDT by Neville72 (uist)
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To: AD from SpringBay

That is brilliant.


28 posted on 09/21/2006 6:47:13 AM PDT by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: Babu

I think this shows how discriminatory America really is.


Down with the establishment. UP WITH PERKY POWER!!


29 posted on 09/21/2006 6:47:22 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: demkicker

I don't know... I would guess that my local cable affiliate knows what I'm watching all the time. I would guess that cable companies can and probably do provide information.


30 posted on 09/21/2006 6:47:34 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: Babu
Get more liberal, Katie! Start calling President Bush "The Devil" and a right-wing warmonger. Then you'll be golden!
31 posted on 09/21/2006 6:47:42 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: Babu
Nude.
She's gotta do the show butt naked. That's the only thing that'll save her.

Of course that will drive away the gays, but it will get the lesbians. Management has a tough decision. /s

32 posted on 09/21/2006 6:48:46 AM PDT by Condor51 ("Alot" is NOT a word and doesn't mean "many". It is 'a lot', two separate words.)
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To: Babu

Worst. News. Anchoress. Ever.


33 posted on 09/21/2006 6:48:55 AM PDT by zarf
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To: AD from SpringBay

Absolutely Priceless...Good One!!


34 posted on 09/21/2006 6:48:56 AM PDT by Hornet19 (I am Politically Erect.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
The last time I was in Hong Kong, they had Fox News. Change the channel time, really.

Regards, Ivan

35 posted on 09/21/2006 6:49:34 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Babu

Schadenfreude!


36 posted on 09/21/2006 6:51:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Babu

Couric has simply jumped the shark. No one lasts long on the boob tube when they don't listen to and put down their customers.


37 posted on 09/21/2006 6:53:09 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Babu

She's tried sitting on the desk and cheezy graphics at the end of the show, so mabe she's up for balancing pancakes on her head while doing hula-hoops?


38 posted on 09/21/2006 6:54:25 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Babu
Perky wants to get the audience back? Easy, just start leaning right....tell the truth about Islam, the Clintons, the dislike for the military by Hillary and Kerry, the MSM bias against Christianity, the liberal failing education policies of the teacher's unions, the dishonesty and crime connections of organized labour, Rather's left leaning bias, et cetra....

I would bet the farm if CBS and Perky went that direction the ratings would go through the roof. Will it happen? I don't think so...most folks know B.S. when they see it and Perky and CBS are going hand in hand down the sooey hole...

39 posted on 09/21/2006 6:54:37 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: edcoil

Cable ratings are up at drudge. Glenn Beck is now beating Spitty Chrissy, but Keith Obleridiot is up a little...(gag). Here are the latest:

CABLE NEWS RACE
TUES. SEPT 19, 2006
VIEWERS

FOXNEWS O'REILLY 1,932,000
FOXNEWS SHEP SMITH 1,405,000
FNC HANNITY/COLMES 1,396,000
FNC BRIT HUME 1,381,000
FNC GRETA 1,284,000
CNN WOLF BLITZER 912,000
CNN LOU DOBBS 848,000
CNN COOPER 790,000
CNN ZAHN 783,000
CNNHN GRACE 770,000
CNN KING 706,000
MSNBC SCARBOROUGH 444,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 444,000
CNNHN BECK 425,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 413,000


40 posted on 09/21/2006 6:55:31 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: stm

"And who watches this drivel? Libs. And apparently they are not watching much anymore either. "

I wonder where libnuts "get" their news. Obviously, it must be from libnut blogs, as they never have any facts or truths.

Ditto on Katherine Harris...let's hope she wipes that smarmy Nelson off the map in November.


41 posted on 09/21/2006 6:56:22 AM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: stm
And who watches this drivel? Libs. And apparently they are not watching much anymore either.

A good question and I don't think it is just libs who are the audience. I recently spent a week at my 85-year-old dad's house and he is an avid Rush listener but I could not get him to watch FOX news in the evening, especially Britt Hume. He has a television life-long habit of watching the evening network news, mostly NBC, and he refuses to change. I suspect there are a lot of folks out there in their 60's and 70's who are relatively apathetic about news that is in depth more than the typical 30-second bite.

42 posted on 09/21/2006 6:56:51 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Babu

At this rate, Perky may not even last as long as Bawawa Walters did at the anchor desk.

IIRC, Walters was anchorette for about 6 weeks. But she was always an ABC co-anchor, never sole anchor. Connie Chung's stint on CBS was about as short and she was co-anchor, not sole anchor, too.


43 posted on 09/21/2006 6:58:04 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
A few things in life are completely and utterly predictable.

This was one.

The truth is simply put and you've done it simply, thank goodness.

44 posted on 09/21/2006 7:00:06 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: MadIvan
If you choose to watch/hear 'real' news, tune in the Red Green Show. http://www.redgreen.com/
45 posted on 09/21/2006 7:00:52 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Laverne

After a day on the internet, I seldom watch any tv news in the evening.

FOXNEWS O'REILLY 1,932,000 - watch once in awhile
FOXNEWS SHEP SMITH 1,405,000 - watch seldom
FNC HANNITY/COLMES 1,396,000 - stopped watching
FNC BRIT HUME 1,381,000 - watch
FNC GRETA 1,284,000 - stopped watching
CNN WOLF BLITZER 912,000 - do not watch
CNN LOU DOBBS 848,000 - do not watch
CNN COOPER 790,000 - do not watch
CNN ZAHN 783,000- do not watch
CNNHN GRACE 770,000 - do not watch
CNN KING 706,000 - do not watch
MSNBC SCARBOROUGH 444,000 - do not watch
MSNBC OLBERMANN 444,000 - do not watch
CNNHN BECK 425,000 - watched twice (not sure local showing)
MSNBC HARDBALL 413,000 - do not watch it.

The fact is after a day at the office and knowing the news, I am begining to like watching the Daily Show and the Colbert report to get a little chuckle at the news.

Colbert interviewed Frank Rich and his anti-American, anti-Bush book and it was pretty funny to just laugh at them.


46 posted on 09/21/2006 7:01:10 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: demkicker

I really think cable has a way of monitoring what you watch.


47 posted on 09/21/2006 7:01:49 AM PDT by Two-Bits (Those that believe in choice are born from Mothers that chose incorrectly.)
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To: Westlander
Sounds interesting, but it appears the gentleman is overly paranoid about his trousers falling about his ankles - not both the belt and braces (suspenders to you lot). ;)

Regards, Ivan

48 posted on 09/21/2006 7:02:10 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

LOL. Well done!


49 posted on 09/21/2006 7:04:38 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

EXCELLENT!


50 posted on 09/21/2006 7:05:27 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Reality is not optional.)
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