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Katie Couric Lashes Out at 'Vultures' (priceless!)
PeopleMag ^ | 12-18-06 | Stephen M. Silverman

Posted on 12/18/2006 9:07:29 AM PST by STARWISE

Katie Couric admits that her new gig as anchor of the CBS Evening News has been "a little harder than I thought it would be."

"Some people out there are rooting for me to fail," Couric, 49, tells Esquire in its January issue. "You have to be unwavering in your convictions that you're doing something good, because there are a lot of circling vultures that will eat you alive."

Couric points out that Esquire itself criticized her after her Sept. 5 debut. "You guys even take a shot at me," she tells the magazine. "You have something in the November issue, something about how since I've become an anchor, you don't know me anymore. You don't know me anymore? Bite me."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bimbo; biteme; cattycouric; cbs; circlingvultures; couric; fail; failure; gonebyapril2007; karma; katie; klassykatie; lovemepleaseloveme; overpaid; pleasefail; tramp
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Wonder if the irony will dawn on her the next time she criticizes Pres. Bush and his convictions.
1 posted on 12/18/2006 9:07:30 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

"You have to be unwavering in your convictions that you're doing something good, because there are a lot of circling vultures that will eat you alive."

What did she rip that straight out of one of Bush's press conferences? She can dish it out but she can't take it, poor katie


2 posted on 12/18/2006 9:09:56 AM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: STARWISE
She would know.


3 posted on 12/18/2006 9:10:38 AM PST by jdm
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To: STARWISE

Hey, the left is rooting for Bush to fail, and with it America to fail because they elected Bush. Get over yourself, Katie.


4 posted on 12/18/2006 9:10:46 AM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: STARWISE
Katie:

Hi. I am rooting for you to fail.

Remember being nasty to Barbara Bush all those years ago?

I do. For that reason and so many others, I can't wait until CBS fires you and you end up trying to sell paint by numbers sets on the Home Shopping Network at 2 AM.

I know, you think it can't happen. But, I can dream.

Merry Christmas, Long Memory

5 posted on 12/18/2006 9:11:33 AM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: STARWISE

She knew what she was getting into when she took this stupid gig. The people at the Today Show are probably laughing at her, giving up a cushy job as a quasi-celebrity in exchange for being a news reader.


6 posted on 12/18/2006 9:11:56 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: STARWISE

Is she so arrogant that she did not think this would be difficult?


7 posted on 12/18/2006 9:12:18 AM PST by twigs
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To: STARWISE
Well, lovie, what goes around comes around. You've hoped for failure for our President, for our country, and for ALL republicans.

You can bet we're hoping for your failure.

So nice to see you suffer and struggle.

8 posted on 12/18/2006 9:12:45 AM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
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To: STARWISE
"Bite me."

Oh my, Kattie has some real class eh?
Funny how when a lib falls on hard times their true colors show through.

Hey Kattie, I've got just one thing to say to you, in the words of our Vice President ---- you.

9 posted on 12/18/2006 9:13:32 AM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: STARWISE
...because there are a lot of circling vultures that will eat you alive.

Uh, actually vultures don't eat live prey, Katie. If vultures are circling, it's because you'll soon be dead.

10 posted on 12/18/2006 9:14:22 AM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: STARWISE

They'll replace her with another liberal. Then another. Then another...


11 posted on 12/18/2006 9:15:24 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: STARWISE
Bite me how perky, what a tramp
12 posted on 12/18/2006 9:16:08 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: twigs
Is she so arrogant that she did not think this would be difficult?

In her world, she believes that the higher the salary, the easier the job.

13 posted on 12/18/2006 9:16:36 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This is my tagline. There are many like it but this one is mine.)
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To: rightinthemiddle
They'll replace her with another liberal when they were making this choice someone pointed out how did you know they would be liberal, the reply, same reason they don't replace the Pope with a Baptist.
14 posted on 12/18/2006 9:17:27 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: Volunteer
Katie,

as you well know, and as your recent ratings have demonstrated your abilities to get and hold an adult audience in hard news are marginal at best. It's not like the Toady show where you give little snippets of opinion sprinkled with a little news between baking cupcakes.

Your skill set is clearly better utilized under the desk, instead of in front of it.
15 posted on 12/18/2006 9:18:02 AM PST by Ouderkirk (America won't win another war until the 1960's flower children are pushing up petunias.)
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To: Volunteer

Hey Katie, I'm rooting for you to stay with CBS just as long as you possibly can. Your bosses deserve to be dragged down even more than you do. In time, Al Jazera will be able to buy your network for pennies on the dollar. Maybe they already have.


16 posted on 12/18/2006 9:18:03 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: STARWISE
"Some people out there are rooting for me to fail,"

Feel free to include me in that category!

17 posted on 12/18/2006 9:19:39 AM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: STARWISE

"Some people out there are rooting for me to fail"

I beg your pardon . . .
we never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the good times, there's got to be a little rain some time . . .
So smile for a while and let's be jolly,
the news shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while you can . . .


18 posted on 12/18/2006 9:20:13 AM PST by tumblindice (Cheers!)
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To: STARWISE

Katie's Colon Blow!Look out below,or above,or wherever!


19 posted on 12/18/2006 9:20:27 AM PST by xarmydog
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“You have to be unwavering in your convictions that you’re doing something good ...”

What might that be?

20 posted on 12/18/2006 9:20:54 AM PST by dighton
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To: STARWISE
Wonder if the irony will dawn on her the next time she criticizes Pres. Bush and his convictions.

Never gonna happen. Humorless liberal liars like Katie are without the slightest insight.


21 posted on 12/18/2006 9:23:53 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: jdm

22 posted on 12/18/2006 9:24:04 AM PST by Ouderkirk (America won't win another war until the 1960's flower children are pushing up petunias.)
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To: STARWISE
Bite me."

LOL!...Perky line Katie, and you wonder why people are hoping you'll fail?

24 posted on 12/18/2006 9:24:21 AM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: RedRover

Hawks, on the other hand, do go after live prey.

I heard about an occurrence that happened recently in my hometown, where a not-so-nice person died, and at the funeral service at the graveside, a dove was released. A hawk swooped down, grabbed the dove, and pinned it to the ground - squawking, feathers flying, etc. A number of those present who knew the truth about this person were very hard-pressed not to laugh out loud...


25 posted on 12/18/2006 9:24:57 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Attn. CBS Evening News chief: "Be a Hero - Save the World From this Cheerleader")
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To: STARWISE

Add me to the "rooting to fail" list. Unfortunately in the MSM it will all be chalked up to sexism, not to the fact that she's a smarmy, annoying, left-wing hack. The "not ready for a female anchor" comments have already begun.


26 posted on 12/18/2006 9:25:04 AM PST by busstopsindetroit
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To: STARWISE

"Bite me."
Teeth Katie! Teeth!
You're not supposed to use your teeth Katie!


28 posted on 12/18/2006 9:27:08 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: TheKidster

Takes a vulture to know a vulture. And, yes, I too am hoping she fails. May her ego deflate loudly and often.


29 posted on 12/18/2006 9:27:32 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: STARWISE

I should note that it is now "Kate Couric" with a stern visage used as the illustration, judging from the commercials played during a Sunday football broadcast. I guess their polling showed using "Katie" lacks gravitas. Damn the NFL for keeping the AFC games on SeeBS.


30 posted on 12/18/2006 9:28:50 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, now more than ever my FRiends.)
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To: jazusamo
"Bite me."

Guess she found her sign off line!

31 posted on 12/18/2006 9:28:56 AM PST by haywoodwebb (Don't worry about obama being vice president. Hillary would never have a n-word on her ticket!)
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To: STARWISE
No, it won't. She's too stupid!
32 posted on 12/18/2006 9:29:38 AM PST by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: busstopsindetroit
The "not ready for a female anchor" comments have already begun.

The "not ready for a female president" comments have already begun, WRT SHrillary!

I point out to those who suggest such things....no, is not female in general, it's this female in particular

33 posted on 12/18/2006 9:30:21 AM PST by Ouderkirk (America won't win another war until the 1960's flower children are pushing up petunias.)
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To: STARWISE

How come 99% of us here on FR KNEW she would fail in her new gig, but CBS couldn't figure that our for themselves? Maybe they ought to check with us before replacing the (not so perky) cheerleader in very near future.


34 posted on 12/18/2006 9:31:23 AM PST by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense, don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Nice.

I'd like to add a "blessing"
May she live in interesting times.


35 posted on 12/18/2006 9:31:24 AM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: haywoodwebb

You stay classy San Diaago.
Bite me.


36 posted on 12/18/2006 9:32:53 AM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: STARWISE

"Bite me".
_________________
Katie, Uhhh no, you bite me. Sucks to be you.


37 posted on 12/18/2006 9:33:14 AM PST by lp boonie (Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement)
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To: STARWISE

"Bite me."

No doubt the taste of shagged out, gristly, clueless cheerleader is, in a word, unappealing.


38 posted on 12/18/2006 9:34:48 AM PST by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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To: #1CTYankee
Katie has a (usually) well concealed temper. I remember an interview she did years ago. The interviewee refused to be driven into the little slaughter pen she had set up for him. As she chased him around this figurative barnyard her anger grew and grew. Toward the end it was obvious the woman was simply seething at this disobedience.

Also, she really should learn how to mix a metaphor.

39 posted on 12/18/2006 9:35:08 AM PST by pa_dweller (South of the border - a phrase fast losing its meaning)
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To: STARWISE
"Some people out there are rooting for me to fail,"

That'd be me, for one.

40 posted on 12/18/2006 9:36:06 AM PST by Aeronaut (Hebrews 13:4)
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To: haywoodwebb

Awesome, I would love to see that on her last day.

This has been Katie Couric, signing off for the last time, bite me you sexist neocons!


41 posted on 12/18/2006 9:36:11 AM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: Suzy Quzy
You don't know me anymore? Bite me."

Wow! Such journalistic genius shining through.

42 posted on 12/18/2006 9:37:23 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

I wouldn't have been able to restrain myself! That's hilarious!


43 posted on 12/18/2006 9:37:48 AM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: STARWISE

"Goodnight for CBS news,and BITE ME!"

44 posted on 12/18/2006 9:37:57 AM PST by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: STARWISE
"You have to be unwavering in your convictions that you're doing something good"

Good grief. She's reading what someone else wrote off a monitor and asking stupid questions a five year old could come up with. Where's the "something good" she thinks she's doing?

45 posted on 12/18/2006 9:38:05 AM PST by hsalaw
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She sounds like an 8th grade school teacher trying to impress the children on their first day as to how nice she is.... Kids aren't dumb and neither are we. She stinks as both a teacher and news caster.


46 posted on 12/18/2006 9:39:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Volunteer

Never mind pain by number sets - maybe she could go on a second banana to Ivana Trump and hawk some of that jewelry Ivana makes out of old hubcaps and spray paint!


47 posted on 12/18/2006 9:40:17 AM PST by twonie (Just because there are fewer of us don't mean we are wrong.)
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To: STARWISE

3rd place and dropping.....


48 posted on 12/18/2006 9:40:51 AM PST by sappy
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To: STARWISE
Bite me

Bite me. Classy, Katie.

49 posted on 12/18/2006 9:41:07 AM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood
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To: NonValueAdded

"Kate Couric?" Hmm. My bathroom pipes make that sound sometimes. Sort of a belch, often accompanied by an odor. When I hear it, I know it's time to break open a bottle of Clorox.


50 posted on 12/18/2006 9:41:13 AM PST by Graymatter (before your time)
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