Skip to comments.How Much Abuse Can Katie Couric Take?
Posted on 04/27/2007 8:50:45 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
And why is so much of it coming from other women journalists?
It's been another tough week for Katie Couric. It's never easy to be the first woman anything. The good news is that you get a lot of attention. The bad news is that a lot of this attention is likely to turn into criticism, because it comes before you're really ready for it.
So it has been with Katie. As the newscast improves, the attacks have escalated, not dissipated. CBS does a perfectly respectable evening news show, tougher and sharper since producer Rick Kaplan came on board, but you'd never know it from reading the clips.
There's Alessandra Stanley in the New York Times, reporting that Katie intentionally glammed herself down when anchoring from Blacksburg, substituting light-colored slacks and little makeup for her usual costume. So what? Does that make her a less effective anchor or reporter? Does anyone know what Brian Williams has been wearing? Would it even occur to anyone to notice?
But Stanley's piece on how everyone shined but Katie was a wet kiss compared to the hatchet job Gail Shister did on the first woman solo anchor in the Philadelphia Inquirer this week. Relying on "inside sources," Shister reported that CBS now viewed the hiring of Katie Couric to anchor the news as a major mistake, which cannot be fixed, and that they were trying to figure out when and how to get her off the anchor desk.
Shister's story got huge play, notwithstanding CBS' denial of its accuracy, and within a day, Roger Friedman, here on foxnews.com, revealed that he had information suggesting that the main sources for the Shister article were Bob Schieffer, the man Katie replaced, and Lesley Stahl, a very old friend of mine who is now with 60 Minutes.
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How much abuse can Katie Couric dish out?
Digital imaging has made plastic surgery obsolete. Susan doesn’t look like that any day of the week.
That’s a better photo of her. I swear that one time I tuned into Hannity & Colmes and she was guest hosting for Alan. And she looked smokin’ hot. And I wasn’t drinking either. I’m not sure what was going on there.
All liberal, all white, all night.
I would actually prefer Susan to Katie. Susan does have brains.................
give the twit some cheese already!
Who the heck is the pic? That can’t be Susan Estrich....or maybe 20 years ago? Is botox THAT good?
That's actually a point in Couric's favor.
If that's a photo of Susan Estrich, her face has been sanded down and botoxed to a frightening degree.
She lost a husband and sister. I am sure she can take this. What the heck she has been through hell and back. She has had a hard life. A widow and seeing your sister die is not fun I am sure.
It’s never easy to be the first woman anything
Oh please, what a stupid EXCUSE. Connie Chung anchored for years.
We’ll never know for sure until we hand her over to a Taliban stronghold for ‘proper’ training.
I can recommend an optician if you are interested....
Isn’t there a rule AGAINST posting fag-breath Susan Got-My-Head-In-The-Sand Ostrich?
Considering she was in Alan Colmes chair anything sitting there is a vast improvement. Maybe even smokin hot...8>)
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