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Katie Couric Gets Some of Her Own Class Warfare Medicine for $14m Salary
Newsbusters ^ | 2/3/10 | Lachlan Markay

Posted on 02/03/2010 9:17:24 AM PST by Nachum

Katie Couric may be getting a taste of her own populist medicine. When the Dow hit 10,000 last October, she (and other network news personalities) used the opportunity to bemoan massive payments to Wall Street bankers. But now the populist sentiment has turned on her. She faces dramatic pay cuts as CBS News downsizes

Couric, shown in a, er, file photo at right, "makes enough to pay 200 news reporters $75,000 a year! It's complete insanity," one CBS News insider told the Drudge Report. "We report with great enthusiasm how much bankers are making, how it is out of step with reality during a recession. Well look at Katie!"

The employee was referring to Couric's roughly $14 million annual salary, the highest in network news. That salary may be cut dramatically in the face of massive layoffs at CBS News branches in Washington, San Francisco, Miami, London, Los Angeles and Moscow

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbsnews; class; classwarfare; couric; katie; millionaires; warfare
Cue the Bob Dylan "How does it feel?"....
1 posted on 02/03/2010 9:17:26 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Imagine taking a $14m haircut and nobody watches.


2 posted on 02/03/2010 9:18:12 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Well, I’ll give her this: She’s got really nice legs.

Talent?

Katie used to be the beltway reporter for WRC-TV in DC. I don’t think her talent has moved too far from the starting line.

As Joe Paterno says: “You either get better or you get worse.”


3 posted on 02/03/2010 9:22:25 AM PST by RexBeach ("Those are my principles...if you don't like them, I have others." Groucho Marx)
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To: Nachum
Obama's Dog

Stand down Katie, you are safe. All of Obama's dogs are safe when it comes to class warfare.

4 posted on 02/03/2010 9:24:41 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: RexBeach

GO------Bama!

5 posted on 02/03/2010 9:25:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: RexBeach

I haven’t watched WRC since they made Jim Vance the anchor.

And that was 35 years ago.


6 posted on 02/03/2010 9:28:37 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Nachum

Serves her right !


7 posted on 02/03/2010 9:30:51 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Nachum
Well with KC fatcat salary to be cut she becomes one of the rich that gets a taxcut. (a non GWB one at that). So KC made a whole lot more when Bush was POTUS.

PS. Note to leftist lunatics...less rich people = less taxes paid. No fuzzy math here! We middle classers will get soaked by Obamanomics.

8 posted on 02/03/2010 9:31:05 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Senator Goldwater

PLUS hit her with higher fed taxes and higher NY taxes and higher NYC taxes. I wonder if she will still be so positive about Rats.


9 posted on 02/03/2010 9:31:32 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: missnry

LMAO! Good one!


10 posted on 02/03/2010 9:32:13 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Oldexpat

WHoopi Goldberg was ranting about this exact same thing last year too.


11 posted on 02/03/2010 9:33:09 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Nachum

Dang! I'm gonna haf ta cut down (hick) on da booze.

12 posted on 02/03/2010 9:34:41 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: RexBeach
Well, I’ll give her this: She’s got really nice legs.

I hear she gives good live colonoscopy as well.

13 posted on 02/03/2010 9:37:47 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: Nachum

Two Americas ...


14 posted on 02/03/2010 9:43:21 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Nachum

I'm Katie Couric and I'm a Cougar. I'm hungry, bring me a Jonas Brother or Zach Efron.

15 posted on 02/03/2010 9:52:28 AM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: Harley

Maybe she gets all that money because she was “perky” with Les Moonves.


16 posted on 02/03/2010 9:55:16 AM PST by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Nachum

Since I dumped TV in ‘97, I only know her as the woman who did a hatchet job on Palin.


17 posted on 02/03/2010 9:58:22 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

At only 7 mill per year Katie is still 100X above her pay grade.


18 posted on 02/03/2010 10:07:58 AM PST by TYVets (Let's Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: Harley

$50.00 for the evening -—tops.


19 posted on 02/03/2010 10:10:01 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum
I hope CBS honors her contract and continues to pay her the $14 million/year. Honoring her contract will continue to irritate the others in the news division and will force CBS to continue paying premium prices for a truly inferior product.

Her contract is up in a year and the price can be renegotiated then. Maybe to about $2000 per week or so...

20 posted on 02/03/2010 10:12:18 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Nachum

That’s a lot of Courics.


21 posted on 02/03/2010 10:13:51 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Nachum
Couric Sob
22 posted on 02/03/2010 10:15:24 AM PST by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Venturer

“$50.00 for the evening -—tops.”

I would demand that she pay me much more.


23 posted on 02/03/2010 10:15:38 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Venturer

>>>$50.00 for the evening -—tops.<<<

I’m ok with that. It would be worth it to see the look on her face when I said “I’m done. Time to hit the road tramp.”


24 posted on 02/03/2010 10:26:07 AM PST by highnoon (I'm thinking of a term.....it rhymes with lame duck.......)
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To: Nachum

Hey, even the Tom Brady’s of the world have to restructure their contracts sometimes for the sake of the team.


25 posted on 02/03/2010 10:39:59 AM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: missnry

Where’s that pic I saw on another thread of Dubya holding the world’s smallest violin?


26 posted on 02/03/2010 10:40:37 AM PST by fightinJAG (Largest wing in future Obama Presidential Library will be devoted to Bush & Cheney)
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To: RexBeach
"Well, I’ll give her this: She’s got really nice legs...."

She is the Juliet Prowse of Munchkinland.

27 posted on 02/03/2010 10:49:36 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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