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CBS News Collapses As Katie Couric Heads For The Door (New round of layoffs expected this fall)
Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2010 | rebecca Dana

Posted on 09/01/2010 9:39:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

With a new round of layoffs expected this fall, CBS News is being trimmed to the bone. Rebecca Dana on the dramatic drop in ratings, strange BlackBerry blackouts, and eager suitors for anchor Katie Couric.

On Monday, Katie Couric begins her fifth, and quite possibly final, year of hard labor as anchor of the CBS Evening News.

However she chooses to mark the occasion, it will no doubt be more subdued than the tears, dancing, and $10 million promotional campaign that attended her debut on Sept. 5, 2006.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbs; cbsnews; collapses; couric; katiecouric; layoffs; news; perkypainintheass
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1 posted on 09/01/2010 9:39:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Katie Couric begins her fifth, and quite possibly final, year of hard labor as anchor of the CBS Evening News.

Hard labor??? Good God.
No wonder this country's news is in the toilet...

2 posted on 09/01/2010 9:42:17 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SeekAndFind
How anyone in their right mind could be an ‘eager suitor’ for Perky Katie leaves me scratching my head. Way overpaid and vastly under-talented, imo.
3 posted on 09/01/2010 9:42:52 AM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: bill1952

See here :

http://www.businessinsider.com/katie-couric-blames-cbs-for-crappy-ratings-2010-8

TITLE : Katie Couric Blames CBS For Crappy Ratings


4 posted on 09/01/2010 9:43:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 09/01/2010 9:43:05 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Molon Labe.)
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To: bill1952

she’s been in there for 4 full years? Seems like 2 years max. Where does the time go?


6 posted on 09/01/2010 9:43:09 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind
"I'm not worried".....
7 posted on 09/01/2010 9:43:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

Three months. That’s all I would have given her.

It was obvious after the second week where this was headed.

Couric basically destroyed CBS evening news. I tried watching it to see what was going on that first week. In fact, I recorded it to DVD.

It was comical to see her break into the solid news reports to deliver a touchy-feely segment. It would be a profile on some leftist nonsense or another. Women who don’t really care for watching the news, were supposed to find this appealing. Men couldn’t watch it, and women who didn’t like watching news weren’t going to tune in to watch one segment either.

Nice work Katie. Couldn’t have done better if I had spent the same amount of time trying to discredit CBS News.

Kudos babe...


8 posted on 09/01/2010 9:44:54 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I didn’t watch See-BS News before Katie, I’m not watching it with Katie, and I won’t watch it after Katie.


9 posted on 09/01/2010 9:46:12 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: SeekAndFind

Good riddance to Katie Courva.


10 posted on 09/01/2010 9:46:38 AM PDT by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

who is Katie gonna worship, once she is no longer in the limelight?


11 posted on 09/01/2010 9:47:21 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe they could reorganize and try reporting the news. I hear the market is wide open.


12 posted on 09/01/2010 9:48:27 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: hoe_cake

So you can be a miserable failure by any objective measure and have a line of “eager suitors” begging you to come fail for them?

and the “media titans” wonder why fewer and fewer people pay any attention to them

Hey SeeBS, I have a great idea! Hire some retread from CNN to replace her. how about campbell brown, she doesn’t have much going.


13 posted on 09/01/2010 9:50:06 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: SeekAndFind

CBS = Couric Bull SH!T


14 posted on 09/01/2010 9:51:16 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Spok

CONSERVATIVE Broadcast System...just imagine the ratings...


15 posted on 09/01/2010 9:51:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Two words come to mind...rat and ship.


16 posted on 09/01/2010 9:52:01 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: gthog61

I firmly believe in karma, what goes around comes around.

I’m getting tired of waiting for Katie’s time to go around.


17 posted on 09/01/2010 9:52:13 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s like the Black Plague...every where the cheer leader goes, people get cut.


18 posted on 09/01/2010 9:52:20 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps her last day she’ll reminisce and show the high point of her time on TV.
Her live TV colonoscopy.


19 posted on 09/01/2010 9:53:09 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: SeekAndFind

No wonder the stock market is up big today. Good news will do this.


20 posted on 09/01/2010 9:53:40 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: SeekAndFind
CBS News Collapses ...

Not surprising since CBS is sticking to their 87,000 estimate of the Restoring Honor crowd.

Yet another case of "fake but accurate" reporting by the Tiffany Network.

Dan Rather must be so proud...

21 posted on 09/01/2010 9:53:44 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: SeekAndFind
I am sure that being the good lib she is...she'll give back most of the money she's made in an effort to keep the layoffs from happening... (obvious sarcasm)
22 posted on 09/01/2010 9:54:16 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope they keep her....the longer she stays the more they tank.....they will most likely replace her with a clone of Dan Rather!!!!


23 posted on 09/01/2010 9:54:30 AM PDT by ontap
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To: SeekAndFind
Rebecca Dana on the dramatic drop in ratings, strange BlackBerry blackouts, and eager suitors for anchor Katie Couric.

Eager suitors for Katie? Hard to believe.....

24 posted on 09/01/2010 9:55:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

If SeeBS really wanted an audience, they would hire Mark Steyn to take Katie’s unused spot. He’s subbing for Rush today and is great, as usual. Best line so far: “President Obama was an unmanned drone last night.”


25 posted on 09/01/2010 9:55:51 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: hoe_cake

yes, she seems to get richer and more rewards
despite doing a terrible job. now,
she will be handed a new job worth millions
of dollars. next time, i wish sara palin would
turn tables on katie. ask her how she felt about
being paid millions while people in america
went on foodstamps. ask her if she
feels sleeping with married cnn boss was
way to get to top. (i worked cnn atlanta when she
was there.)


26 posted on 09/01/2010 9:57:11 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Katie is no longer young and perky. It’s unfair but true - tv viewers don’t prefer older women with droopy faces and all women eventually get old. Older men can look “dignified” as they age but the same just doesn’t work with women.


27 posted on 09/01/2010 9:58:45 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: kittymyrib

“President Obama was an unmanned drone last night.”

What a perfect analogy. When was ‘O’ ever anything else.


28 posted on 09/01/2010 9:59:11 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: SeekAndFind
Never watched.

In fact I never watch any News shows.

29 posted on 09/01/2010 9:59:47 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Step back from the crystal ball, nostra dumb a$)
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To: Rummyfan

“eager suitors for anchor Katie Couric.”

She must have been really liquored up at THAT party! Well, any potential suitors are going to have to deal with her current studboy.../s;)


30 posted on 09/01/2010 10:04:04 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: SeekAndFind

31 posted on 09/01/2010 10:04:45 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Vinnie
Her live TV colonoscopy.

Complicated by having to move the camera past her head.

32 posted on 09/01/2010 10:05:14 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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33 posted on 09/01/2010 10:06:59 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: SeekAndFind

One of the rumors floating around is that Katie is going to replace Oprah when Oprah retires from her show next year. I’ll bet Katie will fail at that endeavor too.


34 posted on 09/01/2010 10:07:36 AM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Ticonderoga34

How about Katie going on “Dancing With The Stars”?


35 posted on 09/01/2010 10:12:59 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Dilbert56

Good lord, man. Is that what she REALLY looks like underneath it all?


36 posted on 09/01/2010 10:14:08 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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37 posted on 09/01/2010 10:15:47 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rarely watch Couric, usually the ABC Evening News with Diane Sawyer. Problem with Diane Sawyer is that the program has turned into news lite, with way to much touchy feely stuff thrown in. Much of it more suitable for GMA rather than the evening news. Often times they use the evening news slot to promo a show slated for viewing later in the evening. Stick to unbiased (I know that's asking the impossible) news worthy stories and your ratings will improve.
38 posted on 09/01/2010 10:16:07 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: SeekAndFind
Good riddance....and kindly take this lying POS with her...


39 posted on 09/01/2010 10:20:35 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: NCC-1701

“Good lord, man. Is that what she REALLY looks like underneath it all?”

Spackling compound is amazing stuff ain’t it?


40 posted on 09/01/2010 10:21:13 AM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: Dilbert56

E-gads....looks like a 90 year old Princess Lea after a bender.


41 posted on 09/01/2010 10:24:35 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: SeekAndFind

What a glorious day.


42 posted on 09/01/2010 10:32:56 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: SeekAndFind; Dr. Eckleburg

Facebook has gone Twitter and there’s new technology coming to go beyond. Maybe Katie can tweet from her Blackberry “Katie Couric has 6 friends”.... “Katie Couric bought a latte at Starbucks”


43 posted on 09/01/2010 10:34:23 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: kittymyrib

In that same paragraph: “He looked like a man who realized someone under the podium was trying to twist a pineapple up his backside.”

Classic Steyn

VDMA, Kitty


44 posted on 09/01/2010 10:34:34 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Many wonder why we don't have flying cars in 2010. I ask, "Where's my frikken Unicorn, FUBO?")
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To: Dilbert56

Good God... she looks like Gary Oldman as Count Dracula.


45 posted on 09/01/2010 10:35:36 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Vinnie

She gets her oen show, “Colons R Us” next.


46 posted on 09/01/2010 10:39:31 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
trying to twist a pineapple up his backside.”

The "Hawaiian Twist"

47 posted on 09/01/2010 10:42:17 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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48 posted on 09/01/2010 10:42:27 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Dilbert56

“NO. I was thinking the part of the Princess. Who is Jabba the Hut anyway?”


49 posted on 09/01/2010 10:48:18 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: SeekAndFind

The answer to CBS News problem is simple: hire a more conservative anchor, more conservative reporters and producers. Distinguish yourself from NBC and ABC and the ratings will improve.

The three broadcast networks, CNN, MSNBC and PBS are all going after the 20% liberal market share, leaving the 40% conservative share exclusively for FNC.


50 posted on 09/01/2010 10:53:48 AM PDT by bwc2221
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