Skip to comments.CBS News Collapses As Katie Couric Heads For The Door (New round of layoffs expected this fall)
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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Hard labor??? Good God.
No wonder this country's news is in the toilet...
See here :
TITLE : Katie Couric Blames CBS For Crappy Ratings
she’s been in there for 4 full years? Seems like 2 years max. Where does the time go?
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.
I didn’t watch See-BS News before Katie, I’m not watching it with Katie, and I won’t watch it after Katie.
Good riddance to Katie Courva.
who is Katie gonna worship, once she is no longer in the limelight?
Maybe they could reorganize and try reporting the news. I hear the market is wide open.
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.
CBS = Couric Bull SH!T
CONSERVATIVE Broadcast System...just imagine the ratings...
Two words come to mind...rat and ship.
I firmly believe in karma, what goes around comes around.
I’m getting tired of waiting for Katie’s time to go around.
She’s like the Black Plague...every where the cheer leader goes, people get cut.
Perhaps her last day she’ll reminisce and show the high point of her time on TV.
Her live TV colonoscopy.
No wonder the stock market is up big today. Good news will do this.
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...
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!!!!
Eager suitors for Katie? Hard to believe.....
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.”
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
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.
“President Obama was an unmanned drone last night.
What a perfect analogy. When was ‘O’ ever anything else.
In fact I never watch any News shows.
“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;)
Complicated by having to move the camera past her head.
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.
How about Katie going on “Dancing With The Stars”?
Good lord, man. Is that what she REALLY looks like underneath it all?
“Good lord, man. Is that what she REALLY looks like underneath it all?”
Spackling compound is amazing stuff ain’t it?
E-gads....looks like a 90 year old Princess Lea after a bender.
What a glorious day.
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”
In that same paragraph: “He looked like a man who realized someone under the podium was trying to twist a pineapple up his backside.”
Good God... she looks like Gary Oldman as Count Dracula.
She gets her oen show, “Colons R Us” next.
The "Hawaiian Twist"
“NO. I was thinking the part of the Princess. Who is Jabba the Hut anyway?”
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.