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Rush Limbaugh: Katie Couric destroyed CBS News
World Net Daily ^ | 04/04/2011 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on 04/04/2011 11:34:11 AM PDT by safetysign

As news spreads that Katie Couric will be departing as anchor of the CBS Evening News, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says Couric simply "destroyed" the network when it comes to viewership.

A network executive told the Associated Press last night that Couric is leaving her anchor post less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast.

On his nationally broadcast radio show today, Limbaugh, a frequent critic of Couric, said, "I'm sorry, Katie, but you know facts are facts. You guys might own the narrative, but we have the facts here, and 'CBS Evening News' ratings are the lowest in history. And don't think if that ever happened to my ratings, people would report that. I'm sure the stories are already written. ...

"The fact is, ladies and gentlemen, that she destroyed it. The network news ratings for CBS just plummeted."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anchor; cbs; couric; katietheclown; perkypig; rush

1 posted on 04/04/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign

Sad to say, it is true.


2 posted on 04/04/2011 11:36:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("The Best Of Times, The Worse Of Times", Charles Dickens)
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To: safetysign
destroyed CBS News

I Rather doubt it.
3 posted on 04/04/2011 11:37:29 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: Genoa

*snort*


4 posted on 04/04/2011 11:39:01 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: safetysign

Oprah’s weakened, isn’t she? Maybe Katie will ho after her territory.

Oops. Typo there.


5 posted on 04/04/2011 11:39:01 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: safetysign

Oprah’s weakened, isn’t she? Maybe Katie will ho after her territory.

Oops. Typo there.


6 posted on 04/04/2011 11:39:10 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: safetysign

Oprah’s weakened, isn’t she? Maybe Katie will ho after her territory.

Oops. Typo there.


7 posted on 04/04/2011 11:39:25 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

Freudian of you. LOL!


8 posted on 04/04/2011 11:39:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: safetysign

“The fact is, ladies and gentlemen, that she destroyed it”

And this is a BAD thing?


9 posted on 04/04/2011 11:40:13 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Genoa

Rather killed it, that’s true. Then Couric poured cement over the grave, preventing any resurrection that MIGHT have occurred had a serious journalist, male or female, been given the anchor chair in her stead.


10 posted on 04/04/2011 11:41:29 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Steely Tom
Oh, I give up.

It was three times as funny as my typical post. That's my only defense.

11 posted on 04/04/2011 11:41:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: safetysign
Katie has other plans, The Colonoscopy Channel.
12 posted on 04/04/2011 11:41:58 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Genoa
I Rather doubt it.

And Free Republic destroyed Rather...

13 posted on 04/04/2011 11:43:08 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: safetysign

Couric did her job and did it very well! She carried the water for the kenyan usurper as a left wing Marxist hack as is the tradition at CBS. Only question now is who will be the next communist boob to fill the chair?


14 posted on 04/04/2011 11:44:21 AM PDT by albie
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To: Steely Tom

One has a nappy head and the other one doesn’t.


15 posted on 04/04/2011 11:47:34 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: pogo101
Rather began the destruction with the fake Bush memos.

Couric just slammed the lid on the coffin.

16 posted on 04/04/2011 11:50:28 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: safetysign

And why is that a bad thing?


17 posted on 04/04/2011 11:53:12 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: safetysign

I know a surefire way to double CBSs’ ratings overnight. Put one of the FOX chicks over there and just let them read Fox’s teleprompter. Bingo. Viewership numbers will go through the roof.


18 posted on 04/04/2011 11:55:07 AM PDT by ImNotLying (Constitution Lover "A man who does not think for himself does not think at all")
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To: Col Frank Slade

You mean the ones that were “Fake, But Accurate”?


19 posted on 04/04/2011 11:55:07 AM PDT by wbill
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To: albie
who will be the next communist boob to fill the chair?

One can only hope its one of these...

(She's Cuban)
20 posted on 04/04/2011 12:04:55 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (<=== Proudly resides in occupied Georgia)
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To: Genoa
I agree. Rather and Mapes destroyed it. Couric failed to revive it.

-PJ

21 posted on 04/04/2011 12:10:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: ImNotLying

The main reason that I watch CNN Headline news is to see the women, Robin Meade and Natashua Currie.


22 posted on 04/04/2011 12:12:02 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: safetysign

It is really hard to believe she lasted as long as she did.


23 posted on 04/04/2011 12:14:06 PM PDT by gloryblaze (Don't forget to donate and keep FR going strong!)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

I can see the male viewers “rising” drastically. I know I am!


24 posted on 04/04/2011 12:19:23 PM PDT by ImNotLying (Constitution Lover "A man who does not think for himself does not think at all")
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To: JPG

“...Katie has other plans, The Colonoscopy Channel...”

What could be more appropriate? .


25 posted on 04/04/2011 12:26:59 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: safetysign

Even my liberal wife refused to watch Couric saying she was totally unsuited to do serious news. Couric may have driven CBS over the edge, but they were teetering for years starting with Dan Rather’s manufactured news. However, people in general are sick of the smarmy news commentators on the dinosaur networks so CBS is just the first to go to extinction.


26 posted on 04/04/2011 12:32:33 PM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: safetysign
The positive out of this, is , it's dead. NBC & ABC can't be far behind. They are no different.

On the other hand FOX is Americas news network.

Fair and balanced

It's not hard to do

27 posted on 04/04/2011 12:39:39 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: safetysign
Put this babe on for 22 minutes every evening. I guarantee a boast in rating.

28 posted on 04/04/2011 12:39:44 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: PhilCollins

The main reason I watch CNN is for when I run out of syrup of ipecac.


29 posted on 04/04/2011 12:42:58 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: BreezyDog
".....And Free Republic destroyed Rather...

I'll drink to that.....hail Buckhead...


30 posted on 04/04/2011 12:46:12 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin....The Thrilla from Wasilla)
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To: albie

How about Bawney Fwank and Joe Biden comedy hour?

Bawney asks questions of the day, Joe responds.

Ratings going thru the roof!

Jon Stewart cying in the corner...


31 posted on 04/04/2011 12:51:37 PM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

She did that piece to prove she is a perfect A.H.


32 posted on 04/04/2011 12:52:04 PM PDT by Mouton (Government expands to fill any voids in freedom.)
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To: Mouton

She did an awesome job of proving what she is alright.


33 posted on 04/04/2011 1:40:51 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Political Junkie Too
Whomever hired Couric is the one that finished it off.

She was an aging reader of fluff. She only has gravitas physically
(middle-age spread), and her CBS handlers wouldn't know reality
if Black Rock fell over on them.

I'd bet some consultant looked at the demographics, and since the
typical loyal CBS News watcher was literally dying off, they
thought a woman would attract a female audience, along with
advertisers of all things feminine.

On the bright side, I'm looking forward to "Katie Couric's
Notebook" spots being history as well, so I don't feel
compelled to turn off the radio as often.

34 posted on 04/04/2011 2:00:09 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: safetysign

Maybe she can do Maybelline commercials


36 posted on 04/04/2011 2:39:48 PM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: pogo101

Didn’t Bob Schieffer (interim between Rather & Couric) have better numbers?


37 posted on 04/04/2011 6:25:29 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Genoa

This just in, CBS...

The horror, The horror

 

38 posted on 04/04/2011 7:56:07 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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