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Lack of star power in Katie Couric's interviews leaves Yahoo executives unhappy
NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN

Posted on 05/27/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT by jimbo123

Katie Couric’s role as global news anchor at Yahoo is under scrutiny by the Internet company’s honchos — including CEO Marissa Mayer — who are wondering why the peppy former talk-show host isn’t bringing in big-name interviews.

“Her bosses are unhappy,” says our source. “They thought Katie was a huge get and that huge stars would follow, with major interviews. Instead she’s had two that are memorable, and one was a book tour.”

In Couric’s debut interview for the site, she did a 52-minute sit-down with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in January. He was promoting his book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” about his roles in the Bush and Obama administrations.

In March, Couric interviewed former mayor Michael Bloomberg, discussing charter schools in his first major interview since leaving office last December.

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It was announced last November that Couric took the job at Yahoo for $6 million a year.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fail; katiecouric; yahoo

1 posted on 05/27/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Couric lost her mind years ago when she became Left of Stalin.

Why is Yahoo surprised?!?

2 posted on 05/27/2014 10:19:38 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: jimbo123
In March, Couric interviewed former mayor Michael Bloomberg, discussing charter schools...

Sounds riveting.

3 posted on 05/27/2014 10:19:45 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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4 posted on 05/27/2014 10:20:53 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Blech! I don’t wanna see her colonoscopy pics!


5 posted on 05/27/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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6 posted on 05/27/2014 10:23:17 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jimbo123
“Her bosses are unhappy,” says our source. “They thought Katie was a huge get and that huge stars would follow, with major interviews. Instead she’s had two that are memorable, and one was a book tour.”

Ideology makes stupid people out of smart people.

Or maybe weren't so smart in the first place.

7 posted on 05/27/2014 10:23:44 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: jimbo123

She is soooooo gross.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 10:27:33 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: dead

Man that party LOL!


9 posted on 05/27/2014 10:29:53 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: jimbo123
Well, she can always invite Sarah Palin back.




BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

10 posted on 05/27/2014 10:29:56 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: jimbo123

I turn on ABC 7 and Im shocked this b*tch still has her own show. I thought ABC came to their senses and canceled her pathetic little program


11 posted on 05/27/2014 10:31:04 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jimbo123

“...the peppy former talk-show host isn’t bringing in big-name interviews.”

They misspelled “perky”. Or is it “postperky”?

“Paleoperky?”


12 posted on 05/27/2014 10:31:32 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Her ABC/Disney show will be off the air in September.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 10:32:30 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Finally..one less moron on TV to worry about..now when is MSNBC officially gonna get canned


14 posted on 05/27/2014 10:33:53 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jimbo123

Perky ain’t perkin’.

Noted for her:

“Some say ... “

“There are those who say ... “

She never does identify who the “some” or “those” are.

Of course, everyone could play that game:

“Some say the moon is made out of green cheese.”
“There are those who say global warming is real.”
“There are those who say that those who say global warming is real are full of bovine excrement.”


15 posted on 05/27/2014 10:37:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sarah Barracuda

MSNBC will never be canned. Comcast had to turn over full control of the channel to the RATS in order to get Holder’s approval of the NBC Universal takeover. Now that Comcast wants to take over Time Warner Cable, Holder will continue to demand RAT control of MSNBC in exchange for approval of that takeover, too.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 10:38:13 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Has it occured to her bosses that the perpetually adolescent FAKERY from a middle aged woman is OLD and distasteful?? The Tinkerbell perkiness is laughable- its the same for Kelly Ripa- adult women dressing and acting like anorexic teens is goofy. They expect gravitas from her? Really? Would they expect the Queen of England to give a serious interview to Mickey Mouse??


17 posted on 05/27/2014 10:40:54 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: jimbo123

Good. I am glad they’re unhappy. Leftists are mad at leftists. This is a win-win situation.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 10:43:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: elcid1970

Archaeoperky and pseudoperky.


19 posted on 05/27/2014 10:45:25 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: jimbo123

If they had sincerely wanted her to get quality guests, they should have made it a contractual matter. You get paid big bucks for big guests. No big guests, no big bucks.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 10:45:40 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ClearBlueSky
Has it occurred to her bosses that the perpetually adolescent FAKERY from a middle aged woman is OLD and distasteful??

Outstanding point! Say what you will about Baba Wawa, but at least she knew how to age gracefully.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 10:54:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

If she really wants to impress the honchos at Yahoo, let her suggest the same thing she did a few years ago, to help America be more fond of Muslims, let Yahoo host a Muslim Comedy Show.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 10:55:23 AM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Enterprise

Given that Yahoo had to cut more than 30 employees to pay for Katie’s $6 million/year contract, it’s not surprising that people at Yahoo are unhappy.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 10:56:27 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Lack of star brain power in Katie Couric's interviews leaves Yahoo executives unhappy

:-)

24 posted on 05/27/2014 10:59:54 AM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: jimbo123

The first way to know when you’re not watching real news is when you see politicians and bureaucrats on the show for an “interview” or any other personal appearance. All teevee news (ALL...Fox “News” included) cherish their access to these hacks and holding that access over the media assures nothing outside of accepted standards is ever pursued. The Sunday morning shows are some of the worst. This isn’t news...it’s processed news product.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 10:59:57 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: ZULU

Turkeyperky?


26 posted on 05/27/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: ZULU

Jurassic-perky!

Seriously, she reminds me of my grandmother. Now, I love my Nana to death but I wouldn’t turn in to watch on tv every day.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 11:02:52 AM PDT by slimjim12
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To: jimbo123

Couric the castrator.


28 posted on 05/27/2014 11:30:24 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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29 posted on 05/27/2014 11:33:43 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: jimbo123

Katie wore out her knee-pads long ago.


30 posted on 05/27/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: slimjim12

The sad part of it is she IS cute and perky. But when she gives you that leftist “stare of death” you KNOW where she really stands.

Another triumph of our leftist educational system, taking a normal, red-blooded American girl and turning her head into a tsantsa full of leftist vitriole.


31 posted on 05/27/2014 11:37:01 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: dead

I salute the Gods of photoshop!


32 posted on 05/27/2014 12:01:47 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: BBell

33 posted on 05/27/2014 12:04:59 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jimbo123

“Well, train, train, take me on out of this town”


34 posted on 05/27/2014 12:18:50 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: dead

Good one.


35 posted on 05/27/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Seems like La Couric has fallen on hard times. Only 6 mill a year? Or is this a part-time gig for her?

Any thoughts on her Yahoo! lead balloon?

36 posted on 05/27/2014 4:08:59 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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