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Katie Couric felt ‘pummeled’ at CBS News, resented by coworkers for $15M salary and unfriendly
NY Daily News ^ | 6/14/14 | RICH SCHAPIRO

Posted on 06/14/2014 6:54:22 PM PDT by jimbo123

Full Title: Katie Couric felt ‘pummeled’ at CBS News, resented by coworkers for $15M salary and unfriendly personality: new book

In excerpts of Sheila Weller’s highly anticipated book ‘The News Sorority’ obtained by the Daily News, resentment towards Katie Couric was immediate upon her arrival to CBS News. According to Weller, Couric compared herself to Hillary Clinton, received a large salary while others were asked to take pay cuts, and failed to make friends with former CBS staffers who described her as abrasive.

Poor Katie — get her some Kleenex and a wrinkle-free pantsuit.

TV star Katie Couric took such a beating in the press after she jumped ship to CBS she started comparing herself to Hillary Clinton, a new book says. The steep drop in popularity that followed Couric’s exit from NBC’s “Today” show in 2006 left her full of self-pity, according to author Sheila Weller.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbsnews; hillaryclinton; katiecouric

1 posted on 06/14/2014 6:54:22 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Oh, I thought it was because she wasn’t very good.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 6:56:27 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: jimbo123
Why would anyone resent a useless hack "pretty face" for making $7500 an hour?

Or for $300 an hour over at NBC, for example?

3 posted on 06/14/2014 6:57:52 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: jimbo123

“TV star Katie Couric took such a beating in the press after she jumped ship to CBS she started comparing herself to Hillary Clinton, a new book says.”

Yeah, I guess she is similar. Bitching and moaning that her rich ass isn’t kissed nonstop.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 6:57:58 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: jimbo123

5 posted on 06/14/2014 6:58:18 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: jimbo123

Howdy Doody Clinton gets $600 grand for doing nothing, cheerleader Couric gets $15 million. Amazing how liberals are willing to go full out capitalism to push the commie myth.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 7:02:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: jimbo123

Pulling down 15 million just to be a loud mouthed liberal ‘RAT SHOULD be a brutal experience.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 7:02:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The rabble at CBSNews made Katie do a frownie-face.

:-(

8 posted on 06/14/2014 7:05:57 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Islamic law upholds that children born to a Muslim father are automatically Muslim)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

it isn’t capialism. it’s crony payback. it’sfor being good liberals.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 7:06:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: FreeperCell

I always thought she went down hill after her husband died. I think that made her bitter. I feel bad that she went through that. It took a very long time for her to get over the death. She recently remarried but probably still feels her late husband is her soul mate. It sucks to lose your spouse. She was relatively a decent person before that.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 7:08:42 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
As much as she sucked at her job, she should literally have been pummeled. Thanks jimbo123.
Couric compared herself to Hillary Clinton, received a large salary while others were asked to take pay cuts, and failed to make friends with former CBS staffers who described her as abrasive.

11 posted on 06/14/2014 7:12:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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13 posted on 06/14/2014 7:19:24 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: jimbo123

Tough cookies. Behind that phony smile, Couric is one the nastiest, most partisan news hacks out of there.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 7:21:20 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: jimbo123

She needs to shave her pits, at least in the first picture.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 7:21:33 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

I knew her at UVA in 1979. She was a nut job.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 7:25:53 PM PDT by quantumman
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To: quantumman
I knew her at UVA in 1979. She was a nut job.

Have you an amusing anecdote?

17 posted on 06/14/2014 7:29:52 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: napscoordinator
I always thought she went down hill after her husband died. I think that made her bitter. I feel bad that she went through that. It took a very long time for her to get over the death. She recently remarried but probably still feels her late husband is her soul mate. It sucks to lose your spouse. She was relatively a decent person before that.

LOL, you're batting a thousand today.

18 posted on 06/14/2014 7:31:53 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: jimbo123

The Poor little thing , where’s that tiny Violin


19 posted on 06/14/2014 7:37:17 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: quantumman

Poor guy...no surprise.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 7:37:31 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Talisker

That’s all. I thought I was doing better. What I said about Katie is true. She did become bitter after her husband died. I guess you feel that is being mean. But it is factual.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 7:44:17 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Talisker

I felt bad about what happened to her husband too. I felt bad for her until the crap she pulled on Sarah Palin.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 7:45:25 PM PDT by willk (everyone)
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To: molson209
 photo violin-1.jpg
23 posted on 06/14/2014 7:48:52 PM PDT by Clay Moore (I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes His Voters: Undocumented)
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To: jimbo123

Entertaining.

I tried to tune in every-once in a while for entertainment before they booted her, and I almost never watch network news.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 7:57:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: jimbo123

15 million dollars???? I don’t think anyone is worth that kind of money.....what if they had offered her six million...would she have turned it down??? The liberal elite in this country are the most pathetic underachievers that the world has ever known...


25 posted on 06/14/2014 7:57:41 PM PDT by terycarl
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26 posted on 06/14/2014 8:00:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FreeperCell

“Oh, I thought it was because she wasn’t very good.”

I was thinking the pummeling might be because she was TOO cute.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 8:07:43 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: dfwgator

Your post of those photos sums up the media bias in America.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 8:13:10 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: jimbo123

The sad thing is that this HACK, for some reason, is guaranteed major network work for life.
I don’t get it......


29 posted on 06/14/2014 8:38:29 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: jimbo123

She has NO discernable talent and her only personality is fake. She`s a cartoon, a perpetual juvenile narcissist with delusions of importance and a media-whore.


30 posted on 06/14/2014 8:48:56 PM 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: dfwgator

Gee, no bias there.


31 posted on 06/14/2014 8:52:37 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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Senator Schumer should have done Katie Courage a favor and passed a law to tax away 90 % of her income.

After all, Schumer threatened to do the same thing to the Big Banks in 2009, long after the Democrat’s Fairness Doctrine was made into Party Common Law, (PCL).

Another PCL factor is the “Fairness Doctrine,” which in Katie’s case also involves the see-saw battle in Obamanation between the White-ists, Sex-ists, and the Democrat’s on-going War on Women.


32 posted on 06/14/2014 9:03:17 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ClearBlueSky; All
"She`s a cartoon, a perpetual juvenile narcissist
with delusions of importance and a media-whore."
seems to be a pretty accurate snap-shot of her
highness
..but Chelsea 'toon got only 600k for
just sitting there, pregnant (Webb/Shrill so proud).

34 posted on 06/14/2014 9:15:17 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: jimbo123

she was awful


35 posted on 06/14/2014 9:20:15 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: napscoordinator

Its called menopause.

Someone should’ve slipped her some lube and flax seed.


36 posted on 06/14/2014 9:20:18 PM PDT by Tx Angel
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To: jimbo123

maybe she and shrillary can get together and have a good cry over how hard their lives are, as for me I’m all out of give shit.


37 posted on 06/14/2014 10:07:25 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jimbo123

If Katie can’t find TV work maybe she can get a pizza waitress job.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 11:19:21 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: jimbo123

Well she can afford a shrink even without OCare or Nocare or whatever. Sorry you were not liked at he office. Lots of folks outside the office didn’t like you as well.

Money for nothin and apparently the chics aren’t free.


40 posted on 06/14/2014 11:19:29 PM PDT by glyptol
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15 million!!

When is she going to do a story on the latest Dem talking point - Income Equality...:^)


41 posted on 06/14/2014 11:19:37 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: az_gila

Good Point. The NBC “war on women” segment should be entertaining as well.


42 posted on 06/14/2014 11:21:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: willk

I was just thinking the same thing (and rolling my eyes the way she did to Sarah).


43 posted on 06/15/2014 5:02:50 AM PDT by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: dfwgator

lol...doesn’t that just say it all?


44 posted on 06/15/2014 5:08:16 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: willk; napscoordinator
willk: I felt bad about what happened to her husband too. I felt bad for her until the crap she pulled on Sarah Palin.

napscoordinator: That’s all. I thought I was doing better. What I said about Katie is true. She did become bitter after her husband died. I guess you feel that is being mean. But it is factual.

Katie Couric has been shamelessly lying and carrying water for the Clintons for as long as she has been able. She's been a number one backstabbing, treacherous media hack ever since she first slimed her way in front of a camera. There is no aspect of the liberal progressive Leftist agenda that she hasn't promoted and protected with every ounce of power she's ever had. And she's going down because Hillary's going down, and that's why she's invoking Hillary - as an effort to reconnect Hillary with media support.

That's the truth about her - the ONLY truth about her.

Everything else is rank shill material, including your pathetic sob stories.

45 posted on 06/15/2014 1:40:38 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

I am surprised you are on this site. You have every right too, but most atheists find being on DU more welcoming. Being nasty towards your fellow man is NOT a good Christian trait. Keep up your bitterness. It is kinda sad. I will pray for you. It is Father’s Day and maybe you didn’t get your cake yet.


46 posted on 06/15/2014 2:08:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
I am surprised you are on this site. You have every right too, but most atheists find being on DU more welcoming. Being nasty towards your fellow man is NOT a good Christian trait. Keep up your bitterness. It is kinda sad. I will pray for you. It is Father’s Day and maybe you didn’t get your cake yet.

LOL, hypocrite much?

And for what - pointing out that Katie Couric is a lifelong leftist? THAT makes me a nasty, bitter DU atheist who didn't get his cake?

But YOU'RE going to pray for me?

LOL, yeah, you do that. And make sure you get those candles right - last time you messed up the pentagram and almost lit the eye of newt on fire.

Bwahahahaha!

47 posted on 06/15/2014 4:24:27 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: jimbo123

A small taste of what she and others have done to conservatives.


48 posted on 06/15/2014 4:27:44 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Talisker

lol.

Have a great day.....your post was very funny and quite frankly I needed it this Monday morning.


49 posted on 06/16/2014 4:26:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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