Skip to comments.How Much Abuse Can Katie Couric Take?
Posted on 04/27/2007 8:50:45 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
And why is so much of it coming from other women journalists?
It's been another tough week for Katie Couric. It's never easy to be the first woman anything. The good news is that you get a lot of attention. The bad news is that a lot of this attention is likely to turn into criticism, because it comes before you're really ready for it.
So it has been with Katie. As the newscast improves, the attacks have escalated, not dissipated. CBS does a perfectly respectable evening news show, tougher and sharper since producer Rick Kaplan came on board, but you'd never know it from reading the clips.
There's Alessandra Stanley in the New York Times, reporting that Katie intentionally glammed herself down when anchoring from Blacksburg, substituting light-colored slacks and little makeup for her usual costume. So what? Does that make her a less effective anchor or reporter? Does anyone know what Brian Williams has been wearing? Would it even occur to anyone to notice?
But Stanley's piece on how everyone shined but Katie was a wet kiss compared to the hatchet job Gail Shister did on the first woman solo anchor in the Philadelphia Inquirer this week. Relying on "inside sources," Shister reported that CBS now viewed the hiring of Katie Couric to anchor the news as a major mistake, which cannot be fixed, and that they were trying to figure out when and how to get her off the anchor desk.
Shister's story got huge play, notwithstanding CBS' denial of its accuracy, and within a day, Roger Friedman, here on foxnews.com, revealed that he had information suggesting that the main sources for the Shister article were Bob Schieffer, the man Katie replaced, and Lesley Stahl, a very old friend of mine who is now with 60 Minutes.
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How much abuse can Katie Couric dish out?
Digital imaging has made plastic surgery obsolete. Susan doesn’t look like that any day of the week.
That’s a better photo of her. I swear that one time I tuned into Hannity & Colmes and she was guest hosting for Alan. And she looked smokin’ hot. And I wasn’t drinking either. I’m not sure what was going on there.
All liberal, all white, all night.
I would actually prefer Susan to Katie. Susan does have brains.................
give the twit some cheese already!
Who the heck is the pic? That can’t be Susan Estrich....or maybe 20 years ago? Is botox THAT good?
That's actually a point in Couric's favor.
If that's a photo of Susan Estrich, her face has been sanded down and botoxed to a frightening degree.
She lost a husband and sister. I am sure she can take this. What the heck she has been through hell and back. She has had a hard life. A widow and seeing your sister die is not fun I am sure.
It’s never easy to be the first woman anything
Oh please, what a stupid EXCUSE. Connie Chung anchored for years.
We’ll never know for sure until we hand her over to a Taliban stronghold for ‘proper’ training.
I can recommend an optician if you are interested....
Isn’t there a rule AGAINST posting fag-breath Susan Got-My-Head-In-The-Sand Ostrich?
Considering she was in Alan Colmes chair anything sitting there is a vast improvement. Maybe even smokin hot...8>)
Her eyes don’t match.
How can Susan advise others to give time for Katie to find her voice? Look at the one Susan found - Carol Channing’s!!!
COSTUME?!! Ha! Katie wears a costume alright! I thought a "costume" was something a clown wears and that "news anchors" wear "outfits."
Unless it's being the first REPUBLICAN woman Secretary of STate. That goes pretty much unnoticed by the entire left of the world, thanks to their buds in the media.
Katie’s ratings stink and it has nothing to do with what “journalists” say or don’t say.
Yeah, especially when you're terribly ill-suited for it, and incredibly bad at it!
Hey Susan, it has nothing to do with her GENDER, it has everything to do with her character, personality, intelligence, etc.
I think I’d rather talk to the alien than her.
Actually, my wife notices that nearly every night Williams wears too much eye shadow. It makes him look like a freak.
That’s just bad Genes.
HOW DARE YOU NOTICE YOU CHAUVINIST PIG!
I disagree. She didn’t always look like that.
The evening news is what it is. We always watched CBS at my house as a kid, so I sometimes check out the 6:30 news if I get off work on time. To tell you the truth, I think she’s doing an ok job. She keeps a serious attitude and doesn’t goof around, and some of the segments are pretty good.
That's a darn good question. I don't suppose she'd volunteer for a controlled-conditions experiment where we ratchet up the abuse level until she breaks, would she?
Don’t you love it how women want to compete in a man’s world and when they fail they hide behind their skirts. There are plenty of women who would bring viewers but they belong to the wrong Party. Talk about lack of diversity.
Pray for W and Our Troops
What is she the first at anyhow?
If Katie succeeeds is will be by a miracle.
These women like Susan Estrogenless want a woman soo badly, even if she's terrible and completely unsuited for the job.
For most of us, if not all, it is not about women in general...it's that woman in particular. They never seem to keep that in mind.
Would you rather watch this?
Not as much as she deserves!
Who is THIS a picture of?
Really no need to read past this point.
| Maybe that's your wife
telling you she would like you
to glam up a bit!
One thing I will say about Susan Estrich, she took for Rush Limbaugh when the corrupt Palm Beach prosecutor was trying to railroad him into prison.
The “1st woman anchor” meme is absurd. I could care less if every anchor was a woman. The idea that any of us is making our decision about watching news based on the gender of the person is insulting.
Susan hot?! with a closed mouth to boot?! A Bridey Murphy moment. That must have been in your prior life.
It's not that women journalists should be giving her a pass because she's a woman, but that they should be the last to pile on because they understand best what she's up against. It hasn't worked that way.
I believe there is a special place in hell for women who do not support each other, particularly in our attacks on the glass ceiling. Too many women fail to understand that when one woman does make it, we all have an interest in her success, and an even bigger interest in her not failing.
This will happen to the Hildabeast as well. Women actually do not like to cheer on other women, at least of the beast variety.
Look anyone on FR could have told CBS they were fools for hiring Katie Couric and wasteful for paying her anything. and then they followed up that clossal blunder by hiring the Bob Shrum of broadcasting....Rick Kaplan. It is simply hard to image a great succession of stupid moves beginning with Rathergate.
After the Couric disaster, Kaplan was the last person they needed. Les Moonves would have been better off hiring a real pro..maybe a Bimbo-prodigy Mr. Fix-it like Bruce Lindsey.
Better watch your cat Katie.