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.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
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?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.