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Couric Wants More Women at the Table

Katie Couric bemoans the fact that there are not more women news anchors. If the other networks are looking at her ratings there won't likely be any new women anchors anytime soon.


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I know you must be attempti... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

I know you must be attempting a perfect "0" in the comments field with this Extra! Change "Couric" to "x" and you'll have a post with no expiration date.

Sister Lorie,What ... (Below threshold)

Sister Lorie,

What you said was very wrong against women. We need to give everybody a chance. ALl of us should stop worrying just about how good a person is, but give them a chance.

There is nothing wrong about women and women anchors.

Thank You
MU

Damn straight there's nothi... (Below threshold)
Bill:

Damn straight there's nothing wrong about women and women anchors! - Hell, I'll even pay extra for that show! Talk about the perfect "O". Change "Couric" to "XXX " - I say!

How about someone who's kno... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

How about someone who's known for news? The first word anybody thinks when they hear the name,"Katie Couric" is "perky".

Who have they tried? Baba Wawa, Perky Katie and "Thanks for the Memories", none of them are exactly what you first think of when you think, "objective news reporting". I think "speech impediment", "Perky" and "buh?", respectively.


They tried to come out of the closet and openly admit that their "news" show is really just infotainment and should not be confused with real news. Most people who watch network news like to pretend they're watching someone and something important.

She's just as huge a step backward for women as Jessica Simpson.

Not that I don't like looking at Jessica, but she makes Jeanie (of "I Dream of" fame) look like Gloria Steinham.

Alas, poor Couric.... (Below threshold)
tom:

Alas, poor Couric.

tom that was really, really... (Below threshold)
PorkSaladSandwich:

tom that was really, really funny!

Why are the trolls the firs... (Below threshold)

Why are the trolls the first people to piss on your legs and then tell you it's raining?

Why are the trolls always bitching and complaining on this site, yet seem to be some of the first responders on EVERY single post the Wizbangers happen to open?

Maybe if the other networks... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Maybe if the other networks found female anchors just as bad as her, she'd indirectly have a chance at increasing ratings?

Am I the only one here old ... (Below threshold)

Am I the only one here old enough to remember that Barbara Walters used to be the co-anchor of the #1 morning news show (I can't remember if it was Today Show or GMA)?

If Katie Couric wants to be taken seriously, she needs to recognize that in order to be a credible news anchor, you need to avoid people thinking to themselves "I don't believe her" when she's talking.

That's her problem.

Now Elizabeth Vargas, I could "watch" the news all day with her.

Methinks she wants to make ... (Below threshold)
Corky Boyd:

Methinks she wants to make sure there is still one female anchor at the next meeting like this, and that it is still Katie.

Her ratings are tanking and CBS trails the other two networks by larger margins than before.

Not a good omen.

Steve of Norway, If you're ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Steve of Norway, If you're referring to me, you'll notice I made a comment REGARDING the POST, albeit in an observational way. (No "there" there!) But YOU bitching and complaining about "trolls always bitching and complaining"? Go back under your bridge.

moean and groan so whate he... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

moean and groan so whate her problem anyway?

Be careful Steve how you ha... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Be careful Steve how you handle bryanD. He didn't like the way I was questioning his comments on one of Lorie's posts last week and he ultimately assumed from that I am gay. He gets really agitated if you don't smile in agreement and just move on.

Maybe if they removed the d... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Maybe if they removed the desk and showed off her legs, she would get better ratings, at least with men. Go FoxNews!

So, BD doesn't like them je... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

So, BD doesn't like them jews, them catholics or them gays...
I joked that he must be a Westboro baptist a few days back. Maybe it was closer to the truth than I thought.

I say, let them set the din... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

I say, let them set the dinner table. They should be at the table. And kitchen area, in general.

What's the hubbub?

We need to give everybo... (Below threshold)
marc:

We need to give everybody a chance. ALl of us should stop worrying just about how good a person is, but give them a chance.

Thank You
MU
:: by Muslim Unity

Wow...just WOW!

OK MU lets follow your lead.. Lets see, female news anchors, just who could possibly fit the role as outlined by MU, i.e. it isn't a requirement to be a good person.

Here is a list MU they would they fit your criteria.

I see an evening news colon... (Below threshold)
moseby:

I see an evening news colonoscopy in her near future. That should get the ratings up...especially if they show the scope going in...

Uh, gross.... (Below threshold)
PorkSaladSandwich:

Uh, gross.

Good person is what all of ... (Below threshold)

Good person is what all of us should be.
You can be a good person and still not be the best speaker. Let us pay more importance to humaen values then being the best at the job.
Those serial killers could be great speakers but not good humans.




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