Monday, August 21, 2006


The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric?

You have got to be kidding me.

Okay, yeah, I know. This is not new. It was announced a while back that Katie Couric was moving to CBS to anchor the news. They had the big going away thingy on the Today Show on NBC.

And, since I haven't watched the CBS Evening News for years ... well, it didn't impact me. Right?

Well, I thought not.

Then I saw the promo.

The Wife watches CBS soaps. As The World Turns and Guiding Light. And a little bit of The Young And The Restless. So, CBS programs do air here at the house.

And, during one of her soaps ... or "stories" as the old ladies always called them ... they aired a promo for The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

It finally hit me ... Katie Couric!

Now, while I'm no fan of CBS News ... or much of the mainstream media (MSM) ... you got to admit, there is a history there.

Think of all the great newsmen ... or at least news names ... that have preceeded at CBS News. And at other networks.

Douglas Edwards. Walter Cronkite. Chet Huntley. David Brinkley. Harry Reasoner. John Chancellor. Peter Jennings. Frank Reynolds. Frank McGee.

Those are news names. Chet. David. Walter. John. Frank. Douglas. Great news names, all.

And now, CBS adds "Katie" to that mix?

You have got to be kidding me!

I'm not going to criticize her for her bringing cancer awareness to many people. That's a good thing. She had a mammogram on the Today show in 2005. This is after her colonoscopy on TV in 2000.

Now, don't misunderstand me. Her bringing breast cancer awareness and colon cancer awareness to people is a very, very good thing.

But from the news credentials standpoint, what does Katie Couric bring to CBS? Other than tits and ass? Nothing.

Despite her lack of credentials, you'd think she'd take herself seriously. Or pretend to.

I mean, if she thought she was serious, wouldn't she be known as Katherine Ann Couric? Or Katherine Couric? Or something other than Katie?

How can you take CBS News seriously when it's presented by someone named Katie?

What's next? NBC hiring Buffy? Mindy doing news on ABC?

Katie? The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric?

You have got to be kidding me!


  1. I wanted to make a comment about this one, but I can't think of language I'd be able to use back at my own I think I'm gonna have to take a raincheck. One question though: Is CBS handing out barf bags with that? I think I see their next "mailer insert" promo...

  2. It's just part of the (unnatural) progression of news from information to entertainment that has been going on for the last few years.

  3. I didn't care for her on the morning news, I'll like her less on the evening news. And the funny thing is, my TV remote is having this love affair with Fox news and any other request on my part goes ignored.

  4. It Is Coming......

    ...And I will not put my TV through It. What is It?

    Basil does a better job of describing It better than I can while keeping a calm demeanor. Like The Random Yak says in the comments, I have a stream of invectives which I could unleash upon It....but ...

  5. Or how about k.a. Couric, you know, kind of like e.d. Hill on Fox or c.a. Marks of ........

    LOLOL I never have cared for her either....I used to watch the Today Show, like 10 years ago but once I discovered Fox News...well..I never went back.

  6. Yak: I debated giving it any space at all. And held off. Until I saw that blasted promo yesterday. It's a sad commentary on the state of what passes for news.

    Crazy Politico: That's an understatement!

    Jo: I know what you mean. Each and every morning, the TiVo changes to FNC. I can't understand it.

    Macker: Thanks for the link.

    c.a.Marks: To me, "Today" is so yesterday.

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