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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:43 PM
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51. Oh right Dan Rather and Bob Schiffer were total hunks

I think CBS made a HUGE mistake over-hyping Katie coming over. The closed town hall meetings, ads, etc were not necessary after all for the most part shes just reading the news.
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  -Katie Couric is a Ratings Disaster - I knew this was going to happen leftyladyfrommo  Oct-17-06 10:01 AM   #0 
  - Even tho she's still last, the ratings are up compared to before  soothsayer   Oct-17-06 10:02 AM   #1 
  - Is that compared to Rather's ratings?  cally   Oct-17-06 10:19 AM   #19 
     - I watch NBC because Brian Williams worked for President Carter.  liberaldemocrat7   Oct-17-06 11:24 AM   #36 
     - You'd never know it  wtmusic   Oct-17-06 11:36 AM   #40 
     - Actually Bob Schieffer increased Rather's ratings in the year or so  WI_DEM   Oct-17-06 11:35 AM   #38 
  - Oh dear. She's going to have to hike up her skirts a little shorter  tanyev   Oct-17-06 10:05 AM   #2 
  - Or become a professional journalist.  Beelzebud   Oct-17-06 10:17 AM   #17 
  - What a concept!  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-17-06 10:19 AM   #20 
  - Pfffptht! Like that's going to happen  tanyev   Oct-17-06 10:21 AM   #21 
  - Then the choice is obvious: hike those skirts!  BlooInBloo   Oct-17-06 10:56 AM   #31 
  - Perhaps she need a few props?  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Oct-17-06 10:21 AM   #22 
     - She just needs to stick to the hard news. No props. n/t  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-17-06 10:23 AM   #23 
        - I actually don't think...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Oct-17-06 10:27 AM   #25 
           - Anyone here familiar with The French news reader.... Melissa Theuriau...?  Jack from Charlotte   Oct-17-06 01:56 PM   #68 
  - Her newscast is too warm and cuddly; too "Today Showish".  bluestateguy   Oct-17-06 10:06 AM   #3 
  - I completely agree  underpants   Oct-17-06 10:10 AM   #9 
  - Agree -- Tri Delts are attractive  wtmusic   Oct-17-06 11:12 AM   #33 
  - her chicklet teeth bug me  leftchick   Oct-17-06 11:51 AM   #44 
  - I still miss Jane Pauley. I saw nothing wrong with her at all.  Old Crusoe   Oct-17-06 10:06 AM   #4 
  - why didn't rather stand up for himself as he was being forced out?  Gabi Hayes   Oct-17-06 10:06 AM   #5 
  - On one hand,  Dick Diver   Oct-17-06 10:07 AM   #6 
  - America does not need another republicon boot-licking news reader  SpiralHawk   Oct-17-06 10:07 AM   #7 
  - Her delivery is flat. She sounds like she's talking down to the audience.  peekaloo   Oct-17-06 10:09 AM   #8 
  - I know - I think that too. It sounds so unnatural to me - so forced.  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-17-06 10:15 AM   #14 
  - She is too whiney.  bmbmd   Oct-17-06 01:29 PM   #64 
  - well Katie back to the drawing board again  alyce douglas   Oct-17-06 10:11 AM   #10 
  - I knew I wouldn't watch her, but I thought she would do better.  tinfoilinfor2005   Oct-17-06 10:12 AM   #11 
  - I stopped watching CBS News the night she came on. Watched them  sinkingfeeling   Oct-17-06 10:12 AM   #12 
  - I've almost stopped watching any network news.  hedgehog   Oct-17-06 10:15 AM   #13 
  - Expectations were way too high.  kstewart33   Oct-17-06 10:16 AM   #15 
  - CBS should hire David Gregory or Terry Moran  gWbush is Mabus   Oct-17-06 10:17 AM   #16 
  - CBS should get a hooker to spew the corporate talking points topless.  oc2002   Oct-17-06 10:19 AM   #18 
  - Try "The Naked News"  bmbmd   Oct-17-06 01:27 PM   #63 
  - problem: she is news-host  npincus   Oct-17-06 10:23 AM   #24 
  - I See A Lot Of Sexism In This Thread...  DemocratSinceBirth   Oct-17-06 10:32 AM   #26 
  - Couric could be a man  Pastiche423   Oct-17-06 12:12 PM   #45 
  - Walter Cronkite never sat on top of the news desk in a short skirt.  tanyev   Oct-17-06 12:29 PM   #48 
  - Now there's an image for you!  Poiuyt   Oct-17-06 12:49 PM   #54 
  - It's a question of style, not sex  Blasphemer   Oct-17-06 01:01 PM   #57 
  - Duh? "Hi I'm Katie Couric....Here's my friend Rush Limbaugh."  farmbo   Oct-17-06 10:34 AM   #27 
  - I Thought It Showed What A Fool Rush Is To His Non-Listeners  DemocratSinceBirth   Oct-17-06 10:40 AM   #28 
  - "what were they smoking?"  4_TN_TITANS   Oct-17-06 11:33 AM   #37 
  - I quit watching the Today Show because of Couric  solara   Oct-17-06 10:55 AM   #29 
  - me too ..i could not stomach her on the today show me  flyarm   Oct-17-06 12:59 PM   #56 
  - So did I. Well her and Matt "I'm too sexy for myself" Lauer.  Blue State Native   Oct-17-06 01:39 PM   #67 
  - CBS has a female who can do hard news and get the ratings.  Efilroft Sul   Oct-17-06 10:55 AM   #30 
  - I said that 6 months ago... No one here cared...  BlooInBloo   Oct-17-06 10:58 AM   #32 
  - I like Lara Logan too. . but we need her in the field.  annabanana   Oct-17-06 11:48 AM   #42 
  - If they hired Keith or maybe even (not likely) Amy Goodman)  rurallib   Oct-17-06 11:13 AM   #34 
  - We watched her the first night  LibertyLover   Oct-17-06 11:17 AM   #35 
  - Other than 60 minutes  shadowknows69   Oct-17-06 11:36 AM   #39 
  - Agreed. But they're even injecting Couric into 60 minutes these days  Norquist Nemesis   Oct-17-06 12:16 PM   #47 
     - they are trying desperately to build her an cover for  flyarm   Oct-17-06 01:05 PM   #59 
  - What bothers me is that, if she's yanked, the networks  Clark2008   Oct-17-06 11:38 AM   #41 
  - when they perched her on the desk so she cd show her legs while reading  Stephanie   Oct-17-06 11:50 AM   #43 
  - Why didn't they lure Diane Sawyer? She would have been great. n/t  stevietheman   Oct-17-06 12:15 PM   #46 
  - I prefer Carol Simpson or Ann Curry to take her place n/t  951-Riverside   Oct-17-06 12:38 PM   #50 
  - I've heard that ABC gave her the choice and she said no. n/t  Blasphemer   Oct-17-06 01:02 PM   #58 
  - She is not attractive enough for the job  AngryAmish   Oct-17-06 12:35 PM   #49 
  - Oh right Dan Rather and Bob Schiffer were total hunks  951-Riverside   Oct-17-06 12:43 PM   #51 
     - Rather and Schaffer should not have had the jobs either  AngryAmish   Oct-17-06 01:10 PM   #62 
  - We should lobby for them to bring Dan Rather back...  kerry-is-my-prez   Oct-17-06 12:45 PM   #52 
  - His new show should be starting 10-24, I think.  leftyladyfrommo   Oct-18-06 09:03 AM   #69 
  - Was CBS going for the FAUX audience?  Nikki Stone 1   Oct-17-06 12:47 PM   #53 
  - i refuse to watch her..haven't watched her once!! and won't  flyarm   Oct-17-06 12:53 PM   #55 
  - I stopped watching today because of  zidzi   Oct-17-06 01:09 PM   #60 
  - If anyone wants to watch FoxNews  Jack Rabbit   Oct-17-06 01:09 PM   #61 
  - Karma's a bitch ain't it Katie?  TheGoldenRule   Oct-17-06 01:32 PM   #65 
  - Right wingers aren't a very big market  OzarkDem   Oct-17-06 01:35 PM   #66 

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