Free at last! Tyranny is on the decline.
The Arab Spring may be slow in the making, but the American Spring is shaping up beautifully. Another failed liberal has liberally failed. Another despot is finally running away before they can be pushed out.
First Bob Herbert has left the Jayson Blair Times. Now Katie Couric is trying to leave CBS News before she can be shoved out the window.
The once rock solid model of integrity that was CBS News was started by Edward R. Murrow, maintained by Walter Cronkite, destroyed by Gunga Dan Rather, and finally collapsed under Ms. Couric.
To paraphrase the creators of “South Park,” the “stuff” was piled so deep and high at the once proud creepy eye network that it reached 100 Courics.
Katie Couric was perfectly qualified to talk about nonsense in the morning when productive Americans were either on the way to work or preparing the kids for school. She had no business being given the evening news anchor chair. The fact that she was merely proved how little value the once prestigious job now had.
Ms. Couric was the worst of all possible worlds.
For starters, she was liberally biased and refused to admit it. She had a specific hostility and contempt for minority conservatives. Her following Sarah Palin on to her campaign bus was practically stalking. The overall interview was spliced in the typical way liberal journalists cut and paste hatchet jobs.
Governor Palin was caught off guard. Ms. Couric was not so lucky when she tried to attack Denzel Washington for having the nerve to be politically conservative while possessing dark pigmentation. She asked “what is wrong with you people?”
Mr. Washington ripped into her “you people” remark until she was flummoxed. Ideological bigots tend to stammer when confronted publicly and eloquently with their own bigotry.
In addition to being biased, Ms. Couric was also nasty. She was frequently described as “perky,” which her supporters insisted meant friendly. This is nonsense. The person who smiles at you while stabbing you is every bit as vile as the person who scowls while doing it. Cheerful nastiness is no better than angry bitter nastiness.
Being biased and nasty were bad enough, but surely Ms. Couric would put together a quality news program.
No. Not at all. Her show decided to let the stupidity train veer off of the track and into living rooms from the very first show. She decided to let Americans decide how Ron Burgundy would cover the news. For the uninitiated, Mr. Burgundy was a fictional character played by Will Ferrell in the movie “Anchorman.”
While Murrow was probably rolling over in his grave, Rather accused Couric of “tarting up” the news. When Rather finds somebody bad at the news, then it is truly time to give up. Rather may be a hypocritical gasbag, but he was still right.
Yet being liberally biased was not enough to hurt Couric with her CBS bosses. Given their tradition, it may have even helped her.
Nastiness was not an issue. Somebody had to get the angry left to defect back from Rachel Maddow.
Quality was job zero. Television executives have never been about promoting quality. They are about making money and earning ratings. The only reason they care about ratings is because it leads to higher advertising dollars. The bottom line is the bottom line. The network honchos may publicly preach leftism, but they are raw animal capitalists at heart.
The issue was not that Katie failed because she was a liberal. The honchos wanted a liberal feminist woman to succeed because political correctness increases demographics.
The problem was that she liberally failed. She failed publicly on a spectacular level. She began in last place, and stayed there. Brian Williams at NBC is a liberal shill, and she could not even surpass him.
Do not cry for Ms. Couric. She is going to make millions either hosting a talk show or being part of a panel discussing issues. The bimbothon known as “The View” could always add her to provide ideological and hormonal balance. After all, it may take ten women to offset the testosterone from Joy Behar.
If Katie Couric can get millions of Americans to watch her spout off in front of the equivalent of the town square village idiots, this is America. P.T. Barnum would praise her.
Yet if the goal is to create a more intelligent and informed community, the evening telecast should be about hard news. People listened to Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. They were taken seriously.
Nobody took Ms. Couric seriously. She was not a serious person on any level. The show would not have been worse if Nicole Snooki Polizzi had been added as a coanchor. Snooki likes to get drunk for fun.
Couric was merely drunk on her own power.
Lastly, real news anchors would go to hot spots around the globe. Couric refused to go to Iraq because it would have taken her away from her children. Rather had zillions of flaws, but he did go into the eye of hurricanes.
After merciless and deserved criticism, Couric went to Libya. She was the first one to make sure she got back home before the sand reached her expensive shoes.
She is qualified to sit in a studio and let interns file her nails and drop grapes into her mouth during commercials.
She is not qualified to do any hard work required of a real news anchor.
Thankfully she will be leaving, and like a typical liberal, will claim that her tenure was successful.
Between her and Mr. Herbert, the entire country would be more successful if the very worst of the very worst embodied by them would follow their example and leave now.
Then again, it could be fun to watch her stay and sink further. Love of quality news and intelligently and honestly delivered information should allow people to resist this urge.
Don’t go away mad Katie. Just go away and never return. Do it for your country. The people have spoken. You failed, and must be fired.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Read more from Eric at his TYGRRRR EXPRESS blog. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. After years of dating liberals, he has finally seen the light and now only dates Republican Jewish women. His family is pleased over this. Republican, Jewish women, you may contact Eric above.
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