Payback is a Beeyatch.posted by The Vidiot @ 11:58 AM Permalink Poor, poor Katie. Her ratings are in the tank and now she gets busted on plagiarism.
Excerpt: Although the producer from CBS News anchor Katie Couric's program who appears to have lifted large segments of a Wall Street Journal column for a nightly broadcast has been fired, the network has yet to take down from the CBS News website a blog post containing the original news item, RAW STORY has found.I don't feel too bad for her, especially after her interview with the Edwards'
Excerpt: Couric: Your decision to stay in this race has been analyzed, and quite frankly judged by a lot of people. And some say, what you're doing is courageous, others say it's callous. Some say, "Isn't it wonderful they care for something greater than themselves?" And others say, "It's a case of insatiable ambition." You say?Even though she didn't quit her job to stay at home with her husband when he was dying of colon cancer.
Now, I'm not judging her for her decision, but why did she judge the Edwards' for the same decision? Seems a little hypocritical, no?
Listen. Cancer sucks. The treatment sucks. The disease sucks even more. How a family decides to deal with it is their own damn business. And the way she framed the question was downright insensitive and cruel. She of all people should know better.
I used to like Ms. Couric, back when I didn't mind the MSM so much (pre Dec. 12, 2000). When her husband got sick and died, I felt bad for her and respected that she took the time off she needed and then came back and attacked the disease head-on by promoting early screening by undergoing a televised colonoscopy. Balls on. It was good. But ever since she made the switch from AM to PM, she seems to have lost her sense of self.
Maybe Katie is just a morning person.