Wednesday, April 25, 2007

FIRST IMUS, NOW ROSIE. LOOK OUT KATIE, BECAUSE YOU'RE NEXT

SCARY TIMES FOR MAJOR TV PERSONALITIES

I almost feel sorry for this poor dame Katie Couric. She can never catch a break.

You know, she is getting trashed in print all the time. The National Enquirer has been trashing her and putting her on the front page, accusing her of being a cougar (seeing a younger boyfriend) and of yelling at subordinates on the set. The usual uptight-anchor kind of stuff. I don't know what to make of this stuff-- it's probably a pack of lies, but she could really be stressed out. And who really cares if Katie Couric dates younger guys. It might even be a good thing. Maybe having a hot cougar love life will perk her up and she'll quit yelling at people on the set. (Just kidding.)

What a bunch of nonsense. There are supposed sources inside CBS saying what a big flop her tenure is. They call her an "unfixable" mistake. One is quoted as saying: "it's a disaster. Everybody knows it's not working. CBS may not cut her loose, but I guarantee you, somebody's thinking about it. We're all hunkered down, waiting for the other shoe to drop." Now people out there are suggesting that the source quoted inside CBS might be Bob Schieffer himself. Which is surprising to me, because he was a big supporter of Katie coming over to begin with. At least, that's what he told the press! When it rains, it pours, so it seems. Times are bad, and it's all got nothing to do with the newscast anymore and the quality of the production. Instead, it's all due to these stinking awful ratings Katie is getting.

What's really scary is that this is a really bad time to be a high-profile person in the media. Don Imus put his foot in it and just like that, he got the boot. And Rosie O'Donnell is out too. All that needs to happen is for one big crisis to happen to CBS News (ie. some story airs that turns out to be phony again, or something) and Katie will get the boot. What Katie absolutely has to do right now is lie low and do her job. All that stands in the way of her dismissal is some innocuous comment Katie might make about some stupid thing to the press, and people will move to get rid of her.

You watch. This poor woman is on thin ice.

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