Friday, April 07, 2006

“Perky” Jumps to the “Grumpy” Network

Okay, so the big news is that Katie Couric, the "perky" queen of NBC’s Today show, is making the jump to CBS to host the evening news show. I’m sure that Bob Schieffer is fuming over that news since he was more or less handed the baton from Dan Rather following his ouster over the Texas Air National Guard hoax. NBC picks up Meredith Vieira from ABC’s "The View" and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire". And ABC… well, ABC is wondering why NBC didn’t pick up Star Jones instead.

So we’ve got a little estrogen shuffle going on here. I’m sure both Couric and Vieira will do well in their new jobs. Two of the big three networks are crowing… I guess that explains the big push for Disney (which owns ABC) to hype their new ride. Seriously. Why should we care about Disney's new ride? It's not going to change my life or improve social conditions.

It’s just going to be weird seeing Couric give nothing but depressing news and still try to look "perky".

"The news sucks! The government is screwing us over, the White House has poll numbers in the toilet, we can't step out the door without dealing with some sort of direct threat to our lives, the economy stinks to high heaven... but I can't get upset about it all because it's being reported by someone who's just so CUTE and PERKY!"

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