June 5, 2006

I give her six months.

Filed under: celebrities — Alex @ 12:46 am
(Reuters)  Addressing the annual convention of CBS affiliates, [Katie] Couric predicted that the "pretentious era" of the evening-news anchor is going to be a thing of the past.


"The audience is more sophisticated than we give them credit for — they don't want a mechanical Ted Baxter," said Couric, whose last day as co-anchor of NBC's "Today" was Wednesday. "I'm a serious, caring, compassionate person. I hope that comes out. … People want a multidimensional (news anchor) and not someone they can put in a box."

Alex Says:  Well, praise Allah, we're Katie Couric is a dumbass.saved.  No more "pretentious" news, now that the bubbly chick from The Today Show has arrived to save us.  I hope the zombie that is Walter Cronkite kicks that bitch in the teeth.

And just to emphasize the irony in her stupid-ass comment: The dictionary definition of pretentious is "claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified."

Isn't Katie "claiming a position of distinction" with her self-assigned adjectives of "serious, caring, and compassionate?"  I don't think she's serious.  I have no reason to think she's caring or compassionate.  I think she's a self-congratulatory weather girl who has "her serious face" when she needs it.

Peter Jennings carried a suitcase of books with him everywhere he traveled because he loved to read & learn as much as he could.  Anyone think Katie's doing that?  She's calling EDUCATED news anchors "pretentious" because she's a dumbshit.

Now I'm mad.

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