Tacky: CBS News Employees Jobless, Katie Couric Romps in Harper’s Bazaar Interview with Jewels & Expensive Designer Clothing (video)
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on February 4, 2010
Katie Couric = Marie Antoinette
“Let them wear haute couture!” Good grief, this video below is UNREAL.
Unbelievably insensitive, tacky interview just two days after countless CBS Evening News employees, some who had given their all to the news station for decades, were tossed out in the cold this week. Couric should be ashamed of herself permitting this elitist, rather childish video interview to launch… or maybe, she just doesn’t get it. After all, she earns $14 million a year (that’s $300,000 a week, plus or minus a few thousand), which would pay the salaries of 200 laid-off CBS News reporters if they were earning $75,000 a year. She’s a millionaire, and I have no problem with people being millionaires if they earned it. But Couric has NOT earned it (look at CBS Evening News’ pathetic viewership numbers that continue to drop).
If she were a coach for a losing football or baseball team, she’d have been fired at least a year ago.
Harper’s Bazaar Interview with Katie Couric | February 2010
This past week, Conan O’Brien requested an additional $12 million so that he could financially take care of his staff after NBC decided to buy out his contract on The Tonight Show, to which they agreed. Class act that Conan… keeping a paternal eye out for those who’ve helped him get where he is. That’s loyalty and selflessness. A good man to have in your corner when the chips are down.
Somehow, I don’t think the vain, hypocritical Couric would ever think about anyone else like that on her staff. I could be wrong. But it appears that she’s too busy bringing down CBS News’ ratings, cashing in on the highest salary of any TV news personality in America, and then posing in designer outfits that likely cost more than most Americans’ monthly salaries — this, during a time that the station that made her a millionaire is grieving because of the loss of so many talented, devoted people. Just pour more salt in your former colleagues’ wounds, Katie.
What makes Couric any better than those she and other liberal anchors deride, like Wall Street executives who get seven-figure bonuses when their companies under-perform or need taxpayer bailouts and thousands of people in their employ lose their jobs?
More reading on Katie Couric, Obama’s recession, & CBS News:
Frugal Café Blog Zone: Obama’s Recession Hits Liberal Media… Katie Couric Earns $300,000 a WEEK, CBS News Employees Face Massive Pay Cuts & Lay-Offs and Cutting Back? No Way: More Outrageous Spending in Obama’s White House… Where Everybody Knows the Union Bosses’ Names (video) and Michigan Taxpayers: Betcha Didn’t Know You’re Helping Pay for Millionaire Michael Moore’s Anti-Capitalism Movie and CBS Obama Cheerleader Katie Couric Wins MRC’s “Let Us Fluff Your Pillow Award for Obsequious Obama Interviews” (video)
HillBuzz: Is Katie Couric going to be fired soon?
Distressed-Assets Coalition: CBS News Braces For 100 Layoffs After Horrible Ratings
Another Black Conservative: Katie Couric : The Pay Czar Cometh
TVNewser, Media Bistro: CBS News Cuts: ‘Early Show’ Staffers Out, Technology Correspondent Daniel Sieberg Cut
Patterico’s Pontifications: Katie Couric’s Contract
The Wenatchee World: CBS layoffs won’t spare ‘60 Minutes’
GayPatriot: Hey Obama, Can You Spare A Job?
Greg Knapp, Big Government: Stimulus Wasted and Most Americans Know It
Flopping Aces: Obama’s New Budget: $5 Trillion More in Debt in Just Five Years
Gateway Pundit: Unreal. Katie Couric Recites Holiday Health Care Poem on Nightly News (Video) and Nevada Governor Slams Obama: “Doesn’t He Know That Thousands of Vegas Families Are Suffering Because of His Failed Policies?” and Leading Democrat: “We’ve Got to Spend Our Way Out of This Recession” (Video) and Unreal. Climategate Junk Scientist Michael Mann Awarded Half a Million in Stimulus Cash and Crony Capitalism: Obama’s Example of Stimulus Success- $100 Million For 15 Jobs Created at Dem Donor’s Company and How’s That Hopenchange Feel Now? Youth Unemployment Surges to Record High and Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Execs Get Up to $6 Million in Pay and Thanks Barack. Hunger and Homelessness Spread In US Under Obama and Stimulus Cash Went to Nonexistent Zip Code Areas, Too and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs… Obama’s Biggest Failure in 2009 (Video) and Change! Obama’s Monthly Deficit Tops Bush’s Yearly Deficit
Philip Klein, American Spectator: Why Obama Is an Even Bigger Spender Than Bush and WH Sees Cumulative Deficits $2.1 Trillion Higher Than It Projected a Year Ago
Mcnorman’s Weblog: Majority Would Vote Against Obama
The Hill: Clyburn: ‘We’ve got to spend our way out of this recession’
VotingFemale: Obama: “I didn’t say anything negative about Las Vegas”; Progressive History Revisionism (abortion of a ‘mistake’)
Michelle Malkin: Debt deluge: Here comes the $1.6 trillion flood of red ink