September 27, 2007


John Hawkins posts that Katie Couric is still blaming her failure on the fact that the world can't handle her being a woman. Puh-lease.

Look, you can't have it both ways. You can't say that the country is progressive enough to hire you for the biggest news job ever but not progressive enough to watch you do it. CBS is in it to make money, and Hawkins is right: they wouldn't have hired you if they thought you couldn't pull in ratings. They were wrong. But it's not because they're sexist.

God, that's what I hate about women. They want to be thought of as completely equal, able to do any job that men can and bristling when anyone even suggests they can't. And then when they fail, they say it's because they're a woman and it's different. Either it's different or it's not. It can't be that you are just as good as a man when you're successful and then held back by your gender when you fail.

Male anchormen have come and gone, and none of them get to whine that they failed because they were men. Stop blaming your problems on the viewing audience. And stop viewing everything in the entire world through the lens of your gender. No one cares that you have a vagina; they only care that they don't like to watch you reading the news.

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1 Exactly!!!!

Posted by: Tammi at September 27, 2007 08:47 AM (xYhVQ)

2 Gotta agree here...I don't see anything great about fact the only thing I really felt about her, was sorry for her when she lost her husband....and that is human nature.

Posted by: A Soldier's Wife at September 27, 2007 09:54 AM (Yo28E)

3 ok now that you have said vagina and Katie Couric in the same sentence... I need to puke... I think Ms. Couric has had inordinate amount of success based on her being female. My Pastor called her Godless in church the other day. He brought her name up because of her being deemed "Americas Sweetheart". He thought it was a shameful thing to say about America, and what Amercia thinks is valuable and honorable. Frankly I gave a hefty amen, but wanted to stand and cheer.

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at September 27, 2007 12:15 PM (otZU/)

4 Katie Couric is a b*tch. And I say that with no due respect. There is a great deal about her in the book Spin Sisters, which just confirms things I've been told by people who have worked under her in one respect or another. She's not a sweetheart, she's not sweet, and she has no depth of feeling for anyone but herself. Watching her try to give the news is worse than anticipating a dental visit. It has nothing to do with her vagina, and everything to do with the fact that she's talentless in that regard and has risen to her level of incompetance. Wolf Blitzer has a penis, and I can't stand to watch him anchor a news desk, either. Feminazis. Ick.

Posted by: airforcewife at September 27, 2007 12:36 PM (emgKQ)

5 That's funny that you should write about this because just yesterday I was thinking that Katie's rank would be the subject of HILLARY's rant when she loses to Rudy. "The country wasn't progressive enough to elect me, what can I say?" Ugh.

Posted by: Nicole at September 27, 2007 01:35 PM (Mus7L)

6 Maybe her problem has something to do with this.

Posted by: david foster at September 27, 2007 04:33 PM (gguM0)

7 IT has nothing to do with her gender. She isn't, in any respect, a journalist. She hasn't paid her dues, hasn't been a real reporter. All she has done is the Today Show. Even Charlie Gibson has done real reporting, before he became a morning show geek. I'm sorry, those morning shows are NOT news. Therefore, I am surprised anyone thought she could do this. I felt sorry for her when her husband died, but this is NOT a reason to hire someone. LAW

Posted by: liberal army wife at September 28, 2007 04:06 AM (wzxw7)

8 A lot of guys, especially younger guys, are concluding that COMPLAINING is the essence of femininity. It's not fair, because there are a lot of women who aren't whiners, but the complainers are so visible especially in colleges that it's natural for guys to draw this conclusion. Age, education, and social class have a big effect. Take a woman who is upper middle class, with an advanced degree, and in her 40s or 50s, and odds are you have one of the most unhappy creatures on the earth.

Posted by: anon at September 28, 2007 08:43 AM (tC0Tu)

9 Yeah,sorry,Katie...but it's not us,it's you. I tried watching the woman and she is simply not meant to do hard news. Painful to watch in a way that has nothing to do with gender.

Posted by: MaryIndiana at October 03, 2007 04:55 PM (82AdA)

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