Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Couric Launches Blog, Appoints Self El Capitan

Katie Couric has now launched her very own blog, and opens with sailing and coffee shop metaphors. I can tell this is going to be some great entertainment over the next couple of weeks. With Couric's launch into the anchor's chair this evening we can expect more great stuff like this:

"We’re going to be surveying the landscape here, and pointing out a few of the more interesting and surprising things we see on the horizon. We’ll be swapping stories, sharing opinions, asking questions and generally just taking stock. In the little village that is CBS News, you might consider 'Couric & Co' the coffee house on the corner, where something is always brewing."
My favorite is that she is already showing some hypocracy with her quote of the day. It's a quote from former US President Teddy Roosevelt which basically says its easy for people to criticize from the sidelines. How many times has the MSM (CBS News, and Couric included at the top of the list) criticized the Bush Administration from the sidelines in a manor similar to what Roosevelt said:
"It is not the critic that counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt, Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, 1910
CBS and CBS News is going to implode if this is what is considered anchor material.

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