Tuesday, September 26, 2006



The woman has been employed with the federal government for almost six years. She spent four years as the National Security Advisor to the president of the United States. She has spent the last year and a half as the Secretary of State of the United States. She's seen a lot. She's done a lot. She has testified before Congress on more than one occasion. She has testified in front of the 9/11 Commission. With all that being said, I have only one question: Why in the blue hell is Katie Couric doing a puff piece on her on one of the most prestigious and longest running news programs in television history? Really, with all of the problems she should be dealing with, why is it important that we know that when she works out (and there were scenes of her on a stairmaster) she listens to Led Zeppelin? Do the people who have a loved one who died in Iraq give a flying crap that she plays classical piano? And of course, no puff piece on arguably the most powerful woman in the world would be complete without asking her about her love life and one day getting married. Funny, I don't recall Chris Wallace asking President Clinton how his love life with Hillary is going, so why should Rice's social life or lack thereof have any relevance whatsoever? Of course, this also illustrates that if Couric is going to waste time asking inane questions that have no relevance then you just know that she will prove herself completely inadequate when it comes to asking the hard questions and then hitting Rice with strong followups when Rice inevitably spouts some administration bullshit. And there was certainly enough of that here as well..
I guess one other thing that I'd like to know is why CBS is paying to dollar for Couric so that she can bring her Today Show-level of investigative journalism to the so-called Tiffany network? If this is the kind of groundbreaking and insightful reporting that she'll be bringing to the table, then CBS got themselves quite a catch.

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