Already getting slammed over poor ratings of their evening news, CBS is apparently getting a bit touchy over the increasing amount of criticism of their high paid anchor as well. When Katie Couric went to Iraq last week most believe she left the tough questions at home and when the few people left that actually still watch their news called them on it they got a bit testy.
From: CBS Evening News < Evening@cbsnews.com>
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 11:45:01 AM
Subject: RE: Couric report from Iraq an embarassment to journalists everywhere
Actually most intelligent people were very impressed by the quality of our reports from Iraq and Syria …Apparently you missed most of the interviews that were done over there…imagine you got your information from a blog somewhere…
Wow, basically implying that your viewers many of whom thought Couric lobbed softballs at the powers that be, lack intelligence isn’t the best way to keep viewers let alone increase their share. It also looks like CBS corporate doesn’t hold bloggers in the same high esteem that our local CBS affiliate KELO does.