Dan Rather says Leslie Moonves “tarting up” the evening news with Katie June 12, 2007Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
I don’t give a rat’s ass about Moonves, Rather or Katie Couric, but I gotta say, that right there is some funny stuff.
I know, it’s an ongoing feud between a no-longer relevant Dan Rather and the guy that fired him, but anyway..
On Joe Scarborough’s (another douchebag) “Morning Joe” show, Rather had this observation:
the mistake was to try to bring the ‘Today’ show ethos to the ‘Evening News,’ and to dumb it down, tart it up in hopes of attracting a younger audience.
Moonves responded at some function about journalism I care even less about that Rather’s remarks were “sexist”. He then expressed his continued befuddlement that Katie’s numbers suck.
Earth to Les. At the risk of sounding sexist, dude, she’s a skirt. A cutesy, freckle-faced girl reading the news. You have looked at your demographics, have you not? I got no problem with it, but I’m not exactly your target audience now, am I?
Good luck with that.
Oh, and Dan?
What’s the frequency Kenneth?