Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Former NBC Today show host and former CBS News anchor Katie Couric gave the commencement at the University of Virginia, claiming she’s been cheated by sexists.
“One of the problems with being a trailblazer is, sometimes you get burned. In those first few months at CBS, TV critics wrote about my clothes, my hair, my makeup, even the way I held my hands. Some said I lacked ‘gravitas,’ which I’ve since decided is Latin for ‘testicles.’…My story may have played out in the public eye, but it’s by no means unique. Every one of you will at some point be confronted by naysayers and learn that life isn’t always fair. You’ll feel cheated, you’ll be mistreated. You’ll wonder, when will I be loved?’”
Media Research Center Vice President Brent Baker is having none of Couric’s whine and said:
“Apparently, $15 million a year to read off a teleprompter didn’t show enough ‘love’ to satisfy Couric. Maybe she would’ve earned more gravitas if she pursued the harder news path instead of fluff exemplified by giggling along with Nancy Pelosi, as she did one night. And Tuesday she’ll host a two hour special on ABC: The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric. That kind of celebrity news doesn’t take cojones.”
It’s difficult to take Couric seriously. After all, this is a woman who was paid $15 million dollars a year by CBS to read the news off a teleprompter for 22 minutes, five days a week. How much more love does her ego need?