I was going to put this on our links page (The Reader) but it’s just too priceless. Too perfect. It says it all.
Katie Couric’s producer says the reason nobody watches her is because she’s stuck behind a desk but now they’re going to send her out into middle America. Hilarity ensues.
Hot Air reports:
Rick Kaplan, her executive producer, says that “when she’s on the road—in Iraq with David Petraeus—she has a great way with people. People like her and she likes them. There are anchors who consider being on the road a pain in the butt. She really looks for opportunities to feel the earth and touch people.”
That’s why Couric has spent recent weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is touring what she calls “this great unwashed middle of the country” in an effort to divine the mood of the midterms.
The funny part of that quote is that the producer is attempting to explain why Couric hasn’t connected with viewers and does exactly that albeit unwillingly.
The funnier part is that Howard Kurtz relayed this quote and didn’t think it worthy of a comment.
One can assume that if you live in New York, DC or Los Angeles you’re considered “the washed” but anywhere between there and you’re kinda’…shall we say…frowned upon.
Btw, I haven’t studied geography in a while (ever?) but I’m pretty sure that Alaska is not between New York and L.A. but I’d bet anyone from there (especially former governors) would be considered unwashed.
I love it when people say what they actually mean.
Katie, good luck at CNN or MSNBC or wherever you end up.