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Yes, Virginia, it is fun to shoot fish in barrels

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 3:18 am - April 15, 2009.
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Okay, okay, okay.  I admit this is too easy, but, well, gosh darn it, it is fun.

You see, in response to my post expressing amazement that a “Journalism” school would honor Katie Couric, citing her interview with Sarah Palin as the specific reason for its award, a reader contended that for “some strange reason Couric’s ratings have been going up.”

Just, saw the numbers and, well, Katie’s ratings continue to decline.  Now only does the CBS Evening News have the lowest ratings of the “Big Three” broadcast networks, but it suffered the steepest decline of the three in total audience since January, losing a full 24% of its viewers.

Do wish some of our critics would check their facts before chiming in.

But, then if they didn’t, we wouldn’t be able to see what it’s like to shoot fish in barrels.

It’s kinda fun.



  1. We’re still talking about the Walter Annenberg School, right? Mr Annenberg must be rolling over in his crypt at the manner in which his Foundation honors newsreaders-cum-journalists.

    It’s a shame that WAFoundation can’t do a better job in honoring their benefactor. That award ought to go to conservative journalists working to correct the societal imbalance of the leftist press.

    I’ll bet Mr Annenberg’s widow will be at the ceremony -she should boycott it and be public about it.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — April 15, 2009 @ 7:44 am - April 15, 2009

  2. Hey Gay Westie,
    Really good insightful article you have here. For some strange reason Couric’s ratings have been going up, I can’t believe or explain it. Adieu, Robert

    Hey robert,
    Really weak and spiteful comment you have in the link here. For some obvious reason Couric’s ratings have been going up in smoke, I can explain and prove it. Adieu, Heliotrope.

    Comment by heliotrope — April 15, 2009 @ 8:55 am - April 15, 2009

  3. OK, I’ll be the one to say it:

    “Bar the door, Katie!” 😉

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 15, 2009 @ 11:07 am - April 15, 2009

  4. I am sure there is some kind of “Everyday Math” way of explaining that though Katie Couric’s ratings are declining… if you look at it a certain way, her numbers are going up. Perhaps in a key demographic segment… like maybe among nursing home patients aged 85-103 who aren’t allowed to touch the remote.

    Comment by V the K — April 15, 2009 @ 12:22 pm - April 15, 2009

  5. Of course, my favorite description of The Perky One comes from Ann Coulter – “she’s the affable Eva Braun of newscasters.”

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 15, 2009 @ 12:48 pm - April 15, 2009

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