Thursday, April 13, 2006

KATIE COURIC: Why FOX is eating your lunch

What a wonderfully interesting day in the multimedia neighborhood. First we read the Newsweek cover story on Katie Couric, explaining how Les Moonves, et al. at CBS, far from hoping "Perky" can fill Dan Rather's Birkenstocks, are looking to blow up the evening news paradigm entirely and start over. And they think Perky is just the person, of the female persuasion, to do it.

The news execs may be corrupted, compromised and hopelessly biased, but some of the mediocracy newsasaurases are at least starting to grasp the problem. Not that they're necessarily any closer to a solution. But, as they say in AA, admitting you have a problem is the first step. The Newsweek article, for example, notes that the average CBS viewer is 60+. Which is to say, not much future in that.

Katie dear, I hate to tell you, but you may have just bought yourself a ticket on the Titanic. This ship is going down, and rearranging the deck chairs, as they say, ain't gonna get it. Now, if you can figure out why FOX is eating your lunch, you just might have a chance.

I'll give you a clue: Stacy Harp. That's right. Forget Whoopi Goldberg and Alec Baldwin and Barbra Stresiand and all the rest of that limousine liberal crowd. (Wow, I haven't heard that term in a good long time.) Find out where the real America lives and go there.

Stacy Harp has experienced abuse. She's now a family therapist with a real heart for other abused individuals, especially youngsters. You should care about that, too, Katie, as a mom with those two young girls of yours. While you're playing to the limousine liberal crowd, there are human predators destroying young lives like your daughters. And now they're in cyberspace, luring kids in chat rooms, and even more recently staking their claims to legitimacy with blog sites on platforms like Google's Blogger.

No, NBC didn't do that story. Nor did CBS, where you're headed. It was FOX's DaySide today, with Stacy Harp. And here's the e-mail we sent to, much as others have done as well:

Folks, this is a pedophilia site. Please don't make me have to give up my Blogger site because of practices like this. A friend who discovered this site said she was given a bit of a runaround when she tried to report it to Google.

I would appreciate a response as to what action, if any, you plan to take. Hearing none, I will proceed next to the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Secion of the U.S. Department of Justice, where I actually know the director, Bruce Taylor.

The link is

Katie, you do these kinds of stories, and you just might right the ship. Not that we really think you will. But if you don't, we hope you're a good swimmer.



Blogger Robin said...

already emailed and flagged their site with blogger. I thought Stacy's interview on Dayside was GREAT!

8:07 AM  
Blogger Stacy L. Harp said...

Hey thanks "Roscoe" you hate Katie? You seem slightly obsessed ....LOL...

7:09 AM  

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