We all think of TV news anchors as journalists, when really, in most cases, this couldn't be further from the truth. There's a host of real reporters behind the scenes doing all the research -- and then the anchors simply stand in front of a camera reading prompters and trying to look attractive.
So it's not surprising that Katie Couric is concerned with appearance while taping segments -- but seriously, listening to this woman talk about what makes her look "more anchorwoman...ish" makes me feel a little queasy. In the video (that was apparently leaked to YouTube by a CBS employee -- just to make Katie look bad) Couric spends over six minutes obsessing about her looks and making passive aggressive suggestions to her crew.
Her primary concern? Should she wear the collar of her trench coat up...or down? The fate of America hinges on this important question, so I'd like to pose it to you, dear readers:
|Collar up||22 (17.3%)|
|Collar down||15 (11.8%)|
|Katie has bigger things to worry about...like her ratings||90 (70.9%)|