Well really, why wouldn’t she?
CBS’s idiotic move to replace serious anchors with a middle aged formerly perky morning personality was about as bad a mistake as anyone in the business has ever made. And the ratings, which rose on her first appearance, quickly went right back into the toilet.
People don’t want to hear about dead soldiers in Iraq or an earthquake in Tanzania from that chick who used to swap jokes with the black guy before Matt Lauer replaced him. And then there’s this gem.
“From the moment she walked in here, she held herself above everybody else,” says a CBS staffer. “We had to live up to her standards. . . . CBS has never dealt in this realm of celebrity before.”
That’s what happens when you bastardize your newscast.