No, Other Charlotte, I am not a snob about Katie Couric! I’m just out of it. I so never watch evening news on TV (why bother since it’s already been on the internet for hours?) that I thought Katie would be making her debut last night at 7–isn’t that when CBS News used to be, back when Walter Cronkite hosted the last time I tuned in? So I missed Katie.
“The radio was talking about Perky Katie Couric’s historic broadcast tonight and I really couldn’t care any less than I already don’t.
“Hey! Ladies! The glass ceiling has been shattered! Katie’s got ‘big wing-tips to fill!’ An historic broadcast! The first woman anchoring a network evening news show all by herself!
“Isn’t she special?
“Women in the middle east are forced to wear full burqas because their men have no self-control. If a woman is raped she is stoned to death for adultery. If she doesn’t want to wear a burqua or even a head scarf she’s killed by her family because she ‘besmirched their honor’.
“NOW doesn’t care about that. But Katie breaking the glass ceiling? That’s worth caring about….”
She’s right. Click to the National Organization for Women’s website. Plenty about Plan B (more, more!), Katrina (all G.W. Bush’s fault!), and “war profiteering” in Iraq (by Dick Cheney, presumably). Not a word about the plight of women forced to live under Islamofascism. Go figure. Or maybe not.