DEAR YAHOO, FIRE KATIE COURIC: “The case is clear. Katie Couric, a person Yahoo employs to be the face of its news division, was caught in a grotesque deception. Then, when she was publicly exposed, rather than apologizing, she doubled down — defending the choice to cast innocent Americans as ignorant rubes rather than allowing them to speak for themselves. She has lost her credibility. Any news organization that continues to employ her loses its credibility as well.”
Couric no doubt hopes to cease slumming in the Yahoo ghetto and return to broadcast or cable TV. Perhaps she thought this documentary was her ticket out. But any network hiring her has to know she’s now damaged goods and viewers will judge the product of any channel who hires her accordingly.