Is Katie Couric off the air because she ticked off the right ? Or is it poor ratings ?
I think its the latter. Even in the shrinking pie of network nightly news, you still have to garner viewers and Couric didn't get enough for the Tiffany Network. Some are speculating that she had become a punching bag for the right, unhappy with liberal media, In America's cable driven, polarized view towards news, the broad based, fatherly, appeal-to-all anchor may be gone. In the end, Ms. Couric didn't perform well enough in the marketplace, as this is a business....So she had to go...
At least the network bosses didn't get rid of her in the manner of Howard Beal.
Katie Couric, media-bashing's 'poster child,' exits CBS - Keach Hagey - POLITICO.com