RUSH: This next story is sort of bubbled up out there. Katie Couric on her blog yesterday talked about how she went to the White House for a briefing on some thing with all the other anchors and journalists and so forth, and she writes this. “But of the people at the table, the principals in this meeting, I was the only one wearing a skirt. Everyone was gracious, though the jocular atmosphere was palpable.” This got me to wondering: “Does she not know what ‘jocular‘ means?” You know what I think she meant? She was the only girl sitting around a bunch of “jocks,” a bunch of guys, and she thinks the jocular at was palpable? Does she not know that “jocular” means levity? When I first read this I thought, “How in the world can the levity be palpable? How can the good time be felt?” She has to obviously not know — and she spells it correctly! (Jock is spelled with a K. “Jocular” is not.)
“The meeting was a reality check for me and not just about Iraq. It was a reminder that all of us still have an obligation to ask: ‘Don’t more women deserve a place at the table, too?'” I did a little research. Do you know what I found? I found that there are less stories given to female reporters on the CBS Evening News since she took over! The number of female-reported stories are down like 40% since Katie took over the CBS Evening News, and it’s exactly right. It is consistent with the Queen Bee Syndrome! Katie would be just fine with the other networks hiring babes, but she’s not going to put powerful babes around her that would provide some sort of competition. Okay, so she’s the first! She’s already complaining she’s the only, and talking about how far we still have to go with all this? (sigh) I just love the way these people think. It’s amazing to me, folks, that this stuff sells that, that people still are persuaded by this, but I know why. It’s because a bunch of emotionally oriented pacifists out there who simply feel, “Oh, yes. She’s so right. She’s so right, and, you know, we do need more women. It’s just so unfair. It’s so unfair.”
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