I've never liked Katie Couric. She was mildly irritating on the Today Show. She's absolutely out of her element on CBS Nightly News. Back when the talk of a woman anchor was going around, I was rooting for Christiane Amanpour  a real journalist. Amanpour would have never opened her first newscast by announcing pictures of the new Cruise/Holmes baby  which is when I turned off Katie Couric and never went back. If Couric wanted to prove her nightly news cred, she should've had the sense to veto any and all entertainment drivel. Entertainment Tonight is after your show, sweetie.

Now, on top of poor ratings, Couric has to deal with angry viewers. Apparently her interview with John and Elizabeth Edwards did not go over well. Couric doesn't approve of their decision to still try for the White House with Elizabeth's cancer recurrence. But it's really not her business to judge how someone chooses to battle a disease, no matter how many times Katie may flaunt her colon on TV for a cause. ♦

Over at the New York Times, there's a definitive headline: "Poor Behavior is Linked to Time in Daycare." You know what that means, ladies — you get your uterus out of that workplace and back in the kitchen. It's all your career-minded fault that we have little devils running amok.

I don't have children. I have a spark of a career going. And I have mighty opinions. So how about if we take a look at how kids are dealt with rather than where. Has anyone else lately heard a parent say to a child, "we'll make a compromise"? Have you seen the child with half the control then finish out the raging fit anyway? I'm going to sound old, but back when I was a kid, there was no compromise. You did what the adult said, because you were two feet high and your brain was far less developed, which meant you had no say. I'm a spare-the-rod type — I was never hit. But I was also raised by an adult who did not compromise with a tot. ♦

Now let's look at people who are actually changing the democratic process…by making lame videos.

On Monday night, the Justice Department delivered to Congress more than 3,000 pages of emails, memos, and other records about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. The handover came so late that many news organizations had to scramble to try to skim a few headlines from the files before late-night deadlines. According to The New York Sun:

"Despite the late hour, readers of a liberal website, tpmmuckraker.com, tackled the task with gusto. They quickly began grabbing 50-page chunks of the scanned documents from a House of Representatives Internet server, analyzing them, and excerpting them. The first post about the Department of Justice records hit the left-leaning news and commentary site at 1:04 a.m. Within half an hour, there were 50 summaries posted by readers gleaning the documents. By 4:30 a.m., more than 220 postings were up detailing various aspects of the files."

And that's how you get your hands dirty. ♦

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