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Katie and Molasses

By on 9.18.06 | 12:27PM

What do progress in Iraq in Iraq and Katie Couric have in common? Howard Kurtz dons her cheerleader outfit today to rah-rah her prospects at CBS, her lousy ratings notwithstanding. "To be sure, Couric's more feature-oriented approach has stirred controversy," Howie writes. "But history shows that news ratings move at a molasses pace." He quotes CBS News President Sean McManus as saying, "...For some people, it's an attractive story to say that Katie is back at No. 3, when in reality this is going to be a fight for the next couple of years." Now to look forward to similar long-term understanding from Howie and Sean for the Bush Iraq policy.

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