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Katie Couric Wants to Know Who Diane Sawyer Blew This Time

In the new book The News Sorority, a “gossipy” chronicle of the rise of tv news’ three most well known female anchors, journalist Sheila Weller paints an “interesting” picture of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour.

In Weller’s narrative—which, as the subtitle indicates, aspires to document “the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News”—Couric comes off as brash, striving, self-absorbed, and occasionally insensitive to the realities faced by her less well-compensated coworkers, yet steeled by personal tragedy (the cancer-related deaths of her husband and her sister) and capable of big-hearted generosity.

Sawyer is a Machiavellian, often-inscrutable workaholic who uses her seductive charm and good looks to professional advantage and torments news producers with her relentless perfectionism and insecurity—an apparent consequence of a fraught relationship with her judgmental, formidable mother (who once sent the adult Sawyer into a self-flagellating death spiral, Weller writes, when she criticized how her TV star daughter had made her bed).

Amanpour is the reigning queen of the warzone, more physically courageous and resourceful than her male colleagues in perilous combat situations, but with an occasionally off-putting sense of moral superiority which, along with her posh British accent, sometimes renders her brittle and inaccessible to American audiences—a factor which seems to have hampered her career.

One of the juicer quotes from the book is from Katie Couric who was beaten out by Diane Sawyer on an interview with a 57-year-old woman who’d given birth to twins. Apparently, that’s the kind of story that makes or breaks a career which is the only reason I can think of that would make Couric so pissy.

Katie mused aloud, according to a person who heard the comment: “I wonder who she blew this time to get it.”

*takes dick out of mouth* You mean there’s another way?!

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Lawrence71
Lawrence71
5 years ago

Wow thanks for being so unnecessarily crude. This is supposed to be a piece of journalism?

JukieA
JukieA
5 years ago
Reply to  Lawrence71

It’s called The Blemish and has all of 6400 likes on Facebook. You expect professional journalism?

The Blemish
5 years ago
Reply to  Lawrence71

*takes another dick out of mouth* Journalism?!

bobalouski
bobalouski
5 years ago

Why don’t you cunts go looking for journalistic propriety in the New Yorker or F**k Me, I’m a Piece of S**t. Check yourselves.

bobalouski
bobalouski
5 years ago
Reply to  bobalouski

And by “cunts” I mean “snarky f**s”

Matthew Engel
Matthew Engel
5 years ago

No doubt the boy who rights for this “blog” is a sissy

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