As news spreads that Katie Couric will be departing as anchor of the CBS Evening News, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says Couric simply “destroyed” the network when it comes to viewership.
A network executive told the Associated Press last night that Couric is leaving her anchor post less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast.
On his nationally broadcast radio show today, Limbaugh, a frequent critic of Couric, said, “I’m sorry, Katie, but you know facts are facts. You guys might own the narrative, but we have the facts here, and ‘CBS Evening News’ ratings are the lowest in history. And don’t think if that ever happened to my ratings, people would report that. I’m sure the stories are already written. …
“The fact is, ladies and gentlemen, that she destroyed it. The network news ratings for CBS just plummeted.”
The AP story by David Bauder included information about high-profile awards Couric’s newscast received, with which Limbaugh took issue.
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