In America, the corporate media loves to toot its own horn and showcase
its celebrity propagandists. For instance, consider the “news” that
Katie Couric, CFR member,
who “was trained in hard news, and she still occasionally does a solid
job of grilling interviewees,” according to the Chicago
Sun-Times, will leave NBC and head for CBS, where she will be an
“anchorwoman,” managing editor, and the “new homecoming queen
of news,” or rather government script reading.
CBS is owned by the “entertainment” leviathan Viacom and
was previously owned by Westinghouse, manufacturer of military and nuclear hardware.
Frank Carlucci of Carlyle Group fame was director of Westinghouse from 1989
until it merged with CBS in 1997.
Entertainment and sex appeal are paramount in corporate news and Couric, known
for wearing short skirts and showing off her legs, is an ideal choice to feed
America its daily dose of transnational corporate and governmental propaganda.
It is rumored Couric is dating one of the Reyes brothers from Reyes Holdings
LLC, a Republican billionaire who owns a large distribution company that services
McDonalds. The Reyes brothers are no strangers to the corporate media—they
sit on the
board of the Tribune Company, owner of the Chicago Tribune, WGN, the Chicago
Cubs, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the Hartford Courant, the Baltimore Sun,
the Daily Press, and many other media outlets. In short, Katie Couric, in her
professional and personal life, is a consummate insider.
In regard to the news, we can expect more of the same, only it will be delivered
with sex appeal over at CBS. One has to wonder if workers at CBS will cut away
the front of the anchor desk, as they did when Couric appeared on Jay Leno’s
show “to expose her legs while she interviewed American Idol judge Simon
Cowell and Austin Powers star Mike Myers,” according to the Wikipedia
write-up on Couric, thus demonstrating that the “Couric Effect”
and tedious sexuality as a form of entertainment is more important than the
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