December 21, 2009, - 3:03 pm
Tonight, the annoying Diane Sawyer takes the helm as ABC News “World News Tonight,” anchor. And ABC is keeping it low-key, by design.
Diane Sawyer: You’ll Need to Stick a Gun to My Head to Get Me to Watch
They saw what happened when the other major news outfit, CBS, made a big deal of having the first solo full-time anchoratrix. No-one cared. And it didn’t help. Katie Couric’s ratings are lower than ever. Embarrassingly low. And the stunts–like nightly commentary from others, first Rush Limbaugh and celebrities, then average citizens–didn’t help in the long run.
But that’s what Diane Sawyer anchoring the news is: a stunt. Too bad the stunt is no longer a stunt because it’s already been done, and no-one cared then.
I don’t think people take female news anchors seriously (especially when they’re showing cleavage–the newscast isn’t Hooters). And why should they . . . when the fresh meat is composed of two women who really aren’t serious and whose past experience is silly interviews with pop stars and talk that competes with Moon Unit Zappa’s for the remake of “Valley Girl”?
But it’s not just that, not their internal plumbing. It’s that they’re liberal women. So we don’t trust them . . . and we don’t trust them. As I’ve noted, some of Sawyer’s recent “in-depth” “reporting” includes an hour of faked data and info against gun-owners and trying to dissuade us from believing we should defend ourselves in crimes, that we’d all be as incompetent as she would be if caught in such a situation.
And now we’re supposed to take this propagandist seriously in a new job where she’ll get to propagandize even more, as has been traditionally done by equally biased and snooty predecessors, like Peter “I Hate Israel and Dated an Ugly Palestinian” Jennings? Good luck with that.
The only reason Diane Sawyer even has a shot is that she’s getting a “promotion” to an irrelevant, dying job. We already know the day’s news before those who type it in her teleprompter do. And we’ve already left in droves.
So, enjoy your new job, Diane Sawyer. If a tree fell in the forest and no-one heard it, did it make a sound?
Diane Sawyer is the Betamax and 8-Track Tape of tonight. Sadly, there’s not room in the landfill for her. So ABC decided to recycle her. Nobody cares.
Frankly, the networks would be a whole lot more honest (and entertaining) if they used an open, honest airhead bimbo to deliver the news instead of an airhead bimbo who pretends she actually has an intellect.
Skip DianeCast, just like you skipped KatieCast. You get more real news from “Antiques Roadshow.”
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