Katie the Player Hater
The truth is no one really cares what Katie Couric thinks. And according to the latest ratings, not very many people care to watch her read the news either. But if there is anything interesting about Katie it is that she herself doesn't listen to what she says.
In an address to Princeton grads last week, Katie told the graduating class to avoid the "nastiness" that pervades today's discourse.
She [Couric] then advised the Princeton grads that they must guard against "nastiness."
"Next, don't be a hater," said Couric. "Princeton has taught you to think critically, to approach things with a healthy dose of skepticism ... and that's a good thing, as Martha Stewart would say. But you really must guard against the cynicism and nastiness that are so pervasive today, particularly on the internet. It can be a wonderful, powerful and equalizing tool, but it's also populated by haters and trolls. People think they can say or do anything online under the cloak of anonymity. Don't get sucked in."
"Rise above the collegial nastiness and instead....celebrate excellence," said Couric.
Apparently the lovely Katie did not hear herself think or speak because this statement came right after she took nasty swipes at Sarah Palin, Carrie Prejean, Donald Rumsfeld, and Rush Limbaugh. While imploring the graduating students not to be haters, Katie was busy hating everyone she disagrees with.
This, of course, is typical behavior for liberals. You must be tolerant, but only of those who share your views. You must be accepting, but only of those that subscribe to the same ideology as you. You must never be vicious or hateful, unless your being vicious and hateful to a conservative, then it is okay.
One thing she did say was right, however; the internet is populated by haters and trolls. But just like Katie cannot see the duplicity in her statements, she also cannot see that the vast majority of those haters and trolls are members of her own club.
Don't hate the player, Katie; hate the game.