Saturday, September 01, 2007
Lies from Iraq! Who's writing Katie's Baghdad blog?
"Here I am, my first day in Baghdad... It is overwhelming to be here and there is so much to take in..."
Four days short of a year ago, we posted an item titled, "Katie Couric kicks off with a big lie," pointing out that days before her debut as the CBS News celebrity newsreader, the network had begun running a "Katie Couric blog" that was purportedly-- but obviously not-- written by Katie.
Not too many people gave a toss-- until April, when an online commentary posted under her Katie's byline was found to be plagiarized from the Wall Street Journal. CBS News was quick to admit that Katie had nothing to do with the stolen words-- and even fired the producer who was Katie's ghost.
Now, Katie is in Iraq, in a desperate, sad stunt to generate ratings at the end of her snakebit first year-- and she's allegedly posting reflections on her blog from Baghdad.
The blog posting is boilerplate corporate propaganda, full of pro-military one liners (an obvious sop to CBS' hosts):