What you need to know about that interminable Katie Couric profile in this week's New York: Katie has had some second thoughts about taking the job, Katie thinks people are resistant to change, Katie understand the schadenfreude that everyone feels about her poor ratings, Katie's upset about CBS News' parsimonious budget (while fellow newsers blame the paltry amount of funding on the fact that most of the money is going to Katie), the 2008 election will make or break Katie's anchor career. Also, she once beat a news editor to death with a tire iron because he put the word "sputum" in her broadcast? One more thing: New York magazine will let Joe Hagan write as many words as he wants. And that's the way it is.

Alas, Poor Couric [NYM]
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