ginny sent me a link to this story by daniel bates (telegraph of london) about how the ratings are much worse now than when ann was on.
she was fired as co-host due to low ratings. even at the time, it made no sense. matt lauer was hired for his looks like 100 years ago. the looks are gone. he's balding and pudgy.
and why do you think women want to look at that in the morning?
women watched because matt was kind of cute.
and when he stopped being cute, we still watched. but then we saw yet another woman blamed for a man's problems and you better believe that in 3 months 'the today show' is going to look at the ratings for september in envy and wish they still had that.
you don't fire a woman like ann curry and not get a backlash.
you don't fire her for supposedly not doing her job (delivering viewers) and keep bald, pudgy matt on the air.
this was so insulting to ann and to women.
matt should have been fired. if we're lucky, he will be shortly. it's so funny how the networks have repeatedly imposed a ''timeline' on women while assuming that men can have a pass. not when the bulk of the viewers are women.
let's close with C.I.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'