As Gibbon has written, even Homer nods. Perhaps the blind poets fellow Greek, one of my favorites, John Kass of the Tribune, does also. In an otherwise superb column on Jan Schaikowsky and her convict husband, which Ive praised earlier, my favorite columnist has addedunnecessarilythat he (Kass) would like to have Karl Roves head on a pike. Why? What has Rove done aside from being the best political strategist for Republicans since Mark Hanna? All attempts to link him to the (now ridiculous) Valerie Plame case didnt work. Or was it Johns attempt to show he is even-handed. If so, methinks should have found examples of Republican perfidy which abound, not Rove. Your views? Was John needless critical of Rove?
The Wall Street Journal, one of the great newspapers, reported Saturday the full story that puts the Katie Couric hiring by CBS News into perspective. CBS is ready and willing to sell the CBS News division to a cable conglomerate
either CNN owned by Time-Warner, or Fox. Say its Time Warner. The deal might be it buys CBS News, then leases back 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News and a morning news-talk for inclusion in the regular CBS schedule. Cost of running CBS News goes to Time Warner, CBS gets news programming and ad revenue to cover the leasing fees and FCC approval for its public service requirement to keep its broadcast license. But CBS has to fatten up its news division, which is why Couric was brought in to build up its reputation sagging after Dan Rather. If she can do it, shell be worth the $15 million. At the same time, stealing her causes consternation to CBSs rival NBC. Couric becomes a transitional figure as an anticipatory vehicle for the future sale. Id love to see CBS News go to Fox to watch the fur fly with change of personnel.
The nerve of that George W. Bush taking unto himself the power of leaking information that he had previously classified. Who do the liberals think should release it: the Library of Congress?