Couric In Print Was Indefensible

By Brian 

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“There was simply no way to justify” last week’s Katie Couric coverage “as a legitimate business or news story. But newspapers did anyway, Eric Boehlert writes.

He wonders: “What were newspapers not covering while they were so busy chasing Couric mania last week? Well, compared to the 550 Couric newspaper mentions, here were just 60 major American newspaper mentions of a new, definitive study conducted by the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York regarding the sweeping health problems facing 70 percent of the Ground Zero recovery workers.”

Ironically, Couric’s first report for 60 Minutes dealt with these health problems. Here’s the full column…

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