Vieira To ‘Today:’ “I’m Going To Have To Be Reined In A Little Bit”

By Brian 

“Despite her news background,” Meredith Vieira‘s “new job will still be a dramatic change from the free-wheeling conversations of ‘The View,'” the AP’s David Bauder writes.

“‘I’m going to have to be [reined] in a little bit,’ she said. ‘I had 20 years of my life where I never said anything. Now every word out of my mouth is ‘orgasm’.’

There are already indications that she’ll be watched carefully. The conservative media watchdog Media Research Center issued a statement condemning Vieira for anti-Bush administration opinions offered on ‘The View.’ ‘NBC promises to poison Americans’ mornings with liberal bias,’ said group founder Brent Bozell.

Vieira said she rejects nothing she’s said in the past, but understands she will be in a different role when doing news on ‘Today.'”