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What's all the fuss about

a female newsreader soloing on CBS? Most countries I've seen news from have had both male and female solo anchors and some of those girls would only be called girls by their friends (or in their dreams).

In fact the whole folksy dinner party quality of multiple anchors is damned annoying IMHO.

But I loved the punchline in this anecdote. It's priceless.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/04/opinion/04greene.html
Permalink trollop 
September 5th, 2006 9:37am
She's got a ways to go to beat Melissa Theuriau.
Permalink xampl 
September 5th, 2006 9:54am
Melissa Theauriau is teh gorgeous.
Permalink Funny Bünny 
September 5th, 2006 10:20am
Yes, why the fuss? Go back 30 years:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Rippon
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September 5th, 2006 10:37am
trollop said:  "But I loved the punchline in this anecdote. It's priceless. "

“Good evening. This is Walter Cronkite, sitting in for Arnold Zenker.”

I don't get it.
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September 5th, 2006 11:13am
Oh, wait. It is subtle.  Okay.  So The Famous Walter Cronkite "sat in" for the little nobody, Zenker, and because Cronkite is so wonderfully gracious and charming and understands human nature, he gave Zenker a minor kudo by stating such.

Okay.
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September 5th, 2006 11:17am
Man.  You people!  Is everyone in a mood today.
I, for one, was enheartend and bouyed by this endearing anecdote.  I'm walkin' on fuckin sunshine!
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September 5th, 2006 11:36am
Yep. It's priceless how Zenker was put in as a strikebreaker (from management, so technically he wasn't scabbing) then was effectively shunned by the hierarchy.

The only word of recognition came from one of the workers he undermined and I'm not convinced it was entirely a compliment.

Yeah. Angela Rippon. Mary Kostakidis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kostakidis

and a whole lot more. Even the bimbos on the commercial channels run a desk solo. So what's the big deal at CBS?
Permalink trollop 
September 5th, 2006 7:25pm

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