Everyone was abuzz Friday with news about our favorite Virginia mega-news star Katie Couric and her purported comments about not rushing to the Middle East like all the other reporters because she’s a single/widowed mother of two school-aged children.
As Howard Kurtz mentions in today’s Washington Post, CBS fell all over itself to “correct” that statement. Seems Katie never said that and CBS says she could go, claiming that her words were about Iraq and not the current Middle East crisis in Israel and Lebanon. Like one war zone is dangerous enough not to go to if you have kids and another isn’t? How about a little more sensitivity in the news rooms to parenting issues before more journalists’ children lose a mother or father to unnecessary conflicts?