Katie Couric On Twitter: ‘It Is So Inane & Narcissistic & Bizarre’
First Published: April 16, 2009 5:30 PM EDT Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Katie Couric may have joined the Twitter nation recently, but the CBS “Evening News” anchor says she’s baffled by the social networking site.
“I Twitter and blog very selectively,” she said at the Walter Cronkite Awards at USC on Wednesday, according to Variety. “Some of it is so inane and narcissistic and bizarre, I don’t quite get it. I don’t know why anyone would want to read it, much less why I would want to write it.”
“I don’t think anybody gives a rat’s ass whether I am about to eat a tuna sandwich,” said Katie, who was honored with an award at the ceremony. “I don’t even care.”
However, Katie did take the time to Tweet about her lunch on February 24, when she visited the White House.
“Lobster bisque, striped bass, fruit confetti w/pound cake,” she Tweeted. On Wednesday, Katie also took bloggers to task, noting a lack of accountability.
“For every one of those well-informed, well-educated bloggers, there is someone spouting vitriol and opinion without portfolio, and it is misleading,” she said. “It doesn’t have any editors, doesn’t have anyone holding their feet to the fire to say, ‘Is this factual? Is this true? Did you second source this?’
“Obviously there are some very smart, useful bloggers, but I don’t know about you, I read the comments section on Internet sites and I am absolutely appalled by the level of ignorance,” Katie continued. “These are the kinds of letters that secretaries used to get in newsrooms and throw in circular files because they were complete lunatics. And now they live on in perpetuity, because they have a forum, and I think some of that is really damaging to civil discourse and our ability to have a civil conversation about certain issues.”
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