Katie Couric, Iraq, And The Machine

There's a lot of chatter in the Blogosphere about Katie Couric's decision (or maybe it was the CBS brass) to go to Iraq and cover the war, thus putting herself in peril. Some are making fun or her. Michelle Malkin has decided to hold off on that as it's too easy and a little hypocritical since many have criticized her for not having gone to Iraq in the past few years. Is it a ploy for higher ratings? Absolutely...I doubt any of them at CBS would deny it, but it gets us back to the main issue at hand. I've said this a million times and I've become a broken record, but the problem with CBS News is not Katie Couric, she's just the tip of the iceberg. CBS News is broken and it has been for many, many years. The words of 60s radical Mario Savio always spring to my mind when pondering the trials of CBS News:

There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious -- makes you so sick at heart that you cannot take part. You cannot even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies on the gears and upon the wheels and levers, upon all of the apparatus and you have to make it stop and you have got to indicate to the people who run and own it, that unless you are free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.