Katie Couric’s bombshell memoir, “Going There,” has been banned on CBS for its hateful and vindictive content.
For decades Couric’s bubbly personality and professional demeanor endeared her to millions of television viewers.
However, critics say her new memoir exposes her as a vengeful narcissist with a mean attitude toward female colleagues.
According to the New York Post, Couric’s girl-next-door demeanor was just an act.
Couric was booked to promote her memoir on “CBS This Morning” with Gayle King — until CBS News execs and producers read the memoir and canned her interview.
“Nobody can understand why Katie did this,” a senior news producer told The NY Post. “She’s ruining her legacy.”
In her memoir, Couric shredded her competition and cast herself as an enemy of professional women.
She drops names and drags her female colleagues, while claiming to be blissfully unaware of rumors about Harvey Weinstein or Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
Couric claims she never heard a thing about Weinstein, while feigning ignorance about Roger Ailes: “Who knew he was a monster?”
Similarly, she handled sexual predator Matt Lauer with kid gloves, claiming she “heard the whispers” about Lauer from women “he damaged.”
“I knew Matt loved beautiful women… he could charm the pants (as it were) off any celebrity,” she wrote.
On the day Matt Lauer was fired, Couric texted him, “I am crushed, I love you, and care about you deeply.”
She removed her kid gloves for her female competition.
Couric was so desperate to top Diane Sawyer‘s morning TV ratings that she fumed, “That woman must be stopped!”
“I loved that I was getting under Diane’s skin,” she writes of her former rival.
Couric claims Sawyer exploited the late pop icon Whitney Houston in an exclusive interview.
“There was a very fine line between a revealing interview and the exploitation of troubled, often traumatized people in service of tawdry tidbits and sensational sound bites (e.g., Diane bearing down on an agitated Whitney Houston about eating disorders and drug use, which yielded the memorable comeback ‘crack is whack’).”