Katie Couric has done an ample job of resuscitating her reputation.
Once the piÃ±ata of television news – everyone got a turn beating her, and she had to hang there and take it – she’s quickly rebranded herself as respected journalist and, before that, got a reprieve from media critics bashing her when Keith Olbermann took some of the heat away.
But as Couric exits the stage, temporarily, it’s no longer Olbermann who’s filling the void of short-lived attention spans by media critics. It is, actually, another woman.
Her name is Rachel Maddow, and the industry freakin’ loves her.