Thursday, April 7, 2011

Randi Weingarten apols to Lindsey Crist

So K-Shaughn has been filling in for Pat for what seems like a couple of weeks now; she’s working hard and doing a good job. She’s also toned down the eye makeup significantly; it’s a big improvement over the a.m. smoky eye, I have to say.

She reported an interesting story this morning—apparently Randi Weingarten (I’m sure I mangled that spelling), the president of the American Federation of Teachers, lifted a paragraph straight out of one of Lindsey Crist’s reports during her speech! She didn’t credit NY1 or Crist, either. For shame, Randi! Weingarten did apologize and said something about academic dishonesty, blah blah blah. Children, let this be a lesson: plagiarizing is effed up. And really embarrassing when you get caught.

Speaking of education, another interesting story this week was the NY1/Marist poll about Cathie Black’s approval rating. Seems it’s about 17%. That is pretty harsh, though I’m surprised it’s not even lower given the vitriol of her haters.

In other news—it has been a really busy couple of weeks at NY2 HQ, including a couple of morning broadcast TV appearances last week by yours truly (regarding a story published in the biz-to-biz mag where I work). I did a stint on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” and let me tell you, I’ve got a HUGE appreciation now for the NY1 morning crew. My car came to pick me up at five, by which time the TV people have probably already been awake for a couple of hours. I don’t know how you folks do it…

And that was followed by another really long work week. But tomorrow is FRIDAY! Thanks/curses to Rebecca Walker, I no longer think of Jamie Shupak when I think of how excited I am about Friday. Believe me, I wish that were not the case.

Ciao for now.

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