NEW YORK, NY--The CBS Evening News made news of its own yesterday when anchor Katie Couric stuck a red crayon up her right nostril.
Couric's action came immediately after reading from a teleprompter a report criticizing Sarah Palin for referring to notes written on her hand. Palin, in a speech at a recent Tea Party Convention, had joked about President Obama's reliance on the teleprompter.
Couric said that she defends the use of the teleprompter over notes on the hand but then, as if to emphasize how silly the network news has gotten, stuck a Crayola up her nose.
The attention-getting act was almost immediately seen by network executives as a desperate bid to lift CBS from the ratings cellar.
Couric, a lifelong member of "Big Media", was not immediately available for comment.