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Katie Couric's biggest crime is being a woman

Elizabeth Hines: She did what any journalist is meant to: she asked the tough questions...

[For more on the Couric interview go HERE or HERE.]

Over at, viewers are making their voices heard over their displeasure at Katie Couric's interview with John and Elizabeth Edwards on this past Sunday's 60 Minutes. I missed the first airing of the show, so to get myself up to speed I took the time to watch it on the site itself. Granted, I went into my viewing experience knowing, thanks to my Daily News Feed from MediaBistro, that people were already ripping Couric to shreds over her callousness, and so, given that I can be somewhat contrarian, may have been predisposed to rebuttal. But if you've read this blog for any period of time, you know that I'm not exactly what you call a huge fan of Couric's show. So all in, I figured, I was walking into it pretty balanced -- if I had come away feeling she was terrible to the poor people I would have been no more surprised than if I took out my earphones and thought, "What a fantastic interview."

In the actual event, neither of those things were...

Elizabeth G. Hines is the co-author of the best-selling biography, Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire. She blogs at Biting Giants .

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