I can't help it.
I tried to appreciate her as a journalist, but then she slobbered all over Brad Pitt at Cannes one year, and all I could picture was her preparing a dungeon in her basement to "show him her love." Also, her "seriously, I care" eyebrows? Definitely more Sally Jessy than Barbara Walters.
I tried to appreciate her as a professional, but there have been just too many instances like this:
I tried to appreciate her as a woman, but really, if she is anything like the woman she is on air, she isn't a woman I can appreciate. I mean, between the too short skirts, the obvious need to prove she isn't growing older by pretending she knows everything about teen culture, and the fact she never actually starts a conversation peg, just agrees and follows along, I have a pretty fair idea that she and I wouldn't have a lot to talk about over coffee.
I even tried to appreciate her on the most basic level: as a human being. However, then I saw her Twitter bio is just "journalism is an act of faith in the future."
I guess "I am a self important douchebag" was already being used.
Still, despite the fact Ann Curry is not my cup of tea I still kind of was happy for her when she was named the new anchor of "Today." She's been passed over before, and I am sure this will be the high point of her career. I also know that she likely won't be anchor for more than two years, because that's when Matt Lauer will retire and they will retool the whole show replacing the entire anchor team rather than let Ann and Al try to headline. That makes me happy for me.
After all, if she succeeds, and then fades away from obscurity, I don't have to feel bad about hating her.
And she can use her early retirement stalking Brad Pitt.