It’s always easier to blame one person for a team’s failure. That’s why Russell Westbrook, at least prior to his monster game four performance, was a convenient scapegoat for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and that’s why Ann Curry is currently feeling the heat on NBC’s Today. A few months ago, the show was beat in the ratings by Good Morning America for the first time in almost two decades. The downtick coincided with Matt Lauer’s vacation, and Katie Couric’s appearance on GMA, but even so, it’s clear Today is no longer the juggernaut it once was.

As a result, the network is reportedly considering a reshuffling, and the current rumor has Curry getting the big ugly axe. Well, more specifically, the whispers have her being transferred to a far less cushy position, possibly as a foreign correspondent. Given her journalism acumen, she would no doubt take to the role, but still, no one likes being forced out of a job they love.

I’ll be the first to say Curry was better at the news desk and is a bit of a downgrade from Meredith Vieira, but I really don’t think it’s fair to blame her for the show’s problems. She’s only been given a year or so next to Lauer, and I think it would be a bit premature to move in another direction.

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