I'd hardly describe getting up at 0330 daily for your regular day job as cushy.
Though I do have to agree with the self-serving attitude of any luvvie.
My heart bleeds. I used to dream of getting up at half-three in the morning. Besides, it's not just about the job, it's all the kudos that come with it. People across the medja spectrum will be queuing up to give her a good tongue-bath for getting such a high-profile gig.