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NBC’s Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team
Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018 | Brian Flood

Posted on 02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST by Beave Meister

NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country.

“It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric mused during Friday’s opening ceremony. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.”

She said Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place, to race each other and also to have fun.”

Couric made the comment on Friday but it has gained attention as the Olympics have unfolded. One video tweeted by a non-verified user with less than 400 followers now has over 1.2 million views.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; amsterdam; couric; dutch; fakenews; katiecouric; liberals; media; mediabias; msm; nbc; olympics; searchcouric; skating; speedskating
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Another "Fake News" moment....
1 posted on 02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

One top-notch research team provided Katie with the latest information on Dutch speed skating...LOL


2 posted on 02/13/2018 7:30:25 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Beave Meister

Dutch Female speed skaters have got to be faster. They’re upper bodies are closer to the ice. Bigger breasts.


3 posted on 02/13/2018 7:30:38 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Beave Meister

The boys are known for putting their fingers in dikes, but I don’t think it’s helped in the Olympics.


4 posted on 02/13/2018 7:30:43 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Beave Meister

Maybe there’s a Freeper embedded in NBC’s research team that fed Katie that tidbit.


5 posted on 02/13/2018 7:31:31 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Beave Meister

Can we also mock Couric for helping Lauer keep access to young women employees for years? She was powerful and rich enough to stop him. She CHOSE not to. Her being stupid isn’t a choice, but she could have protected hundreds of women. She CHOSE to protect her career instead.


6 posted on 02/13/2018 7:32:57 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Serious question: there’s a commercial for some kind of medication that features a former Olympic swimmer who suffered from blood clots in the lungs. Thing is, she is quite top-heavy. How can a woman with such sizeable breasts have been a competitive swimmer? Wouldn’t it be an impediment to speed?


8 posted on 02/13/2018 7:33:25 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Beave Meister

I would like to hear her in the Summer Olympics making statements about why blacks are so fast. She might even say they got used to running from slave traders.


9 posted on 02/13/2018 7:35:04 PM PST by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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To: Beave Meister

Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates
Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (full title: Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland) is a novel by American author Mary Mapes Dodge, first published in 1865. The novel takes place in the Netherlands and is a colorful fictional portrait of early 19th-century Dutch life, as well as a tale of youthful honor.

This iPhone posting is problematic


10 posted on 02/13/2018 7:35:45 PM PST by ThomasThomas (Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.)
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The thing is she’s probably correct.

Apology in 5 . . . . 4 . . . . 3. . .

11 posted on 02/13/2018 7:35:56 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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pssst... she was f’ing him too...!


12 posted on 02/13/2018 7:39:30 PM PST by ichabod1 (People don't want to believe it be what it is but it do.)
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To: Beave Meister

I just watched Shaun White win the gold medal.

The announcer, after stating “This is Shaun White’s biggest run in his career”...he went silent and let the scene speak for itself.

His silence was prolonged as it took awhile for Shaun to begin his run...a ton of pressure and tension watching that.

Katie, Sometimes it’s better to just keep your mouth shut.


13 posted on 02/13/2018 7:40:09 PM PST by JPJones (More tariffs, less income tax.)
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To: Beave Meister

"Rush hour in the Netherlands"

14 posted on 02/13/2018 7:40:10 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: taxesareforever

I didn’t even know blackfricans could swim!


16 posted on 02/13/2018 7:41:41 PM PST by ichabod1 (People don't want to believe it be what it is but it do.)
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To: ichabod1

I do not doubt it.


17 posted on 02/13/2018 7:41:55 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

I’m pretty sure that is a barely denied fact.


18 posted on 02/13/2018 7:43:26 PM PST by ichabod1 (People don't want to believe it be what it is but it do.)
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To: atc23

She is correct. It’s


19 posted on 02/13/2018 7:45:39 PM PST by stanne
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

My bet is that Guppie and Whodat had the support crew sabotage her.


20 posted on 02/13/2018 7:49:52 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Start using cash and checks or the elite class and bankers will make "cashless" the norm.)
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