Skip to comments.Ghoulish Couric Tries to Exploit Brother of Beheaded Hostage to Criticize War, Bush Administration
Posted on 09/22/2004 4:36:28 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
In the wake of her performance this morning, to call Katie Couric a vulture might be an insult to that noble bird.
Her guest was Ty Hensley, brother of the latest American to be beheaded by Islamofascist terrorists in Baghdad.
Couric's M.O. in these situations is well established. She inevitably begins by asking sympathetic questions about how the widow and other family members are "doing," and gives the bereaved a chance to describe the victim's fine qualities.
That out of the way, Couric gets down to her real agenda - exploiting the horror to bash the Bush administration.
Couric: "It's been reported that the weapons scientist nick-named Dr. Germ is being released by Iraqi authorities. The family of the remaining hostage is asking [the terrorists] to release their family member since this indicates an attempt to fulfill the terrorists' demands that women prisoners be released. Are you angry that this wasn't done earlier in time to save your brother?"
Hensley, a dignified, articulate man, did not give a direct answer to the question.
In a final attempt to exploit the situation, Couric tried to lure Hensley into taking a shot at the war and the Bush administration with this question, asked in an emotional, almost choked tone: "How do you feel about the war in Iraq?"
Yes, there's nothing like asking the brother of someone who has just been beheaded how he feels about the war in which his brother died.
To his great credit, Hensley refused to play into Couric's agenda:
"At this point I'm too emotional to answer that. I have to go on what I thought and believed at the time the decision was made to go to war and the intelligence we had then. I want to believe that there is still much good we can do for the Iraqi people."
As Katie ended the interview and threw the show back to Matt Lauer, she seemed on the verge of tears. But were they tears of sympathy for the victims and outrage at the terrorists, or disappointment that she had failed to lure Mr. Hensley into her Bush-bashing game?
Every time you think Katie and her MSM cohorts can't sink any lower, we have a morning like this one.
Someone's gotta point this out to the American People.
HEY, that's what we're here for !!!!!!!!
If you start with the premise that they are already in the gutter, you won't be disappointed. Couric is a Dumb DUM through and through.
Thanks for the report, governs. I have referred to Ms. Couric as the ghoul reporter for years based on the very interview technique you describe, including the fake sympathy.
This is why my sign from two years ago, that I brought yesterday, is relevant.
She should stick to olympic coverage. Put her in a closet now then wind her up and let her out for the next olympics.
Tell us about the sign, please.
We know Katie is a bitch - but releasing the women prisoner gave her, and more importantly the terrorists, some major ammo. Wouldn't blame the Hensleys at all for being horribly disturbed by that.
Isn't it telling that Couric and the terrorists, at least on this issue, have common interests?
It has a pic of the man in a business suit bending so that his head is up his a** (very famous picture) and at the top of the sign it says "Hey Peter, Dan and Tom"
At the bottom below the picture it says "Is this how you do your job? freerepublic.com.
At yesterday's protest outside CBS, it was one of two signs that stopped a lot of passersby cold.
A lady complained to me that she agreed about CBS but not the others. I asked her if we should let NBC off the hook about the exploding gas tank thing.
Kristinn agreed with the lady. I disagreed with them both, stating that CBS just got caught. The MSM has a 30-40 year history of skewing the news and lying.
Your post today shows that, hence my comment.
Ghoul - In Moslem legend,an evil spirit who preys on corpses.
I'd Go with the latter, The next segment or two her and Lauer will be gossiping and giggleing with Cojo about queer fashion senslessness. BARF/GAG!
After Action report is at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223070/posts
They let one of the terrorists go?
I cannot believe this.
Since the murdered man was not in the military and his being in Iraq was totally under his own control, how dare Couric suggest that the death is the fault of President Bush.