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Katie Couric: 'Maybe We Need a Muslim Version of The Cosby Show'
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Posted on 12/30/2010 10:43:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Katie Couric: 'Maybe We Need a Muslim Version of The Cosby Show' By Tim Graham Created 12/30/2010 - 1:04pm

By Tim Graham | December 30, 2010 | 13:04 Tim Graham's picture

In her @katiecouric Web show analyzing the trends of 2010, the CBS Evening News anchor made a serious speech (in her serious, deep-thinker glasses) against the deep "seething hatred" against Muslims in America:

I also think sort of the chasm, between, or the bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface this year. Of course, a lot of noise was made about the Islamic Center, mosque, down near the World Trade Center, but I think there wasn't enough sort of careful analysis and evaluation of where this bigotry toward 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, and how this seething hatred many people feel for all Muslims, which I think is so misdirected, and so wrong -- and so disappointing.

She really winced on that last word. When comedian Mo Rocca said he went to "really fancy schools" and "I cannot tell you five things about Islam," Couric shot back "Maybe we need a Muslim version of The Cosby Show." She continued:

I know that sounds crazy, I know that sounds crazy. But The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of what they don't understand -- like you, Mo.

Rocca said "I think religion should be taught as an academic subject in public schools." Couric said "I totally agree with you." But left unsaid is this: how well do network news people do in explaining the tenets of Islam or any other world religion? If there's great ignorance of Islam in America, Katie Couric has done nearly nothing to solve it -- and nominating Hollywood to solve the problem with a lovable family comedy isn't really taking responsibility.

No one on the set wondered if Couric was being reckless in taking the idea that many Americans had -- that a mega-mosque two blocks from the hole of Ground Zero was insensitive and should merely be located somewhere farther away -- and wildly extrapolating that with "seething hatred" of "1.5 billion Muslims worldwide."

This is not new for Couric. In a quote that made our Best Notable Quotables of 2010, Couric devoted a "Couric & Co." commentary to denouncing the Islamophobes:

It might be Islamophobia, Obamaphobia, or both, but when loud speakers are blaring ‘Born in the USA’ and signs say ‘No Clubhouse for Terrorists,’ it’s clear we aren’t just talking about a mosque anymore. There is a debate to be had about the sensitivity of building this center so close to Ground Zero. But we can not let fear and rage tear down the towers of our core American values.

Earlier in the show, Couric did talk about other things CBS failed to accomplish on the air:

What about the Nashville floods? Larinda Sue [sp] on Twitter asks if the Nashville floods will make our list, and it made all of us think, as w're preparing for the show...what other stories were underreported? The Nashville floods were really underreported. Anything else come to mind that we should have been paying attention to that we didn't? I would say we're probably not paying enough attention to Iraq. Does anyone else agree with that?

Martin agreed and said "We're in danger in the media, but also as a people, of becoming inured to war, sort of a permanent war," and "because there's no draft, a lot of us don't have skin in the game, as they say."


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KEYWORDS: couric; idiotalert; katiecouric; stuckonstupid
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1 posted on 12/30/2010 10:43:42 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

May that ignorant piece of Obama-stuff life in a muzzie country.

Good luck with that burka, b*tch.......


2 posted on 12/30/2010 10:44:57 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

“Katie Couric: ‘Maybe We Need a Muslim Version of The Cosby Show’ “

Sure. Beating wives and using kids as suicide bombers would be real funny.


3 posted on 12/30/2010 10:46:38 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Sub-Driver
...yeah put it on NBC, so they can fall further back in viewership..
4 posted on 12/30/2010 10:46:47 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Seriously, we are not in the mood for a Muslim comedy show. I can assure you


5 posted on 12/30/2010 10:47:11 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Seriously, we are not in the mood for a Muslim comedy show. I can assure you


6 posted on 12/30/2010 10:47:16 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Seriously, we are not in the mood for a Muslim comedy show. I can assure you


7 posted on 12/30/2010 10:47:16 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can’t wait for the episode when Fatima runs away from her father after he threatens to kill her.


8 posted on 12/30/2010 10:47:31 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: GoCards

Muslim comedy mostly consists of Jew turning into pigs and then slow roasting in Allah’s well of fire.


9 posted on 12/30/2010 10:48:34 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I am famous, therefore, I am smart.” Thank, Ms. Katie, what would we do without you?

Why do these people care more about Muslims than they do about Christians?

Putzes.


10 posted on 12/30/2010 10:48:44 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

The depth of this woman’s stupidity is unfathomable.


11 posted on 12/30/2010 10:48:51 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Sub-Driver
Apparently Catie, you have not read article after article on FR documenting the violence perpetrated on soceity since Islam was established around 600 A.D. and are wholly ignorant on the topic. It appears you have been paid off to sympathize for Islam since you have a stage on which to pontificate your ignorance.

I am beginning Saudi oil money is paying a LOT of people who are in the public eye to do just that.

12 posted on 12/30/2010 10:48:56 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe NOT! Cosby was not trying to chop our heads off.


13 posted on 12/30/2010 10:49:02 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Sub-Driver
Peaceful Muslims Pictures, Images and Photos

Them muslims is a barrel of laughs.

14 posted on 12/30/2010 10:49:28 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Sub-Driver

Katie still believes that they are going to kill her last.....


15 posted on 12/30/2010 10:49:38 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Even Bill Cosby’s comedic genius could not squeeze a second of humor out of the pedophilic, pathologically sexist, Death Cult.


16 posted on 12/30/2010 10:49:44 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: Sub-Driver
Episode 1: Cliff tells Claire that she has to quit her job as a lawyer because she mixes with men.

Episode 2: Theo beats Vanessa because he sees her flirting with a Christian boy at school.

Episode 3: Cliff decides to circumcise the girls himself and hilarity ensues.

17 posted on 12/30/2010 10:49:48 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Sub-Driver

Do NOT question liberals when they have their Smart Glasses on and talk in deep, sonorous, intellectual sounding tones.


18 posted on 12/30/2010 10:49:48 AM PST by Free Vulcan (The cult of Islam must be eradicated by any means necessary.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“We” are not the problem.


19 posted on 12/30/2010 10:50:16 AM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe we don’t.


20 posted on 12/30/2010 10:50:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Imagine the yucks when Muhammad brings home a third wife who is 12. Or kills a daughter for flirting with an infidel while teaching the son how to buils bombs!

“Don’t push that switch Achmed!”

“This switch?”

“Yes, don’t touch it”

“Don’t touch it like this?”

“Aaaarrrrgghhhh!!”


21 posted on 12/30/2010 10:50:52 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Da Coyote
I think we need Katie would understand better if she lived in Saudi Arabia for a few years.
22 posted on 12/30/2010 10:51:08 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: Sub-Driver
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Katie ... a plot-line suggestion for the show's second episode ...

Bill "Mohammed" Crosby can rape you, take away your drivers license ...

and then have sex with your eight-year niece visiting from the South Hampton's Rich Girls Boarding School ...

In the third episode, you and "Mohammed" can discuss the optimum civilian targets (malls, schools, synagogues) that "Mohammed's" new wife (your recently raped niece) can be sent away to ... as a Suicide Bomber ...

In the fourth episode ... "Mohammed" can decide to stone you to death for listening to Beethoven and Mozart ... and (secretly) taking the New York State Drivers License Exam ...


Copyright 2010 ... Patton@Bastogne ... All Rights Reserved


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23 posted on 12/30/2010 10:51:23 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: GoCards

“Seriously, we are not in the mood for a Muslim comedy show. I can assure you”

You can say that again.


24 posted on 12/30/2010 10:51:31 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Sub-Driver

Canada already has one, sort of.

It is called Little Mosque on the Prairie, IIRC.

I watched it a few times, didn’t find it funny or interesting.


25 posted on 12/30/2010 10:51:31 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

I think that last colonoscopy she had a little too much pressure behind it and caused some brain damage.


26 posted on 12/30/2010 10:51:40 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Epsidoe 4: Cliff buys Clair a full burka and brings home three more wives.


27 posted on 12/30/2010 10:51:40 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: Sub-Driver

We already have a reality series of the Jeffersons playing out every day....and they’re getting their piece of the pie.


28 posted on 12/30/2010 10:51:56 AM PST by sanjuanbob (don't expect what you don't inspect)
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To: Sub-Driver
Can't you just see the brother killing his sister because she dated a non-mus. That would be sooooooo funny, Katie, you should move over to programming.
29 posted on 12/30/2010 10:52:10 AM PST by Jolla
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberal elitism on display:

1) There is no anti-Islamic movement. This is supported by FACTS, not liberal hysteria.

2) Americans are not stupid. We did not need Cosby to make us feel comfortable around blacks.

But, as always, liberals think honest Americans are the problem.


30 posted on 12/30/2010 10:52:10 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Complete with honor killings, rape & genital mutilation?

That would actually be a huge hit on NBC.


31 posted on 12/30/2010 10:52:24 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yes, and they could use jihad rage boy in a role like JJ Walker.

Dyn-O-mite!!!


32 posted on 12/30/2010 10:52:43 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, we got accustomed to queer and lesbian comedies. Comedy is more accepted then any other medium. Take Two and a Half Men. I love the comedy but it’s so much about Charlie’s penis and porno I’m giving up on it.

A muslim comedy? Yeah, that’s the answer.
That just might do it for you lefties.


33 posted on 12/30/2010 10:53:03 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know. What would the networks think of a ground breaking show full of honor killings, beheadings of the “right” people and hatred of the “joooooos?”


34 posted on 12/30/2010 10:53:28 AM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: TomGuy
It is called Little Mosque on the Prairie, IIRC.

I thought that one was set in Minneapolis.
35 posted on 12/30/2010 10:53:56 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Boy. I can't wait till the episode where the daughter gets caught dating some Hindu guy and the cuddly Muslim father and her older brother kill her to preserve the family honor.

That will be hilarious. ;~((

36 posted on 12/30/2010 10:54:03 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver
Why don't these morons stick to reporting the news?

Katie's biggest problem is most Americans don't want to get their news from a 60 year old high school cheerleader.

37 posted on 12/30/2010 10:54:33 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: Sub-Driver

Islam is a vile, barbaric, gutter religion for a vile, barbaric, gutter people. It should be wiped from the face of the earth.


38 posted on 12/30/2010 10:54:35 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: sanjuanbob

Hah! So true! Barry and Michelle are just like George and Weezy, except George worked his way up. Barry had it handed to him by affirmative action and George “Nazi-helper” Soros.


39 posted on 12/30/2010 10:54:50 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Sub-Driver
Katie Couric: 'Maybe We Need a Muslim Version of The Cosby Show'

We already have one. It's seen on all the SRM "all-0bama" news outlets... "0bamas go to Hawaii," "0bamas go for ice cream," "0bamas go to the zoo," etc., etc.

40 posted on 12/30/2010 10:55:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: thethirddegree

katie who?


41 posted on 12/30/2010 10:55:43 AM PST by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: thethirddegree

Calling Islam a religion insults real religions. It is a political philosophy based on hate and ignorance, practiced by barbarians and murderers. But I agree with you - it should be wiped from the face of the Earth!


42 posted on 12/30/2010 10:56:11 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: TexasRepublic

lol 3 times exactly lol


43 posted on 12/30/2010 10:56:23 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: GoCards

“Seriously, we are not in the mood for a Muslim comedy show. I can assure you.”

####

Oh, I don’t know.

We just elected a Commander in Chief with a name eerily similar to the chief architect of the 9-11 slaughter of innocents.

Self-hating white progressives will pat themselves on the back for their “open-minded” “world view” for tuning in to the weekly episodes of “Leave it to Achmed”.


44 posted on 12/30/2010 10:56:30 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: Sub-Driver

She is utterly clueless.


45 posted on 12/30/2010 10:57:17 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mylife

When rage boy yells “Dyn-O-mite,” he really means it.


46 posted on 12/30/2010 10:57:49 AM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Muzzie schmucks r us

"One flew over the muzzie's nest."

A light hearted comedy drama about life, love, semtex stash and pork rinds.

47 posted on 12/30/2010 10:58:15 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
In Katie's insular world, religion is similar to a garment trend, they “put on” what seems fashionable. With Kaballa trends gone, some now are picking up on bored British aristocrats dabbling in Islam.

Those they meet and socialize with in Katie's world have all religious and spiritual fashions held in a liberal manner with no general orthodoxy. They may hold take them to extremes, but extreme involvement is not orthodox practice.

She probably has friends that have the time to learn Arabic poetic verses from the Koran just to be trendy. This is the world as Katie sees it from the Near East Side in Manhattan and at the trendy country clubs in Connecticut.

48 posted on 12/30/2010 10:58:57 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: Sub-Driver

Ignorance of Evil is not a virtue Katie.


49 posted on 12/30/2010 10:59:05 AM PST by Lets Roll NOW
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To: Sub-Driver

Can you possibly get more stupid than this woman?

Either the actors would have to live in fear for their wives, or folks will end up REALLY not liking Islam...


50 posted on 12/30/2010 11:01:00 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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