Skip to comments.Katie Couric: ‘Maybe We Need a Muslim Version of “The Cosby Show”‘
Posted on 12/31/2010 9:43:34 PM PST by lbryce
As 2010 comes to a close, the media industry is taking its annual breather to reflect upon all the things it had to cover in the past year. Katie Couric, in her CBSNews.com review of 2010, highlighted the controversy surrounding the Park51 project. The bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface, she told her panel. In that media narrative, she saw a seething hatred many people feel for all Muslims, which she theorized could be remedied by another, more lighthearted narrative: Maybe we need a Muslim version of The Cosby Show.
She came to the situationally comedic solution after offering this take on American Islamophobia:
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 wasnt 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 wrongand so disappointing.
So could funny Muslims in even funnier sweaters be the answer? I know that sounds crazy, she said, 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 dont understandlike you, Mo. She was referring to Daily Show veteran and NPR regular Mo Rocca, who was present for the discussion. A Harvard alumnus, Rocca shamefully confessed that despite having attended really fancy schools, he knows basically nothing about Islam.
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Katie has lost her mind.
If she were to produce such a show she would lose her head.
She needs to be sent to Afghanistan to live out her days as a Muslim woman.
Hopefully Katie will star as the Muslim wife, it could be a LEARNING MOMENT for all American women.
Claire in a burkha ... an honor killing for Denise maybe...sure..I’d watch it...
Most Americans don’t find muzzies as funny as Couric does.
There is unlimited comedy situations with Sharia Law.
Stonings, beheadings and female genital removals in the first episodes should build up big ratings.
She has the same mind that she always had: that of a man-hater. Enjoy.
The Mooseby Show.
No Katie we don’t need a show about Muslims. We just don’t.
2011 is going to be a very interesting year... very interesting.... God help us all.
Substitute IED for Jello Pudding (TM) and Achmed for Mr. Huxtable.
Fame needs to come with a warning label informing hopefuls that fame has the most peculiar effect of turning people into the stupidest creatures in the Nation while—conversely—tricking them into believing that they are wiser than all others. This phenomenon seems to infect all but a few.
I was, in fact trying to come up with a clever play on words for a show based on Couric’s epiphany-like revelation but you beat me to it.
Dufus. The woman does NOT think, she just talks.
This fool doesn’t even deserve the pitiful ratings she is getting now.
The substitute for Glenn Beck was talking about all the possibilities and people were sending his suggestions, such as Three Men and a Burkha, My Three Mothers-In-Law, etc.
Or maybe they could just do a muslim version of Fat Albert?
Na-Na-Na Gonna issue a Fat-WAH!
Na-Na-Na Gonna issue a Fat-WAH!