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!
LOL Maybe we should have a Muslim version of CBS News. Katie, a burqa fitting YOUR head is already on order! You could end your newscasts with, “Courage, Jihadists!” Bob
“We need a Forensic Files Show trying to figure out who killed Katie Couric.”
Probably the one-handed man.
Too Star Wars
Everybody Loves Ramadan
My Favorite Goat
*I believe that to be a muslim and an American at the same time is a mutually exclusive proposition.
What a moron she is. As if television could somehow civilize Islam.....
“Katie dons a Burka”
New season, new show to air in mecca.
Muslims can’t take a joke and most Americans don’t find beheadings very funny. On second thoughts, it would be a huge hit if they limited beheadings on the show to friends and relatives.
She is such a freakin idiot.
I'd like to start the competition off with "What's my Fatwah?" based on the fifties show, What's My Line? where a Imam, Muslim cleric is questioned by a panel who must determine the Mullah's Fatwa and more, and "Can't Tell The Truth" rules of which I'll leave up to you.
Wait until she has to climb into a burqa.
Instead, we need her to go live in Saudi Arabia
Then we’d all be happy (except the Saudis)
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The Cosby Show was a gross and massive misrepresentation of typical Black culture and average Black life in America.
See? This is the Liberal thing. Fantasy and surrealism IS reality for them.
What they WANT to be true is more important to them than reality or facts.
In short they are crazy, and “The Perky One” proves that she is a fantasy land moron every time she presents one of her ‘ideas’.
After all, in Couric’s mind she is much more “enlightened and intellectual” than Palin(obviously, duh) because it takes a lot more brains to smile and giggle while reading written words on TV off of cards than to be governor of Alaska.
It could be shown here in central Indiana on Comcast channel 911.
The Ahdami Fam-al-lee
Yep, and the weekly episodes could include the father killing off his wife(s) for bringing dishonor to the family, and killing an occasional daughter also.
"The bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface," she told her panel.She's right -- it is one of the most disturbing stories to surface, which isn't surprising, because she's one of the partisan media shills who helped make it up. Maybe we need a non-Moslem version of beheading for Katie Couric and the rest of the partisan media shills. Thanks lbryce.
Maybe we need a version of the CBS Evening News that is hosted by a real American patriot.
Will the suicide bomber daughter be a recurring role?
What we actually learned from this year is that ordinary Muslims who have been integrated into American culture can be turned into terrorists by their religion.
Did I get that wrong?
60 Minutes (until detonation)
Katie Couric: Lightweight
Too bad Katie isn’t a journalist...
Wonder if we could get the South Park guys to do something like that. It could be funny.
Let’s Make an IED...Jake and the Fat Wah...Welcome back Qatar...Mad Men....Have Bomb Will Travel
They can have hilarious episodes like, “Aisha meets a Christian boy, and her brothers stab her to death,” or “Mom went driving by herself, so dad beat the crap out of her.”
She would like to get stoned on national TV?
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