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SOTU: Couric Crushed Obama Didn't Raise Gun Control
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/28/2011 3:47:39 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Given the chance to interview Katie Couric, I wouldn't ask her what newspapers she reads. I'd want to know how she understands her role as anchor, and why she thinks it's appropriate to express opinions on controversial issues of the day.

For that's just what she's done on the subject of gun control, expressing disappointment that Pres. Obama didn't raise it in his SOTU.

Describing her dissatisfaction in her "Notebook" yesterday, Couric asserted that PBO's failure to raise gun control put a "cloud" over the SOTU.

View video after the jump.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; barackobama; bhobanglist; bhosotu; guncontrol; katiecouric; katietheclown; perkypig; sotu

1 posted on 01/28/2011 3:47:42 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks GLGB. Does anyone care what this highly-overpaid and soon-to-be-unemployed dipsh*t says?


2 posted on 01/28/2011 3:50:31 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Couric crushed Obama didn’t push gun control in SOTU. Ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 01/28/2011 3:50:43 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I still think Rush should buy one of the three networks. We'd have real news, Insightful commentary, and great shows.

I still don't know why one of the three doesn't try to truly differentiate themselves. They see how convervative, American values dominate the airwaves. Would be the same for TV.

4 posted on 01/28/2011 3:55:14 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m not against “anchors” giving their opinions. In fact, I think they should more openly declare their political affiliations, since they all have them and to pretend that they don’t is BS.

On the issue of guns itself, of course, empty-headed-Katie is as knowledgeable as she is on nuclear physics.


5 posted on 01/28/2011 3:55:20 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Rummyfan

That Hag should be run out of town.


6 posted on 01/28/2011 4:00:38 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Just rename CBS News, Katie's View!

All the news Katie supports & why you hicks are too stupid to know what's good for you!

7 posted on 01/28/2011 4:02:31 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Describing her dissatisfaction in her "Notebook" yesterday, Couric asserted that PBO's failure to raise gun control put a "cloud" over the SOTU.

I guess that Katie would like access to Obama's teleprompter so she could program in her pet peeves. Gun control takes guns away from law abiding citizens, so only criminals (and federal authorities) have guns.

Maybe if Couric would take a look at news analysis written in Great Britain she would have a better understanding of the weaknesses in Obama's ineffective, pathetic, and platitude ridden SOTU speech. What about Sudan, Afghanistan, substance in connection with our debt, and a host of other absent words?

Couric does have a pretty face if she but smiles and keeps her mouth shut.

8 posted on 01/28/2011 4:12:38 AM PST by olezip
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
put a "cloud" over the SOTU

No, Katie, there were so many clouds over the SOTU already, there wasn't room for another one. It's basic meteorology.

9 posted on 01/28/2011 4:16:28 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Rummyfan

Rummyfan asks: Does anyone care what this highly-overpaid and soon-to-be-unemployed dipsh*t says?

Not Camille...

And let me take this opportunity to say that of all the innumerable print
and broadcast journalists who have interviewed me in the U.S. and abroad
since I arrived on the scene nearly 20 years ago, Katie Couric was
definitively the stupidest.
— Camille Paglia


10 posted on 01/28/2011 4:25:29 AM PST by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: olezip

“so only criminals (and federal authorities) have guns.”

The difference between the two is razor thin.


11 posted on 01/28/2011 4:30:40 AM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: Peet

Thanks for the amazing cite. Of course I don’t always agree with her but enjoy and respect Paglia.


12 posted on 01/28/2011 4:36:12 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Your time has past ****! WE WON... WE WILL WIN MORE... deal with it... you skank wh0re for satan!

LLS


13 posted on 01/28/2011 4:36:26 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m crushed that Obama didn’t raise Couric control.


14 posted on 01/28/2011 4:40:36 AM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: Peet

When Couric interviewed Ann Coulter it became painfully clear how stupid Couric was.


15 posted on 01/28/2011 4:42:28 AM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She was also disappointed that infanticide, death panels, and euthanasia were not mentioned.


16 posted on 01/28/2011 4:56:36 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The party is over Couric, all the dope is gone, the alcohol has been drunk, the food stale.


17 posted on 01/28/2011 4:58:50 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
more of her objective reporting i see...
18 posted on 01/28/2011 4:58:50 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Rummyfan

In my book, always Katie Colic.


19 posted on 01/28/2011 5:05:07 AM PST by Ben Chad
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To: olezip

>> Couric does have a pretty face

if you like botox and Bond-O.


20 posted on 01/28/2011 5:19:54 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

I was thinking her face has a sort of mannequin-like quality. Vacant and plastic.


21 posted on 01/28/2011 5:24:58 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Nervous Tick
>> Couric does have a pretty face

if you like botox and Bond-O.

I guess that I have not seen her on tv for twenty years or so. I think that you are correct, especially about the Bond-O.

22 posted on 01/28/2011 5:26:38 AM PST by olezip
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

See B.S.


23 posted on 01/28/2011 5:27:12 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Nervous Tick
The lib media should begin to realize that after 2012, the revolving door between them and grossly overpaid federal jobs will be running IN REVERSE ONLY.

She's not only crushed, but folded, spindled and mutilated. I hope her head explodes too.

24 posted on 01/28/2011 5:29:41 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: FatherofFive
$30,000,000,000 and NBC (currently mostly owned by GE) might go up for sale. I don't think Rush has that kind of money, but anyone is welcome to put their money up if they think it's a good deal.
25 posted on 01/28/2011 5:56:06 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: sergeantdave
The difference between the two is razor thin.

With the difference being that on average criminals do lees harm.

26 posted on 01/28/2011 5:57:56 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Enterprise
governsleastgovernsbest:
Thanks for the amazing cite. Of course I don’t always agree with her but enjoy and respect Paglia.
That's how I feel also; disagree with her but Paglia has has my respect because she is honest and funny. The first essay I read was her Blue Light Special screed and working in "academentia" myself at the time, I could appreciate her fine job of gutting their pretensions.

Enterprise:
When Couric interviewed Ann Coulter it became painfully clear how stupid Couric was.
I wish I'd seen it. Am currently youtube-impaired, but a hardware upgrade is in progress. I'll bet Coulter rolled right over the perky one.
27 posted on 01/29/2011 3:34:30 AM PST by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: Peet

When you finally get to see the interview, the words snarky, unprofessional, condescending, and STUPID will be demonstrated by the affable cootie Couric. That she gets paid the amount she is getting, is an indictment of management’s stupidity.


28 posted on 01/29/2011 8:42:15 AM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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