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  • Katie Couric: Larry King ‘lunged’ at me during our bad date

    02/01/2013 1:50:24 PM PST · by illiac · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/1/13 | Page Six New York Post
    To the shock of America, Katie Couric admitted she shared an intimate evening with Larry King. Yes, the bespectacled, suspender wearing, grandfatherly TV-news journalist who is 23 years Couric’s senior. On last night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Couric recounted in striking detail about the Italian dinner date she went on with King 26 years ago in Washington, DC. After dinner, King drove them back to his apartment where he tried to put the moves on her. “So we sat there and what can I say, he lunged,” Couric said (to the delight/horror of everyone watching probably.)
  • A New Low Point for the Media: Couric Wins Award for Outrageously Biased Palin Interview (Video)

    From John Ziegler, creator of the documentary Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted. On April 15th, the once upon a time prestigious (and apparently now openly a political leftist propaganda tool, akin to the Nobel Prize given to Paul Krugmann -not elevating leftist quacks, but rather tarnishing once noble institutions) USC Annenberg School for Communication will be presenting CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Journalism. Now, for there to even be such a thing as an prize for Excellence in Television Journalism, in an age where a...
  • CBS’s Couric Praises Barack Obama as the ‘Anti-Bush’

    02/04/2009 1:33:15 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 69 replies · 2,109+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 4, 2009 - 15:39 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, Evening News anchor Katie Couric discussed her White House interview with President Obama regarding the withdrawal of recent cabinet nominees: "He is surprisingly relaxed...extremely comfortable, very focused. It’s very different than sort of the buttoned-up Bush White House...he said to every person who interviewed him...that he ‘screwed up,’ he ‘messed up.’ And I think he really is trying to be the anti-Bush because President Bush was so criticized for never saying, you know, ‘I made a mistake.’" On Tuesday’s Evening News, Couric portrayed Obama as a victim. Early Show co-host Harry Smith agreed with...
  • CBS News Producer Fired For Plagiarism;Couric video essay was copied from The Wall Street Journal

    04/10/2007 4:52:26 PM PDT · by John W · 96 replies · 2,879+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 10, 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK - A CBS News producer was fired and the network apologized after a Katie Couric video essay on libraries was found to be plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal. The essay was removed from the CBS Web site and an editor’s note was posted saying the item should have credited Jeffrey Zaslow of the Journal, the network said Tuesday.
  • Katie Couric's Notebook: Endless Announcements

    02/14/2007 9:07:01 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies · 4,769+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb.14, 2007 | Katie Couric
    Hi, everyone. Yesterday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney declared his candidacy for president. Last Saturday, Illinois Senator Barack Obama did the same. Why was neither announcement a surprise? Maybe because everybody knows that both these candidates--along with all the others--have been running for months. And yet, we --the media -- and they -- the candidates -- conspire with each other, and pretend that these announcements are actually news. The game has been played every election since 1988 and it goes like this: Candidates announce they're thinking of exploring--we cover that. Candidates announce they're officially exploring--we cover that. Candidates announce they're--quote--"pretty...
  • Couric newscast trimming `Free Speech'

    11/13/2006 2:40:11 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies · 1,391+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Nov.13, 2006
    NEW YORK - There will be a little less "Free Speech" and more news on Katie Couric's "CBS Evening News." The controversial opinion segment will be cut back to a couple of times a week, sometimes less, and feature more people whose opinions aren't already well known, Rome Hartman, the broadcast's executive producer, said Monday. The cutback was first reported in the Washington Post. It was the most experimental segment on Couric's broadcast, currently third behind NBC and ABC in the ratings. "We did learn as we went along that some worked better than others, although I found most of...
  • Freep a poll! (Are ya gonna watch perky Katie Couric tonite?)

    09/05/2006 2:33:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies · 435+ views ^ | 9-5-06 | Mediabistro
    Tonight, I'm... Watching Katie Not
  • Liberal to the Last Drop: Couric's Goodbye Highlights Hardballs for GOP, Softballs for Dems

    05/31/2006 7:54:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies · 1,724+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 31, 2006 You have to admire the consistency of Katie Couric and her Today show crew. In her final appearance as Today show host, we were treated to a litany of parting shots at Republicans and bouquets tossed to Democrats. In the first half-hour, the emphasis was on Katie-the-hard-nosed-reporter, asking the tough questions. But . . . surprise! the only objects of pointed inquiries were non-Democrats. First was her famous ambush interview of Pres. George H.W. Bush when the ostensible purpose of her White House visit was a tour with Barbara Bush on the occasion of...
  • Katie Couric signs off from NBC tomorrow

    05/30/2006 1:42:54 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies · 1,437+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 30,2006 | David Zurawik
    Johnny Carson had Bette Midler singing to him during his farewell week on NBC's Tonight show in 1992, but tomorrow, Katie Couric will have Tony Bennett and the entire cast of a Broadway show. "We're going to throw her a nice party on May 31st, and the viewers are invited - they should all participate," Jim Bell, executive producer of Today, said in a telephone interview last week. As she leaves to anchor the CBS Evening News, her 15 years of co-hosting Today will be remembered mostly in videos. "From her colonoscopy to some contentious political interviews and some silly...
  • Couric Concludes Coupons and Cuts Key to Crunch

    05/23/2006 8:55:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 1,405+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 23, 2006 Sometimes you just want to throw up your hands. Interviewing another big oil exec this morning, Katie Couric's proposed solution to high gas prices was to repeal the laws of supply and demand . . . just a little bit. Whereas Matt Lauer took a while in his interview of another oil exec to get around to his price-cutting point, Katie wasted no time. Interviewing Shell Oil President John Hofmeister, Katie's opening salvo was "I am just wondering, you and many other oil companies are posting record high profits, of course. And while the...
  • Katie Couric Charged $110,000 for Oklahoma Commencement Speech

    05/14/2006 12:40:16 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 80 replies · 6,750+ views
    News Busters ^ | May 14, 2006
    The front page of Saturday's Style section in the Washington Post carried an article on commencement addresses by Don Oldenburg. But the really amazing nugget came about 25 paragraphs in: Most universities settle for small-splash speakers such as state politicians or captains of local industry, but others aggressively enter the celebrity lottery. Generally this means bestowing an honorary degree and covering travel expenses, rather than paying a fee...But some offer big bucks. Katie Couric, the soon-to-be CBS anchor, will receive $110,000 to speak at the University of Oklahoma's commencement -- all paid for from private funds, the university emphasizes. Often,...
  • Touchy, Touchy: Couric Claims "I Don't Have a Position" on ANWR Drilling

    05/02/2006 5:04:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies · 2,333+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 2, 2006 Katie Couric put on a display of industrial-strength umbrage this morning when Bill Frist suggested the soon-to-be CBS anchor is opposed to drilling in ANWR. In the wake of yesterday's Today show segment on Frist's proposal for a $100 gas tax rebate in which Matt Lauer gave respectful treatment to Rush Limbaugh's suggestion that the rebate amounted to treating taxpayers like ladies of the night, Frist must have known that he was walking into the lion's den this morning. At one point, Katie hit Frist with excerpts from two letters to the editor of...
  • What Katie (Couric) did next: why do they care so much?

    04/09/2006 10:43:38 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 69 replies · 1,848+ views
    The Times ^ | April 10, 2006 | Gerard Baker
    This week is the first of a new epoch in American history. It might come to be known by historians as the Post-NBC-Couric Age, or possibly The Second Era of Katie. It is the first full week after Katie Couric announced that she was leaving the television network NBC to join the television network CBS. You may not have heard of Ms Couric. She is a perky, personable 49-year-old TV presenter. After 16 years as co-anchor of Today, the long-running breakfast show, she has jumped ship to host the main evening news at the rival network CBS. Now in Britain...
  • Impossible to Appease: Lauer Suggests Card Left Too . . . Soon!

    03/29/2006 4:32:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 705+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 29, 2006 A quick take on a morning when I'm headed to Washington, DC. Sometimes, you just can't win with the MSM. For weeks, the MSM has been calling for a White House shake-up. So when it came in spades yesterday with the resignation of chief of staff Andy . . . Card [spades, Card. Come on, tough room here!], naturally the media applauded the bold move. Or not. Veteran NewsBusters readers know better. There is no appeasing the liberal media. They recalibrate their line of attack and move on. But who could have predicted the...
  • Katie Turns Off BS Detector as Kerry Trumpets Bogus Stats

    02/02/2006 9:55:37 AM PST · by HonduGOP · 27 replies · 1,667+ views ^ | 2/1/06 | Rich Noyes
    Katie Turns Off BS Detector as Kerry Trumpets Bogus Stats Posted by Rich Noyes on February 1, 2006 - 11:20. Massachusetts Senator John Kerry must be thinking how fortunate he was that there were no real journalists in the room -- just perky Katie Couric -- when he appeared on NBC’s Today to complain about President Bush’s State of the Union address. As NewsBusters’ Mark Finkelstein noted earlier, Couric did ask a couple of pointed questions, at one point asking Kerry if there “was there anything you appreciated or liked hearing” in Bush’s speech. But when Kerry started inventing statistics...
  • Is John Kerry the Next Al Gore?

    02/01/2006 2:15:30 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 73 replies · 2,407+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | Feb. 1, 2006 | CK Rairden
    Losing presidential elections appears to be quite difficult for Democratic nominees to take. Al Gore has now evolved into a hysterical radical, unhinged caricature and attacks anything that doesn't fit his far left agenda at every turn. Now it appears John Kerry is set to join the unhinged failed presidential candidate club. After his Davos dial, where he called for a filibuster of new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito from the slopes, he hit the airwaves on Wednesday morning and threw a bit of a hissy fit on the NBC's 'Today' Show. It was to be nothing more than an...
  • CBS Offering Katie Couric $60 Million

    12/14/2005 10:54:08 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies · 1,892+ views
    CBS Offering Katie Couric $60 Million CBS is offering Katie Couric $60 million over five years to anchor the network’s "Evening News,” according to a report – LESS than the $15 million a year she is currently paid as host of NBC’s "Today.” CBS apparently felt justified in making the lower offer because Couric would be on the air for only 30 minutes a night, compared to three hours on "Today,” the New York Post reports. But Couric’s salary at "Evening News” – which has been stuck in third place for a decade – would be "only a portion of...
  • NBC Didn't Report Accident During Parade

    11/26/2005 12:00:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 1,117+ views ^ | 11/26/05 | AP
    During its live coverage of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, NBC did not tell viewers that a giant balloon had caught on a street lamp and injured two sisters. At the point in the broadcast when the "M&M's Chocolate Candies" balloon was supposed to have crossed the finish line, announcers Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker stuck close to their scripts and the network ran footage of the balloon from last year's parade. Couric told the audience they were seeing old footage and bantered with Lauer and Roker, but there was no further mention of the accident. An...
  • French Not Appeasing Fast Enough to Suit NBC's Jim Maceda

    11/09/2005 5:31:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 1,873+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein November 9, 2005 - 09:11. If there's one area in which the French take a back seat to no one, it's in the realm of surrender and appeasement. We have seen history repeat itself today as French Prime Minister de Villepin announced a series of new and expanded welfare programs to reward the Muslim rioters who have set fire to 300 French cities. But those heroic Gallic efforts to appease Muslim insurgents aren't coming fast enough to please NBC reporter Jim Maceda. In a segment airing on this morning's Today show, Maceda, reporting from Paris, proclaimed that...
  • Just in case, some fresh faces on the bench for 'Today'

    07/05/2005 3:33:29 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 2 replies · 665+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Tue, Jul. 05, 2005 | Gail Shister
    Talk about a hot investment. Alexis Glick, who three years ago was managing more than 200 floor traders at the New York Stock Exchange, is being mentioned as a possible successor to Today coanchor Katie Couric. Since crossing over from CNBC to NBC's Today as a correspondent a year ago, Glick is getting increasing face time. She's seen almost daily in the 9-to-10 a.m. segment. Couric, 48, has been Today's coanchor since April '91. Her estimated $12 million-a-year contract is up in May. Glick, 32 and, like Couric, a mother of two, is a far less costly TV newbie. Do...
  • Jews Reject Dean Statement that GOP is 'Christian Party'

    06/09/2005 9:46:28 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 42 replies · 1,300+ views
    AP ^ | June 9, 2005
    Leading Jewish Republicans are rejecting Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean's characterization of the G-O-P as "pretty much a white, Christian party." On "Fox and Friends," Republican Party Chairman Ken Mehlman said that would surprise "a lot of folks who attended my Bar Mitzvah." Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, who's Jewish, calls Dean's remark "hateful" and dismissive of "tens of thousands of Republican Jews across America." Some prominent Democrats have distanced themselves from Dean's comments. But on N-B-C's "Today" show, Dean defended his characterization of the Republican Party, insisting that the G-O-P has "the agenda of the conservative Christians."
  • Flying Pigs at Today Show: Katie: "Experts Hail Bush Doctrine; Good News Indeed"

    03/07/2005 4:35:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 79 replies · 2,744+ views
    The Today Show | governsleast governsbest
    Historians have pointed to landmark events of recent decades such as the fall of the Berlin wall, the toppling of the Saddam statue in Baghdad and the elections in Afghanistan and Iraq. But some day, observers, in tracing the advance of liberty and the defeat of freedom's enemies, are likely to mark in red Monday, March 7th at approximately 7:12 AM ET. For that was the day and hour that Katie Couric of The Today Show had very positive things say about foreign policy of President George W. Bush. The occasion was an interview with NM Governor and former Clinton...
  • Couric's Lipstick Camera Ticks Off Trump's Wife

    01/26/2005 11:16:39 AM PST · by Jay777 · 88 replies · 4,244+ views ^ | 1/26/2005
    Not only did NBC's Katie Couric "go off on high-level reps of a New York newspaper during the wedding reception, but she also got caught secretly taping the Trump shindig with a lipstick camera," the Palm Beach Post gossips. "This, after guests had been forewarned to leave any kind of recording device at home." NBC spokeswoman Lauren Kapp said Couric was given permission to shoot, but Apprentice publicist Jim Dowd says it was a "misunderstanding:" "Donald told Katie it was OK, but Melania didn't know. We didn't realize Donald didn't tell his bride. Katie's segment was supposed to air on...

    01/16/2005 8:24:56 AM PST · by Phsstpok · 255 replies · 10,526+ views
    DrudgeReport (from Time) ^ | 1/16/2005 | Various
    NBC NEWS TODAY SHOW CO-HOST KATIE COURIC HAS BEEN APPROACHED ABOUT CBS NEWS ANCHOR JOB, NETWORK SOURCE TELLS TIME Sun Jan 16 2005 11:00:51 ET --- CBS Rumored to be Interested in ABC News Nightline Anchor Ted Koppel -- CBS Rising Star Mika Brzezinski, Daughter of President Carter’s National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, is Dark Horse Candidate -- CNN’s Anderson Cooper Could Be in Running New York – Four CBS News staff members lost their jobs last week in the wake of an independent-panel report that found serious flaws in the journalism that led to a 60 Minutes Wednesday story...
  • Couric: "Question is, Why Did President Bush Get an Honorable Discharge?"

    02/16/2004 4:27:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 134 replies · 2,447+ views
    The Today Show
    Katie Couric saved the worst for last today. In what was shaping up as a ho-hum discussion of presidential politics with former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart and conservative commentator Bay Buchanan, in the last minute or so Katie unleashed a sneak attack on W's National Guard service. Couric reviewed what she described as a muddled state of documentation surrounding W's service. Her ensuing statement, although somewhat ambiguous as to subject and object, seemed to be "the question is . . . why did President Bush receive an honorable discharge?" Lockhart, having served as press secretary to the country's most...
  • Through Turmoil and Tragedy, a Peppy News Pro Wakes Us with a Smile (Triple BARF!!! Alert)

    01/04/2004 8:30:03 PM PST · by ZULU · 22 replies · 269+ views
    Worldnet News ^ | January 4, 2004 | Worldnet news
    Through Turmoil and Tragedy, a Peppy News Pro Wakes Us with a Smile Premieres: Jan. 4, 9 p.m. Encores: Jan. 5, 12 a.m.; Jan. 6, 8 p.m. She hates the P-word, but you can hardly describe Katie Couric without saying "perky." For millions of Americans, she and Today cohost Matt Lauer represent a human jolt of caffeine. Yet for all her cheeriness, she has been lauded as one of the best in the business, slipping easily between serious topics and infotainment. Catch this E! True Hollywood Story, when it premieres Sun., Jan. 4, at 9 p.m., and see how Couric...
  • Grim-Faced Katie Couric, Wearing Black, Downplays Success, Highlights Problems

    12/15/2003 4:42:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 336 replies · 12,802+ views
    The Today Show
    Katie Couric didn't disappoint. As soon as the news of Saddam's capture broke yesterday, a number of FReepers began speculating as to how Couric would react to the "bad" news this morning. I for one hypothesized that Katie would be wearing black, and sure enough, she was! Couric interviewed Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. His troops captured Saddam, and Sanchez spoke with him personally on two occasions. Throughout the interview, Katie maintained that grim, lock-jawed expression reserved for bad news and unpleasant interactions. Unless I'm mistaken, she never congratulated the general. She quickly threw in Sanchez's face the response from Saddam when...
  • Today Show Baits Bremer Bashes Rush

    11/17/2003 4:39:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies · 260+ views
    The Today Show
    A double-header of liberal spite on this morning's Today Show. First up was an interview by Katie Couric of Amb. Paul Bremer, U.S. civil administrator in Iraq. Couric's questioning was a festival of second-guessing, baiting and barbs. "More soldiers have been killed in Iraq than in the first three years of the Vietnam War." [By the way, this is surely a question of semantics. When do you date the beginning of the war - when JFK sent in a few hundred "advisors" in the early 60s or when actual fighting began in '64 or so?} And of course Katie cited...
  • Rush to Judgment [Lucianne's Singularly Thoughtful Column on Rush's Drug Problem]

    10/13/2003 1:27:21 PM PDT · by paulklenk · 113 replies · 423+ views Short Cuts, October 13, 2003 ^ | October 13, 2003 | Lucianne Goldberg
    Only hours after the news broke, Katie Couric thought Rush Limbaugh's drug problem was funny. So funny as a matter of fact, that she made up a story about sitting next to him on the plane and asking for an aspirin - you get the rest. She told it with a baby-girl hair flip. It wasn't funny. During the Democrat debate last week, John Kerry thought Rush's pain was funny and took a shot. That wasn't funny either. For hard-pressed liberals, merchandising Rush Limbaugh's admitted pill addiction will be an interesting test of individual sensitivity and a telling reality check...
  • Big 3 Networks to Mark 9/11 with Harder Stance (They figure they can ambush the Administration now)

    08/12/2003 6:57:13 AM PDT · by mhking · 23 replies · 468+ views
    Yahoo! News / Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8.12.03 | Andrew Grossman
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - One month before the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy, the broadcast networks seem set to change the tone of their coverage of that event from focusing on the event itself and the memorials to looking more at policy issues in the aftermath of the attacks. The exact extent of the coverage is still uncertain as the networks await to hear from New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., on their plans for the day, but it is highly unlikely that ABC, CBS and NBC News will repeat their 2002 menu of broad live coverage...
  • Freep Foxnews! David Asman uses the RINO term!

    08/11/2003 10:25:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 39 replies · 399+ views
    On 07-19-03 I posted an article about how I was concerned about Foxnews. Then on 07-30-03 I posted another article about how great it was to see Bob Sellers, Neil Cavuto, and David Hunt tell it like it is! On 08-02-03 I posted an article wishing Bob Sellers Brother in Law good luck fighting and searching for weapons in Iraq Then on 08-05-03 I posted a transcript of Ann Coulters appearance on Hannity and Colmes along with The Asman Observeror and Davids debate with a woman who supported gay leaders in the church. Lets start off with the Asman Observor...
  • Jessica Lynch: From 'go girl' to 'get girl'

    06/17/2003 11:01:59 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 246+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | by Kathleen Parker
    I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to "get" you to talk to (beg ital) me instead of all those others. You're now "the get," you know, as in The Interview to get. So what can I offer? I know you've gotten enough gifts and money to, well, add a second story, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a utility room, family room and a new porch with wheelchair access to your parents' house. Cool. I also read that your house is being wired for Internet access, that you've been offered a free Hawaii vacation and that the...
  • So what did you think of Katie Couric on Leno?

    05/13/2003 7:41:10 AM PDT · by zeebee · 48 replies · 348+ views
    5/13/03 | zeebee
    I kind of liked the show. Leno had been getting a bit boring. A woman on late-night has some definite possibilities, just not sure if she is the one.
  • Couric Said To Be at Odds With Leno's Staff

    05/01/2003 3:30:40 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 37 replies · 360+ views ^ | 5-1-2003
    Jay Leno's staff have become "really bitter" about what they describe as outrageous demands by Katie Couric, who will be hosting the Tonight Show on May 12th (the same day that Leno cohosts Today), the New York Post reported today (Thursday). An insider on the Leno show told the newspaper that Couric demanded that the staff book Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez or the entire cast of Friends for the show, and that when they were unsuccessful Couric became "really angry."
  • Jay Leno, Katie Couric to trade places 'Today' and 'Tonight'

    05/12/2003 11:59:28 AM PDT · by weegee · 20 replies · 432+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2003, 10:58AM | By RICK PORTER
    By RICK PORTER Copyright 2003 Zap2it LOS ANGELES -- The jokes Katie Couric usually tells are a little removed from those in a talk-show monologue. The Today show co-anchor offers up this gem as one of her favorites: What did the snail say when he got on the turtle's back? Wheee! Granted, Couric's audience -- her children -- is a little different than that of The Tonight Show's. It's therefore a good thing that she'll have writers to supply her with jokes when she and Tonight Show host Jay Leno switch jobs today. The stunt is part of a "Trading...
  • Katie Couric: 'Hopefully' Saddam Made it to Syria (Barf Alert)

    04/10/2003 10:46:11 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 89 replies · 358+ views ^ | Thursday April 10, 2003; 1:32 p.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Is perky "Today Show" host Katie Couric actually rooting for Saddam Hussein to survive U.S.'s military's repeated attempts to take him out? It sure sounded that way during a report she delivered on the fate of the Baghdad Butcher yesterday. While chatting about Saddam with NBC's Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski, the multi-million-dollar morning host asked whether U.S. officials had been able to "confirm reports he was taken to Tikrit, and then Mosul, and then hopefully to Syria." Hopefully? Surely Ms. Couric didn't mean to suggest that she actually hoped the brutal dictator would escape justice by fleeing to another terrorist-sponsoring...
  • Clinton's Axis of Evil: Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity

    02/13/2003 6:55:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 38 replies · 465+ views ^ | 2/13/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    It looks like ex-President Bill Clinton has his own Axis of Evil, although the threats he warned about yesterday have nothing to do with terrorism. "(The Republicans) have a much better media machine than we do," Clinton insisted to "Today" show host Katie Couric, before naming, "Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity," who he said "are very outspoken, and are on the right wing of the Republican Party." Other cogs in the GOP's "media machine," according to the ex-president, include the Heritage Foundation and "sympathetic newspapers and sympathetic cable programs that are heavily weighted in their favor." "There...