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  • Palin's enemies; believing three impossible things before breakfast.

    06/11/2011 10:16:22 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 18 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 6/11/2011 | Moneyrunner
    Palin detractors are legion, but the strange thing about their claims – when you actually think about their claims – is their appeal to people’s stupidity. One of the first impossible things we are asked to believe is that Sarah Palin doesn’t read newspapers. This claim is made because she did not name a newspaper she read during her Katie Couric interview (see video). As a result, if you Google “Palin doesn’t read newspapers” you get over 9,270,000 links. Think about that for a moment … OK, does it sound even slightly plausible that the Governor of Alaska - or...
  • Katie Couric shows off the lavish Hamptons house

    06/09/2011 9:29:39 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 45 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 6/9/11 | John Stevens
    FULL TITLE: Katie Couric shows off the lavish Hamptons house where she will go to relax when she becomes talk show host After this week announcing plans to become a daytime talk show host, Katie Couric has opened the doors of the home where she will be going to relax at the weekends. The 54-year-old, who on Monday was revealed as ABC’s replacement for Oprah, showed off her seven bedroom country retreat in the Hamptons. ‘I decided that I’m really a beach person and would go to a house in the Hamptons much more often, especially since I have lots...
  • Couric on Trump: 'He was just acting like a jackass'

    06/07/2011 5:37:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2011 | Karin Tanabe
    EXCERPT “Because I live in New York and I’ve seen Donald at various events, he actually can be a very nice person with a good heart, but I think he was just acting like a jackass for a while,” said Couric. “It’s as if he was abducted by aliens temporarily. He was just acting so strangely,” she added. Banter about Trump was bookended with talk of Sarah Palin and Couric’s famous 2008 interview with her. Has the anchor talked to Palin since the interview, Leno wanted to know. Couric’s answer was a firm “no.” Later in the show, after saying...
  • ABC Hopes Couric Can Replace 'Oprah'

    06/04/2011 9:40:46 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2011 | SAM SCHECHNER
    ABC is placing a big bet on Katie Couric to fill Oprah Winfrey's shoes. The Walt Disney Co. network is putting the finishing touches on a deal with the former "Today" co-anchor for a syndicated talk show that draws on the template popularized by Ms. Winfrey, and is likely to announce the new program as early as Monday, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Ms. Couric's new job would bring one of TV's most recognized faces to daytime-TV as big turnover—notably Ms. Winfrey's exit—is throwing audience loyalties up for grabs. It caps months of talks with multiple media companies,...
  • How Palin's Winning the Media War

    06/03/2011 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 3,2011 | Matt Latimer
    The Alaskan continues her unmatched mastery of the press—getting them to slavishly follow her Tour to Nowhere. Matt Latimer on the roots of her strategy, and why it strikes a deep Republican chord. It has been three years since the first exclamatory sentences were deployed and grammatically challenged Twitter invectives unleashed in the epic conflagration between Sarah Palin and the "lamestream" media. You'll never guess who's winning the war. Judge for yourselves: On one side, the news business continues its dreary decline. Papers have folded. Reporters face mass layoffs. Even Palin's 2008 nemesis, Katie Couric, has abandoned her once coveted...
  • On Twitter, Katie Couric Wonders If Weinergate Is a 'Legit News Story'

    06/03/2011 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Justaham · 59 replies
    newsbusters,org ^ | 6-3-11 | Tim Graham
    Due to perpetually low ratings, we won’t see how former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric would dismiss Weinergate. But on her Twitter page on Thursday, Couric tweeted: “I'm curious if anybody thinks this Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal is a legit news story or just fodder for late-night comedians...thoughts?” So much for Couric's Twitter motto: "True journalism separates fact from fiction. Passionate about discovering what makes the world tick." Like many liberals (and feminists), Couric somehow can’t believe this could be true, that a 46-year-old married Member of Congress would be stupid and creepy enough to send a crotch picture...
  • NYT's Gail Collins Hails Katie Couric as 'Total Success' on CBS for 'Not Screwing Things Up'

    05/24/2011 11:20:15 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/14/11 | Clay Waters
    It turns out retired CBS News anchor Katie Couric had at least one fan during her failed attempt to lift the network's evening newscast out of the ratings cellar: Gail Collins, former editorial page editor of the New York Times turned feminist columnist. Collins devoted her Saturday column to Couric’s significance as the first female nightly news anchor: "Katie Couric Moves On." After hailing Couric’s (of course) "historic Sarah Palin interview," Collins declared Couric a "total success," ratings be damned. How so? By managing "not to screw things up." (The soft bigotry of low expectations?)From my perspective as a charter...
  • MEDIA WATCHDOG PRESENTS KATIE COURIC'S MOST BIASED MOMENTS

    05/20/2011 5:01:04 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/19/2011 | CNS Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - As Katie Couric hosts the CBS Evening News for the last time Thursday night, the Media Research Center has assembled ten of her "most biased moments” on the air. The list showcases Couric’s “infatuation with liberal politicians and her chirpy promotion of left-wing policies." The Media Research Center, the parent organization of CNSNews.com, notes that Couric's five years at CBS were marked by a liberal agenda and low ratings. Snippets of Couric's most-biased moments include the following exchange with President Obama: "You’re so confident, Mr. President, and so focused. Is your confidence ever shaken? Do you ever wake...
  • Katie Couric Anchors Final CBS Evening News Tonight [Buh bye......]

    05/19/2011 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Katie Couric Anchors Final CBS Evening News Tonight Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Couric's Last Interview May 19, 2011 12:12 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – She made history by becoming the first woman to anchor the evening news solo, and tonight Katie Couric will sit in the anchor’s chair for the last time. As part of her departure tonight, Couric will interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and will file her final “Notebook” feature for CBSNews.com. Tonight’s broadcast will air at 6:30 p.m. and will also feature a retrospective of her time in the anchor chair. Couric began her tenure...
  • Katie Couric's Most Liberal Moments at CBS (VIDEO)

    05/18/2011 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 5/18/11 | Geoffrey
    A collection of some of Katie Couric's most liberal moments as anchor of CBS Evening News. (VIDEO)
  • SNL - Tina Fey As Palin" 'We Finally Vanquished One of the World's Great Villains - Katie Couric'

    05/08/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 55 replies
    New Busted ^ | May 08, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Tina Fey guest-hosted "Saturday Night Live" last evening, and viewers could hardly be surprised her network took the opportunity to once again use her to bash former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In a mock Republican presidential candidates debate, before depicting Palin as an idiot that doesn't fully understand English, Fey did manage to take a humorous swipe at the soon to be exiting CBS "Evening News" host saying, "I want to acknowledge that this week we finally vanquished one of the world's great villains, and I for one am thrilled to say good riddance to Katie Couric" (video follows...
  • Katie Couric On the Verge of $20 Million ABC Deal (and Kills General Hospital)

    05/06/2011 5:17:38 AM PDT · by tlb · 57 replies
    tmz ^ | 5/5/2011 | TMZ Staff
    Katie Couric and ABC television are on the verge of signing a $20 million deal, which would give Katie her own talk show, as well as significant involvement in ABC News -- and the big casualty could be "General Hospital." ABC would also give Katie a 1-hour, 5-day-a-week syndicated talk show, that would begin in September, 2012. Our sources say ... one option ABC is considering is giving its affiliates back the hour where "General Hospital" airs to make room for Katie. In other words, ABC would axe the third longest-running soap in history and the last one standing on...
  • Katie Couric To ABC?

    05/05/2011 8:55:04 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 20 replies
    Radaronline.com ^ | 5 May 2011 | Unknown
    After success at both NBC and CBS, could Katie Couric's next stop be ABC? Couric, according to reports, is on the verge of inking a $20 million pact with the network that would include a talk show, as well as a working relationship with their news division.
  • Couric: How important do you think it is, Mr. President-elect, to apprehend Osama bin Laden?

    COURIC: How important do you think it is, Mr. President-elect, to apprehend Osama bin Laden? OBAMA: I think that we have to so weaken his infrastructure that, whether he is technically alive or not, he is so pinned down that he cannot function. My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him. But if we have so tightened the noose that he’s in a cave somewhere and can’t even communicate with his operatives then we will meet our goal of protecting America.
  • Behar: ‘Illiterate’ Palin Is Back ‘Like Jock Itch,’ Guest Accuses Palin of ‘Anti-Semitic Jokes’

    04/29/2011 5:37:11 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/29/2011 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursday’s Joy Behar Show on HLN, host Behar quipped that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has returned "like jock itch," after playing a clip of Palin on Fox News Channel making fun of CBS anchor Katie Couric. Behar: "I give Sarah Palin credit. She's out of favor. She's out of the limelight. And then, suddenly, she's back like jock itch, and just as snarky as ever."
  • Bob Schieffer Says Donald Trump Is Racist For Wanting To See Obama's Grades

    04/27/2011 7:02:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4-27-11 | Noel Sheppard
    CBS's Bob Schieffer said Wednesday that Donald Trump is racist because he wants to see Barack Obama's college grades. Such was told to Katie Couric on the "Evening News" (video follows with partial transcript and commentary): BOB SCHIEFFER: I want to go on to what, to what Donald Trump said after he said this is out and everything. He said, “We need to at [Obama’s] grades and see if he was a good enough student to get into Harvard Law School.” That’s just code for saying he got into law school because he was black. This is a ugly strain...
  • Palin mocks Couric over CBS exit

    04/27/2011 9:42:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 27, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) - As Katie Couric gets set to leave CBS News after five years in the anchor chair, it doesn't appear as if Sarah Palin will be sending any flowers. Appearing on Fox News Tuesday, Palin mocked the CBS newswoman who told People Magazine she is looking forward to a new position that will facilitate "multi-dimensional storytelling." "Yeah, and I hear that she wants to now engage in more 'multi-dimensional story telling' versus I guess just the 'straight on, read into the, that teleprompter screen story telling,'" Palin said. "More power to her. I wish her well in her -...
  • Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News

    04/26/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 88 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 4-16-11 | Alicia Dennis
    After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record. "I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News," Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future." What's next for...
  • At Last, Couric Is Expected to Say (admit) She’s Leaving CBS (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/25/2011 2:22:46 AM PDT · by abb · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 25, 2011 | Brian Stelter
    This week, Ms. Couric is planning to acknowledge one of the worst-kept secrets in television: that she is leaving the “CBS Evening News” after five years. Then, as soon as she returns from London, where she will be anchoring the network’s coverage of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, CBS will announce her successor during the first week of May. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Katie Couric, anchor of CBS’s evening news since late 2006. The meticulously arranged exit plan was described by four people with knowledge of it, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because...
  • Couric Blames Local CBS Affiliates for Poor Ratings

    04/12/2011 1:15:21 AM PDT · by kcvl · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Source: TV Week Katie Couric is hinting that she knows why her CBS “Evening News” telecast has struggled in the ratings. In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Couric indicates the reason for her third-place finish among evening news broadcasts might have something to do with the local news lead-in on CBS stations. Asked why she thinks her broadcast remains in third place, Couric responded, "I believe we were in third place for 13 years before I got here, and I think habits, particularly with an evening news broadcast, move at a glacial pace. And I think that...
  • Couric’s Rocky Path to a Likely Parting With CBS (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/11/2011 5:01:35 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 11, 2011 | Bill Carter
    For Katie Couric, the offer in 2006 to become the anchor of “CBS Evening News” came with another incentive, one she prized almost as highly, according to two of her friends: the chance to report for “60 Minutes,” the newsmagazine that for Ms. Couric stood for the kind of serious journalism she had always aspired to. Regular appearances on “60 Minutes” were written into her $15 million-a-year contract with CBS, but once she arrived at the network, she found a chilly reception from some of the staff members at the venerable program. Some of Ms. Couric’s associates said that the...
  • Couric Blames Local News Ratings for Her Failure

    04/06/2011 6:23:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 6, 2011 | Ron Futrell
    This is funny and sad at the same time. Katie Couric is out at CBS later this year and before she heads out the door, she slaps local CBS affiliates across the face and blames them for her poor ratings. Typical lib—it’s never their fault. Blame others and individual responsibility ends up on the cutting room floor.
  • The Failed Couric Experiment

    04/06/2011 7:44:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    The news leaked out Monday that Katie Couric is stepping down from her failed experiment as the anchor of the "CBS Evening News." People inside the news business greeted the news as shocking. But what's shocking is that Couric didn't get the boot years ago. CBS's ratings cratered while she earned $15 million annually. Couric was once projected as the Great White Female Hope after Dan Rather's involuntary retirement in 2005. His numbers in his last week had dropped to a last place 8.1 million nightly audience. But what did Couric deliver? The end may have looked near at the...
  • Couric out, Pelley in as CBS anchor in June [Scott Pelley]

    04/05/2011 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4-5-11 | Ed Morrissey
    According to a new report from TMZ and picked up by Fox, CBS will play it safe and turn to an in-house talent in Scott Pelley to replace Katie Couric as its evening news anchor. The decision came personally from the new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, who apparently took the job with the condition that he could name the next anchor. However, Fager didn’t exactly have a wide range of options: “60 Minutes” correspondent, is the choice of CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. We’re told Fager, who became Chairman in February, took the position on thecondition he could decide...
  • Katie Couric Leaving the CBS Evening News; Look Back at Her Worst Bias

    04/04/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Katie Couric Leaving the CBS Evening News; Look Back at Her Worst Bias By Rich Noyes Created 04/04/2011 - 3:50pm AP’s Dave Bauder reported this morning that CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric would be leaving that post. An exact departure date was not announced, but Couric’s contract with CBS News is set to expire on June 4, 2011, although Bauder suggested that if Couric strikes a deal with CBS for a syndicated daytime talk show, she might stay on temporarily if there was “an extended search for her successor.” The Media Research Center has just updated our “Profile in...
  • Sources: Katie Couric Leaving CBS Anchor Job

    04/04/2011 4:34:40 PM PDT · by conortheconservative · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/4/11 | conortheconservative
    After months of anonymously sourced reports that Katie Couric is planning to leave her historic anchor’s post at CBS News to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012, this morning brings more specific versions of the same, this time from AP’s David Bauder and POLITICO’s Mike Allen. Allen, citing industry sources, reports Couric’s likely successor is Scott Pelley, who has spent 22 years at CBS and has been a “60 Minutes” correspondent since 2002. Also in the running is Harry Smith. Bauder’s list includes these two, but leads with Russ Mitchell. Couric's contract is up in June. Neither CBS nor...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Katie Couric destroyed CBS News

    04/04/2011 11:34:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/04/2011 | Joe Kovacs
    As news spreads that Katie Couric will be departing as anchor of the CBS Evening News, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says Couric simply "destroyed" the network when it comes to viewership. A network executive told the Associated Press last night that Couric is leaving her anchor post less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. On his nationally broadcast radio show today, Limbaugh, a frequent critic of Couric, said, "I'm sorry, Katie, but you know facts are facts. You guys might own the narrative, but we have the facts here, and...
  • Howard Dean Tells College Students Fox News Lies - Then Lies to Them Four Times

    04/04/2011 4:07:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Howard Dean Tells College Students Fox News Lies - Then Lies to Them Four Times By Noel Sheppard Created 04/03/2011 - 9:16pm By Noel Sheppard | April 03, 2011 | 21:16 The disgustingly sanctimonious Howard Dean gave a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University on March 24 wherein he once again attacked Fox News calling it a propagandist arm of the Republican Party that lies to the American people. Ironically, during his one hour speech, the former Vermont governor committed some laughable whoppers of his own (multi-segment video follows with commentary, apologies in advance for problems in the original recording): This...
  • AP source: Couric leaving news anchor post

    04/03/2011 9:27:58 PM PDT · by quantim · 31 replies
    AP/World ^ | Apr 4, 12:07 AM EDT | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at "CBS Evening News" less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. A network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans, reported the move to The Associated Press on Sunday night. The 54-year-old anchor is expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012 and several companies are vying for her services. Couric's move from NBC's "Today" show was big news in 2006, and she began in the anchor chair with a...
  • Couric offered '60 Min'

    03/28/2011 8:46:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 28, 2011 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Katie Couric may finally get the chance to become a regular on "60 Minutes," now that she is apparently stepping down from the nightly news anchor job. An offer to become a regular correspondent for the prestigious Sunday night TV magazine is part of the package being offered Couric -- if she'll stay and do a projected daytime talk show for CBS, according to several network insiders. Ironically, Couric's 2006 contract called for her to contribute to the magazine at least six times a year, which never happened. When the show's notoriously prickly producers failed to give her any assignments,...
  • Katie Couric Plots CBS Exit

    03/25/2011 2:31:14 PM PDT · by illiac · 49 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/25/11 | Howard Kurtz
    The CBS Evening News anchor is very likely to leave in June and Scott Pelley is a top contender to replace her but CBS is looking both within and outside the network, Howard Kurtz reports. The search is on for Katie Couric’s successor. The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say. One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s...
  • Katie Couric Plots CBS Exit (Not so Perky One out by June)

    03/25/2011 2:32:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Friday March 25, 2011 | Howard Kurtz
    The CBS Evening News anchor is very likely to leave in June and Scott Pelley is a top contender to replace her but CBS is looking both within and outside the network, Howard Kurtz reports. The search is on for Katie Couric’s successor. The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say. One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s...
  • Study: CBS's Couric, NBC's Todd almost as liberal as DKos; WaPo left of Firedoglake

    03/22/2011 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/22/11 | Lachlan Markay
    Twitter and other social networks have provided social scientists with unprecedented means of measuring human interaction. As it turns out, that fact has implications for the media bias debate. In a study to be released next month, three Duke University researchers rank politicians and other public figures by political ideology as measured by a formula that incorporates whom they follow on Twitter, and who follows them. "The results dovetailed with ideological ranking systems based on the politicians’ voting records," the New York Times reported on Monday. If the study is accurate, it demonstrates just how liberal some of America's most...
  • Bernie Goldberg Predicts ‘Without Fear Of Being Wrong’ That Katie Couric Is Out At CBS

    03/21/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 30 replies
    mediaite ^ | 3/21/2011 | Frances Martel
    Katie Couric’s position at CBS News has come under question recently as reports have indicated both that their head anchorwoman may be looking for another home or that the network is attempting to significantly reduce her pay. And now resident media man at The O’Reilly Factor and veteran analyst Bernie Goldberg is betting his hat on it: “As anchorwoman of the CBS News, when her contract is out, she is gone.” The discussion came up at the tail end of a segment on the President’s approval ratings and the Libya situation– a much more politics-heavy Weekday with Bernie than his...
  • Speculation swirling that Katie Couric will leave position as anchor of CBS News' 'Evening News'

    03/16/2011 5:00:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/11 | RICHARD HUFF
    CBS News may face a future without Katie Couric. So what? Just as the world focuses on a catastrophe across the globe, and some smaller ones here, comes another round of "What Will Katie Do" stories in advance of her contract expiration in May. At this point, the ongoing drumbeat about what she'll do - which seems to have gone on now for three years - may just be the longest goodbye in history. So far, the only job not the subject of a Couric trial balloon is writing this column - at least not yet. And it will stay...
  • I survived my month without Dana Milbank (WaPo Journ-o-lister who declared February Palin-free)

    03/07/2011 10:32:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank has been hoping for a month without Sarah Palin: “I admit there were doubts in those early days about whether I could make it through all of February without invoking her name. The tremors and sweats were manageable.” (Irony!) The others had backed down; the "Saturday Night Live" late-night comics (they still have that?) and Katie Couric, that incredible disappearing woman; New York Times columnist Frank Rich has quit, Letterman in a world of hurt, internally eviscerated by Vengeance Demons. Kathleen Parker, the first to call Palin “out of her league,” won a Pulitzer Prize...
  • Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos Party at Home of Convicted Pedophile, Pimp

    03/01/2011 12:20:26 PM PST · by Islander7 · 21 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Mar 1, 2011 | John Sexton
    “Jeffrey is a monster.” That’s how 27 year old Virginia Roberts describes convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and she should know. Virginia is now a married mother of three living in Australia but 12 years ago, when she was just 15, she was groomed by Epstein as his personal sexual assistant and traveling companion. Last week Mrs. Roberts, who had been identified in court documents only as “Jane Doe 102,” saw pictures of Epstein walking free with Prince Andrew and got angry. She decided to break her silence and told her story over several days to the Daily Mail. You...
  • Bill Cosby on Making a Good 'Muslim Cosby Show'

    02/21/2011 9:02:55 AM PST · by flowerplough · 21 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 19 Feb | Desmond-Harris
    Bill Cosby was listening when Katie Couric suggested last year that a "Muslim Cosby Show" could help combat Islamophobia in America, and he agreed. After all, didn't the series prove to a lot of people that (surprise!) black people had families, careers, senses of humor and ugly sweaters, just like the rest of America? In response to The Root's response that the idea was oversimplified, that perhaps finding a cure for hatred toward Muslims was a little outside his area of expertise and that The Daily Show's spoof of the limitations of the idea was hilariously on point, Cosby picked...
  • CBS News takes NOAA Fisheries Management to the woodshed

    02/17/2011 10:40:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2011 | Mike Johnson
    Wow!  What a nice job by CBS News, Armen Keteyian, and Katie Couric.  On 16 February, CBS News devoted some four minutes to an investigative piece into the scandal that should have rocked NOAA and the Obama administration last fall.  Our government is driving the fishing industry into oblivion with "unduly complicated" regulations and with federal agents who are "overzealous" and prone to "abusive conduct." The piece opened with Bill Lee, a fisherman from Rockport, MA, who has been forced out of business by the fines levied by NOAA.  Mr. Lee is articulate and the photogenic background of Motif...
  • CBS, Couric Talks Draw Near (She Makes $15,000,000 a YEAR? R U KIDDING?)

    02/14/2011 7:24:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/14/11 | SAM SCHECHNER
    Katie Couric may end up doing something seen as unlikely just a few years ago: stay on as anchor of "CBS Evening News." Both CBS Corp. and Ms. Couric appear open to a new deal that would keep her at the network's news division...CBS has indicated that it would like...to pare the cost of her annual base salary of roughly $15 million...
  • Bill down with Muslim Cosbys

    02/10/2011 10:11:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 11, 2011 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
    Legendary funnyman Bill Cosby is down with Katie Couric’s plan for combating Islamophobia in America: a Muslim “Cosby Show.” “I like her idea,” The Cos told The Track. “I think you could very well teach and people could understand. I do feel that whenever I have gotten to meet people who are coming from different countries that may have been Muslim, I do know that they say they love ‘The Cosby Show.’ And then they ask me, ‘You know why? Because it’s about family.’ ”
  • CBS - Katie Couric... In or Out?

    02/08/2011 7:12:34 PM PST · by cakid1 · 29 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 2-8-11 | cakid1
    Interesting exchange in an interview with her new Boss. Is Katie Couric out at CBS? No one knows, but the new Chairman of CBS News said he doesn't know yet whether Katie Couric wants to stay at the network. From 'Broadcasting & Cable...' "What are your thoughts on keeping Katie Couric in the family? Do you think she wants to stay?" "I don't know whether she does. It's a good question. It's high on the list of things to do to spend some time with Katie to find out what she wants to do and what she sees is best...
  • Kathleen Parker Calls Katie Couric And Her Fellow Journalists The Bravest Of The Brave

    02/07/2011 7:03:13 AM PST · by sussex · 24 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | the Aged P
    And those journalists – we can learn so much from their courage and dedication to bringing us the truth
  • Katie Couric your Multicultural fantasies do not work

    02/07/2011 7:00:30 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 8 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/7/11 | Alaphiah
    It’s not unusual that the Radical left wing wishes to embark on totally crazy and destructive ideas that have already failed in the world. What is unusual is these Radical Lefties are now in charge of Media and government with power to actually put their counterproductive ideas into practice. In case you didn’t notice the hope and change of the Barry Hussein Soetoro presidential campaign was actually about embedding Radical Leftwing ideologies so deeply within the American psyche and laws that it would be virtually impossible to extricate all of them. Case in point, there is not an anti-Muslim sentiment...
  • In Egypt, the 'lamestream media' shows its courage and value. (Should be today's Barf Alert winner)

    02/07/2011 5:14:25 AM PST · by radioone · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-6-11 | Kathleen Parker
    Watching Katie Couric being harassed and shoved by a crowd of angry men in Cairo was especially jarring. Our little Katie? Make no mistake. Perky Katie is also brave Katie.
  • NBC Fires Employee for Posting 'What Is the Internet' Clip

    02/06/2011 10:46:48 AM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1+ views
    aolnews.com ^ | 2-6-11
    An NBC worker who posted old footage from the "Today" show of the hosts wondering, "What is the Internet anyway?" has been fired, the network confirmed, saying the person had a history of distributing material without permission. The footage, in which Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel and Elizabeth Vargas try to figure out the Internet and e-mail addresses, made the rounds via said Internet last week, posted and re-posted to Facebook pages and sent via e-mail. Filmed in 1994, the clip features Gumbel demanding, with a befuddled expression: "What is the Internet anyway?" and Couric stumbling to define it as: "that...
  • Katie Couric fires incorrect tweet saying that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down

    02/05/2011 3:36:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/5/11 | LARRY MCSHANE
    Katie Couric was a little quick with her Twitter finger Saturday. The CBS News anchor mistakenly informed her 140,000 followers that embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down after 30 years. Not true. "As many of you have already heard Mubarak has resigned," Couric posted before backing off the report.
  • Katie Couric: 1994-Can You Explain What Internet Is? (Video)

    02/04/2011 12:21:11 PM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Gawker TV ^ | February 4, 2011 | Staff
    Katie Couric:Can You Explain What Internet Is? (Video) Here's a recently re-discovered oldie—and goodie!—to show how far technology has come in the last two decades. Watch this Today Show clip from 1994, featuring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel's complete confusion about what, exactly, the Internet is.
  • Cat Fight: Morning Joe and Mika Trade Jabs Over Couric, Limbaugh

    02/03/2011 5:38:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is a cat fight strictly a feminine affair, or can a man and woman engage in one? Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski certainly seemed to offer up a good example of the genre today. The two traded feline fisticuffs on Morning Joe. Scarborough went first, swiping at Katie Couric for having cavorted on a Miami beach with her beau before departing for Egypt. Mika later retaliated, archly musing about the number of Limbaugh's marriages during a segment featuring Elton John's comments on El Rushbo. View video here.
  • Anderson Cooper Just Got Beat Up By Pro-Mubarak Thugs in Cairo

    02/02/2011 12:06:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 157 replies
    Gawker ^ | February 2, 2011 | Staff
    CNN's Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were attacked and repeatedly punched by pro-government forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo today. "My team were set upon by the crowd," Cooper said on CNN this morning via telephone from the safety of a hotel balcony. "There was no rhyme or reason to it—it was just people looking for a fight, looking to make a point, and punching us." According to a Twitter post from George Hale, the English editor of the Ma'an news agency, who cited a CNN "manager," Cooper was punched "10 times in the head." Bonus Video! Video:Leave Our...