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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 ^ | 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...

    05/20/2011 5:01:04 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/19/2011 | CNS Staff
    ( - 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, 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...