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Posted: 4/8/2006 11:19:54 AM EDT
From an e-mail I received:

Katie Couric's move from the "Today" show to "The CBS Evening News" brings a "journalist" long known for a distinct liberal bias into the anchor chair once occupied by the revered Walter Cronkite.

"Since becoming co-host of NBC's ‘Today' in April 1991, Katie Couric has often used her perch to salute her liberal heroes (including Hillary Clinton and Jimmy Carter) or complain about ‘right-wing conservatives,'" notes the Media Research Center, a media watchdog group.

In one recent example of Couric's anti-conservative stance, she was openly hostile to Domino's Pizza founder Thomas Monaghan's plan to spend $400 million to create a Catholic town in Florida "open to anyone aspiring to live in communion with traditional values," writes Brent Bozell of the MRC.

Here are some other examples of Couric's bias – and bloopers:

· It must have been a Freudian slip when Couric said last year that Saddam Hussein had "hopefully" escaped to Syria.

· She later claimed that the capture of Saddam was only symbolic.

· Speaking again about the mass murderer, she said: "No matter how deplorable Saddam Hussein was considered, he was the ultimate referee who kept the Sunnis and the Shiites apart from killing each other."

· Couric promoted a defense fund for notorious child killer Andrea Yates.

· Discussing Time magazine's Person of the Year issue, which honored the American soldier, she told editor Jim Kelly: "Tell me why you all decided to honor the American soldier? Wondering why there's no woman on the cover, too?" Kelly pointed to the cover and said: "This is a woman." Couric: "Oh, there you go, oh sorry ... I couldn't tell because of her helmet."

· Talking about the 35-hour work week mandated by the French government, Couric told viewers: "So great that young mother being able to come home at three every day and spend that time with her child. Isn't that nice? The French, they've got it right, don't they?"

· Opening the show in September 1999, Couric gleefully said: "Good morning. The Gipper was an airhead! That's one of the conclusions of a new biography of Ronald Reagan that's drawing a tremendous amount of interest and fire today." In the interview that followed, Reagan biographer Edmund Morris told Couric: "He was a very bright man."

· Discussing Cuban despot Fidel Castro, Couric said he is "considered one of the most charismatic leaders of the 20th century ... Castro traveled the country cultivating his image and his revolution delivered. Campaigns stamped out illiteracy and even today, Cuba has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world."

· In an interview with a liberal Catholic priest, Couric pointed out about the new pope: "Cardinal Ratzinger's past includes a brief membership in the Hitler Youth movement, service in the German army in World War II, which was mandatory. But given his past associations do you think that will create a rift between Christians and Jews, and what can he do to fix that?"

· Talking with co-host Matt Lauer about gas prices, Couric – who was making about $15 million a year – said: "It's ridiculous. I had to take out a loan to fill up my minivan."

· She asked Hillary Clinton in November 2004: "Is it disappointing for both you and your husband that his detractors and critics continue to pursue him?"

· In November 2003, Couric asked Jessica Lynch, the American G.I. held hostage in Iraq: "Do you think that somehow, this, your rescue, was manipulated by the government in order to, sort of, gin up support for this war?"

· About then-Republican Calif. governor candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger, Couric sniped: "He's admitted smoking marijuana, using steroids during his body-building career. He's the son of a Nazi Party member."

· Defending Bill Clinton, Couric said during an interview with two journalists: "With the exception of the pardon of Marc Rich and some other moves that probably were somewhat questionable, would you concede this morning that it's gotten to the point where there is a bit of piling on going on here? I mean, it seems to me that he has done some things that other presidents have done in the past."

· During the Elian Gonzalez controversy, Couric said: "Some suggested over the weekend that it's wrong to expect Elian Gonzalez to live in a place that tolerates no dissent or freedom of political expression. They were talking about Miami."

· Finally, Couric did talk about bias in the media – but the only "biased" outlets she discussed were the hugely popular conservative radio talk shows: "Some people are very concerned about talk shows, radio talk shows in general, of course. Most of them around the country have a decidedly conservative bent. The rap that some people give them is that they reflect the views of a very vocal minority, the extremists in this country, and don't really reflect the true nature of political debate in the United States. And, as a matter of fact, they tend to be quite divisive and sort of have a bad, a negative impact on the country."

P.S.: A poll by Newsbusters.org on Wednesday morning found that 41 percent of respondents thought Couric would be just as biased on CBS. Another 54 percent said she would be MORE biased.

Eric The(JustPassingThrough)Hun
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:21:44 AM EDT
If they think she's going to save them, they're in for a big surprise.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:26:24 AM EDT
I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:26:37 AM EDT
Let me get this straight: CBS' market share is dwindling within the new community due to liberal bias and flat-out documented lies...and they want to bring in a known liberal shill to straighten things out?

That's like saying a ship is going down so they want to bring in a demolition expert to keep it afloat.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:27:23 AM EDT
I watched her get all snippy with Anne Coulter during an interview. It spoke volumes about her character and views.

Don’t believe I’ll be watching too much news from those folks.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:27:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave15:
I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.



I would if she wasnt on fire
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:29:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 11:30:46 AM EDT by Noname]
News actors are so cool...



Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:29:17 AM EDT
Before her sister died, she was a state Senator for my district. I met with her once, total flaming liberal and I am sure the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:29:43 AM EDT
Bob Schieffer to Katie Leftist...looks like I'm changing evening news programs.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:30:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Let me get this straight: CBS' market share is dwindling within the new community due to liberal bias and flat-out documented lies...and they want to bring in a known liberal shill to straighten things out?

That's like saying a ship is going down so they want to bring in a demolition expert to keep it afloat.



Its called completely blinded by their ideology. Socialism or liberalism is indeed a mental disease predestined to fail.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:49:30 AM EDT
HAHA....she'll follow connie chung, IIRC its a 5yr contract for 50million. Les Moonves
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:01:07 PM EDT
[Londo]Feh![/Londo]

I haven't watched network news in 10 years or so. Propaganda arm of the left is all it is. Not facts, just packaged fluff and carefully crafted "stories" to elicit ratings and produce a desired outcome.

When the story about who is sitting there reading the so-called "news" becomes the story, then it's not about news or journalism, it's about entertainment and personality.

Go watch "Network". They TV nailed dead to rights with that film in 1976. It's only gotten a thousand times worse since then.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:02:27 PM EDT
Hmm. I checked her bio and she was a tri-delta at UVA. Having gone to law school there, let me say that the tri-delts has a rather interesting reputation. Let's just say that the joke "Come try the friendly thighs" could be taken literally.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:02:34 PM EDT
I ususally don't use this language, but she is such a cunt.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:04:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave15:
I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.



I'd hit it.... Political aspirations aside. ::shrugs::

How's it going, ETH?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:07:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By happycynic:
Hmm. I checked her bio and she was a tri-delta at UVA. Having gone to law school there, let me say that the tri-delts has a rather interesting reputation. Let's just say that the joke "Come try the friendly thighs" could be taken literally.




doesnt suprise me, one way for women to get ahead is to fuck their way up the ladder
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:07:45 PM EDT
Katie and Meredith both suck and CBS and NBC will continue to suck.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 12:07:50 PM EDT
Too bad she does not join her husband.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:21:48 PM EDT
The best "news" item Couric ever did was the video ride up her butt.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:26:01 PM EDT
I can't watch her.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:39:22 PM EDT
Kommie Couric has such an ugly little mouth that I am always amazed that so much dreck comes out of it.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:55:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
The best "news" item Couric ever did was the video ride up her butt.



Given the reputation of the tri-delts, its nothing the football team hasn't seen before.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:59:21 PM EDT
(red) Dan , out , another communist liberal bitch in , getting paid a lot of money to preach communism , and phony election poll results , what did any of you expect ? , Michael Savage to take over for DAN
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:06:48 PM EDT
She's scum!!
I can't watch her! I become anxious just seeing her. If I don't turn her off, I'd end up destroying the TV.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:09:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
The best "news" item Couric ever did was the video ride up her butt.


Eh?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:18:52 PM EDT
Couric is an obnoxious bitch. I have seen her on several occasions , on the street, in her neighborhood also once in the NBC lunch cafeteria. She needlessly bitched out one of the servers at the deli counter because the server did not remember what Katie " always orders."

............." Oh I'm sorry Ms. Couric, would you like your turkey slices with or without spit on them...." ?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:24:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 2:25:33 PM EDT by Lex]
Sums it up:


C U Next Tuesday!!!

Lex
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:37:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By theprofessor:
Couric is an obnoxious bitch. I have seen her on several occasions , on the street, in her neighborhood also once in the NBC lunch cafeteria. She needlessly bitched out one of the servers at the deli counter because the server did not remember what Katie " always orders."

............." Oh I'm sorry Ms. Couric, would you like your turkey slices with or without spit on them...." ?



She must be taking notes from Cynthia McKinney.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:40:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:41:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
If Jane Fonda and Katie Couric were being buried on the same day. I'm not sure which ones grave I would piss on first.



Piss on one, shit on the other.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:53:32 PM EDT
I say fuck Walter Cronkite and his progeny, Katie included. Cronkite single-handedly turned American public opinion against the Viet Nam war when he said it was lost. He's a rat bastard. Couric's just the latest leftist to "take the helm."
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:10:05 PM EDT


Take that, America!

Eric The(Disheartened)Hun
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:37:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jacketch:
Kommie Couric has such an ugly little mouth that I am always amazed that so much dreck comes out of it.



I've often wondered if she would rise at it if you wiggled a rubber bassworm in front of her...
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:43:07 PM EDT
Well, she is a perfect choice to succeed Dan Rather. As long as the elevator's going down why not a woman?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:54:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
ericthehun.zoto.com/img/45/0687054781d2722a774438a2b40d5bcc.jpg

Take that, America!

Eric The(Disheartened)Hun



Classy woman. Any bets on how long till the ratings spike a new low?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:58:53 PM EDT
Couric, yes I notice a startling resemblance to tub girl.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 7:43:33 PM EDT
CBS just doesn't get it.

You would think after the Rather scandal they would want to stay under the radar for a few years and try to get back some of their reputation.

Well, with this move they will continue to lose it.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:32:17 PM EDT
I'd like to clog Katie's poop chute.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:34:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
I'd like to clog Katie's poop chute.



insert: with a stick of dynamite and giggle as I light the fuse and run away.

I hate that bitch
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:36:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
I'd like to clog Katie's poop chute.



Grudge fuck. I'd hit it and hurt it.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:37:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TRW:

Originally Posted By Burley:
I'd like to clog Katie's poop chute.



Grudge fuck. I'd hit it and hurt it.



hit it till it hurts you
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:41:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
I ususally don't use this language, but she is such a cunt gash.



There. Made it better for polite company.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:43:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By Burley:
I'd like to clog Katie's poop chute.



insert: with a stick of dynamite and giggle as I light the fuse and run away.

I hate that bitch



I can't stand her either, but I'd still like to have a go with that filly. I don't even give a shit that she's damn near as old as my parents.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:44:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lexington:

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
I ususally don't use this language, but she is such a cunt gash.



There. Made it better for polite company.



Polite company? Here?

What have you been smoking???
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:50:05 PM EDT
You guys are being a little hard on her dont you think? She's a viable member of an elite league of TV personalities who's ranks include Sponge Bob Square Pants and Tony Little of the Gazelle Glider fame!

http://image.sportsmansguide.com/image/5/56769.JPG
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 9:52:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:

Originally Posted By Lexington:

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
I ususally don't use this language, but she is such a cunt gash.



There. Made it better for polite company.



Polite company? Here?

What have you been smoking???



Well, the gentlemen wrote he doesn't use that language. So I just tried to find something as offensive as 'cunt', and then claimed it was polite to a guy who doesn't use that language. Heck, I know this crowd isn't polite!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:11:31 PM EDT
That bitch was concieved from a donkey punch gone wrong


I cant stand that phoney bitch
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:18:52 PM EDT
I'd rather have Tubgirl reading the news to me.

Someday Couric and her ilk will be giving rim-jobs to vultures in Hell, and that day can't come soon enough.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:20:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:


Take that, America!

Eric The(Disheartened)Hun



Tango7?
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:39:20 PM EDT
I remember during the DC "sniper" stuff, they brought in a fella from the BATF to talk about the 5.56/.223 that was being used.

She made a statement that the bullets were designed to spin making them even more deadly than other bullets. I got to hand it to the ATF-man. He had a funny look on his face like, "are you serious?" and said, "no, they are spun due to the grooves in the barrel of the firearm called rifleing, which stabilizes them in flight, much like a quarterback throwing a football with spin. That is why they are called rifles. They all do that."

Not an exact quote, but it's pretty close. I thought, what a dumb bitch! And I was suprised at the ATF fella.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:47:17 AM EDT
When asked whether she [Ann Coulter] had ever seen two women having sex, Miss Coulter responded:

"Not since Katie Couric interviewed Hillary Clinton. That was the last time."
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