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04/05/11

All my life I been considered as the worst

Now that Katie Couric's tenure at CBS seems to be at its end, NewsBusters has seen fit to run my favorite bit, "Katie Couric Leaving the CBS Evening News; Look Back at Her Worst Bias". Just how bad was old Katie, at her absolute worst?

“Republicans say high on their priority list is deficit reduction, starting with major cuts in domestic spending this year. Fiscally conservative freshmen say everything’s fair game. But is there danger in your view, Congressman [Allen] West, that the ax will be too sharp, that the cuts will be too deep?”

— Couric during panel discussion with freshmen members of Congress, CBS Evening News, January 5, 2011.

Because asking if it's even possible to cut too far back on policemen and firefighters, education and infrastructure is something only liberal loons worry about.

“Maybe we need a Muslim version of The Cosby Show. I know that sounds crazy, I know that sounds crazy. But The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of what they don’t understand – like you, Mo.”

— Couric talking to comedian Mo Rocca on her @katiecouric web show, December 22, 2010.

I suppose that the NewsBusters crew must think this comment was insufficiently wary of those swarthy Muslims, and was therefore only a position that could be advocated by a liberal.

On second thought, they might have a real point here.

"There is a debate to be had about the sensitivity of building this center so close to Ground Zero. But we can not let fear and rage tear down the towers of our core American values."

— Katie Couric on Ground Zero mosque for "Katie Couric's Notebook" on Couric & Co. blog, August 23, 2010.

Ditto. They might also think letting fear and rage tear down the towers of our core American values is a conservative trait.

"I think it's one of the most embarrassing chapters in American journalism. And I think there was a sense of pressure from corporations who own where we work and from the government itself to really squash any kinds of dissent or any kind of questioning of it. I think it was extremely subtle but very, very effective."

— Couric talking about the run-up to the war in Iraq on the Early Show, May 28, 2008.

Wait, I realize that in conservative fantasy-land the Mainstream Media is supposed to be a bastion of liberalism, but how in the hell does her critique of that institution a liberal bias? Lazy as usual, they don't say. She was there, and that goes a long way as to saying she knows what she's talking about.

Couric's presence in the newsroom during the run-up to the war in Iraq doesn't preclude her from being wrong, but NewsBusters (as usual) simply presents a laundry list of her statements, while being either too lazy - or perhaps more likely - unable to make a lucid argument about why she's wrong.

  03:36:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Media Bias

1 comment

Comment from: grygus [Member]
grygus

She's wrong because she's a liberal.

QED

04/05/11 @ 16:47
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