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Posts Tagged ‘Newsbusters’

Katie Couric Busted on Video Mocking Governor Palin

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 4, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

Back in March, in an article I called “Katie Couric & the Lamestream Media,” I wrote:

When Katie Couric interviewed Governor Palin during the 2008 campaign, America saw a badgering piranha who had a clear agenda. That agenda was not to be fair and balanced and facilitate an interview that would allow the American people to hear from the governor and then make up their minds about her. It was not to present the truth in honest journalistic fashion. Her whole agenda seemed to be to demean, deride, and hound the governor right out of the gate…

Today it all becomes clearer. Video of Katie Couric mocking Governor Palin and her family the day John McCain announced her as his running mate has found its way online. It’s no new revelation that the lamestream media looked down its nose at the Governor, and the recent JournoList revelations certainly exposed their fear that she would derail the highway they were building Obama to deliver him to the highest office in the land. However, as Katie Couric’s interview with Governor Palin has been praised by the Left as a game-changer in the 2008 campaign, the video certainly puts to rest any notion that Katie was simply exercising fair journalism–as if there could possibly be anyone left among us who still believes that. While not earth-shattering, this video brings an added understanding of what Governor Palin has said about Couric all along: she was condescending, derisive, and downright rude. Now I realize that all Katie was doing during her interview was continuing what she began in this video.

Take a look:

Mind you, it’s not the footage alone that speaks volumes; it’s the story behind it all. Conservatives4Palin brought this video to the public’s attention, so let’s start with their take:

It’s not just what was said by Couric in her discussion of Governor Palin, but also the way CBS framed the narrative of Governor Palin’s life in their story. The script covers moose burgers, her kids, her being a former beauty queen and being on the cover of Vogue. Sarah Palin was a sitting governor, and at that time, before the Obama campaign and their allies in the press spent months relentlessly smearing her good name, she had the highest approval ratings of any governor in the country. She was also responsible for getting the largest energy project in North American history underway after several decades of interminable delays in Alaska. She was a courageous corruption-busting whistleblower who turned in the leader of her own party in Alaska for his corrupt practices. She was a fiscal conservative who made the largest veto cuts in Alaska history, reined in the reckless waste, cut her own expenses, sold the governor’s private jet, let the personal chef go, and put away billions of dollars in savings for Alaska for a rainy day. She was a tough CEO who went toe to toe with the Big Oil companies and fought to get the best deal for Alaskans, the resource owners she represented. And she did all of this as a woman from a modest background who was entirely self-made – without the benefit of a rich or influential father or husband.

But what in this impressive biography did CBS News and Couric choose to focus on? Moose burgers and beauty pageants.

By their choice of the framing of the story, it’s evident Couric and CBS had an agenda here: They wanted to diminish Governor Palin because her impressive record of accomplishments towered over the non-existent record of the guy at the top of Democrat ticket.

Read the rest of this C4P article here.

NewsBusters also breaks down Couric’s bias:

Want more evidence of an elitist vibe coming from the upper echelons of the mainstream media?

You ought to remember the Sept. 24, 2008 Katie Couric interview of Sarah Palin. It’s been celebrated time and time again as a heralded part of American journalism. However, raw footage appearing to be from Aug. 29, 2008 shows that Couric, anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” was already predisposed not to have a high regard for the Alaska governor long before that interview. (h/t

Outtakes of CBS’s “Evening News” show Couric taking a few petty shots at Palin in her coverage leading up to the 2008 Republican National Convention. This five-minute clip has several highlights, showing Couric favoring “moose burgers and beauty pageants,” instead of her professional credentials as mayor of Wasilla, a town Couric has trouble announcing, and her tenure as governor of Alaska.

Highlights include the following:

•Couric mocking Palin’s oldest son’s name: “Her oldest son, 19-year-old Track-Where the hell do they get these [names]?” [laughter] (1:09)
•”She hunts, fishes and eats moose burgers. Her parents, Sally and Chuck Heath, were out hunting caribou when they got the news. You can’t make this up – OK hold on a second. [laughter]” (1:43)
•”I’m saying I’m glad you took out the feminine side because you can be feminine and play basketball, right Jerry?” (1:59)
•Struggles with the pronunciation of the name of the town Wasilla. (4:05)

Great job diverting attention away from Governor Palin’s resume’, CBS. Way to go! I would ask what they were afraid would happen if they reported her accomplishments, but I already know the answer, so why bother? Read more here.

Gary Jackson, too, recognizes Katie’s sinister agenda. He writes:

There’s more history between Sarah and the Perky One, than this bit of childishness. As Sarah pointed out in her book, there are hours upon hours of video tapes from a series of interviews Couric did with Sarah. Instead of airing all of that footage, CBS and Couric selectively edited it to paint Sarah in the worst light possible.CBS has refused to release the full tapes to either Sarah, or the McCain campaign. (or the media at large) Hmmmm. Wonder why?

Let’s also never forget that Perky sat down with longtime Marxist-democrat Sam Nunn, and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas, before she interviewed Sarah, and was coached extensively on just the right sort of “gotcha” questions to ask. Nunn was on Obama’s short list for Vice President, and served on his transition team after the election. In other words, Couric sat down with Team Obama and worked out the best strategy on how to question their opponent!


The media in this country is dead. You can’t trust a word they say, especially if it comes from the so-called “mainstream media.” They are all a bunch of proven liars, and little more than stenographers for the Obama regime.

Corrupt as the day is long.

Read Gary’s full article here.

America is looking forward to November when we plan to vote out corrupt, over-reaching, apparently deaf politicians who look out for themselves rather than the people who hired them. Somehow we also need a plan to oust members of the mainstream media, like Katie Couric and her compadres, who have taken it upon themselves to use their positions to advance their own agendas, thus robbing Americans of the facts we so desperately need and deserve to have. May that day soon come. In the meantime, in the words of the Editors of Conservatives4Palin, “Once again Sarah Palin has been vindicated.”


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Sarah Palin Causes Swine Flu Outbreak, But We Have the Cure

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 14, 2009

By Adrienne Ross –

As Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue: An American Life, is set to be released on Tuesday, all the king’s horses are in a tizzy. Or maybe they’re the king’s pigs. So fearful of the governor telling her own story and revealing the truth of who she is and what went on during the 2008 campaign, they have amped up their own attack campaign against her. After all, the only way to get rid of a threat is to eliminate it, right?

Let’s take a look at a few of these desperate, pitiful attempts to eliminate Sarah Palin.

* The AP illegally obtains a copy of the book and then lies about its contents.

Sarah Palin smacks them down on Facebook.

As you probably have heard, the AP snagged a copy of my memoir, Going Rogue, before its Tuesday release. And as is expected, the AP and a number of subsequent media outlets are erroneously reporting the contents of the book. Keep your powder dry, read the book, and enjoy it! Lots of great stories about my family, Alaska, and the incredible honor it was to run alongside Senator John McCain.

We can’t wait to hit the road and meet so many on the book tour! See you in Michigan first…

– Sarah Palin

* Ann Althouse calls Sarah Palin dumb. C4P colleague, K. Carpenter, calls out Althouse on her own glaring stupidity.

Ms. Althouse, if you wanted to call Governor Palin stupid, perhaps you should have chosen to maybe, umm… not look like such a blithering idiot yourself.


Of course, all of this comes from Ms. Althouse reading two pages of a 400+ page book. It’s always a great idea to write about opinions that you formed by reading less than 0.5% of what you’re discussing, isn’t it?

Since it’s clear that Ms. Althouse doesn’t know what she’s talking about here, what was the purpose of her writing this post? Perhaps she plans to follow in Kathleen Parker’s footsteps. Calling Governor Palin stupid may actually get her on MSNBC. Yippee!

Read Carpenter’s entire Althouse dismemberment here.

* Dick Armey calls Sarah Palin a cheerleader, revealing he is out of touch with everyday Americans and the positive impact Sarah Palin has had on the issues that affect our lives. C4P reader, Sapwolf, issues this reality check.

Dick really (*fill in the blank-ed*) up on TV going after Sarah Palin.

Almost every Tea Partier I’ve encountered thinks very highly of Sarah Palin. She has been working hard since the election and Dick’s dumb*ss comments hurt the movement, not help it. Quit breaking Reagan’s 11th Commandment.

Without her endorsement in NY-23, Hoffman would have finished third in that race and we never would have won the battle to force Dede out of the race, thereby successfully sending a message to the GOP in NY and DC to not push leftist candidates on us.

Get a clue!

You play right into the statist’s hands when you insult or ridicule others on OUR SIDE.

I was starting to think FreedomWorks might be an organization to latch onto, but now I find it’s simply a vehicle for Dick Armey to push his insider agenda and probably back Pawlenty, or some other moderate to liberal squish, in the GOP primary for 2012.

We have enough problems with Obama and the Dems trying to turn this country into Venezuela and you people decide to declare war on the ONE bright person who honestly and ferociously fights the statists at the national level while ALL of the other possible POTUS candidates disgrace themselves by not standing up for libertarian and conservative values.

Dick, what the hell were you thinking?

* MSNBC does what it normally does: reveal it has no credibility. It had this multiple choice to weigh:

A. Take the racebaiting angle or B. Opt for sexbaiting.

After a moment of consulting among themselves, no doubt, they chose B. Could it be that they learned something from me after I blasted them for their most ridiculous racebaiting attack on Governor Palin? They still have a thing or two to learn, however, and Newsbusters, The New Agenda, and C4P Editors waste no time teaching them a lesson.


The host never admitted or addressed the fact that his network was passing off counterfeit pictures to his viewers. Earlier in the segment, Ratigan displayed an image of Palin in a short, black mini-skirt. This photo is also not real. MSNBC should immediately apologize for presenting such false information.

The New Agenda:

Here we go again… I don’t even know what to say about the video from MSNBC’s Morning Meeting with host Dylan Ratigan. Will the war on Sarah Palin ever end? I’m starting to wonder if they are just trying to wear us all down so we will just stop fighting sexism entirely? Ok! We get it, you hate Sarah Palin! But the war on Palin isn’t really the only point is it? It’s the “sexism is okay if we just don’t like you” war on women that is exhausting. Do I even need to list what is offensive in this video? I’m so tired of pointing out what seems like the obvious, I thought I would ask for your help!


He should feel stupid, and the whole MSNBC “news” network should feel stupid. In fact, you should help in making them feel stupid by contacting MSNBC and demanding an apology! MSNBC has been launching false and outright sickening attacks on Sarah Palin since she first arrived on the national scene, and it is time to start calling them out on it.

MSNBC’s contact form for Ratigan’s show.

Here is Ratigan’s twitter account.

Here is Ratigan’s Facebook.

Email NBC news here.

Write a letter:

NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10112

Highlighted here are just a few of the attacks being carried out by the pigs suffering from what I call “The Real Swine Flu.” (Hey, if it looks like a pig, smells like a pig, and wallows in mud like a pig…you get the picture.) The symptoms have only begun to surface. Sarah Palin has driven these people crazy since August 29, 2008, and they are really, really out of their minds now. It’s only going to get worse for them next week as she travels, shares her story, and meets the American people during her book tour launch. No worries: those of us who support her–and care about truth–are ready, slaughtering knife sharpened.

(H/T C4P)

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