Video: Couric makes fun of Palin while taping before 2008 convention

posted at 2:15 pm on August 4, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Via C4P and The College Press, the video of the day on the right shows Katie Couric taping some promo spots for CBS News coverage of the Republican convention in 2008 on the day that John McCain announced his selection of Sarah Palin as running mate.  The tape appears genuine, although it’s difficult to know when the YouTube version was taken; the camera was pointed at a monitor during the playback (which is why the black bars appear, as refresh rates differ between the monitor and the camera).  Did a CBS News employee shoot this while watching the satellite feed, or did a C-band satellite owner get a now-rare unencrypted feed from CBS at the time?  Why did it take two years for this to come out?  I assume these questions will eventually get answered, but for now, Couric’s snobbish reaction to Palin, the names of her children, and mooseburgers is pretty instructive:

Couric was hardly the only person to make a snide comment about the tradition of names in Palin’s family, and Sarah Palin herself talked about their efforts to find unique names for their children during the campaign. Couric may have been first, however, even if it was in a presumably off-air moment. People make similar comments about Hollywood celebrities and the names they select for their children, but that usually doesn’t extend to major network news anchors. The comments themselves aren’t an indictment as much as they are a window into the first biases that formed in Couric’s mind, to such an extent that she felt it necessary to share them with her co-workers — and why the McCain campaign bet badly on having Palin give her first major interview to CBS News.

In the wake of the Sherrod disaster, it’s also worth pointing out that this is an edited clip; there is at least one cut in this video, and quite obviously we don’t have everything Couric said off air for context.  It’s entirely possible that Couric also made approving comments about Palin at other moments on that day, which either didn’t get captured or were cut out.  Likely?  Well

We have contacted both CBS and Governor Palin’s staff for comment on this tape, and will update if we receive any statements.

Update: CBS has an official non-statement statement on the clip through a CBS News spokesperson:  “It must be a slow news day for this video to be getting so much attention.”  We’re hearing from other sourcing that CBS isn’t disputing that this is Couric in an off-air setting, and that they won’t pursue how it got out.


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I cannot believe this isn’t an Allah post.

fiatboomer on August 4, 2010 at 2:18 PM

zzz

Inanemergencydial on August 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Update: CBS has an official non-statement statement on the clip through a CBS News spokesperson: “It must be a slow news day for this video to be getting so much attention.”

Why did they bother releasing this statement? Why not just say, “Yeah, you caught us, but we don’t really give a damn.”
Or, “Pay no attention to the biotch in front of the camera.”

DrAllecon on August 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM

“It must be a slow news day for this video to be getting so much attention.”

So, answer the questions CBS. F**k your qualifiers on how slow/fast the newsday is today. Just like the left, don’t answer the arguments, just stand on your moral mountain and criticize the messenger.

ted c on August 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Heh!

rollthedice on August 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Walter Cronkite Award winner Katie Couric…

mjbrooks3 on August 4, 2010 at 2:20 PM

I agree with CBS (thud). It must be a very slow news day to feature this here twice already and it’s a bunch of nothing. Maybe QOTD tonight too?

Marcus on August 4, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Somebody at CBS outing Caustic Katie, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were putting something unhygienic in her coffee too.

RedRedRice on August 4, 2010 at 2:20 PM

So you’re saying the MSM doesn’t like Palin?

jennifernaz on August 4, 2010 at 2:22 PM

A concerted effort to destroy Sarah Palin & her family started on August 28th, 2008 and continues today.

Proof of this trickles out more and more.

Katie’s snobbery only feeds the discontent of “the folks” who know the elites look down on normal everyday Americans.

portlandon on August 4, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Imagine how funny Obama’s teleprompter rehearsals are.

JammieWearingFool on August 4, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Malia and Sasha

carbon_footprint on August 4, 2010 at 2:23 PM

I agree with CBS (thud). It must be a very slow news day to feature this here twice already and it’s a bunch of nothing. Maybe QOTD tonight too?

Marcus on August 4, 2010 at 2:20 PM

It only seems like no big F’in deal(as Bite Me would put it) because at this point we’ve become numb to the extreme left-wing bias in the media. Even the Journolist scandal wasn’t a total shocker. All it did was confirm what we’ve suspected for years.

Doughboy on August 4, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Pretty soon someone is going to pay $1 for CBS News, too.

Emperor Norton on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Must be a slow news day too bring up something that we already know-Was evident that Couric is full of envy and shamelessness.

hawkman on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Here’s a new topic: I read last week the UK press was reporting the soldier involved in the wikileaks case, the one who may very well be prosecuted for treason, has a long history of marching in gay pride parades and may very well have done the leaking as retaliation against DADT legislation. Was this covered at all here?

Marcus on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

I thought CBS was giveing Couric the boot…yes…no…maybe…anybody???

SHARPTOOTH on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

“It must be a slow news day for this video to be getting so much attention.”

Translation: “For the love of God, please forget you’ve seen this!”

apostic on August 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Malia and Sasha

carbon_footprint on August 4, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Russian names

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM

CBS reaction to Rathergate: It must be a slow news day for this to be getting so much attention.

El_Terrible on August 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM

The names are unique. Palin talks about them in Going Rogue. I really don’t see the problem with it.

Ted Torgerson on August 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Every day is a slow news day at CBS

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I wonder if Couric was on Journolist.

tetriskid on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Couric is the same one that got a proctoscopy exam on live TV…..and she criticizes others???

ted c on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

“It must be a slow news day for this video to be getting so much attention.”

That sounds like an answer a campaign gives when its candidate has been caught on tape saying something stupid.

amerpundit on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Imagine how funny Obama’s teleprompter rehearsals are.

JammieWearingFool on August 4, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Cor… Corp… Corpes. Yeah that is it!

upinak on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Every day is a slow news day at CBS

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Classic.

tetriskid on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Couric making fun of Palin while wearing those hideous glasses? How ironical.

Dominion on August 4, 2010 at 2:29 PM

CUDA

Metro on August 4, 2010 at 2:29 PM

It’s not much of a story, but it serves to put Couric’s bias on display. That can be useful if Palin runs in 2012. Not that she needs more reason to avoid a petty, Obama-fellating b*tch like Couric, but every little bit helps.
Still, I don’t think Palin will avoid Couric, but she will certainly be ready for the Obama-whore when she comes calling.

Extrafishy on August 4, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Every day is a slow news day at CBS

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Awesome!

carbon_footprint on August 4, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Somebody mix epoxy in that bumb ditches’ lipstick. The local IQ will go up several points from the absence of her blather.

Dark-Star on August 4, 2010 at 2:30 PM

I wonder if she makes fun of Contessa Brewer? Contessa? Isn’t that like naming your kid Princess or Dutchess?

clnurnberg on August 4, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Why do we listen to these f**king children? They’re like adolescent teens with microphones. Is that what life is? Older uglier teens acting like they’re still in high school. Christ, she sounds like my 16yr-old.

Claypigeon on August 4, 2010 at 2:30 PM

It’s not what Couric said or that she felt comfortable enough to say it on camera. It’s when she said it–before she knew ANYTHING about Palin or her record.

It gives yet more insight into the media’s instant disdain for a woman (and sitting governor) they knew nothing about simply because she was now a threat to their messiah. And it proves their preconceived biases framed every story about Palin thereafter.

Redneck Woman on August 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM

For the record, Couric has a kid named Elinor Tully Monahan.

Ronnie on August 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM

They hated her since day one and the attacks on her that followed this were simply the veneer for their hatred.

rob verdi on August 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Fox News’ bias is obvious — three of the GOP 2012 presidential front-runners are on the payroll. But Fox News does not try to hide that fact.

Is there any doubt about Couric’s bias? Katie, you have a booger on your nose. Fake journalism rocks!

The Race Card on August 4, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Malia and Sasha

carbon_footprint on August 4, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Russian names

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM

If Obowmba had two sons he probably name them Josef and Vladimir after two of his idols.

Norwegian on August 4, 2010 at 2:35 PM

And tell Katie to stop posting comments on Sarah’s fan page.

Ronnie on August 4, 2010 at 2:36 PM

For the record, Couric has a kid named Elinor Tully Monahan.

Ronnie on August 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM

I thought you were kidding.

hahahahahahaha

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Slow news day when the mexican cartel is crossing into our borders and out gun our sheriff’s and border patrol, where they are smuggling in al queda and terrorists??? Oh, wait, they don’t cover that kind of news.

reshas1 on August 4, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Update: CBS has an official non-statement statement on the clip through a CBS News spokesperson: “It must be a slow news day for this video to be getting so much attention.” We’re hearing from other sourcing that CBS isn’t disputing that this is Couric in an off-air setting, and that they won’t pursue how it got out.

I wonder where all those extra hours of Palin-Couric interview tape are, and why we have never seen any of it to this day. You would think if they were holding anything else that would be the least bit embarrassing or damaging to Palin, we would have heard all about it.

Yet, nothing. Only what they originally aired is public, even in transcript form. Curious, no?

You think there might be some vindicating context sitting around the CBS News archives? Incriminating to CBS or Couric?

These are the people who had no problem trying to throw a Presidential election with completely phony documents, and when called on it tried to stand by the story despite the forgery that was proven.

I put nothing past these people.

Brian1972 on August 4, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Marcus on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

ya i believe so

blatantblue on August 4, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Didn’t libs do a whole week of news specials when Palin sort of made up a word or something? Turnabout’s fair play. Slow news day or not.

Mr_Magoo on August 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Marcus on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Where did you hear that?

ConservativePartyNow on August 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM

The question is…not that this is a slow news day, but why this is not a big deal to the msm, yet Fiorina commenting on Boxers hair, was a big deal.

As for Couric. Katie? You really shouldn’t poke fun of anyone. I’ve seen you without makeup, and I’ve seen you without a lot of clothing on, and really hon. You shouldn’t make fun. Because what goes around, comes around. ;)

capejasmine on August 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM

When will the Los Angeles Times realease that tape from before the 2008 election?

Mr_Magoo on August 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM

No law against being rude or stupid, just need to remember that when taking information from anyone.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Marcus on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

I have seen a couple of stories about that.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Marcus on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

It doesn’t really matter what his reasons were, for the leaks. What matters is… he did it, and if it’s found lives were lost because of it….he will be tried for treason!

capejasmine on August 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM

For the record, Couric has a kid named Elinor Tully Monahan.

Ronnie on August 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Are you serious??! ROLFMAO

Norwegian on August 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM

She’s sniffing and rubbing her nose like a coke addict.

lonestar1 on August 4, 2010 at 2:43 PM

I don’t see what the big deal is.

Irenaeus on August 4, 2010 at 2:44 PM

and why the McCain campaign bet badly on having Palin give her first major interview to CBS News.

But Nicole Wallace told Sarah that Katie didn’t think Palin liked her and just wanted to chit chat with her.

ramrants on August 4, 2010 at 2:44 PM

I’m waiting for CBS to interview Levi Johnston so we can know what he thinks about this.

ramrants on August 4, 2010 at 2:45 PM

“Where do they get these names?”

Signed,

Rumor and Scout

Mr_Magoo on August 4, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Every day is a slow news day at CBS

faraway on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I cal all broadcast news shows ‘short bus news’.

thomasaur on August 4, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Katie who ?
Oh this Katie ??

macncheez on August 4, 2010 at 2:50 PM

CBS has an official non-statement statement on the clip through a CBS News spokesperson: “It must be a slow news day for this video to be getting so much attention.” We’re hearing from other sourcing that CBS isn’t disputing that this is Couric in an off-air setting, and that they won’t pursue how it got out.

Way to confirm Couric’s attitude as corporate, you creeps.

MadisonConservative on August 4, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Then there is THIS:

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!

Think about that. Katie Couric, who is supposed to be a journalist, sat down with one campaign, to work out how to interview someone from their competition.

gary4205 on August 4, 2010 at 2:53 PM

The interesting thing to me is that this “introduction” to a VP candidate says not a word about her accomplishments as Governor.

ProfessorMiao on August 4, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Way to confirm Couric’s attitude as corporate, you creeps.

MadisonConservative on August 4, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Of course it is.

See TXANG phony documents, 2004.

Brian1972 on August 4, 2010 at 2:53 PM

I’m wondering where Ed’s post on his BFF Dave Weigel is? Tell us what you think about it Ed. You damn poser. Your “friend” Rush adressed it today…what say you?

Big Orange on August 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Are these 3 presenting the news or giving their opinions?

thomasaur on August 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Why, oh why, could Palin not have given her children good, normal American names like LaShaniqua, Martavius, Kwame, or Malia?

RhymesWithRight on August 4, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Couric is Betty Boop come alive via CBS. If perky were brains, Katie might have some.

petefrt on August 4, 2010 at 2:56 PM

As for Couric. Katie? You really shouldn’t poke fun of anyone. I’ve seen you without makeup, and I’ve seen you without a lot of clothing on, and really hon. You shouldn’t make fun. Because what goes around, comes around. ;)

capejasmine on August 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM

You don’t say…

Norwegian on August 4, 2010 at 2:57 PM

I can’t believe anyone is even talking about this.

ButterflyDragon on August 4, 2010 at 2:57 PM

The interesting thing to me is that this “introduction” to a VP candidate says not a word about her accomplishments as Governor.

ProfessorMiao on August 4, 2010 at 2:53 PM

This is how C4P said it:

There’s a larger story here, of course.

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.

Yep.

Brian1972 on August 4, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Couric has no class, nor talent. I don’t for the life of me understand how she came to anchor the evening news.

scalleywag on August 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Couric has no class, nor talent. I don’t for the life of me understand how she came to anchor the evening news.

scalleywag on August 4, 2010

It’s not who you know, it’s who you…

Extrafishy on August 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

I can’t believe anyone is even talking about this.

ButterflyDragon on August 4, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Any opportunity to pile on the propagandist media is valid.

Brian1972 on August 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

The interesting thing to me is that this “introduction” to a VP candidate says not a word about her accomplishments as Governor.

ProfessorMiao on August 4, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Deliberate, of course. Just as Obama deliberately called her the “mayor of Wasilly” when he made his first reference to her in public.

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.

It’s almost like this was coordinated or something.

Missy on August 4, 2010 at 3:03 PM

What’s the frequency Katie?

BHO Jonestown on August 4, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Couric is the same one that got a proctoscopy exam on live TV…..and she criticizes others???

ted c on August 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM I think it was a colonoscopy

joeswampy on August 4, 2010 at 3:05 PM

It’s not what Couric said or that she felt comfortable enough to say it on camera. It’s when she said it–before she knew ANYTHING about Palin or her record.

It gives yet more insight into the media’s instant disdain for a woman (and sitting governor) they knew nothing about simply because she was now a threat to their messiah. And it proves their preconceived biases framed every story about Palin thereafter.

Redneck Woman on August 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM

What are the odds that most people who voluntarily live in Alaska can really be all that smart given the crappy weather nine months of the year? Maybe that’s why it has so few people on a relative basis. (Sorry, upinak). It’s the same story about how smart can most people be to continue living in the Dakotas given the overwhelmingly rural areas and distance between towns(sorry, Badger, but my guess is that most teenagers leave North and South Dakota after graduating from high school and don’t come back because they want to go to a big city) or continue living in Michigan if they lost their jobs and can afford to move.

Jimbo3 on August 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Refudiate!

lukespapa on August 4, 2010 at 3:09 PM

“It must be a slow news day for this video to be getting so much attention.”

I agree. Much ado about nothing.

itsnotaboutme on August 4, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Jimbo3 on August 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

That was an EXCELLENT example of bias and pre-conceived notions/bigotry, Jimbo. Nicely done!

DrAllecon on August 4, 2010 at 3:10 PM

“It must be a slow news day for this video Couric to be getting so much attention.”

CBS

the_nile on August 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Honestly this might be more damaging to Nicole Wallace than Palin. Wallace and Couric were good personal friends. Wallace had to know what Couric thought of Palin, since Palin was Wallace’s employer. Girlfriends always talk about work. And yet Wallace pursued that interview for Palin. That’s a helluva way to sabotage your own campaign.

alwaysfiredup on August 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Jimbo3 on August 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Good grief, now you are blanket insulting entire states full of people you don’t know.

You’re the one who can’t be all that smart, idiot.

Go back to your corner.

Brian1972 on August 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

*more damaging to Nicole Wallace than Palin Couric

alwaysfiredup on August 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Hannity is talking about this video now on the radio.

Brian1972 on August 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM

I am having a major blog bondoongle since I am working on a blog switch to match my pro-Palin sentiments, but yeah I wrote about it and posted the video in the blog that will take over along with the YouTube video.

Regardless of how/what technique/when and for what purposes, the video itself represents Katie’s negative feelings about another woman at a time. Betcha she did not touch with a 12-yard stick Michelle O.

Katie’s toast after all. She admits it herself.

ProudPalinFan on August 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM

I think our resident trolls doth protest too much.

This just proves a pattern of bias in the media.

Crap like this is why we are always stuck with crappy candidates like McCain, Mittens, Huckabee, Daniels, and so on. It’s also why we end up with crappy elected officials.

Few good and decent people really want to put up with the hatred the media gins against good people. Hell, few can stand up to it.

Reagan did, Sarah will.

gary4205 on August 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Ed:

I realize that it’s not your role to plug other news outlets, but I think it would be instructive if you posted the viewer results comparing similar shows from different networks.

For starters, what’s the viewership for the CBS, NBC, and ABC national news shows (6:30) EST and for Fox’s Special Report. I know that MSNBC doesn’t have a hard news program around the dinner how, so ignore them. I don’t know about CNN, but then CNN uses broadcasters, such as Rick Sanchez, who aren’t real news broadcasters.

Beyond that, it’d be interesting to see some stats on viewership comparing Fox & Friends, Morning Joe, GMA, The Today Show, and whatever drivel CBS runs in the morning.

Just curious.

BuckeyeSam on August 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Where the hell do they get these names?”

Who else did not ask the same question when they first heard the name “Trig”? I know I did, so did my wife. My parents. My brothers and sisters. Friends.
And, yes, we all voted Republican.

And what about the name “Barack”? Anybody do a what the hell kind of name is that when they first heard it…then add on the middle name and “What the Hussein is that all about”?

This Katy Couric thing is much ado about nothing.

albill on August 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM

This Katy Couric thing is much ado about nothing.

albill on August 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Oh no, it is something.

Brian1972 on August 4, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Does this look like the Couric pic on the front page of HotAir, or what? lol

OxyCon on August 4, 2010 at 3:15 PM

alwaysfiredup on August 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

All the same, Hannity continues to give Wallace a platform from on his TV show from time to time. I think she’s a POS fraud. After the role she played in the McCain campaign, she should have been shipped to a leper colony in the South Pacific. She’s completely useless.

BuckeyeSam on August 4, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Jimbo3 on August 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Given the welfare and crime rates of major metropolitan areas that are controlled by democrats where are the stupid people living?

thomasaur on August 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Honestly this might be more damaging to Nicole Wallace than Palin. Wallace and Couric were good personal friends. Wallace had to know what Couric thought of Palin, since Palin was Wallace’s employer. Girlfriends always talk about work. And yet Wallace pursued that interview for Palin. That’s a helluva way to sabotage your own campaign.

alwaysfiredup on August 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

There’s definitely something to that. They cant have been that naive or careless.

the_nile on August 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Jimbo3 on August 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Those two that you mentioned are gonna go after your jugular and you know it. Ted C and hawkdriver will be happy to pitch in.

Feel free to keep trashing America, twat. And apologizing to them nor us will make it “go away”.

ProudPalinFan on August 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Jimbo3 on August 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

I, and my family live rurally, and love it. My kids will go where there’s a job, but you insult those who live this way, and accuse them of being stupid?

Jimbo, I will no longer read your comments, as I now see clearly the person you truly are. I don’t agree with you much, and I’m always willing to give someone a chance, or the benefit of the doubt. Where you’re concerned…no more. You obviously hold a biased, and possibly racist mind, and the truth of that is in your comments. Shame on you! You are no longer relevant.

capejasmine on August 4, 2010 at 3:18 PM

I thought CBS was giveing Couric the boot…yes…no…maybe…anybody???

SHARPTOOTH on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Last rumor I read on my research this am, is that there’s gonna be a switch-a-roo between Anderson Cooper and her. You know, the alphabets are struggling; they feel they might as well juggle people like a juggler does at a circus.

After all, they are the circus; just not the main attraction. FOX got that one.

ProudPalinFan on August 4, 2010 at 3:20 PM

What are the odds that most people who voluntarily live in Alaska can really be all that smart given the crappy weather nine months of the year? Maybe that’s why it has so few people on a relative basis. (Sorry, upinak). It’s the same story about how smart can most people be to continue living in the Dakotas given the overwhelmingly rural areas and distance between towns(sorry, Badger, but my guess is that most teenagers leave North and South Dakota after graduating from high school and don’t come back because they want to go to a big city) or continue living in Michigan if they lost their jobs and can afford to move.

Jimbo3 on August 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Wow. Bigotry and elitism blended together into one thick asshat smoothie.

I mean this: I expect better from you.

MadisonConservative on August 4, 2010 at 3:22 PM

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