Katie Couric: Sneeringly Palin-Biased on Day One
Originally posted at NewsReal
A video surfaced today of the abysmally-rated Katie Couric rehearsing and taping some segments on the very day that Sarah Palin was announced as John McCain’s running mate for the 2008 election. While her derision isn’t surprising – she made it quite evident in all subsequent alleged reporting as well – it does show that she was already biased on Day One. It also quite clearly shows sneering contempt:
Note the contempt dripping from her voice when talking about Sarah Palin’s town of Wasilla – one of those pesky bitterly clinging small towns, I suppose. She also mocks the names of the Palin children. You see, politicians’ children are only off limits if you dig their sweet, sweet liberal policy. And, if you don’t think their mom is icky, in which case it is then totally cool to mock children and make them the butt of jokes. She then continues in her oh-so-professional way, perhaps learned from JournoList members, to insult female basketball players. She’s heard jeeringly asking someone off camera “you can be feminine and play basketball, right Jerry?” Perhaps she’s projecting her own insecurities, what with Couric’s own unfortunate hairdo and all. Even her own staff seems to have been taken aback by the volume of her disdain and you can hear someone gasping off camera and another staffer appears to have cut off her sound.
The final product actually wasn’t much better. While it wasn’t outright cattiness, like in the above video, it was still full of veiled disdain. Palin’s professional achievements were only mentioned in a cursory manner and the piece focused more on moose-burgers, beauty pageants and Vogue covers. As usual, that’s an attempt to push the not serious, dum-dum narrative that the press wants people to believe about Sarah Palin. From Day One, the media strove to demean and diminish Palin and it never stopped. We also know that some members of the Press, those in on the infamous JournoList, actually conspired and colluded to do so.
The sexism from the Left that was, and still is, in place against Sarah Palin is obvious to anyone who is not willfully ignorant nor a tunnel-visioned ideologue. Or, you know, someone like Katie Couric who appears to have been taping her very own video slam book. Maybe this is why she’s so catty?
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