Friday, September 28, 2012

A Well-Deserved Honor For Katie Couric

NewsBusters's parent company the Media Research Center (MRC) today proudly announces that perky Katie Couric is the “winner” of the DisHonor of the Worst Reporter in the History of Man for her outrageously pathetic bias as chronicled by the MRC over the past quarter century.

The competition was fierce, but Couric was selected from a competitive field of finalists that included Bryant Gumbel, Brian Williams, and Dan Rather...

But to be fair, even some liberals saw fault in Katie Couric long ago.  Here's Camile Paglia, with an assessment of Couric's talents shortly after election day 2008:

...let me take this opportunity to say that of all the innumerable print and broadcast journalists who have interviewed me in the U.S. and abroad since I arrived on the scene nearly 20 years ago, Katie Couric was definitively the stupidest. As a guest on NBC’s ‘Today’ show during my 1992 book tour, I was astounded by Couric’s small, humorless, agenda-ridden mind, still registered in that pinched, tinny monotone that makes me rush across the room to change stations whenever her banal mini-editorials blare out at 5 p.m. on the CBS radio network . And of course I would never spoil my dinner by tuning into Couric’s TV evening news show. That sallow, wizened, drum-tight, cosmetic mummification look is not an appetite enhancer outside of Manhattan or L.A. There’s many a moose in Alaska with greater charm and pizazz.”

And the stench of her urban elitism, like a blast of gas in an elevator,  has been impossible to ignore

Couric has spent recent weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is touring what she calls “this great unwashed middle of the country” in an effort to divine the mood of the midterms.

There's more, much more...this post has a round-up of links detailing some of Katie's stupidity over the last few years.  A taste:

The truth is that TV's Great Hope proved to be a highly abrasive, polarizing personality. She is a none-too-bright, East Coast lefty whose extreme political biases didn't hurt her much as a morning gal. But at night, she was unmasked as a dame who can't fathom that at least half the country isn't buying what the political dingbat has to sell...

But don't worry, Katie fans! When the tale of her career is written, her failures won't be due to the extra-large sized ideological blinders she wore as a newscaster, Lord no!  It will be our fault - the racist, teabagging, sexist "unwashed middle" who were just not bright enough to appreciate her brilliance...

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