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September 26, 2007

Katie Couric, Now And Then

Katie Couric at the National Press Club last night:

“Everyone in this room would agree that people in this country were misled in terms of the rationale of this war...The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying ‘we’ when referring to the United States and, even the ‘shock and awe’ of the initial stages, it was just too jubilant and just a little uncomfortable. And I remember feeling, when I was anchoring the ‘Today’ show, this inevitable march towards war and kind of feeling like, ‘Will anybody put the brakes on this?’ And is this really being properly challenged by the right people?' And I think, at the time, anyone who questioned the administration was considered unpatriotic and it was a very difficult position to be in."

Katie Couric, April 3, 2003:

"I think Navy SEALs rock!"

It's good to know that, as an extremely rich, prominent journalist, Couric did not conceive of herself as one of the "right people" to "properly challenge" a march toward war. I assume she thought to herself, Surely there must be someone somewhere with the power and access to ask some tough questions! Why aren't they stepping forward?!?

Posted at September 26, 2007 05:18 PM | TrackBack

Well, Katie has another chance now. She could use her coveted anchor position to expose the lies being used to propel us toward war with Iran. I can hardly wait for her first in-depth expose of this on the nightly news! LOL

Posted by: Charles at September 26, 2007 05:40 PM

Ms. Couric has always reminded me of that awfully nice dog at This Modern World

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at September 26, 2007 06:56 PM

Perhaps they should have called it the Greenspan award.

Posted by: rob payne at September 26, 2007 07:00 PM

Ah, now I understand why no one bothered to pay attention to all of us who were writing and marching and saying please, don't do this. We weren't the right people. Perhaps Katie Couric isn't in the right country.

Posted by: Aunt Deb at September 26, 2007 07:57 PM

Great! So tomorrow she will feature a total crit of Bush's UN speech, an indepth interview with ElBaradei about the "crazies" -- his word -- that are driving towards a war with Iran, an investigation about why the US won't acknowledge that Israel has a massive nuclear weapons arsenal, and footage of Bollinger introing Musharaff. I can't wait!

Posted by: sam husseini at September 26, 2007 09:28 PM

Reminds me of the old joke, "If everyone who says their relatives came over on the Mayflower really did so, why are there any people left in England?"

So, was there anyone who was actually FOR the war four 1/2 years ago? It would seem not.

Posted by: catherine at September 26, 2007 09:58 PM

If The Right People had challenged the march to war, they would've been indistinguishable from the The Wrong People challenging the march to war. It's a vexing problem with every war. Just ask the people who have tried to put the skids on America's Drug War for the last twenty-five years.

The only solution is to have The Right People wear white uniforms and The Wrong People wear black uniforms. Which one would you choose?

Posted by: Arvin Hill at September 27, 2007 01:11 AM

I left my power and access in the fridge in the employees' break room at walmart. (I was in a hurry to get home last night.) I hope nobody throws it away-- if it's still there when I go back I'll do it.

Posted by: weh weh weh at September 27, 2007 05:58 AM


Posted by: Weston at September 27, 2007 06:04 AM

Call Nancy Pelosi@1-202-225-0100. Just say IMPEACH. The RIGHT PEOPLE do the RIGHT THING.(Encourage ALL others to do the RIGHT THING.)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at September 27, 2007 01:56 PM

It is apparent that the prototypical career cheerleader Couric is watching the windsock for her next bold move.

Posted by: Phillip at September 27, 2007 04:18 PM

Kinda' reminds me of that Dylan tune "Following The Wind", uh, no. Wait a minute here.

Posted by: bobbyp at September 27, 2007 07:04 PM

Don't you understand this is a class war? The higher ups don't care and we lower downs don't have a prayer. When was the last time ANY of these "extremely rich, prominent" media people were challenged?

Posted by: Rosemary Molloy at September 28, 2007 08:26 AM

Don't you understand this is a class war? The higher ups don't care and we lower downs don't have a prayer. When was the last time ANY of these "extremely rich, prominent" media people were challenged?

Posted by: Rosemary Molloy at September 28, 2007 08:27 AM

Katie Couric is the Kelly Pickler of Journalism.

Posted by: DBK at September 28, 2007 02:06 PM

``Kinda' reminds me of that Dylan tune "Following The Wind", uh, no.''

Did you perchance mean ``The Idiot Wind'' (Blood on the Tracks)

Posted by: Feeder of Felines at September 29, 2007 10:10 PM
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