[IWE] Palin: the death of a thousand cuts

Tom Sinclair iwe@warhead.org.uk
Wed, 01 Oct 2008 22:31:45 -0600

Peter, I'm not sure who might be the U.K. equivalent of Katie "Navy  
Seals rock!" Couric, but she's a former morning 'news' show presenter  
noted for her perkiness and complete lack of rigorous interviewing  
skills.  She was given the anchor position at CBS Evening News after  
Dan Rather was 'allowed to pursue other opportunities' and their  
ratings plummeted as the show took a hard turn to the right.

She was just about the most friendly non-Fox interviewer they could  
have gotten for Sarah Palin, in other words.

As far as I'm concerned, Palin (and the McCain campaign) brought the  
damage from that interview upon themselves.

On Oct 1, 2008, at 10:22 PM, Peter Whysall wrote:

> On 2 Oct 2008, at 01:01, Rand Careaga wrote:
>> Biden and Palin are each asked to name a SCOTUS decision with which  
>> they disagree. They respond, each according to type.
>> I agree with TPM's Kurtz:
>>> I've never been much of a Katie Couric fan, but I have to give her  
>>> her due on these Sarah Palin interviews. They don't outweigh all  
>>> the fluff she's produced over the years, but when her obituary is  
>>> written, her gentle mauling of Palin will be her signature hard  
>>> news moment.
> Ouch.
> Ouch.
> Ouch.
> That was painful to watch.
> I dunno who this Couric woman is, but her disrobing of Palin's  
> ignorance (@1:37 Couric: Can you think of any? Palin: Blah blah  
> history of America blah blah I'm not very well briefed, am I? blah  
> blah) puts her up there with Paxman's destruction of Michael Howard.