It seems Katie Couric probably isn’t feeling the love right now….
Of course, Couric does now get to “report” on the Obamessiah (versus the evil Bush) and “ogle” the First Pecs and maybe ask an administration-approved question now and then…..life is wonderful in that regard for the Katester.
But perhaps some of Katie’s chickens are comin’ home to roost….
First Sarah Palin gets in on the act in a recent interview and has this to say about Katie Couric:
“Because, Katie, you’re not the center of everybody’s universe.”
Apparently grizzly moms don’t shine much to perky attempts to denigrate and embarass a sitting governor and VP candidate.
Excerpt of the interview:
But almost better than Palin’s word-bomb to Katie, is Camille Paglia’s recent takedown of the Perkster….and at the same time Obama-supporter Paglia can see the talent in Palin!
On Palin and the Perkster Katie:
I have never had the slightest problem in understanding Sarah Palin’s meaning at any time. On the contrary, I have positively enjoyed her fresh, natural, rapid delivery with its syncopated stops and slides — a fabulous example of which was the way (in her recent interview with John Ziegler) that she used a soft, swooping satiric undertone to zing Katie Couric’s dippy narcissism and to assert her own outrage as a “mama grizzly” at libels against her family.
Ideology-driven attacks on Palin became clotted liberal clichés within 24 hours of her introduction as John McCain’s running mate. What a bunch of tittering lemmings the urban elite have become in this country.From Couric’s vicious manipulations of video clips to Cavett’s bourgeois platitudes, the preemptive strike on Palin as a potential presidential candidate has grossly misfired. Whatever legitimate objections may be raised to Palin on political grounds (explored, for example, by David Talbot in Salon) have been lost in the amoral overkill that has defamed a self-made woman of concrete achievement in the public realm.
And 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.
That shellacking of Couric that has been a long time comin’!
Paglia is a a left-leaner and Obama supporter with a depth of talent in writing and expression! I don’t always agree with her, but she certainly seems (mostly) fair-minded and usually without the UNWARRANTED attacks than many on her side of the aisle possess. At the very least, she is not drinking the Kool-Aid, so to speak.
And isn’t she really more the definition of post-partisan, fair, and open-minded than Obama ever thought about being (at least so far)? If only all left-leaners (and some right-leaners) could see and express as clearly as Paglia!
Filed under: 2008 Presidential election, Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Inspiration, John McCain, Media Bias, Morality/Character, Politics, Progressives Ain't, Refreshing News, Sarah Palin | Tagged: Camille Paglia, grizzly mom, Katie Couric, narcissism, post-partisan, Sarah Palin, takedown of Katie Couric |