TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Katie Couric Swats Palin ... with the Economist

10/6/2008 1:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When Katie Couric was spotted in NYC and asked to specifically name the magazines she reads, KC was savvy enough to answer the question (The Economist), crack a joke, and shred Sarah Palin -- all at the same time.
Katie Couric: Click to watch
How's that for "gotcha journalism!?"

235 COMMENTS

No Avatar
91.

Alex    

Oh my goodness. Who the heck is visiting this site? Obama is not a communist...and what do you call George Bush and his buddies? They are totalitarians...if you don't see this you are blind:

Definition of a totalitarian:
1. of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
2. exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic.
–noun
3. an adherent of totalitarianism.

So go ahead...choose McCain/Palin and see what happens next. You may want to educate yourself a little on Obama and his viewpoints. You may see that you agree with him more than you think. I'm way more afraid of McSAme.

2116 days ago
92.

Suck it Republicans    

86. I wouldn't get to excited about the polls! The last two election were wrong........

Posted at 3:50PM on Oct 6th 2008 by Here I am
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Neither of the last two elections had a candidate with this big of an electoral lead so close to the election. I wouldn't say it's a lock or anything, but I am confident Obama will win.

2116 days ago
93.

KDUBBLL    

THANK YOU #6. IM SICK OF CELEBUTARDS THINKING WE ALL CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT POLITICS. JUST DO YOU'RE JOB AND STFU!!!BASHING PEOPLE IS NOT GONNA WORK IN YOUR FAVOR.

2116 days ago
94.

Goodmorning    

I go on to many blog rooms..3 to 1 are for McCain. You LEFTY"S should think about all the one's that say they are going to vote for ( MR CHICAGO OBAMA) might just be saying this to appear HIP, FOLLOW the LEADER like, but when they go to vote their arm goes to the RIGHT.

2116 days ago
95.

Alex    

Republican Mom - Oyve...Katie was doing her job. She was pointing out that it is important for someone who may become our president to think on their feet. Do you truly believe Palin make a good president?

2116 days ago
96.

kristen    

WriteRight: "Why are you racist against a Black man who is capable & worthy of ascending to the White House?"

Just because he is a black man doesn't mean he is capable OR worthy of ascending to the White House...thanks.
I'm pretty sure he's neither of those things.

2116 days ago
97.

Goodmorning    

The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight-out propagandists for the Obama campaign.

While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview for decades, in 2007-08, for the first time, the major media consciously are covering for one candidate for president and consciously are knifing the other. This is no longer journalism; it is simply propaganda. (The American left-wing version of the Volkischer Beobachter cannot be far behind.)

And as a result, we are less than four weeks away from possibly electing a president who has not been thoroughly or even halfway honestly presented to the country by our watchdogs — the press. The image of Obama that the press has presented to the public is not a fair approximation of the real man. They consciously have ignored whole years of his life and have shown a lack of curiosity about such gaps, which bespeaks a lack of journalistic instinct.

Thus, the public image of Obama is of a "man who never was."

To make the operation credible, British intelligence concocted a fictional life for the corpse, creating a letter from a lover and tickets to a London theater — all the details of a life, but not the actual life of the dead young man whose corpse was being used. So, too, the man the media have presented to the nation as Obama is not the real man.

The mainstream media ruthlessly and endlessly repeat any McCain gaffes while ignoring Obama gaffes. You have to go to weird little Web sites to see all the stammering and stuttering that Obama needs before getting out a sentence fragment or two. But all you see on the networks is an eventually clear sentence from Obama. You don't see Obama's ludicrous gaffe that Iran is a tiny country and no threat to us. Nor his 57 American states gaffe. Nor his forgetting, if he ever knew, that Russia has a veto in the U.N. Nor his whining and puerile "come on" when he is being challenged. This is the kind of editing one would expect from Goebbels' disciples, not Cronkite's.

More appalling, a skit on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" a few weekends ago suggested that Gov. Palin's husband had sex with his own daughters. That show was written with the assistance of Al Franken, Democratic Party candidate in Minnesota for the U.S. Senate. Talk about incest.

But worse than all the unfair and distorted reporting and image projecting are the shocking gaps in Obama's life that are not reported at all. The major media simply have not reported on Obama's two years at New York's Columbia University, where, among other things, he lived a mere quarter-mile from former terrorist Bill Ayers. Later, they both ended up as neighbors and associates in Chicago. Obama denies more than a passing relationship with Ayers. Should the media be curious? In only two weeks, the media have focused on all the colleges Gov. Palin has attended, her husband's driving habits 20 years ago, and the close criticism of the political opponents Gov. Palin had when she was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. But in two years, they haven't bothered to see how close Obama was with the terrorist Ayers.

Nor have the media paid any serious attention to Obama's rise in Chicago politics. How did honest Obama rise in the famously sordid Chicago political machine with the full support of Boss Daley? Despite the great — and unflattering — details on Obama's Chicago years presented in David Freddoso's new book on Obama, the mainstream media continue to ignore both the facts and the book. It took a British publication, The Economist, to give Freddoso's book a review with fair comment.

The public image of Obama as an idealistic, post-race, post-partisan, well-spoken and honest young man with the wisdom and courage befitting a great national leader is a confection spun by a willing conspiracy of Obama, his publicist (David Axelrod) and most of the senior editors, producers and reporters of the national media.

Perhaps that is why the National Journal's respected correspondent Stuart Taylor wrote, "The media can no longer be trusted to provide accurate and fair campaign reporting and analysis."

That conspiracy not only has Photoshopped out all of Obama's imperfections (and dirtied up his opponent McCain's image) but also has put most of his questionable history down the memory hole.

The public will be voting based on the idealized image of the man who never was. If he wins, however, we will be governed by the sunken, cynical man Obama really is. One can only hope that the senior journalists will be judged as harshly for their professional misconduct as Wall Street's leaders currently are for their failings.





2116 days ago
98.

Suck it Republicans    

94. I go on to many blog rooms..3 to 1 are for McCain. You LEFTY"S should think about all the one's that say they are going to vote for ( MR CHICAGO OBAMA) might just be saying this to appear HIP, FOLLOW the LEADER like, but when they go to vote their arm goes to the RIGHT.

Posted at 4:10PM on Oct 6th 2008 by Think about it.
--------------------------------------------------------
LOL. I'm sure the "blog rooms" you go to are not right-leaning based on your reply. The electoral polling is a far more accurate measure than your anecdotal "evidence" and unsupported claim.

2116 days ago
99.

Alex    

ilovecelebritycrap - what is your definition of Anti Christ? Christ said to love God with all our hearts, minds and souls and to love your neighbors as ourself. Obama's record shows an amazing depth of helping others. We as Americans get caught up in a lie. We say that taking care of one another and paying higher taxes to help the less fortunate is an evil thing. Today's republican party has taken advantage of Christians...saying that their agenda is for Christ. And this is the farthest from the truth. You may need to think more about what being "Anti Christ" really is. Christ instructed us to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, etc. Not to make the rich richer...to live in our mansions while people across town are struggling. Obama has been a champion for those people. You really should read his first book written over 10 years ago. He's a good man.

2116 days ago
100.

rj    

More people watch Palin on any given night than they do Couric - and that is a choice that many of us make on a daily basis. Couric is a loser, and a homely one at that!

2116 days ago
101.

Alex    

I'm so sick of people saying things like "You Lefties" it's so childish. And...why/how is Obama the Anti Christ? What about George Bush!!! Wouldn't you say that many of his actions are anti Christ?

2116 days ago
102.

Goodmorning    

( claireremains ) Ok just look at the odds on TMZ . I guess you must have TMZ on your favs... About Four to one here for McCain & Palin.

2116 days ago
103.

Suck it Republicans    


100. ( claireremains ) Ok just look at the odds on TMZ . I guess you must have TMZ on your favs... About Four to one here for McCain & Palin.

Posted at 4:28PM on Oct 6th 2008 by Think about it
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. When TMZ has a negative post about Palin who do you think would more compelled to write something. Her supporters or detractors? Obviously her supporters.
2. There is no way to discern if people here are using more than one name or not.
3. I already stated that regardless of the ratio here, electoral polling is a far more accurate measure.
4. Even Rove believes that if the election were held today Obama would win.

2116 days ago
104.

coushatta kidd    

CBS SHOULD WISE -UP AND GET RID OF COURIC!! SHE EATS SH*T JUST LIKE TOM BROKOW. IS MCCAIN GOING
TO GET IT IN THE BUTT OR WHAT? TWO OF A KIND

2116 days ago
105.

DaveO    

101 you are right becuase most of the republicans are at work. Most democrats are sitting around smoking crack and can hitch a ride down to the polling place and vote that is of course someone reads them the ballot.

2116 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web