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Media Watchdog Chronicles Couric's 10 'Most Biased Moments'

Thursday, 19 May 2011 11:57 AM

By Andra Varin

Katie Couric is signing signs off as anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” and the Media Research Center isn’t sorry to bid adieu to what it calls her “chirpy” cheerleading for liberal politicians.

To mark her departure, the conservative media watchdog assembled video clips of “10 of her most biased moments, showcasing her infatuation with liberal politicians and her chirpy promotion of left-wing policies.”

They include a sycophantic Couric interviewing President Barack Obama on July 22, 2009: “You’re so confident, Mr. President, and so focused. Is your confidence ever shaken? Do you ever wake up and say, ‘Damn, this is hard. Damn, I’m not going to get the things done I want to get done, and it’s just too politicized to really get accomplished the big things I want to accomplish’?”

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In another clip, Couric is shown introducing a segment on former Vice President Al Gore: “Also in Washington today, a lot of excitement on Capitol Hill. A movie star showed up to testify before Congress — a movie star named Al Gore.”

She calls him “the Goreacle” in another segment, and gushes over “the Godfather of Green, the King of Conservation,” in yet another.

In a 2006 interview on “60 Minutes,” then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks rather taken aback when Couric asks her whether the United States is right to impose its values on other countries: “To quote my daughter, ‘Who made us the boss of them?’”

The Media Research Center contrasts clips of Couric giggling with then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in February 2009 but taking a much sterner tone with Republican leader John Boehner in an interview later that month, asking him, “Are you out of touch with the American people?”

Other clips show Couric calling for healthcare reform, with a twist on the Declaration of Independence.

“More than 46 million Americans have no health insurance. So when it comes to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and good health, all men are not created equal,” she said on March 12, 2007.

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