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Couric's 'Liberal Bias' Moves to CBS Evening News

Wednesday, 05 April 2006 12:00 AM

Katie Couric's move from the "Today" show to "The CBS Evening News" brings a "journalist" long known for a distinct liberal bias into the anchor chair once occupied by the revered Walter Cronkite.

"Since becoming co-host of NBC's ‘Today' in April 1991, Katie Couric has often used her perch to salute her liberal heroes (including Hillary Clinton and Jimmy Carter) or complain about ‘right-wing conservatives,'" notes the Media Research Center, a media watchdog group.

In one recent example of Couric's anti-conservative stance, she was openly hostile to Domino's Pizza founder Thomas Monaghan's plan to spend $400 million to create a Catholic town in Florida "open to anyone aspiring to live in communion with traditional values," writes Brent Bozell of the MRC.

In an interview with Monaghan and his developer partner Paul Marinelli, Couric asked Monaghan four times about his stated hope that pharmacists would not sell contraceptives in the town.

She went on to say: "Some of the values, depending on your perspective ... may be deemed wholesome, but in other ways, I think, people will see this community as eschewing diversity and promoting intolerance ... Do you think the tenets of the community might result in de facto segregation as a result of some of the beliefs that are being espoused by the majority of the residents there? ... You can understand how people would hear some of these things and be like, wow, this is really infringing on civil liberties and freedom of speech and right to privacy and all sorts of basic tenets that this country was founded on. Right?"

Here are some other examples of Couric's bias – and bloopers:

P.S.: A poll by Newsbusters.org on Wednesday morning found that 41 percent of respondents thought Couric would be just as biased on CBS. Another 54 percent said she would be MORE biased.

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