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Katie Couric Mocks Sarah Palin For Being Illiterate

Here’s “gotcha journalist” Katie Couric getting quizzed by TMZ about her reading habits. She says the same exact thing that Sarah Palin said (“all of them, any of them”), except she says it to be funny. HOW DISRESPECTFUL. Katie also says she reads The Economist for the articles, and for the monthly compendium of slightly ribald jokes about oversexed blondes which she likes to tell at cocktail parties while John McCain is off raping gorillas. [TMZ via Ben Smith]

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49 comments

  1. tocute2btrue

    I thought Katie had passed away,I don’t see her on the Morning Show any more.I am glad she still exist.

  2. slappypaddy

    …did she wink? she winked! didja all see that? she winked, rat at me! ah thank ahm in luv… she an i, we gonna play gotcha…

  3. Serolf Divad

    A lot of people lie about Philosophical Quarterly, but I actually read it. Last week’s article on noumenal cognition was great, classic Jean-Luc Nancy.

  4. Miller

    Don’t get cocky Katie. Asking “Could you be more specific” and “Like what” isn’t some journalistic high water mark. Palin just got flustered because the McCain interview prep team hasn’t cracked the follow up question matrix.

    http://thesebastards.blogspot.com/

  5. Special Agent Jack Mehoff

    Katie Couric, You Damnable Bitch! With your hoity toity book reading! No wonder she was so mean to Sarah. She’s too busy “reading books” to give a care about America.

  6. grendel

    The sad thing is that Katie’s about a level 2 out of 10 on the tough interview scale, and Palin totally cracked…

  7. Godot

    I like how TMZ attempts to discredit The Economist with a clip from The Simpsons. I mean, if The Simpsons makes a joke about it, it must be without merit! Normally they are quite serious and reverent of our social institutions.

  8. NoWireHangers

    This whole Sarah-Palin-is-a-moron thing really turned around Katie Couric’s approval ratings.

  9. SayItWithWookies

    Oh, and welcome back Sara — hope you had a lovely vacation. Not that we were lonely and frightened without you. We were just fine, thanks for asking.

  10. Dernyul

    When the fuck did TMZ get a say on politics? However infotaining politics might be for us, it’s fucking gross to have a paparazzo organization reporting any news. Stick to vaginas, lesbianism and homophobic quotes, TMZ.

    WTF America? Srsly.

  11. SayItWithWookies

    [re=123326]Serolf Divad[/re]: Dear Penthouse Forum:
    I always thought your letters were fake. But then one morning as I was keeping an eye on Russia from my upstairs window, a brawny deliveryman rode up to the mansion on his snowmobile…

  12. superfecta

    I had no idea that my fellow subscribers to Early American Life and The Blood-Horse were Katie Couric and Sarah Palin. I’ll bet we get all the same junk mail for folk art and thoroughbred auctions.

  13. Delicious

    TMZ tried to get Palin and couldn’t within 100 feet of her.

    Come on, TMZ! And, hey, National Enquirer, what’s up?

    I need a trashy tabloid scandal, now!

  14. CivicHoliday

    I particularly liked that she said a lot of people CLAIM to read the Economist but don’t actually do it. Sarah Palin is now CLAIMING she reads it, which is total bs, because I doubt she’s higher than a 9th grade reading level and the Economist, my friends, is at least 12th grade. Plus, it’s full of “facts” and that is like cryptonite to mouth-breeders, right?

  15. Sussemilch

    It’s not professional to mock the subject of your reporting while it’s still a current event, but if you’re a flash in the pan has-been soccer mom whose 15 minutes of fame are up, you end up in the Lorena Bobbitt-Jeff Gillooly raw meat mockery bin.

  16. dano

    [re=123337]CivicHoliday[/re]: I like mouth-breeder better! It invokes the notion of mouth love, of which I am highly in favor.

  17. Norbert

    [re=123327]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Dear Economist, please print some more pictures of Ms. Couric, she looked damn tasty in that profile you did of her walking down the street.

  18. lawrenceofthedesert

    TMZ mentioning “objective journalism” should qualify the site for the Hypocrisy Olympics.

  19. dano

    Palin subscribes to “Guilt by Association Quarterly”. By the way did y’all know that Obama is a Muslim terrorist that wants to impregnate white women?

  20. mattbolt

    I’ve become so ADD-addled by the media that I can no longer watch news without there being a fun beat in the background, quick flashing graphics, a smart-ass voiceover by a guy with a morning DJ voice, and cutaways to cartoons

  21. shortsshortsshorts

    What the fuck does anyone gain from this? Is Katie Couric not qualified to be veep or something? Oh well that’s good to know.

  22. InKnockYouUs

    Explanatory Epiphenomenalism avoids onerous metaphysical commitments. That’s what I want to do. Yep, yep.

  23. tinybubbles

    [re=123374]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Agreed. Although thanks to TMZ we can now confirm that Katie is just another librul media-er.

  24. shortsshortsshorts

    [re=123384]tinybubbles[/re]: Which is stinky because it hurts credibility to be part of the ANGRY LEFT MEDIA AGENDA FROM HELL THAT HAS BEEN SENT HERE TO DESTROY US ALL.

  25. WhatTheHeck

    I’m pushing for ‘News as Entertainment’ category for the Emmys next year.
    Then politicians can choose where they want to be broadcast… hard or soft segment.
    It’s only fair to the dimwits and the wrinkly old guys.

  26. UglyLoser

    The average shot on these shows is like three seconds long. No wonder they mock people who read, and cannot make coherent points.

    In Hell, you watch nonstop marathons of TMZ and Extra, Clockwork-Orange style.

  27. GoshDarnitSarahPalinCom

    This is quote hilarious. Its really interesting how celebrities are coming out against McCain and Palin in all kinds of ways. In the 04 election we only saw it on MTV and other new media like that. Not that TMZ is mainstream but Katie Couric sure is. Check out some other videos on our website http://www.goshdarnitsarahpalin.com

  28. skyinator

    Katie also reportedly subscribes to “Colonscopy Yearly Review”. A real shi**y rag I hear.

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