THAT'S SEXIST  10:19 am October 7, 2008

Katie Couric Mocks Sarah Palin For Being Illiterate

by Sara K. Smith

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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ManchuCandidate October 7, 2008 at 10:25 am

Katie and Sarah: Dumb and Dumber, the Femme Edition

SelfDeprecatingFed October 7, 2008 at 10:26 am

Is that the best she could do? Really?

tocute2btrue October 7, 2008 at 10:26 am

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

Gopherit v2.0 October 7, 2008 at 10:27 am

Cuz when I think of hard-hitting, unbiased journalists with inegrity, I think TMZ.

slappypaddy October 7, 2008 at 10:28 am

…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…

Serolf Divad October 7, 2008 at 10:29 am

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.

Miller October 7, 2008 at 10:31 am

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.

Special Agent Jack Mehoff October 7, 2008 at 10:32 am

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.

mattbolt October 7, 2008 at 10:34 am

The Economist, z’at a pizza place?

grendel October 7, 2008 at 10:36 am

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

Godot October 7, 2008 at 10:37 am

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.

NoWireHangers October 7, 2008 at 10:44 am

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

SayItWithWookies October 7, 2008 at 10:47 am

I’da given her props if she had said Fleshbot.

SayItWithWookies October 7, 2008 at 10:48 am

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.

Dernyul October 7, 2008 at 10:50 am

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.

jinmoom October 7, 2008 at 10:54 am

Couric rules. Y’all are hatin’

Serolf Divad October 7, 2008 at 10:54 am

Penthouse Forum.

SayItWithWookies October 7, 2008 at 10:58 am

[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…

superfecta October 7, 2008 at 11:00 am

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.

Delicious October 7, 2008 at 11:00 am

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!

CivicHoliday October 7, 2008 at 11:01 am

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?

CivicHoliday October 7, 2008 at 11:02 am


Sussemilch October 7, 2008 at 11:04 am

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.

TGY October 7, 2008 at 11:09 am

Print is dead, anyway, according to Teh Intarwebs.

dano October 7, 2008 at 11:11 am

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

Norbert October 7, 2008 at 11:12 am

[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.

lawrenceofthedesert October 7, 2008 at 11:18 am

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

dano October 7, 2008 at 11:18 am

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?

Sussemilch October 7, 2008 at 11:34 am

[re=123362]dano[/re]: You say that like it’s a bad thing.

mattbolt October 7, 2008 at 11:37 am

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

shortsshortsshorts October 7, 2008 at 11:39 am

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.

StupidGeek October 7, 2008 at 11:40 am

Oh snap! Oh no you din’t, girl.

InKnockYouUs October 7, 2008 at 11:40 am

[re=123304]Serolf Divad[/re]: I liked EXPLANATORY EPIPHENOMENALISM myself.

Keram2 October 7, 2008 at 11:43 am

TMZ makes my head hurt.

InKnockYouUs October 7, 2008 at 11:47 am

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

Profesora R October 7, 2008 at 11:47 am

OK – should I feel bad that I really like to read the Economist?

tinybubbles October 7, 2008 at 11:50 am

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

shortsshortsshorts October 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm

[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.

JadedDIssonance October 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm

In the tank. Sigh. Cue: Queen.

WhatTheHeck October 7, 2008 at 12:07 pm

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.

UglyLoser October 7, 2008 at 12:22 pm

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.

longjohnson October 7, 2008 at 12:38 pm
c-freak October 7, 2008 at 12:49 pm

she forgot to mention the weekly world news, which is where i get all of my important news from.

ShortShadey October 7, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I didn’t realize Katie Couric is a half-black terrorist sympathizer. And uppity.

GoshDarnitSarahPalinCom October 7, 2008 at 1:01 pm

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

jasonelias October 7, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Katie’s got a nice ass…

skyinator October 7, 2008 at 1:33 pm

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

skyinator October 7, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Colonoscopy. The end.

medici October 7, 2008 at 5:38 pm

And Katie Couric’s IQ has to be at least 3 times that of Sarah Palin’s.

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