Palin mocks Couric over CBS exit
April 27th, 2011
10:53 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin mocks Couric over CBS exit

(CNN) - As Katie Couric gets set to leave CBS News after five years in the anchor chair, it doesn't appear as if Sarah Palin will be sending any flowers.

Appearing on Fox News Tuesday, Palin mocked the CBS newswoman who told People Magazine she is looking forward to a new position that will facilitate "multi-dimensional storytelling."

"Yeah, and I hear that she wants to now engage in more 'multi-dimensional story telling' versus I guess just the 'straight on, read into the, that teleprompter screen story telling,'" Palin said. "More power to her. I wish her well in her - 'multi-dimensional story telling.'"

Palin has repeatedly made clear she is still no fan of Couric, whose interview with Palin produced one of the most memorable political foibles of the 2008 presidential campaign.

In a series of interviews with Couric authorized by the McCain campaign, Palin stumbled over a number of questions, most memorably when asked, "When it comes to establishing your world view…what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read?"

Palin appeared unable to name a single publication – a performance for which she was much maligned – and later said she found the question insulting, as well as emblematic of a liberal slant in the mainstream media.


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  1. John

    Palin acts like a petulant 12 year-old! She's a schoolyard bully who never grew up!!!

    April 27, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  2. Hand Puppet

    This would be as opposed to reading off your hand?

    April 27, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  3. Ilene

    Sarah once again proving that she's a class act. NOT!

    April 27, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. jimmyjam

    ".....and later said she found the question insulting, as well as emblematic of a liberal slant in the mainstream media."

    How in heck is asking a potential vice-presidential candidate what newspapers and magazines do they read a liberal slant
    to mainstream media? This lady is unbelievable. With all the highly intelligent women graduating from the most prestigious
    schools in the country and many with advanced degrees in political scicence....this is the best candidate that the GOP could come up with? No wonder they lost the election in '08. this woman literally sickens me. Even "faux" news doesn't even take her seriously. she's like a case of bad gas.....just irritating and embarrassing......

    April 27, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. Steve

    GO away you clueless pinhead and your sheeple followers. You have bilked the public and filled your coffers full enough off of those that know even less than you do. And while you don't know it or care, you and your followers continue to make the U.S. more of a laughing stock than George W. Bush.

    April 27, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  6. DC

    So Couric stayed at CBS for five years and did a decent job of it. How long did Palin last as governor again?

    April 27, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  7. Bill

    Sounds to me like MIss Mama Grizzly can not handle the fact that Ms Couric exposed the half-governor as a mindless, uninformed twit. Grow up lady – face the fact you are irrelevant in the modern political debate and arena.

    April 27, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  8. jean

    As usual, Palin reveals herself as the petty, nasty, vindictive person she really is. We all know that it wasn't Courics fault that Sarah Palin revealed herself to be ignorant ! It wasn't a "trick" question, any person should be able to tell what they like to read in a matter of seconds..you know if you read or not. Palin wasn't even mentally fast enough to lie and make up some credible publications, So to this day, Palin hates Couric and gleefully crows if she thinks Couric is having problems with her career. What a shallow, stupid, hateful person this woman is! Is this really the new face of the Republican party?? If so, someone should start a new party with intelligent and responsible people, this one may be too far gone.

    April 27, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  9. jag

    Girlfriend all you had to do to gain power (heaven help us) was to answer a reporter's question. It wasn't that hard. I believe, most everyone knows what they read if they read at all. Again, it's just too gosh darn hard when you are not being real.

    April 27, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  10. John W

    Sarah, go back to your trailer, you whiny loser. You make me sick every time you open your trap.

    April 27, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  11. John, UK

    Whatever her multi-dimensional story telling ability, Couric sure made you look an idiot, Sarah. Although by the look of it, Palin doesn't need someone else to do that for her.

    April 27, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  12. Duane

    Good luck katie......she needs to do something as her ratings were in the can at CBS. Say what you want......be I still love Sarah.

    April 27, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  13. LD

    Wow! Sarah Palin does not like Katie Couric. What a breaking piece of news. Stop covering her. She does not comprehend, on any level, foreign or domestic issues. She is verbose without any intellectual contribution to any topic. And, of course, all the irony, when she does jump in any debate. Whether it is her "Why me?" when she blames the media for her ignorance or exploitation or now, when her own "storytelling" show on Fox was pilfered from other news reports.
    She is now irrelevant and she fights to stay in the mix.

    April 27, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  14. Jake

    Palin should go home where she belongs. That woman is only be trouble for the country. She has no clue of what she is doing or saying. No matter what she says, she still proves that she does not belong in politics or anywhere near a seat of power.

    She does not represent the people or the country. She represents the image of what the country should NEVER be.

    April 27, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  15. Janet in California

    No comparison between these two women: class (Couric) vs classless (Palin)!

    April 27, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
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