Palin mocks Couric over CBS exit
April 27th, 2011
10:53 AM ET
3 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. PalinSucks

    The only reason she is laughing is because she doesn't know what "multi-dimensional" means.

    April 27, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. doc

    wow - "sarah palin mocks".... who'd have thought.

    April 27, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. Joe Reardon

    Hell hath no fury,............

    April 27, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. roro

    Everything Palin says is sarcastic. Is that what we want in a world leader? Someone who can't name a magazine or newspaper she reads and then blames the questioner! She's a money grubbing moron, who's probably laughing at us all the way to the bank.

    April 27, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. sonny chapman

    What a Fifth-Grade mentality. Perfect for tackling adult issues.

    April 27, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Really?

    Wow, Palin just can't get over the fact that she's a moron. She's still, after all this time, trying to blame her lack of intelligence on Couric. Congratulations republicans, you have yourself a winner. Blame everyone else for your shortcomings. You deserve failin' Palin.

    April 27, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. Honestly!

    Palin....what a joke. I am sick of this woman. The end.

    April 27, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  8. GuestColin

    Palin is just confused by the multisyllabic verbiage that Couric is able to utilize. Don't worry Sarah, take an excedrin and go back to your "See Spot Run" books.

    April 27, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  9. When Worlds Collide

    Palin = single-dimensional story telling

    April 27, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. bailoutsos

    "Palin mocked the CBS newswoman"
    And Palin wants people to believe she could be president?

    April 27, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  11. AEK

    Unfortunately for Ms. Palin, that particular interview was very indicative of the ability she has exhibited repeatedly over the next few years. Characterizing it as an attempt by the "lamestream" media to discredit her also has not been successful with all but the most loyal of her very unique base. No worries though, Sarah, lots of crazy Republican presidential hopefuls carrying the torch for the right wing haters. Your work is done, you can return to your life of obscurity in peace.

    April 27, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  12. susiet123

    I think Ms Palin missed a great opportunity to have a "no comment." It would have demonstrated a modicum of class.

    April 27, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  13. HJA

    And to sarah I say ...More power to you. I wish you well in your – 'multi-delusional story telling.'

    April 27, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  14. Rae

    Sarah you act like a teenage bully, geez grow up, act like an adult and try to find something to say of substance. You and you alone made yourself look like an idiot, that had nothing to do with Katie Couric. And every story I see about you in the main stream "Fox" media just proves it over and over and over again! You are embarrasing!

    April 27, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  15. Jon

    "When it comes to establishing your world view…what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read?"

    What was so liberal about that? Couric was maligned for asking a fairly generic question. The problem is that Palin doesn't read and can't even think quick enough to answer a simple question or she could have just made something up.

    April 27, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  16. inthruth23

    And to think, this women could have been one step away from the presidency!!!

    April 27, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. Martha in CF

    Way to go Palin. Keep up your stupid ways of dealing with people who have put you on the spot. Go away please, once and for all.

    April 27, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. indyreader

    Sarah holds a grudge. She doesn't have much of a memory for lots of other things, like core principles more complicated than what can fit on a bumper-sticker,... but she sure as heck remembers anyone who's criticized her, slighted her (even imperceptibly, even in only a delusional reading of facts) or disagreed with her.

    April 27, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  19. Pegasus

    It seems Palin just can't let go after Katie Couric asked her a simple question, back in 2008, about "what magazines does she reads" and she stumbled and fumbled over an answer. Palin got exposed for who she is–a fool. And she remains bitter towards Katie for that question asked of her. How petty she is. And I'm sure Katie Couric will not lose any sleep over how Palin feels about her.

    April 27, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  20. Phil from Corpus Christi

    A two-dimensional character trying to lampoon someone who wants to engage in multi-dimensional story-telling? That's like a baboon trying to comprehend a thesaurus. Palin's nearly incoherent response to the news was about as intelligible as a baboon's as well.

    April 27, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  21. TPF

    This still doesn't remove the fact that Katie asked very very simple questions to Palin and she showed just how uneducated she really is. This was not a trick question, but it was an answer that will follow her forever. Way to go Katie!

    April 27, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  22. Tony

    I guess Levin Johnston was right on. She is petty and loves to hold a grudge.

    April 27, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  23. linda

    Sarah Palin was, is, and will always be one of the most obnoxious and ignorant members of the far right...please quit giving her press.

    April 27, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  24. Geezer

    Palin, you are real presidential material with your petty crap.

    April 27, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  25. JeeJee

    Comments like this from Palin only show majority of women how bitter and resentful she is. Not very Christian like or a good example to women and girls. Couric did her job and Palin made a fool of herself by advertising her ignornace to federal issues. Every time Palin opens her mouth, she only provides more evidence that she finds blame in EVERYONE else for her mishaps. She needs to learn to get thinker skin.

    April 27, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
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