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. Anne Smith

    Couric is a shill of the left, and you Alex, need to take some grammar lessons. WHOSE, denoting possession instead of Who's, a contract of who is, should hae been used in paragraph four. It's extremely difficult to take journalists who cannot use proper English very seriously.

    April 27, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  2. CNN watcher

    She's like a childish 5 year old. "Katie made me say stupid stuff! Waahh wah wah!!!"

    April 27, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  3. Linton

    Or maybe Katie will write her stories on her hand.......'cuz she wants to be just like you, Ms. Quitter Pants.

    April 27, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  4. Mediamind

    Couric has 1000x more character and class than Palin will ever hope to have. Let's see where they both are in 10+ years...

    April 27, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  5. MarineWill

    Sara, you're a joke. Go away!!!!

    April 27, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. Guido

    Plain's just angry – angry that she's to illiterate to read a teleprompter (or a magazine or newspaper).

    April 27, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  7. Meet Me In Missouri

    Sigh – Yet another example of Palin taking the high road. NOT!

    April 27, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. Steve in Denver

    Thanks CNN. I couldn't live a day without another useless quote from the Quitter of wasilla. And, really, neocons, isn't this "teleprompter" thing inane? Ms. teleprompter, did you not use the teleprompter when you were governor or campaigning for vp? Let's see you do an evening news cast.

    April 27, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  9. JAg

    I'm sorry but what exactly is Ms. Palin's future? She has not done anything relevant or great...ever.

    April 27, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. Mike

    So Palin holds a grudge against Couric because she was too ignorant to answer her questions? That's Palin's fault for being unprepared, not Couric's. I knew Palin was a fool, but she's also very petty.

    April 27, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  11. Levi

    Sarah, you are sounding more and more presidential everyday, keep it up!

    Love,
    Levi
    xoxo

    April 27, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  12. signalfire

    Palin STILL hasn't answered Couric's questions. Has she started reading yet? And 'whatever they put in front of me' doesn't count.

    April 27, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  13. CutTax

    Trump is the best for USA, Palin is just a second

    April 27, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  14. obama victim

    sarah is counting her money...and katie is out of work.......sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

    April 27, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. Ptown

    $arah is still mad because katie asked her to name her reading matierial and $arah couldnt even answer the question. Katie has way more class then that money hungry hillbilly palin..

    April 27, 2011 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  16. Bob Dog

    Its fabulous entertainment to see Sarah "The Circus Clown" mock Katie Couric, one of the most highly respected women journalism, and perhaps America!

    Its been so much fun to watch Palin make a mockery of herself, her family, John McCain, and most importantly, republicans everywhere.

    "Run, Sarah, Run!!"

    April 27, 2011 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  17. rev_cletus

    One has-been raggin' on another – welcome to post-literate 'Murka, where twits like Palin and Couric get air time while real people starve and die, brown people expire in drone Hellfire attacks, and a certified boob like The Donald is taken *seriously* about anything he sez. This is yer future, kids...enjoy it!

    April 27, 2011 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  18. AB

    Sarah Palin is just plain sore about the fact the she embarrased herself and looked stupid during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Katy Couric is not responsible for the fact that Palin was unqualified for the vice presidency. Couric was just doing her job as a competent and professional journal–vetting political candidates and reporting on the results.

    April 27, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  19. sheppard

    Will this 'professional victim' twit never go away? Her 5th grade mentality shows it's ugly face every time she opens her mouth.

    No one cares what you 'think', sarah. You made a fool of yourself. It isn't Katie's fault you're a moron!

    April 27, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  20. Rik

    Couric lasted longer on CBS than Palin did as governor!

    April 27, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  21. jim

    "multi-dimensional story telling" ... something palin does on a daily basis. difference is, palin makes up all to many of the stories, whereas couric didn't.

    April 27, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  22. Chrsitine

    Sarah Palin is a mean girl

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  23. Levi

    *laughs*....

    Of course she found the question insulting. Intelligent questions are interpreted by morons as insults.

    Couric should have been given a medal and a pay raise, that interview was quality entertainment.

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  24. Mark from Louisiana

    Who the heck is katie couric?

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  25. Larry L

    Republicans everywhere need to look at this woman and take responsibility for her financial success. You picked her to run for the Vice President's job! Of 325 million Americans – this is what you picked. I'll offer some tips you might use to select the 2012 ticket. 1. Don't pick somebody just because they're hot. That's not really a requirement to run the most powerful nation on earth. 2. Don't pick somebody just because they appeal to the crazy 20% of the far-right wing. That makes good sound bites but doesn't motivate the other 80%. 3. Don't reject a person because they present an intellectual demeanor. How did that Bush thing work out for America?

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
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