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.


Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (315 Responses)
  1. MM

    Palin is jealous that Couric has more money.

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  2. Craig M M Lyman

    Palin about as astute asTrump

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. Madtown

    Par for the course. I'm sure $arah will take any shot she can at Katie, sour grapes. After all, it was Katie's "gotcha journalism" that helped America see how much of a blithering buffoon Palin actually is. "What do you read?".....Oh yes, tough questioning, it must've been a setup!!! We owe a debt of gratitude to Katie, for helping expose the truth of our National Twit. Of course Palin will continue to try to get any shots in that she can. That's what low-life scum with no integrity tend to do.

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. Grundoon

    Classy McJohn, really classy. LIberal slant to the media? There's that myth of liberal bias in the media again. Katie Couric has always been a republican. She was just able to identify Palin as a nit wit like all intelligent people do.

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  5. Sam

    Palin is and always will be unable to grasp what is asked of her, if she isn't prepared beforehand. What a loser!

    April 27, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. excitizen

    You just hate it when someone exposes you for the total fraud that you are – the only person that made you look $tupid Palin was YOU! ....and you continue to prove it every time you open your mouth.

    April 27, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  7. ben

    Palin is so stupid. Couric asked her a simple question and because it revealed her to be the moron she is she gets all snappy about it. I hope Palin fails and wish Couric well.

    April 27, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  8. Bryan

    Sarah, shut up. Just please shut up, go away, you're irrelevant. Always have been, it's just taking some a long, long time to figure out that simple fact.

    April 27, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. Fed Up

    I'm glad Couric is leaving. Now I may go back to watching that news program. Loved it until she became the anchor.

    April 27, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  10. Snow

    couric along with nbc,cbs and pmsnbc have been telling/making up stores for years. They will tell any lie or whatever it takes to try and keep obama in good light. If obama had been President Bush the liberal media would have eaten him up as to stupid to be the President.

    April 27, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. Kathleen Farrell

    Does that nutjob ever say anything of value?

    April 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Bill

    Oh, Sarah...you can mock Katie Couric all you want, but it was not her fault you were exposed as an unintelligent ignoramus in that interview, it was your own. The McCain staff wanted to prep you for the interview, but you were too lazy and stupid to do so. The only good thing to come of that interview was the country seeing just how genuinely unqualified you are for any position above a fast food chain employee.

    April 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  13. AC

    Palin to Couric, why, I read the the the the the the the comic books and the Sunday cartoons..............yep

    April 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  14. Kathleen

    Palin reads newspapers? Maybe she can't read period.

    April 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  15. ElisabethinCA

    Ok, so this is a woman whom throws a fit every time she is criticized. But it's ok for her to criticize everyone else? What a hypocritical loser. When she was first announced as McCain's running mate I was interested because she was a woman. Then 5 minutes later I was embarrassed she was a woman.

    April 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. NC Mom

    Mocking somebody who actually stayed on the job for 5 years? Mocking somebody who drilled in to ask a telling question during an interview? Palin's just lashing again out because Couric was able to bring her ignorance to the forefront. Bravo Katie!

    April 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. tony

    When I get fired, I say that I got fired. Why can't the "privileged elite" ever face everyday reality.

    April 27, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  18. Dan

    I am surprised at your use of "who's" in this blog.

    April 27, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  19. a6102658

    Usual Sarah Palin, her comment are totally predictable, bitter and incoherent.

    April 27, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  20. CBR

    Oh how predictable. Sara Palin comments about Katie Couric. You do not have to be a fan of Ms. Couric's to understand what is going on here. Ms. Palin failed to impress the country during her interview with Ms. Couric. It is easier to blame someone else than to take responsibility for what you did and said on national television.

    April 27, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  21. DavidNBK

    Oh Sarah, get over it. You made yourself look like the fool that you were. Katie Couric didn't do anything but put you on National TV, where you wanted to be. You fell flat on your face on your own accord. Suck it up, take some responsibiltiy

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  22. Jeff in Virginia

    Get over it Sarah. You were not prepared for Couric's interview, or any interview for that matter.

    Sour grapes.

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  23. Kim

    this snide TWIT couldnt fight her way out of a wet paper bag! She needs to shut up, and grow up! palin is a JOKE!

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  24. Jeff

    I call sourgrapes!

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  25. pierce

    Both are hugely overrated and overpaid. The less I hear of either, the better.

    Katie, stop sinking ratings for TV networks.
    Sarah, show me your birth certificate because i think you were born in Siberia.

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13