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. Michael in Houston

    wow Palin....you really are a very special kind of stupid

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  2. usualone

    Ms. Couric was one of the first to show how unintelligent Palin is. And Palin did it herself when the cameras were rolling. She has no one else to blame but herself, but she is blind about her own being. The truth hurts for Palin, fer sure.

    April 27, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  3. James Bryant MacTavish

    Uh, I'm not a huge Couric fan, but this from a woman who writes crib notes on her hand and dropped out of her own gig as governor after half a term to pursue. . . what exactly. Tweets and Facebook posts?

    Palin is merely petty and ridiculous.

    April 27, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  4. SayWhat

    Say what you want about Sarah Palin, you can always count on her taking the high road.

    April 27, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  5. Steven

    Palin has been out of the news too long. She had to say something to get her face back into the public.

    April 27, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  6. CaliforniaBC

    Once again Palin is trying to blame someone else for HER ineptitude. I mean who can't pull a title of a book or name of a newspaper or magazine out of your butt. Of course Palin couldn't just say, "uh...Time magazine and Newsweek" OR "I read the Anchorage Daily News". Because she couldn't do that, she came across as stupid. Most other people could have thrown out a couple of titles. But of course thats Couric's fault....lol!!

    April 27, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  7. Oster

    I'm no fan of Couric either, but Palin shows yet again that she just doesn't get it. Palin is a class-F moron. The world pities her.

    April 27, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. Yabba Dabba Due

    Hay dare Sarah, how's that USA-VP position working out for you?

    Oh! You didn't get the job?

    Bad for you. Good for the USA.

    Ouch!

    April 27, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  9. Matt

    Stay classy, Wasilla.

    April 27, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  10. WilmaWonka

    Couric could wipe the floor with Palin. In a political debate, I'll bet Couric would appear more qualified to be in politics than Palin. That is, of course, if Palin would actually answer a question without referring to notes that her handlers took for her.

    April 27, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  11. James

    What stories? You gave her the gun and pulled the trigger during your interviews Sarah. There was no creative editing or slant needed.

    April 27, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  12. JurryL

    Great Hera... she is the most PETTY person on the planet! Let it go $arah and wonder to yourself.... "Where are my kids?" Cause Hera knows you have probalby don't know where they are.

    April 27, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  13. Moderate

    Why does Ms. Palin's statement rate any coverage at all? Is this newsworthy? Does Ms. Palin offer some valuable insight regarding how she will help work to make the country and the world a better place to live? If not, then what is the point?

    April 27, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  14. T DOG

    Palin is still sore at Katie for revealing to the world that The Sarah is a complete idiot.

    April 27, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  15. JayDeeT

    THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT BUT THAT PALIN IS A TRUE "VSIF" (vapid shallow ignorant fool). It is beyond all reason how any one with a fraction of an ounce of brains can follow this raging idiot!! (As a recent visitor to the US said to me, "what a strange country, a very, very strange country!!)

    April 27, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  16. Dan

    Palin's supporters will never understand just how remarkably stupid that she is, it does not take 5 colleges to get a degree to be a sportscaster on Alaskan tv. All she had to do was be able to answer some really soft ball questions. Maybe the thrilla from wasilla should try to emulate Katie Couric.

    April 27, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  17. George

    Palin, go away. I would trust Couric WAY more than I would ever trust an idiot like you.

    April 27, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  18. James

    Yeah it is a liberal slant to read? How insulting.

    April 27, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  19. DIANA

    Yeah it's hard to fanthom someone who wants to expand themselves. At least she doesn't use her hand for notes and knows how to speak in complete sentences. Hey Sarah read any good news stories?

    April 27, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  20. Nellie Bly

    And the maturity just keeps on growing from Palin. You know, Palin, Couric covered all facets of news, National, International, entertainment, sports such as the Superbowl. You only covered sports. From a desk in AK.

    April 27, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  21. David Riegler

    You're just ticked that she showed what a moron you are on national TV, Sarah. Go back to Alaska and never come down to the lower 48 again.

    April 27, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  22. Dave

    Yawn... Katie Couric just helped to expose Palin as the dim-witted dolt that she really is. Poor little Sarah will never forgive her.

    April 27, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  23. Joshua Ludd

    How petty of the ignorant, unqualified quitter in chief.

    April 27, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  24. James Bryant MacTavish

    Uh, I'm not a huge Couric fan, but this from a woman who writes crib notes on her hand and dropped out of her own gig as governor after half a term to pursue. . . what exactly? Tweets and Facebook posts?

    Palin is merely petty and ridiculous

    April 27, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  25. anonymous

    Couric made Palin look like the unqualified person she really is so she'll never get over it. I would say Palin is a nice shade of green when she talks about Katie Couric.

    April 27, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
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