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. John

    OMG this sick dummy who could not answer 4th grade questions would have something to say about Couric's leaving.

    April 27, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. R-F

    Palin is not only dumb, but petty- no news there. If you can't take the heat and answer a simple soft ball question, or finish more than a half term as governor, then maybe political office isn't for you-

    April 27, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  3. Citizen

    Ms. Palin you are a petty minded fool. Couric did not quit mid term as you did. Stress the importance of education and information; the days where high school dropouts get cushy jobs are long gone. You are doing a disservice to the country by glorifying idiocy and ignorance.

    April 27, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  4. R.L. Montoya

    Enough already! Can't Palin go back into her cave and hibernate for the rest of our lives. She is such a professional by attacking Katie Couric for doing her job! It was a reasonable question that would have been asked of any candidate and yet, because Palin's answer (or lack of an answer) was lampooned on SNL and other comedy programs, it is the "Liberal Media" who is at fault for asking the question in the first place. Wow! Such logic. Hey Sarah, I most definitely will NOT be voting for you whenever you run for President, school board secretary, or jury foreperson.

    I don't vote for unprofessional, media-whoring, quitters who only want to be in the public eye to fatten their wallets and attack those who ask legitimate questions of those who want to make decisions for me and my offspring for decades to come. Please go away!

    April 27, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  5. Madtown

    $arah Palin can't hold Katie Couric's jockstrap. Katie has integrity, grace, intellectual capacity, professionalism, and sophistication. Palin can't even spell most of those words, much less know what they mean or exhibit any of their characteristics.

    April 27, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  6. Diana

    Wait Sarah Palin is mocking Katie Couric . . . . Sarah Palin mocking Katie Couric . . . really, seriously Sarah?

    April 27, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  7. Peg

    I never did understand this. It always seemed like such a softball question to me. Name a newspaper for goodness sake – Times, Post - whatever. Even after the stumbling why not just laugh it off. It seemed like Palin made it into such a big deal by her reaction. I just never thought about Couric being known as a "hard hitting journalist" trying to trap people. How in the world is asking what newspaper or magazines you read to shape your world view a liberal question? Don't Republicans read?

    April 27, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  8. Rick

    So Couric asks Palin simple questions, Palin blows them big time and makes a fool of herself then Palin gets mad at Couric? She has to be the most childish "politician" in America. Well, until Trump becomes one.

    April 27, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  9. Florida Joe

    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.
    ******************************************************************************************************************************************
    NO it's an indicaton that YOU ARE TOO STUPID FOR WORDS

    April 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  10. give peace a chance

    Sarah,
    Didn't any of the six colleges you attended teach you any class at all?

    Apparently, not.

    April 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  11. guest

    Who doesn't Palin mock. That's all she's good for. She has nothing intelligent to say so why not just mock intelligent people, right, Sarah?

    April 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  12. chris

    ' versus I guess just the 'straight on, read into the, that teleprompter screen story telling,'

    i don't get this.. what?

    I hope Ms Palin does not ever try to run for president.. if you can't stop from being catty with another woman because you had a terrible performance in an interview with her, you will not be able to handle the criticism the president gets on a daily basis.

    April 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  13. Randy, San Francisco

    "Hell hath no fury like a lady scorned." Palin is starting to sound too bitter.

    April 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  14. Dale

    She's jealous since she only understands one dimensional storytelling

    April 27, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  15. Mike Hawthorne

    Couric is the first (of very many) to expose Palin for the total nitwit she is and Palin naturally blames Couric and the "lame-stream media" for asking insulting (ie, softball) questions that Palin couldn't answer intelligently.  Way too funny!

    April 27, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  16. Susan

    Palin and Couric: both complete morons. We'll all be better off if we never hear from them again.

    April 27, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  17. 5 years

    Anybody send SP any flowers when she left her Governorship after 2 years??? I kinda doubt it...

    April 27, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  18. PD.

    Queen Sarah is nothing more than a unintelligent, shrill, petty Harpie. I noticed most of MSM has dropped her. She should just go back to Alaska and let her dubious 15 minutes of fame expire.

    April 27, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  19. Liqmaticus

    Palin keeps proving herself a mean spirited sore loser.

    April 27, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  20. kate

    I will miss Katie. However, I am looking forward to hearing her in her new endeavor.

    April 27, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  21. Robert

    And this woman, hasn't learned a thing, except to keep flapping her pie hole. Since when is this news CNN

    April 27, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  22. ralph

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    April 27, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  23. cherrystrawberry

    She is so immature!

    April 27, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  24. Jim

    Palin is an idiot and irrelevant. The minute she announces she is not going to run – no media organization will want to talk to her – she will just be a flat our failure with no future that robbing the dumb people of their money.

    April 27, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  25. Frank

    Katie Couric is no journalist and has sent CBS News further into irrelevance. So long Katie! Don't let the door hit ya on the way out.

    April 27, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
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