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

    What is more scary? That she is in the spotlight so much and subjecting us to her idiocy, or that there are a lot of people who still view her a leadership material? Speaks volumes about the anti-intellectualism of this nation.

    April 27, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  2. Nurse Lisa

    Palin was only insulted by the request for what news sources she reads because she was unable to fabricate a credible answer quickly. In addition, had she specifically named any source, how could she respond to the follow-up inquiry about a particular article or reporter? Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. Palin's disingenuous farewell to a wiser womanwho is far more newsworthy was not surprising.

    April 27, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  3. carly

    totally idiotic comments from the Alaskan nutjob as usual.

    April 27, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  4. DENNA

    I think Ms. Couric's interview was priceless. Most Americans can name at least one publication that they read on a daily basis, whether it is online or an actual newspaper. Why couldn't you Sarah? Can't you read? Are you that uninterested, as a potential leader, in what actually goes on in America? Seriously, you asked for that one when you allowed John McCain to drag you into the spotlight unprepared.

    April 27, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. hq211acr

    Seems as if everything is about poor little Sarah. No matter what the news, she wants to make it about her. So Katie Couric is leaving CBS news? So what? The difference is that Katie Couric was not elected to do a job, Sarah was, and she quit her job, whaqt does that say about Silly Sarah?

    April 27, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. johnRJ08

    Once again, Sarah Palin proves herself to be a petty, vindictive, and bitter woman who blames everybody else for her own shortcomings. The fact that she could not handle the softball questions that Couric was asking her was not Couric's fault.

    Now that Sarah Palin has fallen off the charts, we have our new "Sarah Palin" in the person of Donald Trump, whose behavior is a carbon copy of Palin's. No perceived criticism goes unavenged. Ask him questions he can't answer and he'll spend the next week attacking you for trying to make him look stupid.

    April 27, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  7. PeterD

    I am no fan Palin but Couric never had a talent to replace Dan and host CBS Evening News. CBS fired her eventually asking her to stp down.

    April 27, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. Marc

    Liberal bias....puhleaze. There's no bias when Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh keep stoking the flames of the ridiculous birther conspiracy theories? The bottom line is that it was a question anyone with a reasonable amount of intelligence could have answered. She has the necessary level of intellect to have answered it but as we all now know, she wasn't reading anything but right wing position papers and talking points spoon fed to her. So she couldn't answer it because there was nothing to tell. And there in lies the problem with her. She lacks intellectual curiosity and when she feels threatened, like all right wingers, she goes to standard "left wing media bias" defense.

    April 27, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. Dustin

    Palin will be lucky if she has half the intellect, charisma, courage, and sense of charity that Couric has.

    April 27, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  10. Beth

    My 6 year old has more intelligence and social skills then Palin does. If Palin ever wants to attract Independent voters then she should stop inserting herself into every story out there. It's not always about her. There is such a thing as too much publicity.

    April 27, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  11. whoa!

    Katie should have asked her something a little more in her wheelhouse.. like, "so Sarah, what's your favorite color"? Would've paid a million bucks to see her fumble for an answer to that!

    April 27, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  12. vic , nashville ,tn

    Half term governor that is only best qualification Palin has

    Palin is not even close to Katie Couric aspect

    April 27, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  13. fayse

    Sarah Palin does not have even one millionth of a fraction of one percent of the grace, intelligence or gravitas of Katie Couric. She had better stick with Fox where she is raking in more money than she deserves. Also, she should watch out for "the" Donald because he is hot on her heels to get the Fox contract that he is currently negotiating.

    April 27, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  14. joe bauer

    sarah is angry because track says she would be just as good in bed as bristol if she would just swallow, and todd agrees.

    April 27, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  15. Mark

    And I care about what either one of these people babble because....?

    April 27, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  16. sayer

    Sarah was way in over her head during that interview. Now every chance she gets, she tries to make Katie look bad. We'd be at war with everyone with that woman as president.

    April 27, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  17. Fair is Fair

    Sayonara, Katie. Enjoy your "multi-dimensional storytelling". BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    April 27, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  18. Keith

    Hey Sarah, learned to read yet? Ya, isn't it amazing how Katie tries to give you a puff-ball interview and you can't even handle that. Imagine getting blasted with really really tough questions like "what do you read?" I can see where you're still mad about that Sarah, it's a serously nasty question.

    You're nothing but a whiney spoil brat emotionally immature little girl. You and Trump need to go join Emotionally Immature Anonymous together. Take Bachmann with you while you're at it.

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  19. Name Creole

    Poor OLD little GIRL Half term Sara Please Grow UP!!!!

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  20. Antje Hage

    Palin clearly has a character defect. The american people are growing aware of that.

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  21. Bart in Omaha

    The more Palin talks about Couric, the worse Palin looks. At least she didn't attack Ms. Couric for quitting her job.

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  22. Mikey

    She's so presidential! Not catty at all. How dare Couric ask her what would have normally been a routine question for any candidate about where she gets her news! How dare she ask an unknown politician about the duties of the Vice President!
    No one can answer those questions! It was a setup by the left lame media! GlennBeck4evr!!

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  23. CIA

    If you can't answer basic questions about yourself and the world around you how can you be trusted with the power of being VP? Besides, it wasn't just this one interview. She had MANY other chances to prove the skeptics wrong but she never did.

    Sorry, simplistic knee-jerk bumper sticker slogans don't cut it.

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  24. Daniel Anderson

    To date, Palin has yet to come up with a single remark about Couric that doesn't sound like anything more than sour GOP grapes. She flunked her intelligence test on national TV during that failed campaign and Couric just happened to be the lucky interviewer who showed us that there was, indeed, a moron behind the McCain/Palin curtain. This just goes to show that Palin still refuses to admit she knows nothing about politics, except for the political kibble FOX "news" feeds her. Guess what, Sarah, your 15 minutes are just about up. And that clock just can't tick fast enough. Although, to be honest, I sincerely hope that you are the one chosen to run against would be wonderful to see you crash and burn in THOSE debates. Guess what..I can see the end of your so-called "fame" and political career from my house!!

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  25. Ed

    I'm still trying to figure out why Palin is upset with Couric. Seems like she would have more reason to be upset with whoever was holding the camera and recording her actual words.

    April 27, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
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