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. Zosimoff

    Palin is such a moron. Why does CNN contine wasting time and space documenting anything she says. Just let her fading star fizzle out already!

    April 27, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  2. Vince

    Yeah because you're the epitome of thought Palin.

    April 27, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  3. seriously???

    Palin's likable factor is at about zero. But that's what makes her attractive to conservatives who are like those girls who fall for the type of guys who beat them.

    April 27, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  4. OneMoreTime

    This worm called Palin is the perfect example of those who are "limited" in talent, intelligence, or compassion, can
    only try to lift themselves up by tearing the more accomplished people down. It doesn't work, the more she
    drones the more irrelevant she is, and she has pretty much landed in the gutter along with Trump.

    April 27, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  5. Liberal Elite = Anyone with an education...

    Ahh, the runner up, has been, quitter, never-was-a real beauty queen Wasillbilly tweets again. Sarah, grow up or just shut up. You've got nothing useful to say, so stop talking already, you've embarassed Alaskans enough...

    April 27, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  6. mij

    I wouldn't watch Couric on a bet. just go away.

    April 27, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  7. skitownrefugee

    Is this really worth commenting on? I think not.

    April 27, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. Pat in IL

    Ditto, Rae. Palin hasn't figured out yet that she is the one who blew her own answers. It sure wasn't the questions. I could even answer that particular question about newspapers and magazines.

    April 27, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  9. ambros Smith

    Sarah just couldn't resist getting a dig in to Couric. How sophomoric of her. Palin still fuming over those "tough" questions Couric lobbed at her--like "what newpapers do you read?"

    April 27, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  10. Video Guy

    How about a sit down with Anderson Cooper? or maybe a 60 minutes story or two. Sarah you a a pee brain political entertainer, and not a very good one.

    April 27, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  11. S. Molina

    Rae, I could not have said it better. She is an embarrassment to the country, the republican party, her family and to herself. She should go home and clean fish for Todd. Katie Couric is more woman and more intelligent than the Alaska has-been Governor.

    April 27, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  12. Obama 2012

    Hey Palin... why are you still made at Katie Couric. She threw you a softball question... you just couldn't answer it. You have no one to blame for being a idiot but yourself. You knew you were not ready for the national stage. You make a complete fool of yourself on nationwide TV in front of millions of people.

    April 27, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  13. Frodo Vader

    So it's somehow Katie Couric's fault that Palin doesn't know what periodicals she reads?

    April 27, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  14. njfinest2009

    Sarah! I have started calling you smarter than Michelle Bachman! that was short lived, Catie went on to a different job, she is still working? what have you moved onto instead of trying to now steal the lime light from Michelle Bachman. I heard she made times 100 most influentual people. Why don't you try to do something worth wild with your life like. STFU. No body cares about you or what you think. GO BACK TO THE IGLOO YOU CRAWLED OUT OF!

    April 27, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  15. Jason in S.F.

    If Palin is looking for someone to mock she should mock herself. A real politician needs to be able to sit down with what they perceive as "unfriendly" hosts and stand up for their opinions when they're challenged. Palin can't do that. She's a regular guest on Fox News and answers softball questions from Sean Hannity all the time, but she has never once been on CNN, MSNBC, or any other network that would in any way challenge her to answer difficult questions. Did you see Barack Obama on Bill O'reilly? Yes you did, because he's an intelligent and thoughtful politician who can stand his ground when being grilled by someone who clearly doesn't agree with him. And how does a question about what newspaper's you read represent a liberal slant? It's a softball question for anyone who actually reads. She made herself look like a fool in that interview and she didn't need any help from Katie Couric.

    April 27, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  16. Justin

    The only thing I can't figure out about Sarah Palin whether she's dumber than she is mean.

    April 27, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  17. Betsey

    Ok, what was she trying to say with this nonsense? Once again this lady can't string a coherant sentence together. Good bye Sarah. You are totally irrelevant if all you can come up with is insulting Katie Couric.

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  18. Kelcy

    Sarah Palin is an idiot. She found the question insulting with regards to what she read on a regular basis..... let alone what she last read. However, I will give her props for now being a rich idiot. She took the opportunity and has ridden that horse much further than should have been possible. As a professional working woman she gave me the shudders as, right or wrong, she now colors all of us. She is the new blond joke in the work place.

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  19. Boo-Yah

    Palin is a poor loser with no class. She is a child that throws out insults to other people but if any come her way she stomps her feet, pouts, sulks, or cries. She has no ability to self-reflect. Her 15 minutes are up.

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  20. Common Cents

    Sarah Palin has got to be the most UNDERESTIMATED flub that the McCain camp created while campaigning! I bet the farm that they wish they could turn back the hands of time on this one! Talk about wanting to kick yourself-wow! I'm pretty sure that the person responsible for ever suggesting this woman to run on the ticket will never work in politics again. I'm also pretty sure that whomever was responsible for vetting this idiotic woman probably cant get a job flippin' burgers! I sit back in amazement at how she abruptly quit her job as governor, jumped on the speaking engagement bandwagon and is surmassing MILLIONS of dollars traveling all over the country spewing idiotic rants and ravings-and is getting PAID for it! Not to mention the ridiculous media attention she gets for doing soundbites! What amazes me even more is that she doesn't get embarrassed by the offbeat things that she says.....only in America.

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  21. Qi

    President Palin wins again. Growl Moma Growl...

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  22. donna rochester

    No one can make you look like an idiot unless you really are an idiot and Sarah Palin is the real thing. Please go away, we are sick of you. Good luck Katie, your accomplishments and class far out shine this nitwit.

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  23. Todd M

    Sure. Insult the person who exposed, albeit unintentionally, your true ignorance of world affairs even though you were running for the sencond seat in the most powerful government in the world.
    And at 5 years in the news chair position she more than doubled Palin's time in office and would even have exceeded Palins originally elected term. Hmmm. Who's jealous?

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  24. Nunya B.

    Lol...Reading is something only filthy Liberals do according to Palin. 😛

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  25. Brad

    I don't understand why Palin has to respond to everything? Apparently she can't take criticism and feels she has to have the last word. I am sick and tired of hearing about Palin and what she has to say now.

    April 27, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
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