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It was a watershed moment in American history: perky Katie Couric leaving her spot on the Today Show to move to the anchor desk of the "well respected" CBS News made famous by the petulant leftism of Walter Cronkite and the underhanded fake news of Dan Rather. Couric would be the first woman to hold down such a position.
The result? Epically low ratings and a legacy of bias that would make even Cronkite and Rather blush. Now, failure a firm reality, Couric is walking away. And just like the pomp and circumstance created by liberals everywhere when she ascended to the desk, they are generating the same hype to try to save her face as much as possible.
Media Research Center has produced a compilation of some of Couric's worst that demonstrates just how tall of a task that is going to be. The entire top ten list citing moments of Couric bias needs to be seen in full, but here are some of my favorites:
Katie Shakes Her Pom-Poms for Obama's "Dream Team"
"You're so confident, Mr. President, and so focused. Is your confidence ever shaken? Do you ever wake up and say, ?Damn, this is hard. Damn, I'm not going to get the things done I want to get done, and it's just too politicized to really get accomplished the big things I want to accomplish'?"
- Couric in an exchange with Obama shown on CBS's The Early Show, July 22, 2009
ObamaCare Can't Come Soon Enough
"I think providing health care for people who can't afford it is something that most people do agree with ? that there has to be some kind of alternative other than our national, our nation's emergency rooms for people who need health care. And I read somewhere ? I think it was in The New Yorker ? that 45,000 people died needlessly because they simply don't have access to health care, and that just seems so unfair and so undemocratic."
- Couric in a December 22, 2009 Facebook video chat. The statistic Couric cited, which she also touted on the September 17, 2009 Evening News, was generated by the left-wing Physicians for a National Health Program
Maybe We Need a Muslim Cosby Show
"The bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface this year.... Maybe we need a Muslim version of The Cosby Show. I know that sounds crazy, I know that sounds crazy, but The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of what they don't understand."
- Couric talking to comedian Mo Rocca on her @KatieCouric Web show, December 22, 2010
Praising the Great ?Goreacle'
"I'm honored to be joined today by the Godfather of Green, the King of Conservation, former Vice President Al Gore."
- Couric opening her November 2, 2009 "@KatieCouric" CBSNews.com webcast
Check out the whole list, and watch the video clips for an extra dose of nauseating bias. In the meantime, in the paraphrased words of Katie's fellow journalist, Edward R. Murrow... "Good night, Katie...and good riddance."