Katie Couric has spent a long time on tv throughout the three broadcast networks, however the highly-partisan remarks she made on “Real Time with Bill Maher” final week might tarnish her picture as an iconic, non-partisan newswoman.
“Katie is ‘retired’ from any ‘objective’ news duties,” NewsBusters govt editor Tim Graham informed Fox News. “She has been a partisan for a long time.”
Couric, greatest generally known as the longtime co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” and for a five-year run within the anchor chair on the “CBS Evening News,” raised eyebrows when she blasted the GOP’s assist for President Trump amid his second impeachment battle.
“It is so shocking. … Not only are they not conceding, Bill, but their thoughts — that there might have been some collusion among members of Congress, some are refusing to go through magnetometers … to check for weapons, they’re not wearing masks during this siege,” Couric started.
“I mean, it’s really bizarre, isn’t it, when you think about how AWOL so many of these members of Congress have gotten. But I also think some of them are believing the garbage that they are being fed 24/7 on the internet, by their constituents, and they bought into this big lie. And the question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.”
Cornell Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson informed Fox News that “threats of ‘deprogramming’ Trump supporters have become “frequent amongst liberal journalists.”
“Katie Couric making such offensive feedback comes as no shock, she is a part of a media complicated that intentionally stifled the move of data detrimental to Biden so as to intrude within the election,” Jacobson said.
The Hill columnist and Fox News contributor Joe Concha made a similar observation of a growing trend among members of the media who have called for “deprogramming and silencing 75 million Americans.”
“This form of rhetoric from Couric — which comes throughout as so condescending and elitist — underscores the divide between our media, which primarily resides in New York and Washington, and the remainder of the nation, which is average to center-right per a number of polls. And it’s why the business is so mistrusted and frowned upon,” Concha told Fox News.
Couric, who’s slated to guest-host “Jeopardy!” following the passing of Alex Trebek, was openly cheering on Trump’s impeachment during her “Real Time” appearance.
“If you commit against the law and then you definately transfer, does meaning we’re not going to cost you with against the law since you’re shifting out of the neighborhood? I imply, it is ludicrous,” Couric told Maher, who expressed opposition to Trump’s second impeachment. “I believe there have to be guardrails on presidential energy. He incited violence. … He was actually, actually inciting violence.”
“It is insane and you can not let that stand,” she added.
Couric even fantasized about the “Hollywood ending” it would be if McConnell “comes out because the hero” to convict the president.
As NewsBusters’ Graham pointed out to Fox News, Couric made a similar pitch back in 2009 to then-Republican Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, who she urged to be a “hero” by siding with Democrats in order to pass Obamacare while reciting a bizarre Christmas-themed poem on “CBS Evening News” advocating for the liberal legislation.
This isn’t the first time Couric has landed herself in political hot water. Back in 2016, the journalist admitted to deceptively editing a focus group of gun rights enthusiasts for her pro-gun control documentary “Under the Gun,” which omitted responses to her query about how felons or terrorists may very well be prevented from buying a gun with out background checks. Their solutions have been changed with a number of seconds of silence, portraying the group as blind to the topic.