She told Ted Kennedy his goal of government-mandated health coverage was a “noble goal”; swooned over Helen Reddy’s feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and oozed over how it shaped her; insisted that teaching tolerance of homosexuality should be done at an early age; and promoted Al Gore’s direst ice-cap-melting predictions: “Even Manhattan would be in deep water, right?” To mark Couric’s NBC career, here’s a very brief listing of some of Katie’s dramatic liberal bias, going all the way back to 1991. (See more from our main page here.)
# On November 13, 1991, Couric asked Jimmy Carter: “You are now considered one of the world's foremost statesmen. You've been called the best ex-President this country has ever had. Your reputation has been bolstered tremendously since you left office. How does that make you feel?”
# On August 24, 1992, after the Republican convention, Katie asked Hillary Clinton: “Do you think the American people are not ready for someone who is as accomplished and career-oriented as Hillary Clinton?”
# On May 24, 1993, Couric sympathized with liberal New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio over his GOP opponent criticizing him for raising taxes: “Are you afraid your politically courageous moves are, in fact, going to cost you the election?”
# On May 5, 1995, Katie broadcast one of a series of promotional announcements for European socialism over the years: “Ninety percent of
# On June 29, 1999, she pushed hard for a prescription-drug subsidy for Medicare recipients to a drug company spokesman: “It sounds like a no-brainer. Seniors spend billions of dollars on prescription drugs every year, often putting them in terrible financial situations. So what’s wrong with this plan?”
# On September 27, 1999, Couric cheerfully opened the show this way: “Good morning. The Gipper was an airhead! That’s one of the conclusions of a new biography of Ronald Reagan that’s drawing a tremendous amount of interest and fire today, Monday, September the 27th, 1999.” Reagan biographer Edmund Morris, whose book "Dutch" strangely wove in fictional elements with its history, actually wrote Reagan was an "apparent airhead," but told Couric "He was a very bright man."
# On April 5, 2004, she worried about how
# On July 21, 2005, she asked scandal-plagued Bill Clinton to pose as an ethics expert and judge Team Bush: “President Bush has been under fire recently because Karl Rove allegedly released the identity of a CIA agent to reporters. President Bush has said it’s a fireable offense now if a crime was committed, but in your view is the ethical violation enough to warrant dismissal?”
# On October 4, 2005, Couric broke out the
Dan Rather might end up looking like a weak sister next to Couric’s liberal bias in the anchor chair.