Katie Couric Wins Award for Sarah Palin Interviews

March 14th, 2009 1:14 PM

Just how liberal is the mainstream media?

Well, if you do a highly contentious and hostile interview with a Republican political candidate that ends up assisting in that persons defeat at the polls you'll get an award from your colleagues.

Such was obviously the case when CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric was given a "Special Achievement" award earlier this week for her highly-publicized September interviews with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Here's how CBSNews.com reported it Tuesday (h/t "Media Malpractice" documentarian John Ziegler):

Evening News anchor Katie Couric was honored for her "extraordinary, persistent and detailed multi-part interviews with Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin" which judges called a "defining moment in the 2008 presidential campaign."

She was given the award for Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign.

The award was given by Reliable Resources, a group run out of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California. It's mission statement says "Reliable Resources was created to help generate conversation and ideas on improving broadcast political coverage. Broadcast news, network and local, has declined significantly as a primary source for campaign news. Our project seeks to design and distribute tools which would make political news enlightening, informative and exciting to local and network broadcasters."

Isn't that special?

Interested readers should review Brent Baker's report on this atrocious interview that Couric was just praised for.