HuffPoster Whacks Couric For Proclaiming Her Ignorance of Huckabee

January 16th, 2008 11:47 AM

Rachel Sklar at The Huffington Post's Eat the Press page certainly flies a flag for feminism. She frowns at anyone discussing Hillary's cackle or cleavage. In any socio-political squabble between a Katie Couric and a Mike Huckabee, she would clearly be in the Katie Corner. She certainly believes a woman can carry the burden of an evening newscast -- which might explain why she's angry at the latest leaked Couric behind-the-scenes video. How can Katie seem so blithely uninformed? Doesn't she know she's supposed to be bathing in an aura of gravitas? Sklar found the video unremarkable, until Couric typically proclaimed she was still clueless about one of the leading Republican presidential contenders:

Until this, that is: "I don't know much about Huckabee." I literally stopped and rewound. Again. "Okay tell me — I don't know much about Huckabee." She repeats. "Huckabee." Here's the point where I'm backtrackin, trying to fiugre out at what point it was possible to not know much about Huckabee. This video was recorded on January 8th. That's after the Iowa primary — which Huckabee won. That's after the floating cross ad which made headlines and airtime everywhere. That's after he was the where-did-he-come-from frontrunner about whom everyone was scrambling to catch up, and after everyone started catching up with all sorts of his old dirty laundry in the news. That's even after November — when she sat with Huckabee as part of her presidential candidate "Primary Questions" interview series. So how the hell can she not know much about Huckabee? I have no answer for that question that does not trouble me greatly about how much one of the nation's top three anchors actually knows about the freaking news.