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Katie Couric Ridiculed Palin from Day One in typical unbiased fashion

‘CBS Evening News’ Anchor Couric Ridiculed Palin from Day One; Mocks Son’s Name
August 4, 2010 by Jeff Poor

You ought to remember the Sept. 24, 2008 Katie Couric interview of Sarah Palin. It’s been celebrated time and time again as a heralded part of American journalism. However, raw footage appearing to be from Aug. 29, 2008 shows that Couric, anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” was already predisposed not to have a high regard for the Alaska governor long before that interview. (h/t Conservatives4Palin.com)

Outtakes of CBS’s “Evening News” show Couric taking a few petty shots at Palin in her coverage leading up to the 2008 Republican National Convention. This five-minute clip has several highlights, showing Couric favoring “moose burgers and beauty pageants,” instead of her professional credentials as mayor of Wasilla, a town Couric has trouble announcing, and her tenure as governor of Alaska.

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As Obama Affirms End to Combat in Iraq, Only ABC Credits Troop Surge that Obama Opposed

As Obama Affirms End to Combat in Iraq, Only ABC Credits Troop Surge that Obama Opposed
August 3, 2010 by Rich Noyes

All three broadcast evening newscasts on Monday ran full reports on President Obama’s declaration that all combat troops would leave Iraq by the end of this month, leaving behind 50,000 troops designated for training and support. But only ABC’s World News bothered to point out how the end of American combat involvement in Iraq can be credited “in large part, because of the final actions of the last administration.”

Correspondent Yunji de Nies uniquely pointed out: “Just before leaving office, President Bush sent an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq and extended the tours of many more — a move then-Senator Obama opposed.”

ABC even showed a clip of Obama on the Senate floor in 2007 predicting the surge would fail: “I cannot in good conscience support this escalation. It is a policy that has already been tried and a policy that has failed.”

Neither CBS nor NBC pointed out how Obama was capitalizing on a policy he opposed, but all of the networks were skeptical of Obama’s claim that Iraq was a healed nation:

Dem Leaders Avoid Thanking Bush For US Victory In Iraq Today
June 30, 2009 by Gateway Pundit

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Maxine Waters faces ethics charges

Maxine Waters: charges highlight mixed ethics record
August 3, 2010 by Daniel B. Wood

A House investigative panel has charged California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters with violating ethics rules. Waters, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, would face a trial in the fall unless she negotiates a settlement.

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