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Jimmy Kimmel Chastises Katie Couric for Ambushing Sarah Palin (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 8th 2011 2:06AM
Katie Couric, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night'Katie Couric appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' (Weeknights, 8PM ET on ABC) with excitement about her forthcoming daytime talk show in 2012, but Kimmel had his own theories as to what she was up to.

"It will be dedicated to destroying Sarah Palin once and for all, true?" Jimmy Kimmel joked.

They talked about how Couric didn't reach out to Palin for an essay when compiling her latest book, 'The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.'

"She's not a big fan of mine," Couric said. "But it would have been interesting."

In regards to the catalyst of the rift between Couric and Palin, Couric said, "I just asked her questions that I thought were important for Americans to hear her answer."

"Well you shouldn't have asked her if she reads," Kimmel teased. "That was out of line."

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knotsonorml

Goodness me. "Sarah Palin is smarter than all you Libs" WTF???? Sarah Palin couldn't pass a GED test. She doesn't know history, she hasn't a clue about economics or foreign policy. Like alot of people, I have watched her since 2008, and don't know what anyone sees in her. I hear people say "she's real." Well, I'm real, too, but that doesn't qualify me, or her, for President. She seems to just travel around, crowing about guns, gays and god, and says nothing substantial at all. She makes George Bush look intelligent. As far as any Liberal being "scared" of Sarah - sorry - we aren't. We are thrilled to see that Sarah, Mitt and Michelle the Facist Bachman are the best the Republicans can do, since that pretty much assures President Obama of term 2.

June 08 2011 at 2:14 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
goatcars2

Yeah, The Couric and Charlie Gibson interviews were really deplorable regardless of your political persuasion. She was a Mayor and a Governor, mother of 5 children and absolutely rocked the house with her dynamic speech at the Republican Convention before anybody knew who she was. She continues to draw huge crowds wherever she speaks,k but the liberal press has chosen to assault her at every turn and you would be hard pressed to find a positive article on her except at Fox and talk radio. "Jounalism" is dead in the mainstream media and ideology has taken over....they should be ashamed. There was a time when we counted on the media for the facts and getting to the bottom of important issues. Now we depend on FOX. No wonder their ratings have skyrocketed!!!

June 08 2011 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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knotsonorml

You're counting on Fox News for facts and getting to the bottom of things and then expect people to take your comments seriously? ROFL Katie asked Ms. Palin questions she would ask any candidate. The difference was that any candidate could answer those questions. Ms. Palin couldn't. Loved her comments about how Paul Revere rode through the countryside to warm the British that they couldn't take our guns. Funny how i never read that in any history book.

June 08 2011 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Owen Eff

Damn biased Liberal media asking Palin what magazines/newspapers she reads.... those ELITISTS! LMAO...

June 08 2011 at 2:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mermaidcoves

Why do CONservatives hate reading and education? And clean air and peace and eqality and everyone who isn't white?

June 08 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
beemerboxer

Couric exposed Palin for her political ignorance and lack of polish. That Palin allegedly commands 15 percent of the Republican nominee race and is second to Romney says a lot. Fifteen percent of what, one may ask? To have such a percentage over those below her is not hard; Donald Duck would have beaten them. The percentage behind Romney again says little. Palin is street smart enough to know the GOP will make sure she stands back; as nominee she would guarantee an Obama victory, fueled by every Republican with the savvy to see straight through her.

June 08 2011 at 1:43 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
mermaidcoves

Sarah Stupid is one big national embarrassment. I wish she and her tacky family would go away, already! She is an idiot and an immature, snarky, divisive, hateful, racist, ignorant person who is fixated/stuck at age 16 when she couldn't make cheerleader or win a beauty contest even in Alaska - and wants to get back at everyone.

June 08 2011 at 1:42 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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donnal777

you don't make yourself sound any smarter than she is. We know liberlas hate Palin. She is smarter than most liberals, and becuase she criticizes the liberal media constantly, they all hate her too. She is anything but racist and all those other things. She is actually a very happy person. Something you will never be!

June 08 2011 at 1:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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knotsonorml

We liberals don't hate Sarah. We like a little comic relief to combat the stress of living through the Bush era. Thank God that idiot is out of power. Thank God we all lived through it - except of course the 4000 Americans who died needlessly in Iraq. And thank God for people like Sarah helping to assure President Obama has 4 more years to fix the mess Bush left. Then we can elect a Republican again to screw it all up.

June 08 2011 at 2:20 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down
Pat

why is anyone defending Sarah...she can take care of herself and do just what ever she wants to do.
she is a joke and I resent her calling herself a "mother"l A mother that truly cared for her children would NOT be like SP.

June 08 2011 at 12:59 PM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
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Lori

How is she not a mother?

June 08 2011 at 2:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
rmhopper3@yahoo.com

For the most part people who dont like journalist are not interested in the news. They want a cheerleader to agree with conclusions they came to in junior high popularity contest and anyone who doesnt cheer their favorite cheerleader on with softball questions is a commie ....

June 08 2011 at 12:42 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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jwtexas1

Unfortunately I'm afraid you are entirely correct. Most people's choice of news stations depends upon 1) the anchor, 2) the networks' political stance, and 3) hummmmm -

I get so disgusted with news 'clips' that cut off statements in mid-sentance, take something said out of context, 'reporting' their own opinion, and completely excluding things not agreeing with their political opinion. They do not report the news, they bend the news in many cases. I watch ABC, NBC, and will now watch CBS (w/o Couric) PLUS Fox to hear different things.

If you don't think our media is controlled, take a look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t03SePLfsTA&feature=share

June 08 2011 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Helen E. Hughes

Really, now go get the rest of the questions and conversation from the "Famous" Sarah Palin 'reading' issue you are discussing and REALIZE your Beloved Couric DID THE SAME THING TO PALIN. The response you saw from Sarah was a clip at the end of Couric's Badgering - I mean interviewing.

June 08 2011 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
cclawnj

There is a huge difference between asking tough questions and doing a hatchet job. Couric does hatchet jobs on people she disagrees with, and puff pieces on the ones she likes. She's not a serious journalist, and that's why she was an epic failure as an anchor. She should have stuck with helping Martha Stewart make flapjacks on the Today show.

June 08 2011 at 1:26 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
brenhatestwinkie

palin made her own self look like a fool, if you cant answer a simple question! stop plaining curic for asking a simple question!

June 08 2011 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Larry

Come on Twinke hater! Katie had been needling Palin all day long with stupid questions in a condescending tone and Palin was finally fed up. Of course, that was the clip that they used to show that Palin was a dope. It was the "gottcha" moment Katie was waiting for. You've got to remember liberals might be in the media but they are still part of the same team--Team Obama.

Did you ever notice that all Republicans are portrayed as total idiots whilst real tools like Biden, Algore, and Nancy Pelosi are absolute geniuses.

Why is it that the geniuses and their "progressive" policies can cause states to go broke and put America on the verge of bankruptcy but no one ever asks these dumb-asses if they can do simple math. You know, like: why do you think you can spend $1.34 for every one dollar you bring in through taxes and not expect to go broke.

June 08 2011 at 2:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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dldesir

Larry, you want to know what makes up the majority of the deficit in this country? Here's a hint...it's in your wallet...see those pieces of paper with the dead presidents on them? We, as a country through our government, BORROW IT from the Federal Reserve who in turn charge interest for making our money for us. So this trillion dollar deficit we all hear about is actually mostly made up of the debt we owe to the Federal Reserve! There isn't a single spending policy you can pass that will affect that amount because the debt IS NOT BASED ON SPENDING!!! So if you want to get rid of the national debt, call your congressman/woman (if they have the cojones, people have been killed over this issue) and ask him/her to introduce a bill where we as a people can elect a government that can put a stop to the Fed's control of the money supply.

Until that happens, we will continue to sling mud at each other with ALL SIDES BLINDED TO THE TRUTH!!!

June 08 2011 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
sweetimzadi4d

Sarah Palin is a joke. I can't stand the sound of her voice and all she is interested in doing is publicizing and her family. Talk about someone who does nothing for America... Palin is the winner for sure!!! She needs to go back to Alaska and stay there!

June 08 2011 at 12:17 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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cclawnj

Just ask yourself if you can even imagine Couric asking Biden or Obama what newspapers they read. Or if you can see her reminding Obama about what he said in Beaverton, Oregon in May of 2008 about having visited 57 states and having just one more to go except for Alaska and Hawaii.

June 08 2011 at 1:06 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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donnal777

Good one cclawnj! How about Navy corpsemen as opposed to Navy Corpsmen? Haha. Bush would have been excoriated for that! and the 57 states thing. He was tired!!!!! So was Bush when he said "nucular instead of nuclear! LOL Obama got all of the easy questions during the campaign in 2008. " How's the wife and kids"?, for example!

June 08 2011 at 1:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
knotsonorml

I can imagine her asking Biden or Obama what newspapers they read. I can even imagine Biden or Obama answering the questions without looking stupid. I can't imagine Palin doing that, since every answer to every question makes her look stupid.

June 08 2011 at 2:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
Larry

So true--I can't stand her voice either. It is so annoying! And she is always going on--and--on about her and Bill. Wait a minute! I'm sorry I thought you were talking about Hillary Clinton. Her voice is annoying too and she doesn't do anything for America except tear it down and ask the UN to investigate CIA interagators.

But you know what? I would never think to tell her to get back to Arkansas because she is free to be in the marketplace of ideas no matter how much I disagree with her.

Maybe you should grow up and understand that not everybody agrees with your narrow view of life. Just pretend that Palin is a homosexual male and all the "evil" Christians are against her because of it. I am sure you would stand up and defend her no matter what you thought of her politics. Go ahead! Give it a try!

June 08 2011 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lobo7606

Okay, so Couric is a limousine liberal, a jaded journalist AND a political hack! If she weren't so cutsypoo, no one would give a damn, and she'd be working a real job or struggling to pay her bills like most of us. I'm SICK of COURIC! She does NOTHING to improve America.

June 08 2011 at 12:03 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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Tomas

She did a lot to improve America. She showed us how stupid Sarah Palin is :-)

June 08 2011 at 12:41 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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cclawnj

Which was quite a trick considering that Couric's IQ is barely room temperature.

June 08 2011 at 1:08 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down

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