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  • Anti-Gun Film(katie BS)

    05/25/2016 8:13:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Owens
    Producer Katie Couric and Director Stephanie Soechtig stand accused of doctoring the responses of a group of participants in their anti-gun propaganda film, Under the Gun. If substantiated, the claim will destroy Couric’s reputation as a journalist and Soechtig’s reputation as a director. It appears that the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) participants have the evidence in the form of audio from the interview that substantiates their claims.
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a “misleading” edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates “appear to be speechless” when asked a simple question about gun control. “I take responsibility,” the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.
  • Donald Trump: Katie Couric "Should Be Ashamed" Of "Fraudulent Editing"

    06/01/2016 3:33:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Katie Couric’s “fraudulent editing,” tweeting that she “should be ashamed” of herself. Katie Couric’s gun control film — Under the Gun — contains an 8-second pause that was inserted in the editing process. That pause gives viewers the false impression that pro-gun proponents were unsure or stumped when Couric questioned them about gun control.
  • Couric’s Director Unapologetic Over Selectively Editing Interview With Gun Owners

    06/05/2016 9:38:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2016 | Matt Vespa
    What was your intention with inserting that pause? You have Katie asking the group this question, “Do you think people on the terror watch list should be allowed to own guns?” Katie’s asking the question of the group, but as the filmmaker, I want to ask the question of the audience. So what I was thinking, my editor was thinking was we need to stop for a second, because the film moves along at a really fast clip. So you’ll see that throughout we’ll stop down after something happens or when we present something. The terror watch list is a...
  • Katie Couric Accused of Deceptive Editing in Second Documentary

    06/08/2016 1:18:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Katie Couric’s 2014 documentary Fed Up includes instances of deceptive editing similar to 2016’s Under the Gun, according to several people familiar with the making of the film. Fed Up, which focuses on obesity and the food industry, was directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Couric. The film includes two interviews with figures who hold viewpoints counter to the narrative of the film, and sources say both interviews include at least one misleading or deceptive edit intended to embarrass the interviewee. Dr. David Allison, an interview subject in the film and the director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center,...
  • Yahoo executives convene emergency meeting to discuss their hack, dishonest ‘global anchor’

    06/07/2016 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    But can't think of anything to do about her, like, oh, say, fire her for being a dishonest hack. It’s impossible to feel any sympathy for Yahoo here. When they made Katie Couric their “global anchor” on the apparent belief that she was some sort of serious journalist, they either knew what they were getting into or were so ignorant of the real truth that they were investing in their own demise. And Yahoo has enough problems apart from the fact that the face of its news operation is a lying left-wing propagandist masquerading - and not very convincingly -...
  • Katie Couric’s Anti-Gun Producers Repeatedly Violated Federal Gun Laws

    06/03/2016 5:37:52 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-3-16 | Sean Davis
    Katie, get your gun lawyer. By now you’ve probably heard about Katie Couric’s new anti-gun documentary “Under The Gun,” and how her producer doctored video of interviews with gun owners in order to make them look stupid and heartless. Couric’s producer and director, Stephanie Soechtig, admitted to doctoring the video, and Couric herself kinda sorta apologized for it. But that’s not the worst thing that happened with the making of this documentary. It turns out that Couric’s production team deliberately conspired to violate federal gun laws. According to video obtained by Ammoland, a shooting sports news website, one of Couric’s...
  • BREAKING: EPIX Pulls Katie Couric’s Fraudulent Documentary “Under The Gun”

    05/31/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 31, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Just two weeks after first airing and one week after director Stephanie Soechtig and executive producer/narrator Katie Couric were caught in a scandal where Soechtig replaced the answer to a question with footage shot at a different time, the streaming media channel EPIX has pulled their original film.
  • EPIX CHANNEL IS PULLING KATIE COURIC’S GUN CONTROL MOVIE WITH ITS FRAUDULENT EDITING

    05/31/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 72 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 31, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Katie Couric's gun control movie has gotten a lot of criticism for fraudulently editing a discussion with the Virginia Defense League. Just earlier today apologized today for the misleading edits. EPIX has just announced that it is no longer showing the movie here. The two might not be unrelated. Will Apple now pull the movie from iTunes?
  • GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary”

    05/30/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gadsten Guns Blog ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Kitty
    GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary” By Kitty on May 27, 2016 Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called documentary, we feel it’s our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.GunGate – How it Happened Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to “provide varied viewpoints.”In fact, those are some of the exact words that were included in the...
  • Katie Couric And The Anti-Gun Documentary: Not Just Vanishing Journalism Ethics, But Vanishing

    05/30/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Ethicsalarms
    Just in time for the Presidential campaign, old friend Katie Couric has been kind enough to remind us just how little we can trust journalists, how arrogant they are regarding their unethical methods, and how the profession that is supposed to protect democracy is now a threat to it.Having failed in her effort to be a network news anchor and a talk-show host, the former “Today Show” star  is now biding her time at Yahoo News waiting for a comeback opportunity. She served as executive producer and narrator of “Under the Gun,” an anti-gun documentary written, produced, and directed by...
  • They Think We’re Stupid…And Maybe They’re Right

    05/29/2016 4:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    No question, the deterioration of modern society is a subjective thing. What some consider problematic, others cheer. What some see as economic stagnation, others call “recovery summer.” But some things are, or at least should be, beyond refute. They aren’t, not anymore.Katie Couric, formerly of the Today Show and now apparently host of a web show on Yahoo News (which, seriously … who watches it? Did you even know about it before you read it here?) produced a “documentary” about guns in America. I know what you’re thinking, “Finally, someone is going to cover the gun issue from a liberal...
  • Katie Couric Regrets ‘Poor Decision’ to Insert Pause in Gun Documentary Interview

    05/26/2016 5:55:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 93 replies
    The WRAP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Katie Couric is upset that an eight-second pause inserted into an interview she did with gun rights activists in the documentary “Under the Gun” has drawn criticism, calling the edit an “unnecessary mistake,” according to an individual with knowledge of her thinking. The individual spoke to TheWrap and said that director Stephanie Soechtig inserted the pause, which critics are calling an example of “deceptive” and “appalling journalism.” “This was an unnecessary mistake,” the individual told TheWrap. “It did not represent editing someone’s sentences, there was no factual error, this is not a mistake that is a substantive mistake. It could...
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    “Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A “DOCUMENTARY” I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.” In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...
  • Why the Second Amendment is under attack this week

    05/16/2016 10:09:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 16, 2016 | Dave Workman
    It’s a tradition as old as yellow journalism, “Bash the Second Amendment” week, and it was off to a vigorous start with last night’s debut of “Under the Gun,” touted as a “documentary” hosted by Katie Couric and broadcast on Epix. The press seems to relish in doing gun control stories in the week leading up to the annual convention of the National Rifle Association. The NRA gathers this coming weekend in Louisville, and in addition to the Couric program, there’s an anti-gun opinion piece in today’s Seattle Times from Jerry Large, and another column in today’s Daily Californian that...
  • Katie Couric: ‘Silent Majority’ of Gun Owners Want More Gun Control

    05/14/2016 8:05:10 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | 5-13-2016 | AWR Hawins
    During a May 13 appearance on NBC’s Today, Katie Couric previewed her upcoming gun control documentary by claiming a “silent majority” of gun owners want more gun control. Couric said these things during an interview conducted by Matt Lauer, who began the interview by countering FBI statistics and claiming mass shootings are on the rise. In September 2014, the FBI released a highly politicized study claiming a rise in mass shootings, only to have the authors of the study recant months later and admit they created data to make the study outcome fit a preconceived conclusion. (snip) So Couric undertook...
  • Katie Couric's Islamophilia

    08/07/2015 5:30:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Five years ago, Katie Couric exemplified our secular media's Islamophilia when on an online show at CBS, she proclaimed, "Maybe we need a Muslim version of 'The Cosby Show.' I know that sounds crazy, but 'The Cosby Show' did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of what they don't understand." Given what's come to light about Cosby, she probably wishes she'd suggested "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" or maybe "Diff'rent Strokes." No matter. What must Osama bin Laden have thought when briefed that America was preparing a new...
  • TED CRUZ GOES ROUNDS WITH KATIE COURIC (YouTube link to 52-min interview video)

    07/08/2015 1:38:37 PM PDT · by ETL · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 30, 2015
    This got a lot of rave reviews from fellow FReepers, so I thought I'd post it as a separate thread. Haven't watched it myself yet.
  • Mainstream Scream: Katie Couric presses Ted Cruz about 'empathy' for illegals [VIDEO]

    07/06/2015 1:59:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/06/2015 | Paul Bedard
    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Yahoo's Katie Couric, who last week interviewed Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texan running for president, about his hardline against illegal immigration. It was loaded from the start. For Couric, it comes down to one word: empathy. On Yahoo News Monday, Couric said: "Well, let's talk immigration, because I'm very curious about your views on that. I know you've staunchly oppose President Obama's executive actions on immigration. You've worked to block every legislative effort to allow undocumented immigrants to remain legally in this country. So, given the fact that your father immigrated here from Cuba,...
  • Ted Cruz Goes Rounds with Katie Couric [video]

    07/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 32 replies
    https://youtu.be/Ay1SACxNkD4 ^ | Published on June 30, 2015
    VIDEO of Ted Cruz putting Katie Couric in her place.
  • ‘The View’ May Cut Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace in Latest Revamp (Palin Karma)

    07/02/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 34 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ABC executives are finalizing a plan to reboot “The View” next fall, for the second consecutive year, with a flurry of changes that could include the departure of at least one of its regular hosts, Variety has learned. While moderator Whoopi Goldberg will remain as the face of the struggling daytime talker, the future of two of her co-hosts, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, is in doubt. One or both women could be dropped because network execs are underwhelmed with their contributions to the show’s signature Hot Topics segment, which is expected to shift focus permanently toward more lighthearted celebrity...
  • Cruz Melts Couric's Mind: Hillary Started the Anti-Obama Birther Movement

    07/01/2015 1:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Who do you think started the birther movement against Obama? You know the birther movement, the claim that Obama was not born in Hawaii, that he was rather born in some Muslim country somewhere. And that he was not qualified, according to the Constitution, to be president, 'cause he's not born of American parents anywhere, and he was not born in the United States. Who started that movement? (interruption) Well, you're pretty damn close. It was Hillary Clinton that started the movement. It was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that started the movement. That whole thing was...
  • Cruz Reminds Katie Couric That Hillary Created Anti-Obama Birther Movement

    06/30/2015 6:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    Faded, former-media darling Katie Couric hosted Republican Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for a full-hour to discuss a wide range of issues Monday. The left-wing anchor, who is now perched at a place called Yahoo!, introduced Cruz as a historic candidate — potentially the first American president to be born in Canada. Later in the interview, she questioned Cruz on his citizenship. The look on Couric’s smug face when he correctly reminded her that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that birthed the anti-Obama Birther movement, is priceless. It all starts at right around the 25 minute mark....
  • Katie Couric interviews Ted Cruz

    06/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by VinL · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/2015 | K. Couric
    Ted Cruz continued his verbal assault on last week’s historic Supreme Court decisions on Monday, saying the justices who ruled in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage “rewrote the Constitution.” “They joined a team, they put on bright-blue Obama jerseys and they rewrote the law,” the U.S. senator from Texas told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric during a live sit-down interview from Yahoo’s New York City studios. “Those decisions are a threat to our democracy.” Cruz slammed Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion in the Obamacare case on behalf of what the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful called “five...
  • Katie Couric re-ups with Yahoo! for $10M per year

    06/13/2015 8:32:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    You can call Katie Couric the $10 million anchor. That’s how much Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is forking over to retain the Web portal’s global news anchor, several sources told The Post on Friday. The new contract, agreed to in the last several days but not yet finalized, gives Couric a stratospheric annual pay package in line with that of NBC’s suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.Only Couric is actually anchoring a newscast. The 58-year-old journalist, who had been negotiating a second contract for the past few months, won a significant rise. While the new deal contains a few...
  • VIDEO: Carly Fiorina doesn’t back down as Katie Couric tries to shame her for criticizing Hillary

    05/07/2015 11:20:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    "You've said some unkind things . . ." VIDEO: Carly Fiorina doesn't back down as Katie Couric tries to shame her for criticizing Hillary I’m liking Carly Fiorina more and more. Of course, one of the quickest ways to win my respect is to stand up to dopey media presumptions and shove them back in the faces of blowhard interviewers. And that’s what Fiorina did yesterday when Katie Couric tried to shame her for having the shocking gall to say “unkind things” about the sainted Hillary Clinton.
  • Celebrities Thankful to Vanity Fair WHCD Party for Giving Them Another Chance to Praise Obama

    04/27/2015 1:51:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jen Chaney
    The Vanity Fair–Bloomberg cocktail reception that follows the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, held at the franco-swank residence of the French ambassador, is the kind of party where Katie Couric can kick off her shoes and spend much of the party in bare feet. It’s the kind of party where Charlie Rose and Ashley Judd stand by one of several bars and engage in a lot of intense close-talking. It’s the kind of party where one waits in line to use the loo, just as one has done at every normal, far less glitzy house party since the 1990s. But then...
  • Robert De Niro breaks down in tears as he discusses the plight of his bipolar illness

    02/05/2013 9:18:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 52 replies
    dailymail ^ | 5 February | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Robert De Niro wasn't acting when he broke down in sobs on Katie Couric's day time talk show Monday. The usually tough-guy actor was a guest on Katie to discuss the hit film Silver Linings Playbook with director David O. Russell and co-star Bradley Cooper. When asked about the film's premise - that of a bipolar character trying in vain to fit in - The Goodfellas actor began to cry. 'Did you feel a greater responsibility about doing a film that David had so much personally invested in?' the anchor asked, following up on a question asked of Russell. 'Of...
  • Katie Couric felt ‘pummeled’ at CBS News, resented by coworkers for $15M salary and unfriendly

    06/14/2014 6:54:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/14/14 | RICH SCHAPIRO
    Full Title: Katie Couric felt ‘pummeled’ at CBS News, resented by coworkers for $15M salary and unfriendly personality: new book In excerpts of Sheila Weller’s highly anticipated book ‘The News Sorority’ obtained by the Daily News, resentment towards Katie Couric was immediate upon her arrival to CBS News. According to Weller, Couric compared herself to Hillary Clinton, received a large salary while others were asked to take pay cuts, and failed to make friends with former CBS staffers who described her as abrasive. Poor Katie — get her some Kleenex and a wrinkle-free pantsuit. TV star Katie Couric took such...
  • Lack of star power in Katie Couric's interviews leaves Yahoo executives unhappy

    05/27/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN
    Katie Couric’s role as global news anchor at Yahoo is under scrutiny by the Internet company’s honchos — including CEO Marissa Mayer — who are wondering why the peppy former talk-show host isn’t bringing in big-name interviews. “Her bosses are unhappy,” says our source. “They thought Katie was a huge get and that huge stars would follow, with major interviews. Instead she’s had two that are memorable, and one was a book tour.” In Couric’s debut interview for the site, she did a 52-minute sit-down with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in January. He was promoting his book, “Duty: Memoirs...
  • Gates: for Obama, War is 'about Getting Out' Former defense secretary says Obama was convinced

    01/08/2014 8:09:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 1/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    In a new memoir, former US defense secretary Robert Gates delivered bruising opinions about President Barack Obama’s leadership in the Afghanistan war. Gates said that by early 2010 he had concluded the president “doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out.” In what the Washington Post called “one of the more serious charges that a defense secretary could make against a commander in chief sending forces into combat,” Gates observed that Obama was very pessimisic regarding his own strategy in Afghanistan. The president was “skeptical if not...
  • FLASHBACK: Biden in 2008: ‘Thank God Robert Gates is in Charge’

    01/08/2014 1:41:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/8/14 | staff
    Speaking at a National Guard Association Conference in September 2008, Joe Biden praised Defense Secretary Robert Gates, exclaiming “Thank God Gates in in charge now!” Flash forward six years later and Gates has not returned the favor. Gates wrote a new memoir, which details his time during office, revealing can’t miss tidbits and making digs at important government officials, most notably taking a jab at Vice President Biden.
  • White House: Obama not propping up Joe Biden

    01/08/2014 1:18:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/8/14 | Brian Hughes
    The White House, in damage control after a blistering memoir by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates went public, insisted that a full slate of events between President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden was not meant to prop up Biden. In a rare move, the White House opened up the weekly lunch between Obama and Biden to photographers Wednesday, prompting speculation that the administration was trying to gloss over a brutal 24 hours for Obama’s number two. “You can decide for yourself what you want to believe,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, calling the timing of the...
  • Book review: ‘Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War’ by Robert M. Gates (WaPo)

    01/07/2014 5:30:44 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/7/2014 | Greg Jaffe
    In his new book, which has nearly 600 pages of text, Gates takes the reader inside the war-room deliberations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and delivers unsentimental assessments of each man’s temperament, intellect and management style. “It is difficult to imagine two more different men,” Gates writes. Gates left Washington in 2011 with a reputation as a steady, sober-minded member of the foreign policy establishment, who had served eight presidents and was admired equally by Republicans and Democrats. The next time Gates visits the capital, his reception may not be quite so warm. “Duty” is his second...
  • Former Obama aides push back on Gates [Daley, Axerod]

    01/08/2014 8:58:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Former White House officials on Wednesday rushed to defend President Obama against scathing criticism from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. In his new memoir, Gates wrote the president did not believe in his own strategy in Afghanistan, and that for him, it was “all about getting out.” Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Gates shouldn’t have released his memoir while the war in Afghanistan is still being fought. “It’s one thing as historians look back on an administration, but in the middle of it, when you’re pursuing a war at the same time, and one that...
  • The Quiet Fury of Robert Gates

    01/08/2014 4:56:22 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 7, 2013 | Robert M. Gates
    All too often during my 4˝ years as secretary of defense, when I found myself sitting yet again at that witness table at yet another congressional hearing, I was tempted to stand up, slam the briefing book shut and quit on the spot. The exit lines were on the tip of my tongue: I may be the secretary of defense, but I am also an American citizen, and there is no son of a bitch in the world who can talk to me like that. I quit. Find somebody else. It was, I am confident, a fantasy widely shared throughout...
  • It Would be Helpful If Guys Like Bob Gates Would Tell the American People What They Know

    01/08/2014 11:50:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Is it any surprise that Barack Obama -- see, this is my point, in a nutshell, this is it, this is it. Is it any surprise that Barack Obama and his gang don't like the military? Is it any surprise that everything they do is a political calculation? No. None of this ought to be a surprise to anyone. The real question is -- and I don't know Robert Gates -- you know, this is becoming a trend. You got journalists who are covering campaigns who do not report things that could have impact on the outcome....
  • Towering Obama Arrogance and Superbia Confirmed in Robert Gates' New Tell-All Book...

    01/08/2014 3:12:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "I may be the secretary of defense, but I am also an American citizen,  and there is no son-of-a-bitch in the world who can talk to me like that." Turns out that (genuinely bipartisan) former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -the only high level official to stay-on from the Bush to Obama administrations, and who worked in some capacity for every US president since Richard Nixon- 'almost quit' in a 2009 Afghanistan strategy meeting, after being treated like crap by a President who he felt had zero grasp of "the uncertainties and unpredictability of war.' " This -among other...
  • Gates Faults Obama Over Afghanistan

    01/07/2014 5:24:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | JULIAN E. BARNES and PETER NICHOLAS
    WASHINGTON—Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates compiled a pointed critique of President Barack Obama's oversight of the Afghanistan war in a new memoir that exposes strains within the administration over a vital period for U.S. military strategy. Mr. Gates writes that the president lost faith in the very war strategy he approved, wanted most to find a way out of combat, soured on his handpicked commander and tried to micromanage Pentagon policy, with White House aides facing off against four-star generals.
  • Gates slams Biden in new memoir

    01/07/2014 12:50:00 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    January 07, 2014, 02:52 pm Gates slams Biden in new memoir By Rebecca Shabad Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates slams Vice President Joe Biden in a new memoir, saying Biden has been wrong on "nearly every" major foreign policy and national security issues for the past 40 years. Gates calls Biden “a man of integrity,” but questions his judgment, writes The New York Times. The paper obtained an advance copy of the book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” which will be released next week. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national...
  • Gates Slams Biden in Memoir, Reveals He Nearly Quit

    01/07/2014 1:11:41 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 34 replies
    Time ^ | Jan. 07, 2014 | Zeke J Miller
    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has harsh words for Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy judgement in his soon-to-be-released memoir. According to the New York Times, which obtained an early copy of the memoir, Gates calls Biden “a man of integrity,” but questions his record. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” Gates writes, according to the Times. Gates, the only high-level holdover from the Bush administration to the President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, reveals he nearly quit his post in September 2009 while Obama reviewed...
  • Extra: "A gutsy call" Robert Gates is a Hypocrite.

    01/07/2014 3:46:42 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 36 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 5/15/11 | Katie Couric
    From the 60 Minutes interview: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells Katie Couric that the mission was one of the most courageous decisions he's ever seen a president make. He calls it a "gutsy call."This 2 minute video is disgusting in its sycophancy. I've never forgiven Gates. There was no bigger Obama suck-up than Gates. Now he is an Obama critic? Give me a break.
  • Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’

    01/07/2014 12:19:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2014 | Bob Woodward,
    Gates writes about Obama with an ambivalence that he does not resolve, praising him as “a man of personal integrity” even as he faults his leadership. Though the book simmers with disappointment in Obama, it reflects outright contempt for Vice President Biden and many of Obama’s top aides. Biden is accused of “poisoning the well” against the military leadership. Thomas Donilon, initially Obama’s deputy national security adviser, and then-Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, the White House coordinator for the wars, are described as regularly engaged in “aggressive, suspicious, and sometimes condescending and insulting questioning of our military leaders.” During that...
  • Katie Couric talk show canceled after two seasons

    12/19/2013 6:19:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/20/13 | DON KAPLAN
    The sun is setting on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show. The newswoman and ABC have pulled the plug on her daily talk show, “Katie,” which will not return for a third season next year. “While production will continue on 'Katie' through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show,” reps for Couric and the show’s distributor ABC Domestic Television said in a joint statement.
  • Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

    11/24/2013 10:27:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    All Things Digital ^ | November 23, 2013 | Kara Swisher
    As AllThingsD had first reported in August that it was working on, Yahoo is poised to announce a deal with well-known television news star Katie Couric to do a high-profile online interview show on its home page. The deal is set to be announced on Monday, said multiple sources at the company, which could designate Couric as “global news anchor” of the Silicon Valley Internet giant. That title could change, of course. So could the deal or its timing, although it seems set now after months of negotiations with ABC News, which is both Yahoo’s online news partner and Couric’s...
  • Katie Couric Negotiating ABC News Exit (Exclusive)

    11/22/2013 6:08:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11-22-13 | Marisa Guthrie
    Less than three years after joining ABC in a lucrative and wide-ranging deal that included a daytime talk show and a role at ABC News, Katie Couric is negotiating an exit package, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The move comes as Couric is close to finalizing an extensive deal with Internet giant Yahoo, according to multiple sources. Couric's daytime talk show is in its second and almost certainly final season on ABC. She will complete the season and sources at Disney-ABC insist that a decision about the future of Katie will not be made until sometime in December after executives...
  • Katie Couric's Talk Show Teetering on the Verge of Cancellation

    10/09/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/9/2013 | Alex Ben Block
    Soft ratings, a huge budget and "disdain" for her female audience — Q Scores report only 10 percent of women view Couric favorably — have the host's Disney/ABC talk show in jeopardy as a renewal decision nears. One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot. In fall 2012, Disney/ABC TV rolled out the red...
  • Piers Morgan’s gig to end? CNN ‘actively looking for a replacement’

    10/02/2013 12:56:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 10/1 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Internet site that reports on issues that emanate from within America’s news rooms said CNN’s Piers Morgan is on the out. But it’s not clear whether he will sever ties with CNN completely — or simply with his coveted prime time slot. FTVLive reported that sources say CNN head Jeff Zucker is “actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan.” Mr. Morgan in 2012 signed only a one-year contract extension, and that’s about to wrap, the site reported. Mr. Zucker would like to replace him with Katie Couric,
  • KATIE COURIC DAYTIME SHOW 'AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER' (ABC looking to replace the perky one?)

    06/08/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT · by drewh · 82 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8 Jun 2013, 7:32 PDT
    A long time ago in a media world far, far away, Katie Couric was once seen as a competent, likable, down to earth co-host of NBC's "Today Show." She was appealing, smart, and accessible, But success ruined Couric. Over time, she became a Media Diva and a divisive, hysterical left-wing partisan. Whatever your politics, it is impossible to dispute that Couric went Hollywood -- and narcissism is never pretty In the wake of her chilling metamorphosis, Couric has only met failure. But her latest endeavor, a daytime talk show, is making Couric's time at CBS look like the glory days...