Couric Explains Personal Politics
WASHINGTON DC - Speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday evening, CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric pulled back the curtain on her personal views about the war in Iraq, the Bush Administration, and mindless patriotism.
Speaking of the Iraq war, the poised newswoman said, “I’ve never understood why [invading Iraq] was so high on the administration’s agenda when global warming and efforts to deny a woman's right to kill her unborn fetus are so much more threatening to our way of life."
Thanks to her many years reading teleprompters, Couric has become one of America's most intelligent sociopolitical/foreign policy experts, as well as an outspoken critic of the war. She traces her discomfort with the administration’s march to war back to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
“The whole culture of wearing those idiotic flags on our lapel and saying ‘we’ when referring to the United States made me very uncomfortable - like this awful country is better than any other. I hate that stupid flag and anybody who's proud just because he or she is an American. They're clueless morons."
Commentary: Katie Couric has certainly shown she deserves to be at the forefront of the mainline media, displaying the qualities needed to present today's stories in an unbiased, objective manner.