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Katie's Staff's Notebook: Obama prayed all over the place

Just for giggles, I thought I'd check out Katie Couric's Staff's Notebook, and see what Katie's staff had her say. And it is surprisingly interesting.

It seems that Katie's staff has decided to join the Fox News slander of Barack Obama (I believe that's the liberal talking point phrase used to describe the reports, based on interviews with childhood friends and acquaintances) and repeat that he "prayed in mosques" as a child. And he prayed in Catholic churches, but it wasn't "serious" prayer.

As I read somewhere else (but can't recall precisely), this is, in a way, a step up for CBS. With Dan Rather, they were running bogus stories -- and when caught, insisting that they were "fake, but accurate." To go from that to presenting others' stories and reports at least improves the accuracy of their stuff. In the courts, plagiarism is a civil matter, while fraud is criminal.


Comments (17)

Katie Couric:"Is America re... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Katie Couric:"Is America ready to accept a candidate who grew up?"...She should have stopped there...You are right it really is pablum...So much for CBS relying on their own flossily written stories.

Whether or not Obama is apo... (Below threshold)
kim:

Whether or not Obama is apostate is not material; what's important is that he is presumed to have thought about the matter. Has he? Where does he stand about it all? Inquiring wingbats want to know.
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Hmmm..Looks like there is g... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Hmmm..Looks like there is going to be a severe shortage of producers at CBS.

But as long as there is someone willing to take the bullet for perky Katie, this will be pretty much SOP.


If Thornburgh persuaded the... (Below threshold)
kim:

If Thornburgh persuaded them to stick to torts instead of crimes, then CBS got their money's worth.
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She was close, almost on th... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

She was close, almost on the edge, thinking about, just couldn't actually begin, telling the truth. BDS will lead to a full blown member of the religion of murder (who supports terrorism, including the murder of you and your family, but lies about it) being elected president of the U.S.

Osama Obama is like all Islamist, a lie is the same as the truth as long as it leads to the death of someone not of the Islamic faith. Katie is an enabler.

I would say that none of th... (Below threshold)
USMC Pilot:

I would say that none of this matters because Obama isn't going to be elected to the presidency. However, I then remembered saying that Jimmy Carter didn't stand a snowballs chance in hell of being elected to the presidency.

Fox "News" (sic) put up a q... (Below threshold)
Publicus:

Fox "News" (sic) put up a quote by Barak Obama truncating the first for words. The ACTUAL quote was:

"I think that nobody wants to play chicken with our troops on the ground."

Fox put up these words next to a picture of Obama:

"...wants to play chicken with our troops on the ground."

Reason 1001 why it's absurd to think of Fox as "fair and balanced."

Hmmm, sounds like Ric Kapla... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Hmmm, sounds like Ric Kaplan, great friend of the Clintons and newly hired news producer at CBS is already doing what the Clintons, err, I mean CBS paid him to do.

Will Obama boycott any CBS debates? 60 Minutes?

Publicus, Fox News is fair,... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Publicus, Fox News is fair, but it's absurd to think you are balanced.

But thanks for playing.

"(I believe that's the libe... (Below threshold)
jp2:

"(I believe that's the liberal talking point phrase used to describe the reports, based on interviews with childhood friends and acquaintances) "

Really? The madrassa report did that?

Got a screen capture or lin... (Below threshold)

Got a screen capture or link, Publicus?

Hate to tell you this buddy... (Below threshold)

Hate to tell you this buddy, but in your haste to make Obama a clandestine Muslim, I think you heard the comment wrong about praying. It says he prayed in a mosque but did not take it seriously.

Last month, the Los Angeles Times interviewed a person who grew up with Obama. In the LA Times article he said, "We prayed in the mosque, but not seriously," noting that Obama also prayed with his Catholic schoolmates. In a later Chicago Tribune article, however, the source said he was not certain whether they prayed together.

Maybe you need to pay a little closer attention, eh??? I am shocked, shocked I tell ya, that none of your conservative choir read the article and corrected you...

So, DA, are you inquiring a... (Below threshold)
kim:

So, DA, are you inquiring about where he stands on all this?
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No, I am pointing out an er... (Below threshold)

No, I am pointing out an error that is beginning to appear as if it were deliberately misleading.

Maybe he could tell us how ... (Below threshold)
kim:

Maybe he could tell us how he stands about all this. That's one tactic of a politician when faced with deliberately misleading errors. Of course, he's not much of a politician.
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Just thought you should kno... (Below threshold)

Just thought you should know that CBS has altered the original text about the Obama piece. Corrections are now noted, but original text has disappeared. I have the word-by-word changes at my blog: hightechparent.blogspot.com

Allow me to point out once ... (Below threshold)

Allow me to point out once again, that the article did NOT say that Obamma prayed in CATHOLIC churches, but not seriously. Why are people chosing to ignore this critical fact from the piece. It changes the whole context of the piece, does it not? Shame on Jay for ignoring an obvious error.

Last month, the Los Angeles Times interviewed a person who grew up with Obama. In the LA Times article he said, "We prayed in the mosque, but not seriously," noting that Obama also prayed with his Catholic schoolmates. In a later Chicago Tribune article, however, the source said he was not certain whether they prayed together.



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