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August 14, 2001
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KATIE COURIC OUTRAGE
TODAY ANCHOR BECOMES ON-AIR ADVOCATE, FUNDRAISER FOR CONFESSED CHILD KILLER ANDREA YATES, BUT NBC DENIES TAKING SIDES
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Media
Research Center President Brent
Bozell blasted NBC Today Anchor Katie Couric today for her
on-air advocacy for confessed child killer Andrea Yates.
on-air advocacy for a confessed child killer is just the latest example
of her departure from her job description.
Journalists are supposed to report the news, not their opinions.
To paraphrase the great line from the movie Broadcast News, who
cares what Katie Couric thinks,” Bozell said.
sympathetic taped interview conducted by NBC’s Jim Cummins of Yates’
mother and brother on yesterday’s program, Couric told viewers where
to send their contributions to the confessed child killer’s legal
defense fund. NBC put the
address on the screen for viewers to see.
Couric then told the audience any money left over would be given
to women’s charities dealing with postpartum depression and psychosis.
NBC spokespeople then tried to claim that neither Couric nor NBC
were taking sides in the case, but subsequent airings of the segment on
MSNBC did not include Couric’s advocacy or the address for Yates’
denial of the obvious is right on par with Bill Clinton claiming he
‘never had sexual relations with that woman.’
It insults the intelligence of every life form on this planet,”
information on the Media Research Center or to schedule an interview with
a spokesperson please contact Katie Wright at
(703)-683-5004, ext. 132.
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