Unprecedented Disrespect of Governor Palin by Media

Rick Moran
File this one under "Things the liberal media does that makes them look petty and stupid."

You are not going to believe this, but Katie Couric and the entire CBS news division are refusing to refer to Sarah Palin with the honorific "Governor." Couric herself pleaded with CBS management for permission not to include Palin's legitimate title when addressing her or when publishing the transcript on the CBS website.

From American Spectator's Washington Prowler:

CBS New anchor Katie Couric ordered staff to drop all references to "Governor" or "Gov." from her interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. When a staff member pointed out that in other venues, Couric and CBS News had referred to Governor Palin's opponent, Joe Biden, using his title of "Senator" or the abbreviation, Couric, according to a CBS News editorial aide, sought approval from CBS News management to drop the "Governor" reference during her broadcast interview with Palin that began on Wednesday night.

"It's not true," said another CBS News source. "We treat everyone the same."

But, in fact, that's not the case: as late as September 22, CBS News and Couric -- even on the CBS website -- used Biden's honorific.



At no point during the interview does Couric refer to Palin as "Governor."

And it's not just CBS news. Producers and staffers at NBC and ABC report:

that fellow staffers have openly ridiculed Palin, her professional and personal background and her family during production meetings, in the editing bays during video editing for nightly news stories, and while covering Palin at political events.


In the print media, New York Times media critic Alessandra Stanely consistently refers to Governor Palin as "Ms."

Ed Lasky asks, "Where does that fit in the New York Times style book for journalists? Or does she just follow the Obama campaign which, when Palin was announced by McCain as his VP pick, merely addressed her as a former mayor of a small town in Alaska-instead of her title: Governor."

Of all  the silly, outrageously arrogant, condescending, and deliberately deceitful acts ever committed by the MSM against conservatives, this has to be the most petty, the most small minded of them all.

File this one under "Things the liberal media does that makes them look petty and stupid."

You are not going to believe this, but Katie Couric and the entire CBS news division are refusing to refer to Sarah Palin with the honorific "Governor." Couric herself pleaded with CBS management for permission not to include Palin's legitimate title when addressing her or when publishing the transcript on the CBS website.

From American Spectator's Washington Prowler:

CBS New anchor Katie Couric ordered staff to drop all references to "Governor" or "Gov." from her interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. When a staff member pointed out that in other venues, Couric and CBS News had referred to Governor Palin's opponent, Joe Biden, using his title of "Senator" or the abbreviation, Couric, according to a CBS News editorial aide, sought approval from CBS News management to drop the "Governor" reference during her broadcast interview with Palin that began on Wednesday night.

"It's not true," said another CBS News source. "We treat everyone the same."

But, in fact, that's not the case: as late as September 22, CBS News and Couric -- even on the CBS website -- used Biden's honorific.



At no point during the interview does Couric refer to Palin as "Governor."

And it's not just CBS news. Producers and staffers at NBC and ABC report:

that fellow staffers have openly ridiculed Palin, her professional and personal background and her family during production meetings, in the editing bays during video editing for nightly news stories, and while covering Palin at political events.


In the print media, New York Times media critic Alessandra Stanely consistently refers to Governor Palin as "Ms."

Ed Lasky asks, "Where does that fit in the New York Times style book for journalists? Or does she just follow the Obama campaign which, when Palin was announced by McCain as his VP pick, merely addressed her as a former mayor of a small town in Alaska-instead of her title: Governor."

Of all  the silly, outrageously arrogant, condescending, and deliberately deceitful acts ever committed by the MSM against conservatives, this has to be the most petty, the most small minded of them all.