by Todd Beeton, Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 01:19:25 AM EDT
Does anyone else think it's sort of hilarious that Katie Couric won a Walter Cronkite Excellence in TV Political Journalism award for her interviews with Sarah Palin? The award was in the "Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign" category and is described as follows by ReliableSources.org:
Katie Couric, the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, was honored for her extraordinary, persistent and detailed multi-part interviews with Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin which judges called a "defining moment in the 2008 presidential campaign."
I'm sorry, not to take anything away from the impact of these interviews, because I agree they were devastating and the decision to roll them out in little bytes over a period of weeks was ingenious, but really, watch this and tell me who deserves the award here:
And looking back at this gem, unless "what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read?" really is a gotcha question, didn't this award sort of land in Katie's lap? I mean, credit where credit is due, where the hell is Palin's Crazy Ass Answers to Mundane Questions award? That's one thing I'd vote for Palin to win.