April 3, 2006, - 2:34 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Now that reports are in that Katie Couric will be the new “CBS Evening News” anchor, we hope they won’t pick former Saudi Concubine Campbell Brown to replace her.
As we wrote here, Brown–the former girlfriend of Saudi spokesman and apologist Adel Al-Jubeir–is one of the candidates to replace the “Today” host. When Brown was NBC News White House correspondent, she let her “dating” (euphemism?) of Al-Jubeir get in the way of covering the real news on the now-Saudi King Abdullah’s visit to the President’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. It was a clear conflict of interest.
As in, she did not report on the fact that then-Prince Abdullah insisted on no women in the air traffic control tower and on the tarmac at the airport in Waco, Texas. (Not to mention that the Prince’s entourage then went to women-filled strip clubs in Waco, that night.) In fashion magazines, Brown bragged of her softball interviews with then-HAMAS leader Abdul Aziz Rantisi (thankfully now dead).
It’s been established that pillow talk is apparently the most effective form of political speech in Brown’s case. We’ve already experienced the worst with Peter Jennings, formerly boyfriend of Palestinian politico Hanan Ashrawi, and his biased coverage. We don’t need more with Campbell Brown–a less suave, less intelligent Jennings in a skirt.
Now, she’s married to former Bushie Dan Senor. But don’t let that fool you. Senor worked for the Carlyle Group and also shilled for former U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham (later, Energy Secretary, and now, lobbyist to Islamists) and his pan-Islamist legislation (including millions in USAID money to Hezbollah), as his Press Secretary. That included apologism for the fact that Abraham was one of only two of 100 U.S. Senators who refused to sign a letter to the President asking him to tell Arafat to stop the homicide bombings. (Some on Capitol Hill say that, under his “leadership,” the HAMAS-front group, CAIR, became a force on Capitol Hill. What a legacy to be proud of.)
These are the kinds of opinions we need less of–not more–on the “Today Show.” And, therefore, Campbell Brown is NOT a good choice for anyone who supports objective journalism, much less freedom from terrorism.
Instead, a better choice to replace Couric is Natalie Morales. She is attractive, articulate, and we don’t note strong political views or bias in her news delivery and interviews on NBC and MSNBC. That’s the way it should be. (Morales is probably liberal, too, but a lot less palpably so than Campbell Brown, ex-Saudi concubine.)
Our choice to replace liberal Couric: Natalie Morales, YES. Campbell Brown, NO WAY.
By the way, is this the way a “serious news anchor” should be posing? Just asking.
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