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2007-03-26 09:52:25 AM  
We've already seen the inside of your ass, Katie. We don't need to see it again.

From an NYTimes article Sunday:
Even when patients think they would like their spouses to spend more time on their care, they often change their minds. "They find they feel more frightened, more disabled, when it happens," said Dr. Susan Block, chief of psychosocial oncology and palliative care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Why does Katie Couric want cancer patients to feel frightened and disabled?

I hope Katie gets cancer so we can make fun of her when she doesn't opt to draw the curtains, speak in a hushed voice, and wait to die.
 
2007-03-26 09:59:40 AM  
That's 'cuz she's a Hillary fan.
 
2007-03-26 10:05:58 AM  
Katie Couric didn't quit her job when her husband got cancer, and later died. She certainly didn't need the money. Why should John Edwards quit?
 
2007-03-26 10:08:45 AM  
sseye: Why does Katie Couric want cancer patients to feel frightened and disabled?

This is the second column I've seen today that basically says Edwards should hang it up and dote on his wife until she dies. This is a treatable cancer, and from what I've heard, she can live a relatively normal life. So do we need to put her in a bed so she can rot away the rest of her years, just because she has cancer?
 
Bek
2007-03-26 10:11:29 AM  
*suggests
*campaigning
 
2007-03-26 10:14:20 AM  
Oooh, ouch. I need to proofread.
 
2007-03-26 10:15:06 AM  
I don't have any opinion about this other than I just wanted to say... John Edwards is a douchebag.
 
2007-03-26 10:16:04 AM  
"Some say..."
"Some people say..."
"Some would say..."
 
2007-03-26 10:17:09 AM  
It's his decision. Don't we have real stories for the media to cover? Or does Couric simply have no class?
 
2007-03-26 10:28:06 AM  
elchip That's 'cuz she's a Hillary fan.

Spot on elchip!

I would also point out that her ratings are headed south and she saw an opportunity for some "hard-hitting" "journalism."
 
2007-03-26 10:32:41 AM  
Isn't this pretty much a personal decision that's between he and his wife? It's not really anyone else's place to judge. Besides, we seriously have bigger issues to deal with right now.
 
2007-03-26 10:36:59 AM  
dogdaze: I would also point out that her ratings are headed south and she saw an opportunity for some "hard-hitting" "journalism."

That too.

/Who watches network evening news anyway
//That's evening commute time
 
2007-03-26 10:41:15 AM  
Hey Katie, who are these "some people" that you speak of?
 
2007-03-26 10:49:02 AM  
submitter: Katie Couric suggets John Edwards is being "callous" by campaining in the face of his wife's illness
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You say that like it's bad. That was the only part of the letter suggestion I thought was complimentary.
 
2007-03-26 11:19:44 AM  
Politics aside.

Edwards is a tool.
 
2007-03-26 11:39:11 AM  
Anyone stop to maybe think his wife wants him to keep going?

Not that I'd vote for him, mind you.
 
2007-03-26 12:01:54 PM  
How does Katie Couric feel about Newt Gingrich, I wonder?
 
2007-03-26 12:10:26 PM  
Action Replay Nick: "Some say..."
"Some people say..."
"Some would say..."


Everyone doing an interview over the next year on any of these shows should hide a whistle in their jacket packet. When the interviewer says the words "Some people say...". They jut need to pull out the whistle and blast it. Call a foul on this lack of integrity in journalism.
 
2007-03-26 12:10:52 PM  
I love when journalists pipe up with the "some people" BS. There was, I'm sure, plenty of opinion pieces available in print, on TV and online saying what "some people" were saying. Quote them.

"Let me ask you about some of the criticism your decision has been getting in the press. Joe Blow of the Bumfark Standard said 'blah blah blah." Mike Hunt of CNN said "yadda yadda." How do you respond to that?"

It's pretty simple, people.
 
2007-03-26 12:11:57 PM  
were, not was. argh.

/former newspaper editor
 
2007-03-26 12:13:32 PM  
Quick1
This is the second column I've seen today that basically says Edwards should hang it up and dote on his wife until she dies. This is a treatable cancer, and from what I've heard, she can live a relatively normal life.

Actually no, from what I have heard the breast cancer has spread into her bones and is now judged to be incurable. She is going to die from this eventually... but as she said in the 60 Minutes interview she is not going to hide away and wait for death. I have to say that I respect a decision like that, a doctor told her, "you are going to die soon" and rather than breaking down and cursing the short time she has had... she is just going to keep doing what she has been doing and appreciate the time she has left.

Still not going to be voting for Edwards in the primary.
 
2007-03-26 12:17:39 PM  
His wife's illness has a face? eww.
 
2007-03-26 12:22:46 PM  

I love when journalists pipe up with the "some people" BS. There was, I'm sure, plenty of opinion pieces available in print, on TV and online saying what "some people" were saying. Quote them.

"Let me ask you about some of the criticism your decision has been getting in the press. Joe Blow of the Bumfark Standard said 'blah blah blah." Mike Hunt of CNN said "yadda yadda." How do you respond to that?"

It's pretty simple, people.



I think you're confusing journalists with infotainers.
 
2007-03-26 12:24:18 PM  
"His wife's illness has a face? eww."

I would support an Edwards/Quatto ticket.
 
2007-03-26 12:27:36 PM  
After thinking about it over the weekend, I kind of agree. (Even though I think Couric is a pisspoor excuse for a journalist.)

Whether or not Mrs. Edwards wants to support her husband, they have an obligation to their young kids, who are only 7 and 8. Campaigning is hard work and, if she's going to continue on as normal, she'll be by his side as he tours up and down the country for the next year and a half.

There won't be much normal parenting time between now and then. She's got an 11% chance of making it the next seven years, according to one account I read. If he won, it would be reasonable to suggest that she wouldn't make it through the entire first term.

John's a nice guy, but he's a dark horse in this race. Currently he is a distant, distant third behind Clinton and Obama. He's a one-term senator who isn't even in the Senate anymore. Hell, he's less qualified than Obama, who at least had some state legislative experience. He'd make a decent Veep, though.

Of course, I'm making the logical mistake of thinking Edwards thinks like I do. But if I had his money (which is substantial), I'd spend the next few years with my wife's fight. As it is, she'll spend the next few years on his fight.

I don't think he should drop out of politics entirely, he can always keep his foot in as a pundit and party leader.

Once she's dead, he'll still be a relatively young man. Then he run for president.

So, while it might be "courageous" to continue to campaign, I don't think it makes "sense."
 
2007-03-26 12:29:07 PM  
That's right. He should just ignore her decision and hold her hand until she dies. Nothing like dropping everything and waiting on the corner for the hearse to cheer her up, I'm sure. Why not encourage them to sleep in a double coffin to get the most out of it?

Almost all sick people want to lead normal lives. They don't just give up and die right away. How well have we done with a president with a healthy wife? Maybe we should change the formula and elect someone who knows and accepts loss and suffering and stays on mission. We've had enough of suck-it-up. Real compassion is the only way out of the mess.

If you don't have it, you can't even understand my point. If you do, you don't need me to tell you right from wrong.
 
2007-03-26 12:29:55 PM  
How John and Elizabeth Edwards choose to deal with her cancer is no one's farking business.

Oh, and I despise Katie Couric.
 
2007-03-26 12:35:25 PM  
HappyDaddy
How John and Elizabeth Edwards choose to deal with her cancer is no one's farking business.

Hey, they're the ones who had a press conference about it. Now its fair game.

Would she be any less courageous if they kept quiet about it?

Either way, he's not going to win.

Jules Siegel

Almost all sick people want to lead normal lives.
My point exactly. There is nothing normal about running for president. What is normal is spending time with your family, going on fun trips and seeing the world before the inevitable.
 
2007-03-26 12:36:10 PM  
Newsflash:

Katie Couric suggests Elenor Roosevelt is being "callous" by supporting her husband's campaign in the face of his deadly illness.
 
2007-03-26 12:36:24 PM  
Katie Couric should be raped.

There, I said it.
 
2007-03-26 12:39:26 PM  
If I were rich as all hell, about to embark on an incredibly time consuming, travel intensive project, and then discovered my wife's lifespan has been drastically reduced, I think I'd reprioritize and spend maximum time with her. Forget the travel, running for or being President are 70hr/wk jobs minimum. It would suck spending your last few years barely seeing your spouse because they were busy working. It would suck being the working spouse who burns that quickly diminishing time. I won't criticize Edwards, but it's not the choice I'd make in his shoes.
 
2007-03-26 12:43:53 PM  
As was so correctly pointed out above by three crooked squirrels, Couric didn't quit her job when her husband was given a diagnosis of incurable cancer. How could she have been so callous? Someone needs to call her out on that point and demand to know why his situation and decision is so different than her own.


CBS, you really screwed the pooch by replacing Bob Scheiffer!
 
2007-03-26 12:45:48 PM  
atomsmoosher: ... Now its fair game.

Not so sure. Had nothing been said, but the fact of her metastasis been 'found out' by the 'press,' the shouting would have been "Why is he trying to hide this?" So they decided to announce both the condition AND their decision. (and it is EXCLUSIVELY their decision, btw)

What does "fair game" mean, anyway?? Your right to impose your value system on their lives?
 
2007-03-26 12:47:17 PM  
Katie Couric is a dink for the fact that she makes it sound like the only person who had any say in this was John Edwards. Dink.
 
2007-03-26 12:51:10 PM  
atomsmoosher: Hey, they're the ones who had a press conference about it. Now its fair game.


They announced that her cancer had returned and that his campaign would continue. The public has a right to know that. Beyond that, the public (and Katie) can fark off.
 
2007-03-26 12:59:10 PM  
sepuku2: I don't have any opinion about this other than I just wanted to say... John Edwards is a douchebag Katie Couric is a biatch.

That's more like it.
 
2007-03-26 01:00:08 PM  
HotWingConspiracy

Edwards/Quatto 2008
Start the Reactors!
 
2007-03-26 01:01:44 PM  
who?
 
2007-03-26 01:04:38 PM  
First off, let me say I detest Couric as a journalist wannabe.

BUT

I think this is coming out of personal regrets she has left over from her own husband's death from cancer, and is trying to influence the Edwards.
 
2007-03-26 01:12:20 PM  
HappyDaddy
They announced that her cancer had returned and that his campaign would continue. The public has a right to know that. Beyond that, the public (and Katie) can fark off.

If it was HIS cancer, I could see the point. But he wasn't obligated to disclose her cancer.

BobTheFirstJr

What does "fair game" mean, anyway?? Your right to impose your value system on their lives?


They brought it about publicly, therefore I had a right to question their choices. I said "fair game" to those, such as you, that say I don't that right.
 
2007-03-26 01:15:15 PM  
Ok lets be real about this who in their right mind is gonna vote for Edwards anyway. So who cares what the Fark he's doing not me. Now I want the last few minutes of reading this shiat back now thanks.
 
2007-03-26 01:16:34 PM  
i just came into mention that katie did the same thing to her husband but i'm sure had less time for him than dealing with the olympic coverage or whatever....

katie couric has some great legs but that has nothing to do with this, so i just wanted to throw it out there...

anyway, if you cant ask a question without saying "some people say" than you might as well call yoursefl tabloid journalists, because thats the only news i see reported anymore....


bush and cheney eat at dead baby ayce salad bar, more at 630 with katie couric, after yoru local news
 
2007-03-26 01:20:11 PM  
Cpuric just asked the same question about 6 times. How did this trollop get labeled a journalist?
 
2007-03-26 01:25:00 PM  
Couric's a conservative tool. When the Abramoff story broke, she insisted repeatedly to Chairman Dean that Democrats took money from Abramoff personally, to the point where Dean had to tell her flat out that her information was completely incorrect.
 
2007-03-26 01:26:15 PM  
atomsmoosher There is nothing normal about running for president. What is normal is spending time with your family, going on fun trips and seeing the world before the inevitable.

That's your definition, not theirs. You are describing a vacation from reality. Their normal life is campaigning. They do it because it's fun! Some people actually do whistle while they work, you know.

Does it occur to you that maybe John and Elizabeth Edwards sincerely do believe that they can contribute to making people's lives through direct political action? It's not a business. It's their mission.
 
2007-03-26 01:34:41 PM  
cancer: some people want to lay down and die. some people embrace the "cancer life" of support groups and treatment and make it the center of their world. some people get on with life and live as normally as possible and don't let it define who they are or let it hover over them as the "inevitable."

if a run for the Presidency gives the Edwards' lives meaning, shut up and let them do it.

/fark you, Couric
 
2007-03-26 01:41:15 PM  
jules_siegel


That's your definition, not theirs. You are describing a vacation from reality. Their normal life is campaigning. They do it because it's fun! Some people actually do whistle while they work, you know


Obviously it is my definition, not theirs. But I'm not describing a vacation from reality. Campaigns may be fun, but they are also very stressful and require a lot of hard work.

They have two young kids. And she is going to die prematurely.

Does it occur to you that maybe John and Elizabeth Edwards sincerely do believe that they can contribute to making people's lives through direct political action? It's not a business. It's their mission.

I'm not cynical by nature, but wouldn't go so far as to believe he's just so gosh darn altruistic. (He was a sleazy trial lawyer in a previous life, after all.) I believe they are sincere, but I also believe this announcement was capitalized upon to get the most oomph out of the polls.

It is funny, when the media misfired before this announcement...when they announced Edwards was stepping down, the copy came across with the idea that this was the noble act of a caring spouse. When the real announcement came out, it swung the other way. Either way it would have been a private decision, if it was mine, I'd have done differently.

Their private choice was made publicly. Therefore, I think I have a right to criticize.
 
2007-03-26 01:43:15 PM  
From what I can tell of the Edwards family dynamic, if she told him to stop campaigning, he would do so in a heartbeat. The only reason she didn't run for Senate herself is that she thought he had a better chance of winning.

I'm not saying that he's whipped or anything, because he seems to be a smart cookie himself, but he does seem to defer to her judgment a lot.
 
2007-03-26 01:45:34 PM  
This just in, Couric is sucking Bushiate cock. Maybe she's pining for the new Coulter slot in the Repub Party after Malkin gets accidentally killed when covering a Klan Rally?
 
2007-03-26 01:46:23 PM  
atomsmoosher: They brought it about publicly, therefore I had a right to question their choices. I said "fair game" to those, such as you, that say I don't that right.

Sorry. Merely pointed out that it is their decision to live their lives, coping with her cancer, as they choose. You can't impose your values on their lives.

Of course you can offer your opinion. No one said you can't. But your opinion means nothing to their situation.
 
2007-03-26 01:46:48 PM  
Dear Katie,

You are not a legitimate journalist. You were hired for your cuteness factor, which isn't going to last much longer, so GBTW and read the teleprompter.
 
2007-03-26 02:07:24 PM  
John Edwards needs to tell Katie the same thing Mel Gibson told that woman in the audience last week - shut the fark up.
 
2007-03-26 02:45:57 PM  
Some would say that Katie Couric is an awful interviewer.
 
2007-03-26 03:02:38 PM  
A journalist simply REPORTS the news, and does not interject their personal opinions into the mix. The moment they do so... BAM, they're now in the same company as Sally Jesse Raphael, Ricki Lake, and Mary Hart. None of whom are journalists, I might add.

I miss Walter Cronkite.
 
2007-03-26 03:12:08 PM  
Couric is a joke. This stunt was no doubt pulled because of her worship of the Clintons. I can only hope the political left grows to despise her over this as much as the political right does. Maybe then she'll fade into obscurity.
 
2007-03-26 03:20:55 PM  
WOW that was COLD!

www.randi.org
 
2007-03-26 04:31:18 PM  
My mom's 4 weeks from colon cancer surgery. Was a 45% 5-year surivial rate until they found a new treatment, which involved giving experimental radiation right in the surgery table when she had it removed. She now has, based on tests a 95% survival rate. In the doctor's words, "Your more likely to be hit by a subway train then die of your cancer now." She'll get to see her grand-daughter (born just a few months before the cancer was found) grow up.

Don't doubt the medical advances that can be made. The 25% of today can be the 75 or 80% of tomorrow. I don't dig John Edwards as a politician, I don't think he'd be a good president. But he deserves to run, to have his ideas forwarded, and for him and his wife to live the life they've chosen. Katie Couric can go to hell.
 
2007-03-26 05:25:54 PM  
www.bartcop.com
 
2007-03-26 05:31:19 PM  
Three Crooked Squirrels: Katie Couric didn't quit her job when her husband got cancer, and later died. She certainly didn't need the money. Why should John Edwards quit?

My sentiments exactly.
 
2007-03-26 05:47:39 PM  
www.greatdreams.com

Couric, channeling the right-wing spew nightly.
 
2007-03-26 06:55:47 PM  
Some would say I used to think that Katie Couric was a waste of skin.

Then after seeing her on the The Colbert Report some might say that she actually seemed kind of cool...

I will now go on record and say that she is a douche.
 
2007-03-26 08:55:19 PM  
Since when do we care what Katie thinks, isn't her job to report NEWS and not what some people think.

man she so annoys me. I don't watch CBS because of her. She could be in a french maids crotchless panties costume juggling dildos and chanting I'm a slut I'm a slut and I still would turn the channel to anything other than her
 
2007-03-26 09:24:36 PM  
Why did Katie Couric keep pressing John and Elizabeth Edwards on 60 Minutes last night about their decision to continue his presidential campaign when she didn't give up her job as host of the Today Show when her husband was diagnosed with cancer?
 
2007-03-27 05:34:15 AM  
If a republican were to make this same decision, it would be widely seen as selfish.
 
2007-03-27 09:46:07 AM  
Rectorial Volvents

Katie Couric should be raped. There, I said it.

What, you want her to be constantly talking as the self-appointed "voice of rape victims" for the next 20 years? What did victims of rape ever do to you?
 
2007-03-27 11:04:33 PM  
Some people say that Katie Couric is a hollow, empty, soulless human robot. Other people might say that she is just a farking coontbag.
 
2007-03-28 03:08:57 PM  
atomsmoosher: John's a nice guy, but he's a dark horse in this race. Currently he is a distant, distant third behind Clinton and Obama.


He's in first place in the latest Iowa poll.
 
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