A perky version of Mary Mapes

Nearly all of the commentary about Katie Couric’s selection as CBS anchor misses what I think is the central point — CBS has selected an out-and-out liberal who has placed the desire to promote her political agenda ahead of regard for the facts. We know this from Couric’s own words. As Tim Graham reminds us on NRO (via the Washington Times), Couric once challenged Christina Hoff Sommers for refuting bogus statistics on domestic violence, not because Sommers’ refutation was incorrect but because of fear that “you’re going to be dismissing the problem altogether if you refute that.” As Graham aptly paraphrases it, don’t refute errors if they set back liberal progress.

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