Times Nitpicks 'Clickety' Couric

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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SITTING PRESIDENT? Couric, Bush in 2006

Alessandra Stanley cares about accuracy in journalism, as long as it's not her own.

The New York Times's trusty correction-generator takes Katie Couric to task today for misrepresenting the circumstances of her interview yesterday with George and Laura Bush in Blacksburg, Virginia. "Introducing her interview, Ms. Couric told viewers, 'I sat down with President and Mrs. Bush,'" Stanley writes, adding, "Actually, they stood for the entire conversation."

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Stanley obviously has it in for the CBS anchor: It was she who famously described Couric, then still at NBC's Today, as a "mercurial diva" whose "peremptory voice and clickety stiletto heels" sent underlings scurrying in terror.

Now, after what has already been a rough couple weeks for Couric, she has to endure getting called out by someone who can't tell the difference between "nudged" and "didn't nudge"?



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