Kofi Annan treated as a sage


The Media Research Center has caught crazy Katie Couric fawning before scandal—plagued Kofi Annanm and urging him to interfere in US politics.

NBC's Katie Couric treated UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who is mired in a scandal Couric only lightly touched, as a wise sage, empathetically ending her taped interview with him, which aired on Tuesday's Today: "You literally have the weight of the world on your shoulders." He agreed: "I do, but not everybody understands that." Monday's NBC Nightly News ran a clip from the interview in which Couric treated the UN as an aggrieved party: "Are you angry that the United States has not been more supportive of the UN?" She set up her Today segment by noting how she had begun by asking "him how he could convince an American audience that the UN is still a relevant and important?" Couric soon reminded Annan of how Bush's nominee for Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton "said in 1994, in the course of a speech, that 'if the UN building lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.' Does John Bolton have your support?" Couric pressed him repeatedly to denounce Bolton: "You're wiggling out of this Mr. Secretary General. Does John Bolton have your support?" And: "Do you wish it were someone else who had been nominated?"

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