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Glenn Beck tells Katie Couric: "I think John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama"




Katie Couric
gets the interview that I and TIME magazine could not, speaking with Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck for her new online interview series, @KatieCouric.

It's an interesting way to try capitalizing on the one thing that has given her the most traction in the last year -- her interviewing skills, particularly with former VP candidate Sarah Palin.

Already, Couric has spoken with the New York Times for a story promoting this online interview series, in which Couric says she'll likely stay in the anchor job until 2011 and isn't perturbed by ratings at a historic low for the CBS Evening News. The actual interview series debuts at 7 p.m., after the newscast, on Tuesday; click here for more information.

Couric's affinity for conservative blowhards goes back a-ways; she featured Rush Limbaugh in one of the early commentary segments when she first debuted as CBS anchor.

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As The Swamp blog notes, Beck's new book, Arguing with Idiots, also debuts tomorrow. And its published, strangely enough, by Simon and Schuster, which is owned by CBS Corp. Now I see where Beck gets those conspiracy theories.

In this clip, firebrand Beck says he thinks GOP presidential candidate John McCain would have been worse for America than Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton -- a relatively meaningless notion that he doesn't justify very well. But it will get folks like me to blog about it.

According to the press release:

@katiecouric2 is integrating with Facebook to host an online video chat for the users to speak directly with Katie following the webcast, live on Thursday, September 24 from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET.  The live video player from will be posted on Katie Couric’s Facebook Page and on

Fans can also submit questions to Couric via Twitter @katiecouric; on Katie Couric’s Facebook Page; and by email at [email protected]

“@KATIECOURIC will be a great opportunity to go beyond the big stories, to roll up our sleeves and really examine the issues and people who are shaping the news,” Couric said. “I’m excited to do more in-depth interviews so our viewers can learn more about what’s going on the world, right along with me. We really want to engage people and I’m looking forward to asking their questions too.”

Check it below:

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:01pm]


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