Boycott Jeopardy host Katie Couric: not kinder gentler or honest, Mike Richards: “we’re trying to build a kinder and gentler society”, Couric: “deprogram these people”
“I mean, it’s really bizarre, isn’t it, when you think about how AWOL so many of these members of Congress have gotten. But I also think some of them are believing the garbage that they are being fed 24/7 on the internet, by their constituents, and they bought into this big lie. And the question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.” …Katie Couric
“Katie Couric, the classic unarmed opponent in a battle of wits.”…Citizen Wells
The powers at Jeopardy, and executive producer Mike Richards is one of them, could not have made a much worse choice for guest host than Katie Couric, alumnus of the fake news media and current spokesperson for the out of touch left.
There was a rumor that she might guest host, but with Mike Richards ending each show with the following:
“we’re trying to build a kinder and gentler society,”
“And if we all pitch in just a little bit, we’re going to get there. See you next time.”
There was hope she would not appear.
How do you square that with Couric’s statement:
“And the question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.”
That is insulting to at least half of the country and ultimately all of humanity.
Ironically, I thought that Richards had done a good job as host.
Producers at “Jeopardy!” are reportedly worried Katie Couric’s recent remarks about Donald Trump and his supporters will turn off the show’s largely conservative audience.
The former “Today” host — who’s set to take over as a guest presenter on the trivia show in the wake of Alex Trebek’s death — joined Bill Maher for a discussion about Donald Trump’s legacy on the Jan. 15 edition of “Real Time.”
During her appearance, Couric expressed frustration with congressional Republicans whom she said seem to be “believing the garbage that they are being fed 24/7 on the internet, by their constituents, and they bought into this big lie.”
Couric added, “And the question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.”
She also expressed support for the outgoing president‘s second impeachment as well as his ban from Twitter, both of which came as Trump’s comments at a MAGA rally were tied to the violent insurrection his supporters staged at the U.S. Capitol.
Speaking to Page Six in a report published late on Friday, Jan. 22, a “TV insider” said the veteran journalist’s comments “immediately worried” “Jeopardy!” producers.
That’s apparently because the show’s demographic is older — the median age of its viewers is 64.2 — and “very conservative,” according to the source.
“And the show has always steered clear of politics,” the insider continued, noting that producers are concerned about the timing of her comments, which could spark “a backlash against her” from its key viewers.
“‘Jeopardy!’ viewers are quite a traditional bunch, and there’s fears she might be too polarizing after this,” the source said. “At the very least, she already appears to have ruled herself out of becoming the permanent host of the show.”
I will not watch Jeopardy for the foreseeable future.
Jeopardy owes America an apology.