Stocks Soar and Plunge, But Couric Always Upbeat About Obama’s Efforts



Brent Baker

Katie Couric SC


        On Monday night, Katie Couric teased the CBS Evening News by trumpeting how “the stock market soars as the Treasury rolls out a new plan to rescue America’s banks,” and then leading: “The Treasury put out the details today of a plan to rescue America’s banks and Wall Street responded with two thumbs up and a triple-digit rally.” Six weeks ago, however, when the Dow plunged 382 points in reaction to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s vague plan for banks, Couric didn’t mention the stock market in her tease as she instead giddily announced:

         COURIC: Tonight, attacking the economic crisis from every angle: The Treasury Secretary rolls out a new bailout plan, the Senate passes the stimulus package and the President gets a little help selling it.

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