Katie Couric, guesting on Letterman last night, talked about those awkward-if-not-disastrous Sarah Palin interviews. Including: Palin’s refusal to reveal which newspapers she reads. (Remember “um, all of ‘em” and “any of ‘em that have, uh, been in front of me over all these years”?)

“I’m not sure whether she was afraid to offend certain people, by, she would offend conservatives by saying she read The New York Times,” Couric said.

“Or people who don’t read,” Letterman responded. “She was afraid of offending people who don’t read. Maybe that was it.”



[h/t Michael Calderone]

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.