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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Trickery: Katie Couric Edits Interview with Gun Rights Group

Every site seems to have something on this manipulated interview, so it is time I posted it as well, along with others.TD

PJ Media   "Katie Couric has made a documentary on gun violence called Under the Gun.
"Couric interviewed members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (a pro 2A group) for the film and "edited" the interaction.
"The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”
The documentary then shows the activists sitting silently for nine awkward seconds, unable to provide an answer. It then cuts to the next scene.

"But that's not really how the conversation went down.
However, raw audio of the interview between Katie Couric and the activists provided to the Washington Free Beacon shows the scene was deceptively edited. Instead of silence, Couric’s question is met immediately with answers from the activists. A back and forth between a number of the league’s members and Couric over the issue of background checks proceeds for more than four minutes after the original question is asked.

 Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

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. . . "Under the Gun has been labeled “dishonest politicking in the guise of media coverage,” “loose with the facts,” and “a full-length assault on guns and the Second Amendment” by those in the gun community since its debut on May 15.
"The Virginia Citizens Defense League labeled the deceptively edited segment featured in the film “unbelievable and extremely unprofessional.” Philip Van Cleave, the organization’s president, said the editing was done deliberately to make it appear that league members didn’t have a response to Couric’s question.
“ 'Katie Couric asked a key question during an interview of some members of our organization,” he said. 
“ 'She then intentionally removed their answers and spliced in nine seconds of some prior video of our members sitting quietly and not responding. Viewers are left with the misunderstanding that the members had no answer to her question.' ” . . .
Newsrooms dance around selective editing of Couric's gun documentary  . . . "The Times' reluctance to state this admitted fact stands in sharp contrast to how the 165-year-old newspaper reacted in 2015 to the release of more than 20 hours of undercover Planned Parenthood footage.

"When the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life activist group, produced tapes from a three-year-long investigation of the nation's largest provider of abortions, the Times' editorial board accused the activist group repeatedly of doctoring the videos to make it appear as if Planned Parenthood was in the business of selling harvested organs for profit." . . .
"An apology, retraction, re-editing, whatever it is that filmmakers do to make amends — all of it needs to happen here," the Washington Post's Erik Wemple wrote in an article titled "Audiotape: Katie Couric documentary falsely depicts gun supporters as 'idiots.'"
The Daily Beast: Katie Couric Stands by Film’s Deceptive Edit of Pro-Gun Interviewees  

Legal Insurrection  "Gun rights advocates have criticized the documentary since it aired on May 15. The producers filed the show with gun control advocates, but lacked experts from the right:" . . .

PJ Media covered it.  But most take you back to the Washington Free Beacon.

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