Posted by Tina
A documentary on gun violence hosted by Katie Couric was apparently edited to deceptively place people in the documentary in a negative light. The producer claims he didn’t intend, “to make anyone look bad.” He’s got to be either incredibly biased or ignorant…which do you suspect? See video at the link. The audio in question is at the 21:48 mark:
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.
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.
The documentary, “Under the Gun,” has been criticized and labeled as “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. Phillip Van Cleve, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense league, said the edited segment was “unbelievable and extremely unprofessional.”
Why do they continue to do this in this age of alternative media? Because there will always be those who will buy into the deception. Pretty sleazy journalism for a so-called professional outfit.