“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.”
I’m shocked! PJ Media has more to say about it here, noting:
The documentary’s director, Stephanie Soechtig, said in a statement: “I never intended to make anyone look bad and I apologize if anyone felt that way.” Of course not.
Yeah, I don’t believe that for a minute. Couric is no better than Dan Rather or Brian Williams. There is no integrity left in journalism anymore. The fact that they did this begs the question of how often they do this to others?
UPDATE from Bitter: Last night NPR reported on this controversy and said flatly:
“This manipulation — and that’s what it was — would not pass muster at NPR under its principles for fairness in handling interviews.”
This is getting real traction across many, many outlets. And they are frequently laying the blame at the feet of Katie Couric. From NPR:
“The deception reflects poorly on Couric, too. She conducted the interviews, serves as the movie’s executive producer and has promoted it extensively. She saw a polished cut of the documentary before its release.”