Shooting back against Katie Couric's deceptive presentations in a gun documentary is good news.
It's a shame it takes a lawsuit to force journalists to acknowledge their unethical practices, but if their clouded conscience lets them sleep at night amidst feeding the public lies, then litigation must awaken them to the public's right and expectation to read, see and hear truth.
Let's be thankful the parties suing "The Perky One" have sharp people in their corner with the tools - and the guts - to go after those who've not been held accountable for far too long.
- Sarah Palin
Palin then links to some super pro-gun website that I am afraid to click on as it might accidentally go off and kill someone.
However the story that has her nips super hard like little bullets, is the news that Katie Couric and her partner are being sued for 12 million dollars:
Katie Couric and "Under the Gun" director Stephanie Soechtig are facing a $12 million defamation lawsuit for their roles in allegedly "misleading" edits made in their 2016 documentary.
Virginians Citizens Defense League (VCDL) is taking Couric and her director to court for edits they say made VCDL members appear stumped by Couric's gun control questions, when in fact they were not.
A clip in the film appears to show nine seconds of silence after Couric asks them, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?"
Now Couric has already acknowledged this deceptive editing and apologized for it as well:
“When I screened an early version of the film with the director, Stephanie Soechtig, I questioned her and the editor about the pause and was told that a ‘beat’ was added for, as she described it, ‘dramatic effect,’ to give the audience a moment to consider the question. When VCDL members recently pointed out that they had in fact immediately answered this question, I went back and reviewed it and agree that those eight seconds do not accurately represent their response….I regret that those eight seconds were misleading and that I did not raise my initial concerns more vigorously.”
Yeah well that's not enough. After all this is the pro-gun crowd we are talking about so they want to see blood.
So with the backing of the gun lobbyists and ammosexuals they are planning to not only punish Couric and her partner for what is a rather minor editing choice, but also to send a message to anybody else who would dare to challenge their dominance over American culture.
Remember guns good, government control bad. (Unless of course we are talking about a woman's right to control her own reproductive process that is.)
By the way here is the trailer for the curious among you.
Yep, looks like something I DEFINITELY want to watch.
Thanks for reminding me about this Sarah.