Former celebrity news anchor Katie Couric has been busted again for deceptive editing in a documentary.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that the 2014 anti-obesity documentary Fed Up, produced by Couric and her wealthy Hamptons investor pals, includes a number of instances of deceptive editing similar to the one uncovered in her latest film, the anti-gun documentary Under The Gun, which made a group of gun rights activists appear unable to answer a question that they in fact did answer immediately in the actual interview.
Fed Up, which was also directed by embattled filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig — who issued a dismissive apology for the editing in Under The Gun — examined the relationship between the food industry and the obesity epidemic in America.
The film includes interviews with two individuals who now say their statements were misleadingly edited. One of the individuals, Dr. David Allison, director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, told the Free Beacon that the film included an awkward moment when he paused to collect his thoughts, after being told by Couric it would be okay for him to do so.
“What she did to me is antithetical to not only just human decency and civility but it is antithetical to the spirit of science and democratic dialogue,” Allison told the Free Beacon.
Here’s the video of the exchange as it appears in Fed Up:
Additional sources claim that Soechtig’s interview with Lisa Gable, a representative for the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, was edited in order to embarrass Gable. During the exchange, as it appears in the film, Soechtig tells Gable, “It feels like we’re avoiding the question,” and then Gable is shown staring awkwardly for several seconds. Soechtig allegedly did make the comment, but at a point earlier in the interview.
The mounting questions about Couric’s journalistic integrity have caused some to speculate as to whether she may soon be out of a (plush, high-paying) job as Yahoo’s “Global Anchor”.
TAKE THE POLL