Katie Couric proves that like "Gunga Dan" Rather, she is also a washed up has been, who can defraud the public with a high school video club quality fraud-umentry reporting
WaPo media critic on director, Couric response to #GunGate:
The Fraud in "Gungate" Is Real, And Should End Katie Couric's Career
Couric, in order to make the gun rights side look stupid edits a bit of B roll film after a question, in the B roll the interviewees are waiting for questions. This makes it appear as if they have no answer to the question. But an audio recorded by the interviewees shows they had incisive answers, and provided them quickly.
Like the Rather fraud, this one unraveled quickly. Why Couric stupidly thought that the interviewees would not spot this obvious, intentional deceit is beyond me. This is what living inside the echo chamber does to the critical thinking skills of otherwise intelligent people.
Maddog notices this problem often living in the Progressive Democratic Republic of Portlandia. Few of the progressives can mount a coherent argument, seemingly because they frequently hear the opinions of other true believers, but never opinions contrary. When they do hear opposing opinions, they have no answer and commonly drop into name calling, race baiting, and other colorful defense mechanisms.
Couric has always been an incompetent reporter, when she was cute there was some counterpoint to her incompetence.
It is time for Couric to retire, and join Rather in the pasture.
Hat tip: Instapundit