UPDATE: The Free Beacon has just caught a second Katie Couric deceptive edit in a different documentary film.
Every time Project Veritas releases a new video, defenders of the status quo immediately start hurling epithets about “selective editing” and “deceptive editing.” In response, we’ve frequently released our raw video – a standard never applied to the mainstream media.
We’ve now caught the mainstream media doing exactly what they accuse us of doing.
Gutowski explains what happened:
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.
In this new video, James O’Keefe confronts Katie Couric’s use of deceptive editing in her gun documentary. He explains that you can’t trust the mainstream media when they falsely accuse journalists like O’Keefe of selectively editing videos, but then actually deceptively edit and manipulate video to deceive the public. O’Keefe argues that the mainstream media needs to be held to the same standards to which they hold him.
Perhaps the mainstream media should start providing their raw video and reporter’s notes until the public starts trusting journalists again.
Here’s the raw audio, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon: