As Twitchy reported earlier, Dan Rather is out on the road with his grandson and sending back from the heartland reviews of everything from airports to restaurants to restrooms.
Rather hasn’t been gone that long, which makes it seem a bit presumptuous that Katie Couric of all people would surface to weigh in on fake news. According to an interview she did with the New York Daily News, she’s against it: at the very least, she believes that it’s tearing America apart at the seams.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 20, 2017
The Daily News reports that Couric is preparing to co-host OZY Fest, which will feature newsmakers like Samantha Bee, who hosts a fake news program, “Full Frontal,” on TBS, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who didn’t appear to bat an eyelash when Rolling Stone’s story, “A Rape on Campus,” was revealed to be a hoax, who invited “Mattress Girl” to be her guest at the State of the Union address, and yet dismissed the undercover Planned Parenthood videos as “cheap stunts.”
Asked her solution to America’s fake news program, Couric could have stated the obvious — stop reporting news that isn’t true — but instead called for everyone to be less judgmental. Maybe it’s just us, but isn’t that exactly the environment in which fake news thrives?
Fake News Queen Katie Couric speaks out against fake news and claims it's ‘tearing’ America ‘apart at the seams.’ ?https://t.co/vF5jl30iAZ
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) July 20, 2017
Sit this one out, Katie. pic.twitter.com/GahHSQlK5O
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) July 21, 2017
Seriously. For as long as Couric has been in the news business, we only have to back up just over a year to find Couric being busted for using deceptive editing in her anti-gun film to make a group of gun rights advocates appear stumped by her question.
— Fishing With Fredo (@FishingwFredo) July 21, 2017
That’s her. Her excuse? By editing in unrelated footage of the group preparing to be interviewed, she was just giving the viewing audience some time to ponder the important question she’d just asked.
— Ryan Drexel Rawson (@drexrawson) July 20, 2017
This is pretty rich coming from a woman who was caught deceptively editing her interview subjects to cast them in the worst possible light. https://t.co/wtpidXJX33
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) July 20, 2017
I know, right. Like imagine editing a story to drive home, say, an anti-Second Amendment agenda. You know, just as a hypothetical here… https://t.co/7ZqUvRre57
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) July 21, 2017
Like, oh I dunno, deceptively editing interviews to make your subjects look like uneducated hicks? https://t.co/YjETJm3Swb
— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) July 20, 2017
You literally edited interviews https://t.co/PpYWMerVD9
— Mickey Mantle (@sportsjunkie703) July 21, 2017
Oh please Katie…I read half way through that & realized she just wants to pretend she's not PART of the faking of the news?
— Sandi (@Longtails53) July 20, 2017
— Andrea Katherine (@STL_Blonde) July 20, 2017
Isn't she part of it? Precious.
— Jay Aaron (@japar70) July 20, 2017
Yeah, she and Dan Rather should totally be the face of this argument.
What could go wrong? https://t.co/3f8MjbtCBR
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) July 21, 2017
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Backfire: Gun rights group made to look clueless in Katie Couric's anti-gun doc files defamation suit https://t.co/1Ojgn7m3eG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 13, 2016