While the eight-second pause inserted into Katie Couric’s pseudo-documentary “Under The Gun” may seem like a rookie mistake, in reality the film actually represented the second collaboration between Couric and director Stephanie Soechtig. And in the fallout, three sources have come forward to say the duo’s 2014 film, “Fed Up,” was just as dishonest.
In that film, Dr. David Allison remained silent for several seconds after being asked a question. But Allison says Couric told him he could pause to gather his thoughts at any time—which was necessary, due to her continued insistence that he describe complex scientific ideas exclusively in layman’s terms.
“I gave an answer to every question she asked me in a 90-minute interview that was a barrage of questions,” Allison told the Washington Free Beacon. “And out of a 90-minute interview, she chose to show the approximately 10 seconds when I paused.”
In addition, two anonymous sources claim that pieces from an interview were moved around for “maximum effect.”