Instapundit: Will Katie Couric keep her job?
Can Verizon afford to keep giving her an eight figure salary? As Heat Street notes, Katie Couric herself came "under the gun" when the Washington Free Beacon caught Couric deceptively editing a pro gun control documentary:
NPR and other media outlets acknowledged that the editing “reflected poorly” on Couric and her filmmaker friends from the Hamptons. Other Couric-produced documentaries were also flagged for deceptive editing.
Couric, who reportedly earns $10 million a year at Yahoo, eventually issued a lame non-apology for the editing in Under The Gun, taking “responsibility” for the “misleading” clip, and expressing regret that she “did not raise my initial concerns more vigorously.” Essentially, she threw the film’s director, Stephanie Soechtig, under the bus.
Couric declined to endorse any changes to the film, however, saying in June that the deceptively edited scene would remain in Under The Gun despite the fact that she “didn’t feel comfortable” with it. “It was my hope that, when I approached this topic, that this would be a conversation starter,” she said.
Now that Verizon is purchasing Yahoo’s “core assets” including its news programming, it’s unclear if Couric’s new bosses will want this expensive and damaged asset as the face of “America’s number one wireless network.” And as for Couric’s next act, it’s not clear if there’s anyone left to hire her to fail again for an eight figure salary. But she’ll always have the Hamptons.
Is that Katie without make up or Gary Oldham on set in Dracula?
When you look behind Katie Couric's "journalism" it isn't pretty.