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  • NBC’s Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team

    02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018 | Brian Flood
    NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country. “It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric mused during Friday’s opening ceremony. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.” She said Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated...
  • NBC’s Katie Couric is in hot water with the Dutch, who really don’t skate everywhere

    02/12/2018 4:42:56 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2018 | Cindy Boren
    <p>Now, most people just watch the color and pageantry rather than focusing on the announcers, but Couric’s reasoning for why the Netherlands is so dominant in speedskating stopped everyone. Couric mentioned Amsterdam’s canals and pointed out that skating is “an important mode of transportation” when the canals freeze over.</p>
  • Megyn Kelly 'threw a fit' after finding out Katie Couric was chosen over her to cover Olympics [tr]

    01/30/2018 6:22:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2018 | Iain Burns
    Megyn Kelly reportedly 'threw an Olympic fit' when she was told Katie Couric had been offered the job of covering next month's Winter Games opening ceremony for NBC. It has been claimed Kelly - who joined the network from Fox News last year on a $23 million a year deal - had insisted that she should not be forced to cover special events as well as her usual responsibilities.
  • “Keep Bending Over”: Matt Lauer Once Unknowingly Caught Creeping On Katie Couric

    11/29/2017 4:56:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Joshua Caplan
    Matt Lauer was fired by NBC Wednesday over reports the “Today,” host had allegedly made unwanted sexual advances towards multiple women. Variety reports: As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified.On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.He would sometimes quiz female producers about...
  • Katie Couric in 2012: Lauer 'pinches me on the ass a lot'

    11/29/2017 8:18:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Page Six ^ | November 29, 2017 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Five years before NBC axed Matt Lauer amid allegations of sexual misconduct, former "Today" show anchor Katie Couric addressed her longtime co-host's most "annoying" habit. During a June 2012 appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Couric, 60, revealed Lauer, 59, got touchy with her behind during the show's "Plead the Fifth" segment. "He pinches me on the ass a lot," Couric said.
  • Katie Couric’s producers were hit with urine in Charlottesville

    08/20/2017 4:57:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 20, 2017 | Rachel Desantis
    Producers working with Katie Couric were doused with urine last weekend while covering the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, the famed broadcast journalist revealed Friday. Couric spent a tense 72 hours covering the chaos unfolding in the city near and dear to her heart (she's a University of Virginia alum), and recalled the days' events in an op-ed for National Geographic titled "Being in Charlottesville Broke My Heart. It Also Filled Me With Hope." The former "Today" show host revealed that on Saturday, the first day of the rally, two of her producers were standing on an elevated edge...
  • Katie Couric Out at Yahoo News (Perky Purged Alert)

    07/31/2017 4:34:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 31, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Katie Couric and Yahoo News parted ways on Friday after four years of Couric serving as the organization's global news anchor. Couric's headlining interview show for Yahoo News has been canceled. Her $10 million contract ended in March 2017 and was renewed through June. Couric will continue working with Yahoo News and its corporate parent Oath on a project-by-project basis. [Snip] Couric's four-year tenure was marred by criticism she received in the wake of revelations she and her fellow filmmakers deceptively edited an interview with gun rights activists in their 2016 Under the Gun film. In that film, a group...
  • Katie Couric returns to ‘Today’ show as guest co-anchor

    01/02/2017 11:16:25 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 40 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | January 2, 2017 12:53 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime “Today” show viewers are being treated to a familiar sight this week as Katie Couric returns to the co-anchor chair for the first time in more than a decade. Couric rejoined Matt Lauer on Monday to begin a weeklong stint on the NBC morning program. She told Lauer, “It just feels like I never left.”
  • Katie Couric, ethics-free filmmaker, to return briefly to NBC to co-anchor the news

    12/24/2016 6:23:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Becket Adams
    Yahoo News' Katie Couric will appear for one week in January as the co-anchor of the "Today" show's news desk, a move that comes just months after she and a team of documentarians were caught deceptively editing an interview with a pro-Second Amendment group. . . . Couric, who has admitted to a least one deceptive edit, and is embroiled now in a $12 million defamation lawsuit, will co-anchor the "Today" show's news desk in January for one week. Remember what we said about fake news not going anywhere until media make an effort to re-establish its own credibility?
  • National Geographic and Katie Couric Chronicle the GENDER REVOLUTION with Moving 2-Hour Documentary

    12/15/2016 1:49:50 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/15/2016 | Business Wire
    It used to appear so simple for many of us: you were a boy or you were a girl. Girls wore pink, and boys wore blue; girls played with dolls, and boys played with trucks. Yet around the globe, these traditional notions of gender are changing rapidly, and labels are no longer so clear cut. National Geographic sets out to explore this evolving concept of gender through the lens of science, society and culture in the groundbreaking new two-hour documentary GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC, premiering Monday, Feb. 6, at 9/8c. Produced by Katie Couric Media with National...
  • Katie Couric would like her Under the Gun lawsuit dismissed

    12/03/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You probably recall that bit of anti-gun rights hackery known as Under the Gun, hosted by Katie Couric. She wound up being sued for defamation by the members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) who were intentionally edited to make them look clueless. As with all such cases, this one is taking its sweet time to wend through the legal process, but Couric and the film team are seeking to shorten the process by having the case dismissed out of hand.
  • The Left's hypocrisy on full display in Katie Couric's 'I Voted?' documentary

    11/07/2016 7:13:13 PM PST · by 198ml · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/7/16 | Carly Hoilman
    Conservative Review recently attended the New York screening of Katie Couric’s new documentary, “I Voted?”, which explores the problem of unreliable voting technology and “voter integrity.” Director Jason Grant Smith has marketed the film as “non-partisan,” but with Couric as the executive producer, we had our doubts. “I Voted?” addresses a variety of concerns regarding the United States electoral system — from the “amateurs” operating polling places, to untraceable ballot machines that make recounts virtually impossible, to online hacking by foreign enemies (naturally, Vladimir Putin has a cameo), to the inconsistencies that occur with state-regulated voting.
  • Katie Couric facing $12M defamation lawsuit over #GunGate

    09/14/2016 7:48:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 14, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’d thought we might have heard the last of the Katie Couric infomercial posing as an examination of gun rights issues. After all, there was public outrage aplenty and even Couric herself finally admitted that the editing of the piece “might have been misleading.” (Really? You think so?) But the group which was the victim of the insulting and misleading editing, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, is bringing the GunGate story back into the news this week. Our colleagues at Bearing Arms have obtained documents confirming that the group is seeking to take Couric to court over the slanderous piece...
  • BREAKING: Katie Couric Sued for $12 Million For Defamation In Anti-Gun Documentary

    09/13/2016 10:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2016 | Bob Owens
    Second Amendment rights advocacy organization the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), along with two of its members, today filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Studio 3 Partners LLC d/b/a Epix for false and defamatory footage featured in the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun. The film portrays a fictional exchange in which members of the VCDL appear silent, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Katie Couric asks a question about background checks. An unedited audio recording of the interview reveals that—contrary to the portrayal in the film—the...
  • The Missing Katie Couric. A Vanity.

    08/18/2016 11:26:01 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 36 replies
    While enjoying a beautiful cricket-chirping Summer's evening I realized that, since the ridiculously-fraudulent editing of her "gun control" report last May came under fire, so to speak, Katie Couric has been utterly and completely silent. Just thought I'd point that out so you, like me, can close this lovely Summer day on a high note.
  • Yahoo executives convene emergency meeting to discuss their hack, dishonest ‘global anchor’

    06/07/2016 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    But can't think of anything to do about her, like, oh, say, fire her for being a dishonest hack. It’s impossible to feel any sympathy for Yahoo here. When they made Katie Couric their “global anchor” on the apparent belief that she was some sort of serious journalist, they either knew what they were getting into or were so ignorant of the real truth that they were investing in their own demise. And Yahoo has enough problems apart from the fact that the face of its news operation is a lying left-wing propagandist masquerading - and not very convincingly -...
  • Couric’s Director Unapologetic Over Selectively Editing Interview With Gun Owners

    06/05/2016 9:38:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2016 | Matt Vespa
    What was your intention with inserting that pause? You have Katie asking the group this question, “Do you think people on the terror watch list should be allowed to own guns?” Katie’s asking the question of the group, but as the filmmaker, I want to ask the question of the audience. So what I was thinking, my editor was thinking was we need to stop for a second, because the film moves along at a really fast clip. So you’ll see that throughout we’ll stop down after something happens or when we present something. The terror watch list is a...
  • Donald Trump: Katie Couric "Should Be Ashamed" Of "Fraudulent Editing"

    06/01/2016 3:33:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Katie Couric’s “fraudulent editing,” tweeting that she “should be ashamed” of herself. Katie Couric’s gun control film — Under the Gun — contains an 8-second pause that was inserted in the editing process. That pause gives viewers the false impression that pro-gun proponents were unsure or stumped when Couric questioned them about gun control.
  • EPIX CHANNEL IS PULLING KATIE COURIC’S GUN CONTROL MOVIE WITH ITS FRAUDULENT EDITING

    05/31/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 72 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 31, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Katie Couric's gun control movie has gotten a lot of criticism for fraudulently editing a discussion with the Virginia Defense League. Just earlier today apologized today for the misleading edits. EPIX has just announced that it is no longer showing the movie here. The two might not be unrelated. Will Apple now pull the movie from iTunes?
  • BREAKING: EPIX Pulls Katie Couric’s Fraudulent Documentary “Under The Gun”

    05/31/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 31, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Just two weeks after first airing and one week after director Stephanie Soechtig and executive producer/narrator Katie Couric were caught in a scandal where Soechtig replaced the answer to a question with footage shot at a different time, the streaming media channel EPIX has pulled their original film.