Dear Katie Couric: You're Everything Wrong with 'Journalism'
Honest question for you: When you were young, optimistic, full of cosmetic dreams, did you sit in Journalism 101 thinking, "One day I'm going to grow up, shred every last ounce of integrity the good Lord gave me, and become a shill for the anti-gun lobby"? Or did that just happen by accident?
I get it. You hate guns. They're made of metal. Smell of oil. They make bang bang sounds. On occasion, a gun is used to shoot somebody, often resulting in death. For the intellectually challenged (yourself included, of course), anything which results in someone's demise warrants blanket calls for the feels. SAY NO TO THE BOOM-BOOM STICKS.
The caps lock. Couldn't help it.
Here's the rub, though, Katie of the Cutting Room Floor: the Second Amendment allows for someone like me to keep and bear aforementioned boom-boom stick, so that I might protect myself. From a rapist. Murderer. Enraged Beyoncé-surrogate. Butterknife-wielding Bernie Sanders beta male.
But hey, my life? Matters not to your greater narrative: Guns bad. People who like guns...badder. Yes, yes, I know the diction there is puerile. By design.
Because what you did, Katie? Intentionally edit footage with the sole purpose of deceit? With the sole purpose of advancing a narrative which paints your opposition -- gun-supporting Americans -- as ignorant, knuckle-dragging neanderthals? Well, not only were your actions deplorable (obvious), they revealed a greater truth. Media figures, such as yourselves, play this deceptive game all the time. You just got caught.
But it's not your fault, right? You're just a bubbly blonde with a super chic haircut.
Wrong. You're a cold-hearted wench, selling her soul to push the gun control agenda. You had our spidey-senses tingling when you claimed the "silent majority" wanted gun control. We immediately called BS. It only took you two days to prove us correct.
People who love their guns love their freedom. People who exercise their right to own firearms do so for various reasons. If I had to guess, the reason which makes your hair ends split? A healthy suspicion of government over-reach. Tyranny. You hate some people believe the government might one day become tyrannical. You despise some people dare question your precious, ever-growing, ever-intolerant government.
In other words, you're every other anti-gun, jello-brained bobble head. If you think your obvious unthinking ways will excuse you from the rest of this letter...
But here's the larger issue, Katiekins. This kind of deceptive editing, not editing for clarity, not editing for time, deceptive editing with the purpose of pushing something untrue has been done for decades. Walter Cronkite was a leftist. Dan Rather? Leftist. Brian Williams? Leftist. Larry King? Leftist with seriously bad style. You, Katie, join a long list of men who have falsified "news" with the sole purpose of shaping it into something you'd rather see: a world which defaults to leftism. You see your mission as a noble one. You honestly believe your vision of a leftist world is utopia. A world without guns, where government rules supreme. Cue string music.
If you're not only controlling the news but how it's portrayed to the public, what other conclusion am I to draw? Your leftism as the national de facto ideology dream isn't news to me or gun-supporters. But might be news to the people who've followed you and your leftist ilk believing you're unbiased.
You are as unbiased as a spider is to a fly trapped in your web of lies.
Allow me to carry that metaphor just a tad further. Sorry arachnophobes. You, Ms. Katie Couric, spun a web of lies with the hopes of ensnaring people in your narrative. This time we spotted it. Thanks to the internet, the truth exposed your trick for the world to see. But as the adage goes, where there is one, there are many. We know for every one web of deceit we find, there are dozens more waiting to catch people as they wander through the news in the dark. It is for this reason that uninformed voters tend to vote Democrat. Don't feign surprise. Had the original audio of your deceptively edited segment remained hidden, uninformed Americans everywhere would've beleived Under the Gun to be an honest, balanced look at guns in America.
Which means, prior to the internet, how many falsely spun tails were passed off as news...without check? Yes, Brian Williams got caught. But, as already stated, for every "journalist" found guilty, how many get by unscathed?
America is aware. We see you. Those days of spinning lies in the dark are slowly coming to an end. Don't look so surprised.
... oh, that's just the way your face looks? Sorry.