May 26, 2016
Speaking of which, when you’ve lost the Washington Post…:
[Writer/producer/director Stephanie Soechtig — Couric is credited as executive producer — explained away the edit by claiming] “My intention was to provide a pause for the viewer to have a moment to consider this important question before presenting the facts on Americans’ opinions on background checks. I never intended to make anyone look bad and I apologize if anyone felt that way.”
So editing out a crucial segment of interview dialogue is an artistic pause for audience reflection? Why didn’t Rose Mary Woods think of that defense?! But then, as with Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes before them, Couric (Rather’s successor for a time at CBS) and Soechtig have just discovered that whom the gods destroy, they first make Nixonian.