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TV without pity[edit]

Does Television Without Pity rule the television viewer's mind? I had never even heard of that organization. What kind of importance do they have? Saying that the president of a family value organization has expressed against the Howard Stern show, for example, would seem more senseless to me, but Television Without Pity??

The best way to do it is to stick to the facts and leave the praises or critizism out, although I admit, some cases do deserve some expert's opinions, but Kaie Couric is a journalist, and, to me at least, most journalists pretty much do the same thing, they explain the news to their best ability, detaching themselves from a human side to the news and staying neutral. "Antonio Its Saturday, lets Rock baby1!! Martin"—Preceding undated comment added 10:06, 18 September 2004.


I agree with some revision. Parents' religion?, "why?" Delta Delta Delta? Being invited to live on The Lawn? This sounds like it was written by a sorority sister still stuck in college life, not by someone who has any biographic writing credentials. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 12:52, 6 April 2006

Does anyone watch the evening news anymore?[edit]

Kouric is going to host a show in decline. So what? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 01:41, 7 April 2006

Wikipedians are not the norm. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:50, 9 April 2006

Katie Couric entry - "Under the Gun"[edit]

She later issued an official statement apologizing for what she referred to as an instance of "misleading" editing in Under the Gun. "As Executive Producer of Under the Gun, a documentary film that explores the epidemic of gun violence, I take responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange I had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL)"; Couric said that the moment in question was a lengthy pause following a question to the group regarding "the ability of convicted felons and those on the terror watch list to legally obtain a gun." The "beat," as Couric called it, was added for "dramatic effect" by Under the Gun's director Stephanie Soechtig. Couric wrote that although she questioned the pause, she allowed it to be included in the film's final cut – something she regrets.­couric­apologizes­misleading­editing­under­the­gun­documentary Sl piazza (talk) 15:25, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Not done @Sl piazza: This page is no longer protected and can be edited directly. — xaosflux Talk 15:03, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
I've read through stuff and FWIW, I agree that the controversy over these editing issues probably fits here. There's been a second reported incident:

Granted, it seems that right-leaning new media seem to be picking up on this more, but nonetheless it's documented secondary sources. StoneProphet11 (talk) 18:31, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Why would editing issues with documentaries go here? Couric isn't the editor. If there is actual encyclopedic content to be had from such sources, add it to the article about the documentary. Xenophrenic (talk) 19:29, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
It's worth noting that Couric is the one actually taking the brunt of the criticism in the media. Worth noting as well: there are now reports of similar deceptive editing on the Couric/Soechtig Fed Up as well [1] [2]. (talk) 15:54, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
Why would editing issues with documentaries go here? Couric isn't the editor. If there is actual encyclopedic content to be had from such sources, add it to the article about the documentary. Xenophrenic (talk) 15:59, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
The "editing issues" would go here because the article subject, Katie Couric, is taking the heat for the problems with those documentaries. That's in the sources, and the article should follow the sources, not explain them away. (talk) 17:09, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
We must be looking at different sources. The ones I've read don't show Couric "taking the heat" at all, but certainly not for lack of effort by certain partisan websites. From what I've read, Couric doesn't handle the editing of these documentaries; she is just one of several "executive producers" involved with them, and if behind-the-scenes sources are any indication, the creators of the documentaries are actually quietly enjoying the tabloid mini-"controversy". Criticisms about the documentaries should be handled at the articles for those documentaries. What encyclopedic, non-tabloid content, conveyed by the required high-quality reliable sources, were you proposing to convey to our readers about Katie Couric here? Xenophrenic (talk) 20:25, 10 June 2016 (UTC)