How Katie Couric Cut John Lott From Her Anti-Gun Documentary

A1F:After more than two hours of pre-interviews with Kristin Lazure, a producer at Atlas Films, John Lott was asked to travel to New York City to do an interview with Katie Couric for her “documentary” (propaganda is a more honest word for it) “Under the Gun.”

This, of course, is the film in which an eight-second pause was edited in to make it seem like members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) were stumped by a question. But the gun-rights advocates also recorded the interview. When they released the unedited tape, Couric was shown to be a propagandist and liar.

So Lott went to New York City for the interview. It was to take place in a hotel room, which is actually a pretty common thing. Lott says he knew what he was walking into. He has been around the block with the anti-gun media. Lott is the author of the groundbreaking book More Guns, Less Crime and is now president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, an organization dedicated to conducting academic-quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime and public safety.

During the pre-interviews, Lazure told Lott multiple times how much she appreciated his research and how important it was. He hoped they’d at least treat him fairly.


h/t Flaming Hetero.

5 Comments on How Katie Couric Cut John Lott From Her Anti-Gun Documentary

  1. Too bad Mr (Dr?) Lott also didn’t record his own interview with Katie. It would have been instructional from many viewpoints (data and information to know, how to handle a hostile media), as well as providing a backstop against any editing and propagandizing.

  2. Atlas Films? I find that name rather ironic. I’m a fan and reader of Ayn Rand’s works, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Atlas Shrugged”. So, I’m just waiting for Atlas to Shrug that dissembling dishonest propagandist “Film” company off his back.

  3. Her hit piece along with Michael Moore’s garbage and Gore’s BS all belong under a Mocumentary category. What a pathetic lifetime reporter unable to aptly trip up Lott after 4 hours. The fact she didn’t think there would be any blowback shows how stupid she is. As if gun right supporters would ever think her capable of an introspective unbiased film.

  4. “…the film’s director, Stephanie Soechtig, said that Lott’s “research has been criticized and largely discredited, and when we went to include it in the film, it felt like unnecessary real estate to put in the film, because we know his research has been debunked many times.”

    This is what the left ALWAYS does; when faced with scientific evidence that gives lie to their claims, they say the research has been discredited or debunked, when they know it hasn’t.

  5. Why is no one surprised? Like TonyR says, this is what the left does. Lott’s research and books have been out there for years-his data joins an unshakable foundation of truth that an armed society is a safer society.

    The real question is why even fucking bother engaging these assholes? You’ll never ever get a fair shake. What you say will be distorted or taken out of context. By debating with them you give credence to their POV. It never ends, they keep moving the goal posts. We debated for decades about traditional marriage and now they want perverts watching your daughter in the bathroom. If it weren’t for an out of control judiciary, common sense would prevail. The fact is they want no one but their security or the government to have weapons. That’s what it boils down to and they’ll incrementally move on down that path. They’re relentless, they never give up.

    How many times have you heard the disclaimer that we tried to get a response from so and so but they never got back to us? When Lott was first contacted he should have publicly said my research is available, my conclusions have been proven correct and most importantly, you have a record of bias and false reporting and you’ll distort anything I have to say. No thanks. How many people are swayed by this bullshit? Really? The circle jerk of anti 2A asscans will just droolingly nod no matter what. Had Lott been allowed to get his .02 in, how many gun grabbers would have said, gee, maybe they’re right?


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