After Defending Fraudulent Edits in Anti-Gun Doc, Katie Couric Now Apologizes

Chris Menahan
Jun. 01, 2016

After initially coming out and saying she "stands by" her producer's statement that the "intention" of the fraudulent edits in her Anti-Gun documentary was "to provide a pause for the viewer," Couric has now thrown her under the bus and apologized.

Via Breitbart:
Katie Couric released a statement Monday night in which she apologized for misrepresenting pro-gun voices in her gun control documentary Under the Gun. The statement comes days after it was determined that an eight-second pause had been inserted into the film that made members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) appear to be unsure or stumped by one of Couric's gun control questions. In reality, the VCDL members not only answered Couric's question immediately, but actually rebutted it.

"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 wrote in a statement on the film's website. "My question to the VCDL regarding the ability of convicted felons and those on the terror watch list to legally obtain a gun, was followed by an extended pause, making the participants appear to be speechless."

Couric continued:
When I screened an early version of the film with the director, Stephanie Soechtig, I questioned her and the editor about the pause and was told that a 'beat' was added for, as she described it, "dramatic effect," to give the audience a moment to consider the question. When VCDL members recently pointed out that they had in fact immediately answered this question, I went back and reviewed it and agree that those eight seconds do not accurately represent their response....I regret that those eight seconds were misleading and that I did not raise my initial concerns more vigorously.
Poor thing didn't "raise her concerns" vigorously enough can't you all see she's the real victim here?!

Here's the audio and video in case you missed it:

It's obvious she was hoping this would all blow over and be ignored like I said at the time this is the type of fraudulent editing The Daily Show and others do every night the only difference is she can't hide behind the whole "it's just a comedy show" spiel.

Trump came out and attacked her shortly after her statement was released:

The leftist media is crumbling before our eyes, this is truly without precedent and it's beautiful to watch.

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