Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

Blowback is becoming fierce on the makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence because those producers deceptively edited an interview between Couric and members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists.

Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”

The documentary, called Under the Gun, then shows the activists sitting silently for nine awkward seconds, unable to provide an answer. It then cuts to the next scene.

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon wrote, “However, raw audio of the interview between Katie Couric and the activists provided to the Washington Free Beacon shows the scene was deceptively edited. Instead of silence, Couric’s question is met immediately with answers from the activists.”

And now other media outlets are joining in. At the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple Blog, the author writes, “An apology, retraction, re-editing, whatever it is that filmmakers do to make amends — all of it needs to happen here.”

Charles Cooke of National Review wrote, “Let’s be clear, here: This is lying. It is dishonesty. It is, in a disfavored word, propaganda.”

And here are other takes on the edits:

Hollywood Reporter

Steven Crowder

Katie Couric stands by ‘Under the Gun’ as director apologizes for misleading edit

Katie Couric doc accused of deceptively editing interview with pro-gun activists

Katie Couric’s Pro-Gun-Control Documentary Unfairly Edits Interview With Gun Rights Activists

Katie Couric’s New Anti-Gun Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Group

An ‘Informercial for Gun Control’: Pro-Gun Rights Group Accuses Katie Couric of Editing Interview Footage in New Documentary

Are you surprised that a media organization tried to show gun owners in a bad light?

8 thoughts on “Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists”

  1. No,I’m not surprised at all…Someone is always trying to tear apart different amendments to suit their own adjenda,..She’s a typical dippsy doodle news booger..

  2. These people are propagandists. Why do people give them their time? Almost every media organization has been cough blatantly lying and misleading the public. Right or left why would you consume lies? It’s almost biblical to see people content with being mistreated and lied to like this and asking for more.

  3. Couric should be made to make an entire documentary about the positive aspects of gun ownership. Stories and interviews with people that protected themselves, shooting sports involving kids, the impact hunting has on conservation efforts.

  4. The great unwashed Couric, another liberal minion that has drank the cool aid. Never let facts stand in the way of propaganda.

  5. Do we really expect anything better from the news and reporters? This is what most do, publish, lie and if nobody says anything,they get there point across and think they have done a good job.

  6. I used to stick up for Couric but this really sticks in my throat! I served the public as a Law Enforcement Officer for over 30 years in New Jersey. Shortly after I retired from my profession, I placed the for sale sign on my home and moved into a home sitting on nearly 50 acres in Virginia. Packed up my rifles and my shot guns and got out of the ANTI GUN STATE. Couric would fit right in with the story telling liberals in N.J. Christie has tried to ease things in N.J. but the libs. gang up on him. She clearly has no pride nor shame!

  7. I worked in Law Enforcement in Connecticut..More gun laws because of a mental Adam Lanza and his Enabling Mother, so I had to leave the state..The state has a 35,000 negative population growth every year..Only freeloaders and aliens are moving into the state..The Constitution State is now nothing but Sanctuary Cities and growing Taxes..You can’t fix stupid..!!

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