Katie Couric has owned up to purposefully misleading blatant and ridiculous misleading video editing that makes gun owners look really bad. The “misleading” edit that was supposedly for “dramatic effect” that took place in a documentary on gun rights misrepresenting the responses of gun rights activists towards a question she posed to them.
However, she’s not fooling anyone.
In the documentary, “Under the Gun” Couric asks the question, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The group of gun rights activists can be seen in the clip pausing for the duration of the video for nearly 10 seconds.
It was revealed that this pause was not the response given by the gun rights activists. They issued an immediate response to Couric’s question.
In a message on the documentary’s website, Couric states that she initially had concerns over the pause but the director, Stephanie Soechtig, said the pause was for “dramatic effect.” Couric then goes on to say, “I regret that those eight seconds were misleading and that I did not raise my initial concerns more vigorously.”
Couric, as a way to apologize for the misleading edit, posted a transcript of the responses that the gun rights activists truly gave in the documentary in her message.