By now you have probably seen the video from Katie Couric’s documentary on guns wherein she asks an ignorant question and then makes it look like the gun owners had no clue how to answer it. If you haven’t seen this portion of the “Under the Gun” documentary you can see it below.
It’s an obvious attempt by an anti-gun network to blatantly lie and misrepresent the truth because they have nothing else to stand on. The truth is not on their side.
Now Couric is attempting to apologize after being called out on this egregious attempt to slam gun owners, but many are questioning of this is really an apology.
Couric only tried to address the issue after the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) called her out. You see, they were recording the interview as well. Smart, especially considering what happened next.
According to nydailynews.com, this is what Couric said to explain herself:
“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,” Couric wrote in a post on the documentary’s official web site.
“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.”
Couric also posted a full transcript of the exchange.
“I hope we can continue to have an important conversation about reducing gun deaths in America,” Couric wrote, “a goal I believe we can all agree on.”
Sounds more like an excuse than an apology, and almost a justification of the network’s actions.
Couric, though, told the Daily News earlier this month that the film tackles a very complex issue with fairness to both sides.
“There are a lot of strong feelings on the part of gun owners who are nervous and afraid and fearful and we wanted to hear from them, too,” Couric told The News.
After speaking with Under the Gun director and reviewing editing process, I wanted to respond https://t.co/zLbh4Wv7XN
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 31, 2016