Katie Couric announced in an official statement Monday evening that she regrets a “misleading portion” of her new documentary “Under the Gun.”
The documentary, which Couric produced and narrated, claims to present both sides of the debate over gun control. But that aim was called into question when a gun rights group, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, accused the veteran television journalist of using “creative editing” to produce an “infomercial for gun control.”
Katie Couric (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
In the disputed “Under the Gun” scene, VCDL members appear to be stumped after Couric asks them about background checks for “felons and terrorists.”
“If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorist from walking into, say, a licensed gun dealer and purchasing a gun?” she asks.
The question is followed by several seconds of silence.
Couric and her team came under fire last week after the VCDL provided audio to the Washington Free Beacon showing that they responded to Couric’s question almost immediately.
“I take responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange I had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League,” Couric said Monday night.
Couric noted in her statement, however, that the edits were …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze