Katie Couric refused to fix the controversial and deceptive edit of pro-gun supporters in her anti-gun film Under the Gun and instead tried to re-direct the fury to the issue of gun violence at a Thursday morning breakfast in New York City.
"I can understand the objection of people who did have an issue about it," Couric said. "Having said that, I think we have to focus on the big issue of gun violence. It was my hope that when I approached this topic that this would be a conversation starter."
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She later said that she would not fix the deceptive edit in the documentary, which is responsible for the significant amount of attention the documentary has received.
News of the edit was first reported by Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski, who received an audio file from Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) which proved that Couric and director Stephanie Soechtig removed the answers given by the pro-gun rights group. Their answers were replaced with eight seconds of "B-roll." The edit makes it appear that Couric had "stumped" the VCDL.
After initially standing by the director and the edit, Couric later apologized. After news of the deception surfaced, more individuals interviewed by Couric have come forward with accusations that they too were subject of intentionally misleading edits.