The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence just took one for the team, giving Katie Couric’s anti-gun documentary Under the Gun an award, despite an ongoing $12 million defamation suit against it.
As reported in a previous post, the Katie Couric anti-gun documentary, Under the Gun, is alleged to have been deliberately edited in such a way as to give a false impression of its pro-gun interviewees. The suit [on behalf of the Virginia Citizens Defense League] states that “the film contains false footage purporting to show members of the [VCDL] sitting silently, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Couric asked, ‘If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?’” According to the plaintiffs, their answers to Couric’s question were edited out and replaced with awkward silence, to make it appear that the plaintiffs were dumbfounded and unable to offer an answer.
The Washington Free Beacon looked into a previous documentary Couric made: Fed Up. It was a 2014 film critical of the food industry, which it blamed for the US obesity epidemic. Interviewees from that documentary likewise allege that Couric used the same contrived methods to give a false impression of what they actually said.