Yahoo! news anchor regrets ‘misleading’ edit in her anti-gun film

31 May 2016 – American newsreader Katie Couric reportedly regrets editing her anti-shooting film to make pro-shooting people look like idiots, according to reports.

Sky News reported that Couric issued a ‘mea culpa’ apology on the website of the film, which is called Under the Gun.

Sky said:

In a segment in Under The Gun, Ms Couric asked activists from the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) how felons or terrorists could be stopped from buying a gun without background checks.

The documentary shows the activists standing in silence for nearly 10 seconds, making the activists “appear to be speechless”.

But audio of the exchange, leaked last week by shooting news website AmmoLand, reveals the activists responded almost immediately to the question.

The original audio and misleading film edit is available here, on Ammoland’s website. The site’s authors write:

Watching the video, you hear Katie ask, “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?” The camera then shows the group members TOTALLY SILENT FOR EIGHT SECONDS. The camera zooms in on one member, who looks down.

The clear implication is that none of the group had an answer for that question and was being evasive and avoiding eye contact.

Couric’s day job is as the global news anchor of Yahoo! News.

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8 thoughts on “Yahoo! news anchor regrets ‘misleading’ edit in her anti-gun film

  1. Nicholas Harman

    I went to the Ammoland website link and a pop up ad immediately invited me to enter a competition to win an automatic pistol! I don’t think the journalist really needed to fabricate evidence of the lunacy of American gun laws

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    1. commonlycalledcosmin

      What is wrong into entering a competition to win an automatic pistol? If you can pass the NICS check then what is the difference between that and entering a draw to win a car with AUTOMATIC transmission, apart from the fact that one is a car and another a “scary gun”?
      Motto: Don’t be a FUDD!

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  2. Jim Crint

    I am in the USA at the moment and I saw the clip that had been edited and the clip that was unedited. This was a blatant example of media bias at its worst and the stupid tart who made the film has been rightly caught and chastised.

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  3. Ray Atkin

    All branches of the media are the lowest of low life. Once they have a microphone in their hands or have a camera on them they consider themselves invincible, inviolate and all-knowing, their arrogance and stupidity knows no bounds but they still have the hide to call themselves professionals. I would sooner trust a used car or insurance salesman.

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      1. Nicholas Harman

        ‘media bias at its worst and the stupid tart who made the film has been rightly caught and chastised.’ You think calling a woman ‘stupid tart’ is helpful? I don’t. You endorse that kind of misogyny and you only confirm prejudices

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  4. Gaz Corfield Post author

    I think it’s time you stepped outside, got some fresh air and stopped imagining all comments you read on the internet side with your perceived enemies. It’s unhealthy to get that obsessed.

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