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  • McAuliffe says he'll seek new gun restrictions in Virginia after Las Vegas shooting

    10/07/2017 5:30:50 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | October 6, 2017 | Graham Moomaw, Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that he’ll seek new gun-control legislation in Virginia in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, including bans on bump stock devices, high-capacity magazines and “military-style assault rifles.” McAuliffe, who will leave office early next year under Virginia’s term limit, has already pushed unsuccessfully for universal background checks and restoring the state’s scrapped one-handgun-a-month law, but the Republican-controlled General Assembly has routinely blocked new gun restrictions. The legislation McAuliffe called for Friday would also face steep odds, but the announcement might put Republican lawmakers on the defensive with all 100 seats in the...
  • Gun-Control Activists to Pour Another Million Dollars into Virginia State Elections

    09/20/2017 8:49:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 20, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    State to again become a battleground over gun policy Ralph Northam / Getty One of the nation's leading gun-control advocacy groups announced plans on Friday to spend upwards of $1 million in the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial and attorney general races even though a similar spending effort failed to flip control of the state senate in 2015. The Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, a New York-based gun-control group founded in large part by Michael Bloomberg, is donating $450,000 to Democrat Ralph Northam in his race against Republican Ed Gillespie. They're spending another $250,000 on mailers supporting Northam. The gun-control group...
  • Katie Couric facing $12M defamation lawsuit over #GunGate

    09/14/2016 7:48:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 14, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’d thought we might have heard the last of the Katie Couric infomercial posing as an examination of gun rights issues. After all, there was public outrage aplenty and even Couric herself finally admitted that the editing of the piece “might have been misleading.” (Really? You think so?) But the group which was the victim of the insulting and misleading editing, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, is bringing the GunGate story back into the news this week. Our colleagues at Bearing Arms have obtained documents confirming that the group is seeking to take Couric to court over the slanderous piece...
  • BREAKING: Katie Couric Sued for $12 Million For Defamation In Anti-Gun Documentary

    09/13/2016 10:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2016 | Bob Owens
    Second Amendment rights advocacy organization the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), along with two of its members, today filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Studio 3 Partners LLC d/b/a Epix for false and defamatory footage featured in the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun. The film portrays a fictional exchange in which members of the VCDL appear silent, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Katie Couric asks a question about background checks. An unedited audio recording of the interview reveals that—contrary to the portrayal in the film—the...
  • Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig sued for $12M for deceptive edits in anti-gun documentary

    09/13/2016 12:54:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Virginia gun-rights group is suing Katie Couric and the producers of the documentary “Under the Gun” for $12 million in defamation over an interview that was revealed to have been deceptively edited. The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) and two gun-rights activists featured in the film, Daniel Hawes and Patricia Webb, are suing Ms. Couric, who produced the documentary and led the interview in question, as well as director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films and Epix, the film’s distributor. The suit filed in federal court Tuesday, obtained by BearingArms.com, claimed the producers of the film “intentionally manipulated” footage to make...
  • Katie Couric Accused of Deceptive Editing in Second Documentary

    06/08/2016 1:18:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Katie Couric’s 2014 documentary Fed Up includes instances of deceptive editing similar to 2016’s Under the Gun, according to several people familiar with the making of the film. Fed Up, which focuses on obesity and the food industry, was directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Couric. The film includes two interviews with figures who hold viewpoints counter to the narrative of the film, and sources say both interviews include at least one misleading or deceptive edit intended to embarrass the interviewee. Dr. David Allison, an interview subject in the film and the director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center,...
  • Why the Second Amendment is under attack this week

    05/16/2016 10:09:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 16, 2016 | Dave Workman
    It’s a tradition as old as yellow journalism, “Bash the Second Amendment” week, and it was off to a vigorous start with last night’s debut of “Under the Gun,” touted as a “documentary” hosted by Katie Couric and broadcast on Epix. The press seems to relish in doing gun control stories in the week leading up to the annual convention of the National Rifle Association. The NRA gathers this coming weekend in Louisville, and in addition to the Couric program, there’s an anti-gun opinion piece in today’s Seattle Times from Jerry Large, and another column in today’s Daily Californian that...
  • Anti-Gun Film(katie BS)

    05/25/2016 8:13:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Owens
    Producer Katie Couric and Director Stephanie Soechtig stand accused of doctoring the responses of a group of participants in their anti-gun propaganda film, Under the Gun. If substantiated, the claim will destroy Couric’s reputation as a journalist and Soechtig’s reputation as a director. It appears that the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) participants have the evidence in the form of audio from the interview that substantiates their claims.
  • Katie Couric Regrets ‘Poor Decision’ to Insert Pause in Gun Documentary Interview

    05/26/2016 5:55:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 93 replies
    The WRAP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Katie Couric is upset that an eight-second pause inserted into an interview she did with gun rights activists in the documentary “Under the Gun” has drawn criticism, calling the edit an “unnecessary mistake,” according to an individual with knowledge of her thinking. The individual spoke to TheWrap and said that director Stephanie Soechtig inserted the pause, which critics are calling an example of “deceptive” and “appalling journalism.” “This was an unnecessary mistake,” the individual told TheWrap. “It did not represent editing someone’s sentences, there was no factual error, this is not a mistake that is a substantive mistake. It could...
  • GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary”

    05/30/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gadsten Guns Blog ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Kitty
    GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary” By Kitty on May 27, 2016 Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called documentary, we feel it’s our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.GunGate – How it Happened Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to “provide varied viewpoints.”In fact, those are some of the exact words that were included in the...
  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a “misleading” edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates “appear to be speechless” when asked a simple question about gun control. “I take responsibility,” the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.
  • Donald Trump: Katie Couric "Should Be Ashamed" Of "Fraudulent Editing"

    06/01/2016 3:33:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Katie Couric’s “fraudulent editing,” tweeting that she “should be ashamed” of herself. Katie Couric’s gun control film — Under the Gun — contains an 8-second pause that was inserted in the editing process. That pause gives viewers the false impression that pro-gun proponents were unsure or stumped when Couric questioned them about gun control.
  • Couric’s Director Unapologetic Over Selectively Editing Interview With Gun Owners

    06/05/2016 9:38:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2016 | Matt Vespa
    What was your intention with inserting that pause? You have Katie asking the group this question, “Do you think people on the terror watch list should be allowed to own guns?” Katie’s asking the question of the group, but as the filmmaker, I want to ask the question of the audience. So what I was thinking, my editor was thinking was we need to stop for a second, because the film moves along at a really fast clip. So you’ll see that throughout we’ll stop down after something happens or when we present something. The terror watch list is a...
  • Yahoo executives convene emergency meeting to discuss their hack, dishonest ‘global anchor’

    06/07/2016 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    But can't think of anything to do about her, like, oh, say, fire her for being a dishonest hack. It’s impossible to feel any sympathy for Yahoo here. When they made Katie Couric their “global anchor” on the apparent belief that she was some sort of serious journalist, they either knew what they were getting into or were so ignorant of the real truth that they were investing in their own demise. And Yahoo has enough problems apart from the fact that the face of its news operation is a lying left-wing propagandist masquerading - and not very convincingly -...
  • Katie Couric’s Anti-Gun Producers Repeatedly Violated Federal Gun Laws

    06/03/2016 5:37:52 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-3-16 | Sean Davis
    Katie, get your gun lawyer. By now you’ve probably heard about Katie Couric’s new anti-gun documentary “Under The Gun,” and how her producer doctored video of interviews with gun owners in order to make them look stupid and heartless. Couric’s producer and director, Stephanie Soechtig, admitted to doctoring the video, and Couric herself kinda sorta apologized for it. But that’s not the worst thing that happened with the making of this documentary. It turns out that Couric’s production team deliberately conspired to violate federal gun laws. According to video obtained by Ammoland, a shooting sports news website, one of Couric’s...
  • BREAKING: EPIX Pulls Katie Couric’s Fraudulent Documentary “Under The Gun”

    05/31/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 31, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Just two weeks after first airing and one week after director Stephanie Soechtig and executive producer/narrator Katie Couric were caught in a scandal where Soechtig replaced the answer to a question with footage shot at a different time, the streaming media channel EPIX has pulled their original film.
  • EPIX CHANNEL IS PULLING KATIE COURIC’S GUN CONTROL MOVIE WITH ITS FRAUDULENT EDITING

    05/31/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 72 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 31, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Katie Couric's gun control movie has gotten a lot of criticism for fraudulently editing a discussion with the Virginia Defense League. Just earlier today apologized today for the misleading edits. EPIX has just announced that it is no longer showing the movie here. The two might not be unrelated. Will Apple now pull the movie from iTunes?
  • Katie Couric And The Anti-Gun Documentary: Not Just Vanishing Journalism Ethics, But Vanishing

    05/30/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Ethicsalarms
    Just in time for the Presidential campaign, old friend Katie Couric has been kind enough to remind us just how little we can trust journalists, how arrogant they are regarding their unethical methods, and how the profession that is supposed to protect democracy is now a threat to it.Having failed in her effort to be a network news anchor and a talk-show host, the former “Today Show” star  is now biding her time at Yahoo News waiting for a comeback opportunity. She served as executive producer and narrator of “Under the Gun,” an anti-gun documentary written, produced, and directed by...
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The...
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    “Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A “DOCUMENTARY” I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.” In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...