Skip to comments.Katie Couric facing $12M defamation lawsuit over #GunGate
Posted on 09/14/2016 7:48:07 AM PDT by Cheerio
Id 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 of pseudojournalism.
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 thatcontrary to the portrayal in the filmthe VCDL members had immediately begun responding to Courics question.
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Sarah Palin sends her regards Perky One >:(
More than just the money, I want to see Couric and others charged with violating gun laws with their illegal purchases. Why no charges for such public law breaking?
boot on the neck of the media NOW.
I wonder if we will read about this in Gawker?
I don’t know that I agree with suing the EPIX channel for showing it, as they didn’t make the film. I think they even pulled it when they heard about the edits.
Fabulous when people fight back!! I hope they get every penny, and a prime time apology.
Where’s the “HA HA” finger pointer pic? So tired of spin doctors creating false news. It’s deplorable.
For so long these people have been able to manipulate the press through lies to try to present their delusions as truth.
Although I’d love to see Couric get tagged, I think this is a weak suit. I’d doubt it survives summary judgment.
She’ll probably win, but it will bleed her. Good.
The Virginia Citizen’s Defense League (VCDL) have been doing exemplary work in Virginia, both in getting legislation passed to make the state more gun friendly and by quickly responding to attempts by the state, cities, counties and other entities when they attempt to abridge 2nd Amendment rights.
They really should be a model for how to promote 2nd Amendment issues at the grass roots level. Every state should have a similar organization.
That is what people on FB are saying. I agree. I do not trust any media and haven’t ever since Cronkite and the Vietnam era.
YES. The thread is now complete. Thank you.
Based on what.
She is a poster woman for the worst of modern journalism... up there with the crazy ‘Click’ woman... (we need some muscle over here...)
That the editing here does not constitute a defamatory statement.
Let EPIX provide copies of their emails with Ms. Couric and company.... Never can tell what will drop out on the table.
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