The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) has filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit over a documentary Couric made. Couric deceptively edited the tape to make it appear that she asked VCDL members a question they could not answer. In the film she asked them if we don’t have universal registrations how could we keep criminals from acquiring guns. In the documentary, it showed a ten second pause that made it seem that they did not have an answer. However, during that question a couple of VCDL members did provide immediate answers.
“We were horrified to see how Couric and her team manipulated us and the video footage to make us look like fools who didn’t stand up for the Second Amendment.”
“We want to set the record straight and hold them accountable for what they’ve done. You shouldn’t intentionally misrepresent someone’s views just because you disagree with them.”
At one point in the documentary, Couric asked a group of Second Amendment supporters: “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”
The editors of the documentary spliced in footage of the activists sitting quietly for nine seconds, looking stupefied, as if they didn’t have an answer to that question. In reality, several people were quick to answer Couric’s question.
It was a willful misrepresentation that didn’t go unnoticed — even by the liberal media.
Couric proved what many conservatives have known about leftists and the mainstream media — they will go to extremes to discredit Second Amendment supporters. But now maybe she’ll finally pay the price for her dishonesty.