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September 14, 2016

Virginia Gun Group Whose Testimony Was Deliberately Butchered in Katie Couric Gun Documentary... Now Suing for Defamation

Yessss.

The Virginia gun rights group whose members were deceptively portrayed in Katie Couric’s documentary Under the Gun filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against the Yahoo News anchor on Tuesday.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League filed the suit in federal court against Couric, as well as the documentary’s director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and the cable channel Epix.

“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,” said Philip Van Cleave, the group’s president. “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.”

You can report any actual facts you like and those are non-defamatory.

But you can't invent a Stunned, Stupid Silence that didn't happen and call it a documentary and think you're wholly beyond the reach of libel law.

I think we can all get behind protesting Katie Couric's well-traveled dumper.

By the way, CBS explains why they cut Bill Clinton's admission that Hillary has fainted "Frequently" -- see, they cut out this statement (taking less than two and a half seconds) due to concerns about all the time it was taking.

Oh: Apparently Hillary is going to make some statement soon -- a commenter said she might release "all" (ahem) her medical records.

Here's a preview:

Patient presents as a very healthy, super-vigorous woman. Testing shows her only acute medical problems Caring About The Middle Class Too Much, as well as a light case of Powering Through Syndrome.

There. Saved you a click.


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