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Sarah Palin Hails Lawsuit Charging Katie Couric With 'Malicious' Edits

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016 11:50 AM

Firearms advocate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has hailed a $12 million defamation lawsuit filed against veteran news anchor Katie Couric for alleged "misleading" edits in her documentary about gun control.

"Shooting back against Katie Couric's deceptive presentations in a gun documentary is good news," Palin writes Wednesday on her Facebook page.

"It's a shame it takes a lawsuit to force journalists to acknowledge their unethical practices, but if their clouded conscience lets them sleep at night amidst feeding the public lies, then litigation must awaken them to the public's right and expectation to read, see and hear truth."

 

 

On Tuesday, The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) filed suit against Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Epix for their documentary "Under the Gun," which aired last January.

Court papers claim the documentary, which Couric executive produced and narrated, made edits that falsely represented members of the VCDL, a firearms rights and pro-liberty organization, based in Newington, Va.

Couric and Soechtig admitted to inserting eight seconds of silence after VCDL members were asked by Couric, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?"

"The defendants manipulated the footage in service of an agenda: they wanted to establish that there is no basis for opposing universal background checks by fooling viewers into believing that even a panel of pro-Second Amendment advocates could not provide one," the lawsuit states, according to Fortune.

"The fictional exchange is defamatory because it holds the plaintiffs up as objects of ridicule by falsely representing that, as experts in their respective pro-Second Amendment trades, they had no basis for their opposition to universal background checks."

Palin, an avid hunter who has posted photos of her kills on social media, said:

"Let's be thankful the parties suing 'The Perky One' have sharp people in their corner with the tools — and the guts — to go after those who've not been held accountable for far too long."

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Firearms advocate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has hailed a $12 million defamation lawsuit filed against veteran news anchor Katie Couric for alleged "misleading" edits in her documentary about gun control.
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