Couric served as an executive producer and narrator to the upcoming documentary Under the Gun. It was created by gun control activist Stephanie Soechting. It's one thing to create a film that advocates political views. It's another to deceive viewers of your opponents. That's exactly what happened, according to a report published by Stephen Gutowski of The Washington Free Beacon. In the documentary, Couric asks the question to gun owners and members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?" The gun activists respond silently with no response. Here's the footage:
The problem with this documentary is that it was edited to hide the true response of the gun owners. They did give a response, which you can find in the audio of the interview:
David French, an attorney and staff writer at National Review, recommends that Couric be fired for her actions. I agree with his views. Media organizations should want credible individuals to be the faces of their programs. Couric is not a credible journalist, so Yahoo News must get rid of her as a host if it wants to maintain itself as a serious organization. Their actions should be watched closely. If they choose to do nothing, then they risk viewers who are proponents of gun owners. This could damage a company that has been financially weakened, so they better make the smart choice.