Director of Katie Couric Gun Doc: ‘I Never Intended to Make Anyone Look Bad’


The Katie Couric documentary Under the Gun has come under serious scrutiny today after a bit of deceptive editing was uncovered, and now the director has commented.

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz obtained comments from director Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric in response to the controversy today:

But as Kurtz pointed out…

And in addition to that, EPIX––the network airing the documentary––provided this statement to the Washington Free Beacon:

Under the Gun is a critically-acclaimed documentary that looks at the polarizing and politicized issue of gun violence, a subject that elicits strong reactions from people on both sides. EPIX stands behind Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, and their creative and editorial judgment. We encourage people to watch the film and decide for themselves.

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