Katie Couric has a knack for deceptively changing people's stories.
Including her own.
Couric initially defended the use of doctored interviews in her anti-gun documentary "Under The Gun."
In the documentary she asks members of a grassroots pro-gun lobbying group, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, about allowing people on the TSA's "no-fly" list to buy a gun. In the documentary footage they fall silent and stare at each other.
In reality, they immediately responded that the TSA list is riddled with errors, most of the names on the list are those of innocent citizens and there is no legal procedure to add a name to the list. In fact, members of the United States Senate have found their names on it.
The footage of the members appearing stumped was taken during the interview set-up, when members were waiting for the interview to begin.
Couric originally claimed that was done, not to deceive viewers, but to give them time to "think."
But with the deception is hurting her credibility, she has changed her story and now blames her director.
"I take responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange I had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League," Couric now says. "My question … regarding the ability of convicted felons and those on the terror watch list to legally obtain a gun, was followed by an extended pause, making the participants appear to be speechless."
"When I screened an early version of the film with the director … I questioned her and the editor about the pause and was told that a 'beat' was added for, as she described it, 'dramatic effect,' to give the audience a moment to consider the question," Couric said Monday.
That's Rather convenient.