It was May when Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon busted Katie Couric for a bit of deceptive editing in her anti-gun documentary, “Under the Gun.” Raw audio proved that the filmmakers had edited in footage of members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League sitting silently, apparently stumped by Couric’s question about background checks.

The filmmakers’ (initial) excuse? They had inserted the footage out of sequence in order to provide a meaningful pause so that the viewing audience could ponder Couric’s very important question.

On Tuesday, the Virginia Citizens Defense League filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against the filmmakers.

Gutowski reports that the suit names Couric along with director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and the cable channel Epix, which aired the documentary.

“They manipulated the footage to manufacture a fictional exchange that never happened,” said lawyer Libby Locke. “And, worst of all, they manipulated their own audience into believing that the VCDL members had been stumped by this Katie Couric question.”

VCDL president Philip Van Cleave said he was “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.” If only Couric and her colleagues were caught and held accountable for every time they’d manipulated video and audio to push their agenda.