Katie Couric decries fake news while being sued for faking it.
Published on Jul 31, 2017
The Yahoo News anchor said in an interview Thursday she believes the fake news phenomenon is "tearing [America] apart at the seams."
But her critics were quick to chime in and claim Couric has been part of the problem.
Couric was hit with a $12 million lawsuit over her documentary "Under the Gun" in 2016. Pro-gun activists accused Couric of deceptive editing, but the case was dismissed in May.
After the edits garnered widespread attention, Couric took responsibility for the headline-making portions of the film. Couric wrote in a May 2016 message on the film's website that she regrets not raising her initial concerns about the segment "more vigorously."
She also faced a similar accusation for her 2014 documentary "Fed Up."