CBS... biased?

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  1. yaxomoxay macrumors 68020

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    CBS News edits transcript, video clip of Bill Clinton discussing Hillary's health

    CBS News edited a video clip and transcript to remove former President Clinton's comment during an interview that Hillary Clinton "frequently" fainted in the past.

    Bill Clinton sat down with CBS's Charlie Rose on Monday to try to clear the air around questions regarding his wife's health after she collapsed while getting into a van at a Sunday 9/11 memorial ceremony.

    "Well, if it is then it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors," Bill Clinton said when Rose asked him if Hillary Clinton was simply dehydrated or if the situation was more serious. "Frequently -- well not frequently, rarely, on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing’s happened to her when she got severely dehydrated, and she’s worked like a demon, as you know, as Secretary of State, as a senator, and in the year since."

    But the CBS Evening News version cut Clinton's use of "frequently" out. And a review by The Hill of the official transcript released by the network shows Clinton saying "Frequently -- well not frequently," is omitted as well.

    TMZ first discovered the edit of the television version.

    Oddly, unlike the "CBS Evening News" version, Clinton's use of "frequently" can be heard on a version played on "CBS This Morning."

    Time constraints unlikely played a role, since it takes less than three seconds for Clinton to say "frequently -- well not frequently."

    The Hill has reached out to CBS News for comment.

    Watch the edited video clip above and read the edited transcript below:

    Below is the excerpt that will air tonight on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY:

    BILL CLINTON: She’s doing fine. She was even better last night before she went to sleep. She had a good night’s sleep. She just got dehydrated yesterday.

    CHARLIE ROSE: Is that what happened? She just got dehydrated. Because when you look at that collapse, that video that was taken, you wonder if it’s not more serious than dehydration.

    BILL CLINTON: Well, if it is then it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors. Rarely, on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing’s happened to her when she got severely dehydrated, and she’s worked like a demon, as you know, as Secretary of State, as a senator, and in the year since.

    CHARLIE ROSE: But more importantly, she’s on a grueling campaign. And you know what that’s like, and she older than you when you ran.


    BILL CLINTON: And she had two-and-a-half hard days before the day when she got dizzy. Today she made a decision, which I think was correct, to cancel her campaign day to take one more day to rest.

    CHARLIE ROSE: Is it possible she'll be away for weeks from the campaign trail?

    BILL CLINTON: No, not a shot. I’ll be lucky to hold her back another day.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box...s-edits-transcript-video-clip-of-bill-clinton

     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Maybe. But interviews are always edited beyond recognition. Ask anyone that's been interviewed and they will tell you what they said and what airs/gets in print are two very different things. Even when not controversial.
     
  3. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68020

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    They edited the video AND the transcript...
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Is the transcript OF the interview that is airing? Because why would you have a transcript of something that isn't airing. Usually the transcript is what airs. Unless the news org specifically promotes the fact that you can read a full transcript of the full interview...
     
  5. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502

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    So he said a word, and realized not the right word he wanted, and then changed it, and you are bitching that they edited it out.

    "Frequently -- well not frequently" is a misspeak to me. Do you always say the right word the first time you speak about something?
     
  6. Populism Suspended

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    "Bitching"? lol

    Where exactly is the OP bitching?

    Maybe OP should have included a trigger warning.
     
  7. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It aired. Then changed.
     
  8. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    At this point.....you thought I was going to go there didn't you? No, at this point it would be a lot easier to name the media sources that are non-biased. I'll start.....none.
     
  9. zin Suspended

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    I normally don't use the exact opposite adverb when describing something for the first time.
     
  10. samcraig macrumors P6

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    It depends on how you're proceeding with the sentence. He could have decided on the fly to invert the subject/verb. Maybe it was frequently when she's been dehydrated which then turned into this is a rare occurrence, but...
     
  11. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68020

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    there was no need to remove it, as The Hill points out.
     
  12. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    Of course they're biased. On another note, did you see the clip of Charlie Rose interviewing Bill Maher when Maher kept insisting Islam is more violent than Christianity? I thought Rose was going to fall out of his chair at how un-PC Maher was being.
     
  13. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    You don't edit a President's words. Even if they're pausing and stuttering for 20 seconds, ala Obama. To do so is to editorialize their statements.
     

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