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CNN’s embarrassing apology for botched edit: Hillary not really laughing about Benghazi

Guaranteed the person at CNN responsible for the botched video edit showing a cackling Hillary Clinton moments after saying her “biggest regret” was the terror attack in Benghazi will face harsher consequences than the former secretary of state ever did.

During Monday’s “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield,” two segments of Clinton speaking at National Automobile Dealers Association were aired: one of her saying she regretted what happened in Benghazi, and the other, her laughing about a possible 2016 run for president.

But the way the video was spliced together made it appear as if Clinton was laughing about the four dead Americans killed in Benghazi.

Hillary Clinton

Banfield immediately apologized, and almost to the point of ridiculous, she went out of her way to make sure viewers knew Clinton “was not laughing about the previous comments about Benghazi.”

I want to be real clear here. Those were two separate sound bites that we tried to get to as quickly as possible — we call them ‘tape turns.’

One of them was about Benghazi and another that was completely separate and a different time, was about her thoughts about 2016. It was brought in while she was laughing about something completely unrelated at a different time.

That is our mistake. She was not laughing — let’s be very clear that the secretary of state was not laughing – about the previous comments about Benghazi.

That was just a … butted sound bite.

Oops.

Related: Hillary Clinton finally acknowledges Benghazi as ‘biggest regret’

Watch CNN’s botched editing job here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDJw8W400y0

H/T: Washington Examiner

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