A verbal slip by former President Bill Clinton about his wife’s health was edited out of a video by CBS News.
While he was criticized for saying Hillary Clinton has “on more than one occasion” fainted as she appeared to do Sunday, what he said in the interview with Charlie Rose before being edited may have been worse.
Rose asked Clinton if the episode in New York in which the Democratic presidential nominee collapsed while being ushered into a van was an indication of more serious health issues.
According to “The Daily Caller”:
“Well if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors,” he responded.
“Because frequently,” Clinton began, according to CBS’ website, before correcting himself, “well not frequently, rarely — but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.”
“She’s doing fine, she was even better last night before she went to sleep,” he continued.
Clinton’s “frequently” slip is not included in CBS’s broadcast of the interview.
When the clip aired on CBS on Monday, the removed “frequently” portion of the interview was covered by a shot of Rose to clean up the edit.
Though it can be argued that, as interviews are commonly edited for time, that is what happened in this case. However, the strategic elimination of a word that would have portrayed a chronic health issue seems more than coincidental.
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— It’s a Deplorable (@hickfield) September 13, 2016
No comment necessary. ..the Clintons make their own reality and damn the facts…shame on CBS https://t.co/D5pXAjojBo
— Daniel Hines (@AmericanSeniors) September 13, 2016
@Mediaite nothing to see here. We already knew the media was a wing of the democrat party. Just surprised this leaked out
— Stupid-Proof (@ImyOWNhandout) September 13, 2016
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— Kaydee King (@KaydeeKing) September 13, 2016
Bill Clinton said @HillaryClinton frequently faints. But look: CBS edited out the word “frequently.”
Shocking huh? https://t.co/VOFBHiIVVr
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 13, 2016
@KaydeeKing nothing like a hard hitting edited interview.
— Ⓜⓡ⨀Ⓡⓞⓑⓞⓣ (@F_Rod_SD) September 13, 2016
SMH … https://t.co/yMTDu3Aj6U
— Jason Beisel (@JasonBeisel) September 13, 2016
— TXN (@KeepTXTX) September 13, 2016
Why even bother with a coverup? The “free press” will do it for youhttps://t.co/WuuMS6OUU6
— John Graziano (@jvgraz) September 13, 2016