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CBS once again demonstrated its bias when the network edited out its own reporter’s emotional remarks on the damage that has been done to kids who have been made to suffer as a result of policies that closed down schools during the heavy-handed response to COVID.
On Sunday’s edition of “Face The Nation,” when the panel was given an opportunity to weigh in on the year’s most underreported stories, longtime reporter Jan Crawford ripped the decisions of political officials that inflicted severe punishment on the nation’s children who were forced to stay at home away from friends and social interaction as schools were shuttered and sports activities were canceled.
When asked by Margaret Brennan on her choice of important stories that were largely ignored by the media, Crawford didn’t pull any punches during the roundtable discussion.
“For me, I mean, my kids hear me rant about this every day so I might as well tell you guys it’s- it’s the crushing impact that our COVID policies have had on young kids and children,” she said. “By far the least serious risk for serious illness, but, I mean even teenagers, you know, a healthy teenager has a one in a million chance of getting and dying from COVID, which is way lower than, you know, dying in a car wreck on a road trip but they have suffered and sacrificed the most, especially kids and underrepresented at-risk communities and now we have the Surgeon General saying there’s a mental health crisis among our kids.”
“They will be paying for our generation’s decisions the rest of their lives”: @JanCBS explains why she thinks 2021's biggest underreported story was the devastating impact of COVID policies on children pic.twitter.com/AUU1f6AFNi
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) December 26, 2021
“The risk of suicide girl suicide attempts among girls now up 51% this year, black kids nearly twice as likely as white kids to die by suicide, I mean, school closures, lockdowns, cancellation of sports. You couldn’t even go on a playground in the D.C. area without cops scurrying- getting- shooing the kids off tremendous negative impact on kids, and it’s been an afterthought,” Crawford continued.
“You know, it’s hurt their dreams, their future learning, loss, risk of abuse, their mental health, now with our knowledge, our vaccines, if our policies don’t reflect a more measured and reasonable approach for our children, they will be paying for our generation’s decisions, the rest of their lives and that, to me, is the greatest underreported story of the past year,” she said.
Crawford’s remarks drew much attention on social media but the national television audience was deprived of hearing them because the network inexplicably chose to edit them out of the broadcast although they are still available in their entirety on Twitter and other platforms.
Curtis Houck of media watchdog NewsBusters blew the whistle on CBS’s trickery.
Not sure how many have picked this up yet, but the dirty little secret on the Jan Crawford clip from CBS's Face the Nation yesterday — it DIDN'T even air during the show.
FTN has done a segment for at least a year or two about undercovered stories, but didn't make the air.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 27, 2021
According to the roundtable transcript, Weijia Jiang says “we’ll see” and then it’s supposed to move to Brennan asking Crawford for an “underreported stor[y],” but Brennan instead cuts to a commercial.
Afterward, it skips ahead to 2022 predictions. pic.twitter.com/vcBbDOYDD0
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 27, 2021
The show’s full transcript, which has been posted on the CBS News website, shows the true flow of the discussion that the network censors deemed to be too truthful to be aired to the general public.
It was clear that Crawford struck a nerve with her brutal honesty and many who did see her remarks in their entirety weighed in on Twitter.
Truth bomb dropped on CBS this weekend about our complete and total covid failures when it comes to kids. Absolutely inexcusable what adults did to kids. Some of us have been saying this for two years. Welcome to the party, pal: pic.twitter.com/4TTjbHpQA8
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 27, 2021
As a teacher in a public school I have seen the devastating results of our experimentation on our children. Closing the last two and a half months in 2020 and virtual school as an option for a full year after that has created learning gaps that will likely never be closed.
— Sharon Long (@SharonBLong0754) December 27, 2021
A thousand times this. It’s monstrous what we’ve done to our kids & young adults in the name of *the adults’* safetyism obsession. From the start, kids were at the least risk and we knew it. Yet, we imposed our collective psych problems on them. Shameful.
— Leslie K. Paige (@lesliekpaige) December 27, 2021
Finally someone in the mainstream media gets it about the mental health devastation to our kids because of the mask and vax mandates. This IS, IMO, the real #1 long-lasting Crisis in America today. Bravo Jan Crawford of CBS for pulling no punches Sunday on Face the Nation.
— Dr. Fred DiUlus: Online Education Pioneer (@BestWorstOnline) December 27, 2021
The main role of a society should be to protect their youth and children. If that’s not one of the main goals then something is broken.
— Lonewolf ⚪ (@_provoco) December 27, 2021
No kidding. Some of us have been saying this will have a mental health impact on kids since last year. My sister is a teacher and is seeing this first hand. The stories I’m hearing, not good.
— David Hohbach (@dhohbach) December 27, 2021
Totally agree 100%.
— Tina Hinson (@dovesparkle) December 27, 2021
It has been said that some of the greatest lies are those of omission and the media is desperate to keep the lid on Pandora’s box of the damage caused by authoritarian Democrats and their soul-crushing COVID mitigation policies, especially the harm that has been inflicted on the nation’s youngest citizens.
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