The Washington Free Beacon reported that CBS edited out the word “frequently” when Bill Clinton commented on Hillary’s fainting. CBS later said they edited it out for time! It saves about a second, perhaps two.
That’s our free, unbiased press for you. CBS’s president is the brother of one of Obama’s advisors, Ben Rhodes.
Bill Clinton sat down with CBS’s Charlie Rose on Monday evening and said that Hillary Clinton “frequently” faints because of dehydration, but the word “frequently” was edited out of that night’s broadcast, TMZ reported.
In a longer version of the interview that aired Tuesday on CBS This Morning, “frequently” was not removed.
Rose got straight to the point with the former president during the interview, asking how Hillary was doing after she fainted Sunday at a 9/11 memorial event and confessed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. Clinton said that his wife was doing fine but added that she frequently faints because of dehydration.
The Sentinel posted the edited version earlier. Here’s the real one. Make note of the fact that he compares his wife to a demon who works hard.
CHARLIE ROSE: “When you look at that collapse, that video that was taken you wonder if — if it’s not more serious then dehydration.”
BILL CLINTON: “No, no, she — she’s been — well, if it is it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors. Because, it’s frequently, not frequently — rarely but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, same sort of thing’s happened to her where she just got severely dehydrated. And she’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of state and as a senator and in the years since.”