CBS Stands By Its Editing On McCain Interview
Strategy08 poster turneresq rightfully takes CBS to task on its blatant cover-up of McCain’s gaffe.
However, CBS stands by its decision to editorialize heavily on McCain’s interview, according to a report by Ben Smith at Politico here:
“As all news organizations do with extended interviews, last night’s Obama and McCain interviews were edited to fit the available time and to give viewers a fair expression of the candidates’ major differences,” CBS spokeswoman Jennifer Farley emailed. “The full transcript and video were and still are available at cbsnews.com.”
Uh….the problem, CBS, is that they completely edited out McCain’s gaffe about the Awakening and substituted in a different answer instead.