Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CBS News Bias CONFIRMED In Edit Hatchet Job

On Face the Nation this Sunday, January 26, host Bob Schieffer interviewed the senator from the great state of Texas, Ted Cruz.  To say this was a mismatch in wits is maybe the understatement of the year.  I used to have a lot of respect for Bob Schieffer, but after seeing this one-sided partisan attempt attack by him against Cruz, using obvious Democrat and White House talking points, I no longer can respect this man.  It started with Bob Schieffer announcing his guest with "the man who led the shutdown of government" and went downhill [as far as Shieffer's phrasing of questions] from there. But it never phased Senator Cruz as he showed what rhetorical and debating skills he has from speaking as the lead lawyer before the US Supreme Court [and winning].  Compared to Senator Cruz, Schieffer looked like a freshman in law school.

This is an amazing video as it shows starkly how Bob Schieffer has become a spokesman for the Democrat Party and how easily Cruz cuts him down to size.  But what it doesn't show you is the main point Senator Cruz was trying to bring out, the dangerous abuse of power by this administration-CBS edited those remarks completely out of the interview.  I guess CBS has resorted to the typical MSM cover-up mode: "if you can't beat 'em, don't show 'em".

First here is the edited interview CBS showed on their broadcast

From the Free Republic web site here is the rest of the story, or rather the rest of the interview CBS didn't want you to hear: 

"SCHIEFFER: “Will you run for President?” 

CRUZ: “My focus is on the abuse of power of this President. Let’s take something like the IRS scandal-“ 

SCHIEFFER: “Do I take that as a yes or a no?” 

CRUZ: “What you can take is that my focus is standing and fighting right now in the Senate to bring back jobs and economic growth. 
[this is what CBS didn't show you on their broadcast-up until Schieffer's last sentence]

Let me tell you something that is deeply concerning—the abuse of power from this Administration. We’ve seen multiple filmmakers prosecuted and the government’s gone after them. Whether it’s the poor fellow that did the film that the President blamed Benghazi and the terrorist attacks on, turns out that wasn’t the reason for the attack but the Administration went and put that poor fellow in jail on unrelated charges. Just this week it was broken that Dinesh D’Souza, who did a very big movie criticizing the president, is now being prosecuted by this Administration.” 

SCHIEFFER: “Senator-“ 

CRUZ: “Can you image the reaction if the Bush Administration had went, gone and prosecuted Michael Moore and Alec Baldwin and Sean Penn?” 

SCHIEFFER: Senator--
CRUZ: It should trouble everyone the government uses government power and the IRS in particular to target their enemies and you are talking a few minutes to Chuck Schumer—“ 

SCHIEFFER: “We are going to leave this for another day, senator.
Thank you for joining us and we’ll talk to you again.”

Here is the video of the portion of the interview CBS didn't want you to see:

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