Two days ago, CBS altered an interview with John McCain where he made another major policy gaffe, this time in the timeline of the Iraq war. They didn’t just edit McCain’s response to the question, they completely changed his response (using the answer from a different question).
As MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann reported, “CBS curiously, to say the least, left it on the edit room floor. It aired Katie Couric’s question, but in response, it inserted part of McCain’s answer to another question instead.”
What CBS did was to change McCain’s response from one which showed his lack of understanding of his signature subject of Foreign Policy and turned it into an attack on Obama saying Barack Obama “cares more about winning the election than winning a war.” Watch the side-by-side below
Now, CBS has done it again. This time, they scrubbed McCain saying “The fact is we had four years of failed policy. We were losing. We were losing the war in Iraq. The consequences of failure and defeat of the United States of America in the first major conflict since 9/11 would have had devastating impacts throughout the region and the world.”
Apparently, the Senator forgot about Afghanistan.
In case you need a refresher, here is the timeline:
- September 11, 2001, attack on the twin towers
- October 7, 2001, US begins war with Afghanistan
- March 19, 2003, US begins war with Iraq
- May 1, 2003, Bush announces Mission Accomplished
If you want an extended timeline, from 2003 to present, click here.
Should you be as outraged as I am, feel free to express yourself to the CBS ombudsman at email@example.com (more contact information below).
It’s time we take back our media. Keep reading to find out how.
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