FNC's Griffin: CBS Edited Out Bill Clinton Saying Clinton Has Had "Frequent" Attacks on "Evening News" Broadcast

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Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports that 'CBS Evening News' edited out the portion of this interview with Bill Clinton where the former president mistakenly said that Hillary has "frequent" fainting attacks when she gets dehydrated when it was played Monday night. They played the interview in its entirety on Tuesday morning's broadcast of 'CBS This Morning.' Compare both versions below.

CBS News stated: "The clip in question from former President Clinton’s interview with Charlie Rose ran in its entirety on CBS THIS MORNING, CBSNews.com and on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service. One clip that ran on CBS Evening News was edited purely for time while on deadline for the live broadcast."

When asked if Clinton's fainting was indicative of a more serious condition, Clinton originally replied that: "Well if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors, because frequently—well not frequently, rarely—but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated."

But when the segment aired Monday evening, the following was cut: "Because frequently—well not frequently, rarely." Instead, CBS showed a shot of the interviewer during the cut.

JENNIFER GRIFFIN, FOX NEWS CHANNEL: But the remarks that are getting more attention today are those of her husband, Bill Clinton, who spoke to CBS last night.

BILL CLINTON: Well if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors, because frequently—well not frequently, rarely—but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated. And she is working like a demon.

GRIFFIN: Now CBS is under a bit of fire this morning because some news outlets noted that in their online piece, they had that quote, from Bill Clinton, saying that frequently -- and then correcting himself, that she had suffered from dehydration and dizziness in the past. In the 'CBS Evening News' version last night, that was edited out.

We reached out for comment, but it is notable this morning on the 'CBS Morning News' show they did play the complete bite from Bill Clinton. Again, unfortunately from the campaign's perspective, he may have said a little too much in that interview.


Comapre the two versions.

Below: The 'CBS Evening News' edited version of the broadcast.



Next: The differently-edited 'CBS This Morning' version of the broadcast.



CBS News statement on the matter:

The clip in question from former President Clinton’s interview with Charlie Rose ran in its entirety on CBS THIS MORNING, CBSNews.com and on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service. One clip that ran on CBS Evening News was edited purely for time while on deadline for the live broadcast.

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