Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Brokaw edits the President

An interesting look at how NBC edits an interview with the President. The entire interview transcript is there, including the bits that were edited out of the video.

Several questions and answers are edited out altogether (understandable practice). And some of Bush's answers are given in part, at times detracting from the content of the answer. Read the original post.

The blogger concludes,
Just keep all of this in mind the next time you are watching an interview on TV. It doesn't surprise me that this happens, but one would think that the President talking about war and peace would get a little more leeway in having his whole answers presented to the American people. Especially since these same elites in the media will be the first to complain that the President doesn't answer their questions often enough.