Skip to comments.‘Face the Nation’ Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obama’s ‘Abuse of Power'
Posted on 01/26/2014 8:57:19 PM PST by kristinn
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday morning and was met with a barrage of questions from host Bob Schieffer about his involvement in the government shutdown. Apart from being the victim of Schieffers accusations that the Tea Party senator was to blame for the shutdown, it also appears that Mr. Cruz was the victim of editing by CBS.
Based on video from Senator Cruzs YouTube page and what aired on todays Face the Nation broadcast, the senators comments surrounding President Obamas abuse of power were edited from the program. Instead what aired was a segment that ignored many of the senators complaints directed at President Obama. [See the aired and unaired videos below.]
In the video that aired on CBS, the interview between Schieffer and Cruz ended with the following back and forth:
BOB SCHIEFFER: Will you run for president?
SEN. TED CRUZ: Well, look, my focus is on the challenges facing this country right now (UNINTEL) senate. My focus, for example, is on the abuse of power from the president. Let's take something like the IRS scandal--
BOB SCHIEFFER: So, I'll take that as a yes or a no.
SEN. TED CRUZ: Eight months ago--
BOB SCHIEFFER: Or still thinking about it.
SEN. TED CRUZ: Well, what you can take that as, is that my focus is standing and fighting right now in the senate to bring back jobs and economic growth. Economic growth is my number one priority
BOB SCHIEFFER: Thank you, so much, for joining us and we'll talk to you again.
However, as Senator Cruzs YouTube channel showed, the Texas senator had extensive commentary on President Obama that mysteriously did not make it to air, just two days before the presidents State of the Union address:
SCHIEFFER: Will you run for President?
CRUZ: My focus is on the abuse of power of this President. Lets 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. Let me tell you something that is deeply concerningthe abuse of power from this Administration. Weve seen multiple filmmakers prosecuted and the governments gone after them. Whether its the poor fellow that did the film that the President blamed Benghazi and the terrorist attacks on, turns out that wasnt 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 DSouza, who did a very big movie criticizing the president, is now being prosecuted by this Administration.
CRUZ: Can you image the reaction if the Bush Administration had went, gone and prosecuted Michael Moore and Alec Baldwin and Sean Penn?
CRUZ: It should trouble everyone the government uses government power and the IRS in particular to target their enemies and you are talking a new minutes to Chuck Schumer
SCHIEFFER: We are going to leave this for another day, senator. Thank you for joining us and well talk to you again.
Now it is certainly plausible that CBS edited out the ending of the Cruz interview for time, however given that Cruzs comments were extremely critical of the president and came just two days before an embattled President Obama gives his State of the Union speech, the timing of such editing is highly inappropriate and unusual.
CBS should explain why it felt it appropriate to edit out a high profile senator accusing the President of the United States of targeting his politcal enemies. These are strong accusations leveled at the president, and CBSs viewers deserve to hear them, yet strangely they were not.
* (Propaganda Wing of the White House: Formerly and incorrectly known as the American 'news' media)
I think they’re scared somebody’s gonna find out.
Amazing. 99.99% of America won’t hear about this, or care. Pray for our once great nation.
We are the .01 percent.
The same network that ran the phony story about Bush’s service record.
Ted I know you can handle them if its on the up and up, but they get to edit you.
Don’t go on their shows. And demand they show the part they edited.
All of us show boycott these networks. Time for Bob.S. to retire.
anyone expect honesty from the Goebbels media?
They should, but they won't, and they will get away with it. I know it sucks, but that is the cold hard facts of life.
I hate the media. I want to see it shoved in their faces.
The creators of the Mr. Magoo character would spin in their graves to see Bob Schieffer’s imitation...
Bob Skeletor is such a mendacious jerk.
He needs to go on their shows. He needs to find out how to combat them.
The republican national committee, boner, preibus, et al are the worst offenders.
They hate our Ted Cruz with an HHH.
He’s not afraid of them.
He’s working for us.
We hear him. We, the ones who make it our business to find the you tube early in the day.
We, who forward it to our despairing siblings in the netherlands, the hinterlands, in the North, in New York.
We merry Band of, ... oh you know what I mean
Based on their ratings, it seems the public notices, also
In case you watched this today, Ted Cruz has provided video evidence that ‘Face the Nation’ edited his comments.
It’s not the News Reports, it’s who Reports the News.
It’s very obvious that Propagandist’s and Traitor’s Report the News.
Old Bob should lose his Job and his Pension over this. He’s already lost his Integrity, but that has been an oozing wound for years.
The old Commie SOB should be drawn and quartered, right after the hangman and the firing squad are through with him.