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‘Face the Nation’ Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obama’s ‘Abuse of Power'
Newsbusters ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer

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 Schieffer’s 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 Cruz’s YouTube page and what aired on today’s Face the Nation broadcast, the senator’s comments surrounding President Obama’s “abuse of power” were edited from the program. Instead what aired was a segment that ignored many of the senator’s 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 Cruz’s 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 president’s State of the Union address:

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. 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 new 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.”

Now it is certainly plausible that CBS edited out the ending of the Cruz interview for time, however given that Cruz’s 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 CBS’s viewers deserve to hear them, yet strangely they were not.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; bobschieffer; cruz; cruzcensored; cruzedited; enemedia; facethenation; obamaoutofcontrol; schieffer; tedcruz
Videos at the source link.
1 posted on 01/26/2014 8:57:19 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

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2 posted on 01/26/2014 8:59:09 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: kristinn
Once again, the Propaganda Wing of the White House* acts in character.

* (Propaganda Wing of the White House: Formerly and incorrectly known as the American 'news' media)

4 posted on 01/26/2014 8:59:37 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kristinn

BTTT


5 posted on 01/26/2014 9:01:58 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: kristinn

I think they’re scared somebody’s gonna find out.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 9:04:31 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: kristinn

Amazing. 99.99% of America won’t hear about this, or care. Pray for our once great nation.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 9:05:45 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We are the .01 percent.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 9:13:19 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 9:20:55 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: kristinn

anyone expect honesty from the Goebbels media?


11 posted on 01/26/2014 9:27:49 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kristinn
CBS should explain why it felt it appropriate to edit out a high profile senator

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.

12 posted on 01/26/2014 9:28:07 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: kristinn
Conservatives need to do more of their own recording when interviewed by the "news" media. They need to show the editing done to them and call them out on it on every interview after that.

I hate the media. I want to see it shoved in their faces.

13 posted on 01/26/2014 9:41:28 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: kristinn
See B.S. may as well be...


14 posted on 01/26/2014 9:43:27 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: kristinn

The creators of the Mr. Magoo character would spin in their graves to see Bob Schieffer’s imitation...


15 posted on 01/26/2014 9:53:20 PM PST by CreviceTool (A Good Samaritan with a handgun saved my life...)
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To: CreviceTool

Bob Skeletor is such a mendacious jerk.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 10:09:45 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Zenjitsuman

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


17 posted on 01/26/2014 10:47:04 PM PST by stanne
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To: kristinn
The media is sooo in the tank for the DNC and, in particular, BHO that this stuff doesn't even upset me anymore. In fact, I've grown to expect this behavior from them

Based on their ratings, it seems the public notices, also

18 posted on 01/26/2014 11:18:59 PM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Stillwaters

In case you watched this today, Ted Cruz has provided video evidence that ‘Face the Nation’ edited his comments.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 11:32:06 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: kristinn

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.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 11:33:36 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I met Schieffer only once at a “Five O’Clock Follies” press briefing at the Pentagon during the Vietnam war. He was an egotistical prick then, and he’s an egotistical asshole now.

He’s moved up in rank, or is more rank than before. Well, he works for the Communist Broadcasting System. Should have expected this behavior.

Skunks never stop stinking unless you remove their balls. I guess Schieffer still has his, or does CBS own them?


21 posted on 01/27/2014 12:03:56 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kristinn; sheikdetailfeather; FReepers; Patriots
Earlier last night, sheikdetailfeather posted this on another thread.

UGH:
CBS Face the Nation cuts out RED MEAT portion of Ted Cruz interview, exposing OBAMA’S ABUSE OF POWER


Must see the two videos.




Let's blast cBS, and send them tons E-mail.




CBS NEWS:CONTACT US

22 posted on 01/27/2014 12:20:42 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kristinn

Why do Conservatives keep going on these liberal shows thinking they’re ging to get any kind of message out? It’s like the man beatimg his head against the wall, why he did it. Answer: “Because it feels so good when I stop.”


23 posted on 01/27/2014 12:45:57 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: kristinn

Sanitized Orwellian news.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 1:00:51 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: kristinn

BOB SCHIEFFER: Thank you, so much, for joining us and we’ll talk to you again.

I saw this too. My remark to my wife at the time was “They cut him off”.

Afterwards, with other “guests”, we played the ‘How soon will the Republicans be blamed for Obama’s incompetence’ game.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 2:50:25 AM PST by Paisan
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To: kristinn

Saw it.....noticed the messily abrupt ending.......wondered what happened.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 2:54:09 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: kristinn

Yes cbs... communists... they do that sort of thing you know.


27 posted on 01/27/2014 4:06:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: kristinn

I have more appreciation for Cruz than ever now.


28 posted on 01/27/2014 7:49:30 AM PST by GraceG
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To: LibLieSlayer

They understand that the common “want to feel good about myself” voter, though they may support ‘rats, will NOT support the use of government to suppress political enemies.

The hardcore elitists, of course, fully support this, because their path to “victory” requires elimination of opposition.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 7:52:13 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Which is why this Republic is going to have to have GOD’s intervention to survive.


30 posted on 01/27/2014 8:26:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: kristinn; CAluvdubya; warsaw44; Alissa; ontap; Finny; kitkat; super7man; Battle Axe; Rodamala; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


31 posted on 01/27/2014 8:38:12 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: kristinn

I thought that Schieffer was dead.


32 posted on 01/27/2014 8:54:19 AM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: kristinn

Thank God for freerepublic and YouTube! We might have never heard the entire segment!


33 posted on 01/27/2014 9:18:03 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: Batman11
I thought that Schieffer was dead.

Just his soul.

34 posted on 01/27/2014 9:47:13 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: kristinn

Here’s evidence that the MSM are either incompetent or biased or both, and fail to use their First Amendment Constitutional right to Freedom of the Press.

Are they covering for Obama because they are aligned with his socialist agenda or are they fearful of repercussions if they present Obama in an unfavorable light? Does anyone see any resemblance to Nazi Germany where Hitler controlled the press?


35 posted on 01/27/2014 6:57:01 PM PST by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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