CNN covered for Hillary Clinton when it severely edited a statement made by the former secretary of state in response to an explosion that rocked a Manhattan Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night.
In her actual statement, the Democratic presidential nominee called the explosion a “bombing,” while at the same time chastising Donald Trump for calling it the same. Oops.
Here’s Clinton’s full statement, as reported by ABC News’ Liz Kreutz:
Hillary Clinton, on her campaign plane, responds to explosion in NYC pic.twitter.com/4tfyUE2vNc
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 18, 2016
“I’ve been briefed about bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attacks in Minnesota,” she told reporters aboard her campaign aircraft. She then launched into a call for support of first responders in these attacks.
Trump, her Republican rival for the White House was scolded by media figures for also referring to the New Jersey and New York events as bombings. Reporters were apparently deaf when Clinton said the same.
This marked one of her first press appearances following her reported bout with pneumonia, and her drugged, sickly appearance made it clear that she should have been bedridden rather than campaigning.
But, TruthKings.com reported this clip from CNN on the same statement, where it edited out Clinton’s depiction of the event as a bombing, as well as any reference to the other two events.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 18, 2016
The site clipped a few screencaps to show other CNN reports blasting Trump for using the word “bomb.” I guess that explains the edit.
Earlier Saturday, a pipe bomb exploded striking fear among participants at a New Jersey charity run. No one was injured, but the event was cancelled as authorities searched the boardwalk and beach for evidence.
Terror also struck the Midwest Saturday night when a man wearing a security uniform and referencing Allah, went on a knife-wielding rampage at a St. Paul, Minnesota mall and left at least eight injured.