CBS News edits out embarrassing verbal slip in Bill Clinton interview
Clinton sat down with Charlie Rose Monday afternoon in an interview that aired later that evening. As the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross noticed, this is what the CBS News’s website reported Clinton said when asked about his wife’s recent health issues.
The bolded section is of course a pretty embarrassing slip-up: Clinton was about to say that Hillary “frequently” faints or collapses, before correcting himself to say it rarely happened.Asked if there was any chance her faintness on Sunday could be a sign of some more “serious” illness, Clinton said he did not believe that was the case.
“Well if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors,” he said, “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, the bolded section was edited out, cutting to a reverse shot of Rose nodding to cover up the jump.