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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bob Schieffer’s ‘Face The Nation’ Edits Out Ted Cruz’s Comments On Obama’s Political Persecution Of Filmmakers -- PatDollard.com


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Ted Cruz appeared on Bob Schieffer’s “Face the Nation” yesterday, just two days before Obama’s SOTU speech. As NewsBusters found out, Schieffer’s team edited out Cruz’s harshest criticisms of the President’s abuse of powers, focusing on his political persecution of filmmakers. In the transcript below, everything that is in bold was edited out by CBS. 

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.”

You can watch both the full clip and the edited clip that CBS aired, and read more commentary at NewsBusters.

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