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 referred to the event as a “bombing” and attempted to connect that explosion with two other events that occurred the same day.
Here’s Clinton’s full statement, as reported by ABC News’ Liz Kreutz:
“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.
Interestingly, Donald 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.
Reporting on the same statement, CNN edited out Clinton’s depiction of the event as a bombing, as well as any reference to the other two events.
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. More ..