CBS Caught Editing Clip, Transcript In Which Bill Clinton Says Hillary Fainted "Frequently"

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For the latest example why much of the US population has lost trust in the mainstream media, consider today's snafu in which CBS News was caught editing a video clip and transcript to remove a Bill Clinton comment that Hillary Clinton "frequently" fainted in the past.

Bill Clinton sat down with CBS's Charlie Rose on Monday to try to clear the air around questions regarding his wife's health after she collapsed while getting into a van at a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday. It didn't quite work out as desired.

As the Daily Caller reported first, when 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, 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, and she’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of State, as a senator and in the year since."

However, the final edit of the "CBS Evening News" version cut Clinton's use of "frequently" out. Furthermore, according to a review by The Hill of the official transcript released by the network shows that Clinton saying "Frequently - well, not frequently," is omitted as well. 

Oddly, unlike the "CBS Evening News" version, Clinton's use of "frequently" can be heard on a version played on "CBS This Morning."

To be sure, the bolded "frequently" section was in itself a particularly embarrassing slip-up: how Clinton can mistake that Hillary “frequently” faints or collapses, before correcting himself to say it "rarely" happened, will remain a mystery. Perhaps the fragment's deletion was the result of Bill realizing precisely this; and while we doubt that there was a subsequent 40 minutes "conversation about grandchildren" on a hot tarmac somwhere to rectify this mistake, what we do know is that when the segment aired, the bolded section was edited out, cutting to a reverse shot of Rose nodding to cover up the jump:

As The Hill notes, time constraints unlikely played a role, since it takes less than three seconds for Clinton to say "frequently — well, not frequently."

The edited CBS transcript is shown below:

Below is the excerpt that will air tonight on "CBS EVENING NEWS" WITH SCOTT PELLEY:

BILL CLINTON: She’s doing fine. She was even better last night before she went to sleep. She had a good night’s sleep. She just got dehydrated yesterday.

CHARLIE ROSE: Is that what happened? She just got dehydrated. Because when you look at that collapse, that video that was taken, you wonder if it’s not more serious than dehydration.

BILL CLINTON: Well, if it is then it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors. Rarely, on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing’s happened to her when she got severely dehydrated, and she’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of State, as a senator and in the year since.

CHARLIE ROSE: But, more importantly, she’s on a grueling campaign. And you know what that’s like, and she's older than you when you ran.

BILL CLINTON: And she had two and a half hard days before the day when she got dizzy. Today she made a decision, which I think was correct, to cancel her campaign day to take one more day to rest.

CHARLIE ROSE: Is it possible she'll be away for weeks from the campaign trail?

BILL CLINTON: No, not a shot. I’ll be lucky to hold her back another day.

As Mediaite observes, it’s not at all uncommon for networks to edit down interviews to fit for broadcast or to clean up an interview subject’s response. But, as it points out, "it is interesting that they chose to edit out an error that could have very well been newsworthy by itself."

Naturally, there would be no comment from either Clinton, and if anything it would be assigned to the "great alt right conspiracy theory" compost heap, along with everything else that has been said about the Clintons, only to be confirmed the not too distant future.

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lester1's picture

The mainstream media in this country is acting like North Korean style media propaganda.

JRobby's picture

We are living under the largest most oppressive criminal regime in the history of the universe

Bollixed's picture

Charlie Rose is a CFR member. Just another shill.

johngaltfla's picture

C linton

B ullshit

S upplier

NoDebt's picture

I guess the whole pneumonia story has been dropped and we're once again downgraded to just dehydration.


knukles's picture

Or raw from excess fondling, but that depends on what the meaning of the word is is.

NoDebt's picture

The stories alter by the minute.  If it's happened before how is it that handlers, obviously accustomed to carrying around EpiPens and all sorts of stuff in their "Clinton Crash Bag" don't have something as simple as a fucking bottle of water??


Clashfan's picture

She may or may not have been managing Parkinson's for a while, and it may have caused her fall in 2012, but that fall caused blood clots and svd, subcortical vascular dementia, which is deadly.

Ironically, on 911, she may have died? or was it just a gaffe w/ABC? I thought the vid was fake, but Shoryer confirms it live here w/source--they did report it=="an unfortunate mistake"--hmm

So are we stuck w/a Hitlery double now who will never get sick again?

I'm not saying the latter is true--I do think the former--svd--is true. But why did ABC report her death? Very odd-- appearance of a much slimmer Hitlery hugging the girl soon afterward.

zeronetwork's picture

Hilary's presidential dream is over.

bamawatson's picture

ya'll are mistaken
he said farted
"illary" farted frequently

Joe Davola's picture

As much as I dislike the Clinton's, they have really expanded my vocabulary:
Operative truth
And that word if your wiener points to the left

The bad part is these jackwagons are still operating with the 24 y/o playbook. They even went back to the same group that coached them through the Gennifer Flowers lies.
If Trump supporters are "deplorable", the Clinton supporters are totally clueless or power hungry idealogues.

jcaz's picture

People have handed these special morons hundreds of millions of dollars.....  Awesome.....

jeff montanye's picture

and they will want their money back because the dims are playing from an old playbook.  everyone has a tee vee camera and a printing press with world wide distribution now.  their body double is busted even though they closed the most telling youtube account this morning once body double started trending on twitter.  anyone still curious, here's a pretty good analysis:

it was instructive to actually see that the network really did do a mini 18 minute gap.  

more clinton than clinton.

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

They make a very compelling case. I'm going to be the first to say I accept the report as true...not wishful thinking. The photographic comparisons are indisputable much like the photo of Michael with his blue dress and shclong hanging out. Has the deep state put an end to this evil demon? Much has been said that anyone trying to bring down HRC would face being brought down themselves...the entire government actually. With the continued scandals contained in emails to still be released maybe HRC became expendable? That's what I believe...damage control.

So, Smoken' Joe Bidet next? Hillary's legacy is she had her moment of glory being elected as the first women (beast) as a nominee.

Trump team needs to refocus, reset.

bamawatson's picture

that's funny
had been trying to post this below my previous comment

chunga's picture

If Honest Hill'rey was pResidont while this happened she would have started a bombing campaign on somebody, anybody, just like this pervert $lick willie did with "Operation Desert Fox", on the very SAME DAY he got impeached.

jeff montanye's picture

like wag the dog.  getting ideas like that into media is critical.

as sunday so clearly demonstrated, alert citizens used the nearly free (and way better than that on an all-in basis) transformative technology to so much more than speak truth to power.

they documented truth to power.

Supafly's picture

Yep.  "She's been working like a demon."  Aspiration obvious.  From cBSn.  He can't hold her back for one day?  He can't wait to get her away so he can keep fucking.

Sages wife's picture

This sleazy child molester would throw her under the bus for sloppy seconds with a truck-stop tranny. Who on Earth would respect anything this worthless deviant says? Why the fuck is he even in the news? She's doing a pretty good job of digging her own grave, thanks very much bill "intern humidor" clinton.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Sages wife Sep 14, 2016 4:08 AM

Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills phone numbers were in pedophile Jeffery Epstein's address book.

I'm sure Hillary was a client of this pedo island too.

Clashfan's picture

Chris, wondering if you have any feedback on this guy or his thoughts that Hitlery was killed as a part of a ritual sacrifice?

I know this is occultism and not exactly your astrology thing, but I was wondering if there is any crossover because of all of the dates.


Hal n back's picture

Unfortunately, she stll probaly has about 35% of the vote locked with people who are blind to her faults.

bh2's picture

They aren't blind to her faults. They adore them. Like attracts like.

stinkypinky's picture

It's not just Hillary's dream: she is the abominable figurehead for a whole shipload of pirates getting ready to plunder the world for another 4 years. She'll be dying soon so no big whoop for her - but these poor pirates stand to lose the millions they dumped into her campaign (and the Clinton Foundation) plus not realize the billions of profit they were expecting during her time as president, when those sweetheart deals get fed to their companies and the crooked government contracts don't get decided in their favor.

cheka's picture

she was just walking home with some skittles and iced tea when the white racist shot her for no reason

chiswickcat's picture

Probably a Trump supporter done it! That's what I heard.

KickIce's picture

And he had an accomplice from Russia.

Clashfan's picture

And her famous double apparently tweeted that she was in NY at the time? Wow. She might be dead.

What kind of ... irony would that be? On 911?

Kayman's picture


Yeah- I thought that freshly speedball injected, new and rejuvinated HilLiary seemed way out of place.

But yeah, she looked a lot slimmer than her usual lard ass self.


Deathrips's picture

If anyone thinks clinton/s are the architect of anything they are soundly asleep.

I did not have sex with that woman.....


Clashfan's picture

I'm starting to think she may really be dead. Ding dong diddly. 

Lots of pieces put together here.

Man, I'll have to apologize to ZH for saying she will be next prez, nothing we can do. Well, I don't want to speak for God, but...?

Not to gloat over someone's death, but if she's not our next prez, I'll be more than happy to be wrong.

Again, several pieces put together here. Good, quick read.


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Clashfan Sep 13, 2016 10:08 PM

Oh my Lord.

Word is Dems are meeting to pick a replacement should she be unable to move forward,  the replacement is chosen in one meeting.

Roger Stone said "Im not guessing, I know they are going to choose...........Michelle Obama!"

Yesterday Axelrod said according to the Chicago Tribune:

First he called Hillary Clinton a "bobblehead" for her habit of nodding like a toy dog.

Now President Barack Obama's former adviser, David Axelrod, is knocking Clinton while she lies in her sick bed.

Axelrod — director of the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics — tweeted Monday morning: "Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What's the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?"

He also said they have the reason why Gaddafi was murdered and it will rock this election when it breaks. He said that her donors at the Clinton Foundation had an economic interest in Gaddafi being removed, this way.  Gaddafi was ready to leave, it had been negotiated and she called for the murder instead.

Roger Stone now says for the first time "Trump is going to win"

Yes he is.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Clashfan Sep 13, 2016 8:55 PM

Her first fainting they admitted to was in 2005.

That would show how bad of shape she is in, she has involutnary movements as a side affect of her meds...aka spaz attack.

Clashfan's picture

The svd would explain a lot including the colostomy bag.

jeff montanye's picture

and what exactly was it that fell out sunday, a battery?

hillary's lust for murder is even a bit harder to take than barry's boyscoutish pride in a job well done.

Clashfan's picture

I don't know, but it will be a fun icebreaker to ask my students.

Some online say it is a metal thing she held to alert her handlers as to a fainting spell: when she drops it, it makes noise, and they know she's fainted and can react.

Looks to me like it came out of her pants, though.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) jeff montanye Sep 14, 2016 4:09 AM

Does she have some sort of leg braces on?

SafelyGraze's picture

it is not actually an error.

"frequently" means "rarely"

george orwell

striped-pad's picture

What I find odd is that nobody was talking to Hillary when they were waiting for the black car to pull up.  Nobody giving her reassuring words or anything.  She was just propped against a post, with a woman at her side holding her arm firmly, but not looking at her.  Was Hillary already unconscious at that point?

Clashfan's picture

They're probably all scared to death.

fauxhammer's picture

Jeezus he looks thin.  He says he's a vegan, but I bet he gets his teeth into a bit of meat now and then.

cowdiddly's picture

Just be thankful you don't have to buy enough coke to fill that honker. Oh wait, never mind.......

He has a couple cans of Palm Springs tint Bondo troweled on for that interview. You ought to see the recent makeup less pictures like the ones with him golfing with Obama. Warmed over death.

He sniffels or wipes his nose in every one lately somewhere including this one.

Ive also notice the gets lots of lesions on his lips and especially forehead that keep reappearing.

RiverRoad's picture

His teeth into meat?

Probably not.  After his ticker tocked: the meds he's taking won't let him get it up anymore.

willwork4food's picture

Jeezus he looks thin


The blood of children is getting very expensive lately.

Crash Overide's picture

Favorite part of the interview is when he slips up and calls her out for what she really is...

“She’s worked like a demon as you know as Secretary of State and as a Senator and in the years since,” he said. “She had two and a half hard days before the day she got dizzy.”


Why would you choose the word "demon" to describe the working efforts of your wife with so many other regularly available English words...

unless she actually is a...?