We now know how deep the media bias goes.
President Elect Donald Trump gave an extended interview to CBS News, and they refused to mention Trump’s message to those who are causing violence.
Instead, CBS focused on Obamacare and other ways to hurt Trump politically.
CBS had the ability to release these clips early and help calm the violence that happened over the weekend, but they refused.
CBS News is under fire for holding a videotaped clip from a Friday interview with President-elect Donald Trump urging supporters not to attack minorities until a “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday night.
“I am very surprised to hear that. I hate to hear it,” Trump told interviewer Lesley Stahl when told of some attacks on minorities that have reportedly occurred since his election victory Tuesday.
“I am so sorry to hear it, and I say stop it,” Trump said before looking directly into the camera. “And I say right to the camera, stop it.”
“60 Minutes” did release quotes from the Friday interview in advance, but only a statement by Trump on the Affordable Care Act.
“We chose to release a quote on the issue that affects the most Americans & that was his statement on Obamacare,” a spokesperson for CBS told CNN Monday.
CBS withheld the soundbite for two days, so they could push the narrative that riots and protests are Trump’s fault.
CBS's underwhelming answer: "We chose to release a quote on the issue that affects the most Americans & that was his statement on Obamacare"
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 14, 2016
Here is what the clip said, which CBS withheld:
Lesley Stahl: Do you want to say anything to those people (rioters)?
Donald Trump: I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, ‘cause I’m gonna bring this country together.
Lesley Stahl: They’re harassing Latinos, Muslims–
Donald Trump: I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, “Stop it.” If it– if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it