Stein’s Extensive Rebuke of Clinton Deleted “For Time”
On Tuesday, Green Party nominee Jill Stein interviewed with Judy Woodruff on “PBS News Hour.” One of the highlights of the interview was when Woodruff asked Stein the question:
You’ve made it clear that you think both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be terrible presidents for the country. So are you saying you think literally that Hillary Clinton is every bit as bad for the country as Donald Trump?
Stein’s answer was over a minute long. However, less than thirty seconds was used for the television broadcast. As pointed out by The Blaze, what was cut out was not a large chunk of dialogue, as with a normal “cut for time” scenario. Rather, it was the extensive criticism of Clinton which Stein offered. This was what was cut:
Because Hillary Clinton and now her transition director Ken Salazar … they’re big proponents of the Trans Pacific Partnership, which is basically NAFTA on steroids. And most observers believe that it will send our jobs overseas, as well as undermine American sovereignty by bringing in these international tribunals that get to pass judgment on our laws, on our public health protections, on our worker protections. So we can’t count on saving our jobs, saving our lives — one in three Americans now cannot afford health care under Obamacare — or saving the planet, because Hillary has been a big proponent of fracking, as is Ken Salazar, her transition director.
After that edit and the resumption of the statement, also deleted was a suggestion by Stein that “Americans have not only the right to vote but a right to know who we can vote for.” The full version remains in the livestream version, but the PBS Website and YouTube channel offer only the edited version.