60 Minutes edits out “My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida” from Romney/Ryan interview

*** UPDATED***

Last night I posted an update to the Romney/Ryan joint 60 minutes interview with a portion on Medicare that wasn’t aired during the show. In case you missed it I’ll repost it below:

In the interview Ryan says (via Fox Nation):

BOB SCHIEFFER: You’re going to have to see– you’re going to have to do a little selling.

PAUL RYAN: My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida. Our point is we need to preserve their benefits, because government made promises to them that they’ve organized their retirements around. In order to make sure we can do that, you must reform it for those of us who are younger. And we think these reforms are good reforms, that have bipartisan origins. They started from the Clinton commission in the late ’90s.

It’s a little hard to hear Ryan say “My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida” because Schieffer is taking at the same time, but that’s indeed what he says. Why would CBS cut this out of the interview ? Is it because, as Fox Nation suggests, that it’s an crucial to the Democrat attack on Ryan, that he wants to “end Medicare as we know it?”

This should have been on TV and it’s shameful that CBS didn’t air it live. Once again it looks like the liberal media is trying to protect Obama and the left by not giving the Republican argument a sufficient voice.


UPDATE: Also, according to Drudge, Bob Schieffer has been chosen as a moderator for one of the presidential debates:

PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver…
CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempstead NY…
CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton…
ABC Martha Raddatz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville KY…

Double Ugh.

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  • johnos2112

    I can see why Romney brought in Ryan, Once this TRUTH gets out it is gonna be very hard for Obama. Ryan’s plan saves and Medicare and it is very fair.

    • Given that CNN’s ratings are in the toilet, why is Romney letting them moderate a debate? They will do their best to grab the back of Romney’s shorts in the ring.

      • MLCBLOG


        (Maybe he hopes to reach the unwashed masses who follow CNN.

      • Think about it? What does having a debate on Fox do for Republicans? does it get them independent voters? Nope! CNN does though. That’s why.

    • stevenbiot

      Man, that has been out for awhile. Drones, no matter the evidence, will vote for Obama again. Romney and Ryan need to keep slamming Obama. The Republican party suffers because we don’t have the backbone to fight like liberals, who smear and belittle their opponents. Those times are going to change in this election. We need to attack them viciously, leaving liberals dumbstruck and bleeding out every chance we get.

    • stevenbiot

      I don’t want Medicare to be saved. Having a choice to put my income into a savings account that would give me a greater return on my dollar would be magnificent. I’m in the process of paying off over 150k in med school loans. Screw Medicare and the central planners who bilked hard working Americans out of their hard earned dollars.

      • That’s nice that you’re able to put enough money into private savings that will be enough for you to retire on, but there’s millions of people who either don’t make enough money to have a savings, or do not have the forsight to do so. What happens to them when they are no longer able to work? They’ll depend on welfare.

        • sDee

          Since when it is within the powers of our government to force me to pay for someone else’s lack of foresight?

          You might also ponder for a moment that the government “welfare”, like Social Security, Medicare, welfare, and Medicaid are actually designed by politicians to replace foresight and self reliance with government dependency.

          • stevenbiot

            “Since when is it within the powers of our government to force me to pay for someone else’s lack of foresight.” Hayek, Friedman and many other individualism proponents are clapping at your brilliant analysis. Exactly, sDee!!

        • FreeManWalking

          Social Security & Medicare 2 things the Government does to working Citizens, that if it were done to them by an individual or a bank would be on trial in a criminal court for theft by deception.

          The reason SS and Medicare are going broke is because the funds that were absconded to fund it, have been handed out as welfare at an alarming rate to those who haven’t contributed.

          in the end Welfare ain’t Well nor is it FAIR.

        • stevenbiot

          I am in no way responsible for anyone else, or their retirement. There is always a “what if” scenario people present to try and make society feel obligated to provide for the so-called “poor” and disenfranchised. Those that have put into the system should be taken care of. But, my generation and younger should have a choice, not be dragged down the same broken path of unfunded obligations. And yes, it is wonderful that I worked hard to get through med school, so I could make alot of dough. As Milton Friedman said, “everyday we make choices. Those choices have results.”

          • FreeManWalking

            My sister has been successful in retail business as well as real-estate. A home buyer once commented on how LUCKY she was, my sister gave away her secret to luck when she replied the harder she worked the luckier she got.

          • OU proabl a QUCK th will get ric off of seiors ack , maybe some o your relities could benefit looking ut for number one .

      • MLCBLOG

        That is exactly what is proposed by Ryan. Phase out Medicare by letting those of us who paid into Soc Sec all our lives and then have a better plan with more options for you youngsters.

      • I assume your interest in a savings account is around 1%, less than inflation. Good luck with that.

    • Oonly if you are a vbery healthy senior not hi dad or grand dad would it have bebefted they both die before sixty.Real sick peole do not need vocher that a insult.

  • As was the case with Reagan, Romney/Ryan are going to have to get creative in their USE of the media, because the media is going to do everything in their power to keep Obama in office.

    The media went “all-in” when they didn’t vet Obama. They have no choice now but to continue to circle their wagons for him — even though it does (this is not an “if” anymore) decimate their credibility and mean a loss of viewer-/readership.

    So, I am not at all surprised that 60 Minutes cut this.

    The good news is, places like TRS and others allow us to FB, Tweet, and use other social media to bring the truth to light.

    It won’t be a 100% rebuttal to the MSM’s bias, but even if it only cuts into 25% or 50% of that bias, that is more than we’ve ever had before.

    I’m encouraged by it.

    Thanks, Scoop, for posting this! It’s getting reposted 100 times over, and that’s what counts!

    • capelady

      Well, the retired folks that do not use computers will only hear the truth if R&R get out there and talk to them! The rest of us can get the truth out with new media!

      • Agreed. And that’s why I initially said that R&R have to do what Reagan did and go over the media’s collective head to reach out to those NOT on Social Media (there was no social media in Reagan’s day, obviously) 🙂

        But for those who would otherwise be lied to, at least we now have a counter-punch with which we can attempt to debunk to the media and “spread some truth around” – to coin a phrase! 😉

  • Cool- this deserved its own post. I might be using this (and the Lowry clip) for when friends bring up the media’s talking points. Already had one friend tell me Ryan was going to gut Medicare the same morning Ryan was named. The same guy was clueless about Obama gutting Medicare and then just went on to proclaim them all liars as an excuse as to why he wasn’t informed. I might need to spam his e-mail with links until he gets a clue.

    • badbadlibs

      Keep sending the emails, that’s what my husband has been doing, sending the links to his very liberal family! 😉

      • I feel terribly annoying when I send political e-mails, however, if there ever were any time to do it…..

        • badbadlibs

          I understand, but you’re right…if ever there was a time this is it! There’s more at stake then ever before in our history and the liberals just have to catch a clue somehow and it will never come from the media!
          Good luck, Ozzie. 🙂

  • Sandra123456

    Guess they need no edit contracts from now on with CBS.

  • Joe


    The omission is another example of bias.

    You said – “This should have been on TV and it’s shameful that CBS didn’t air it live.”

    That’s funny – CBS and the left have NO SHAME – because they have NO SOULS!

    Especially BOB”shifty” SCHIEFFER — a/k/a —B double S

    Also I heard that DEPENDS are on backorder in DC !

    • Bon Schieffer is a liberal Democrat. He is my age and from Texas. back then his views and mine were much the same. We both started slightly to the left of LBJ; he has moved left, and I right. But I know precisely what he thinks. Like the liberals I met in graduate school.

      • sDee

        I was among the hippies that did figure out how corrupt government was. Others, like the dinosaurs running our government and media figured that out too, and decided that the organized crime of government and propaganda beat the heck out of actually producing something for a living, especially when they get to write the laws and create the public opinion.

      • MLCBLOG

        I know what you mean. I used to run with the Obama crowd!! I shudder sometimes.

  • badbadlibs

    I don’t know how people like that old hack sleep at night! Or his producers for that matter.
    They have no conscience. They know exactly what they are doing and it betrays everything that their profession is suppose to uphold.
    If only there could be a consequense for these liberal snot nosed and this case old snot nosed traitors, they just might stop.
    I watched as much of the morning news programs as I could stomach. The amount of loaded questions is disgusting. The leftist media aren’t even pretending anymore.
    They’re all traitors to their conscience, profession and the American people.

  • capelady

    Why do we always allow the left to moderate our debates? We know what the consequences are. We should at least have ONE debate with a conservative moderator, like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, or Dennis Prager!!!

    • I WOULD PAY!!!

      I would pay twice if Levin didn’t have to be nice.

      • keninil

        Someone IS probably paying, that’s the problem !!
        — where O’s campaign dollars are going.

    • FreeManWalking

      I prefer what Gingrich was advocating 7, 3 hour Douglas/Lincoln style debates, NO moderator, just a time keeper.

      For some reason, the social commie democrats get a pass for refusing to have a debate using a conservative moderator.

      • capelady

        I agree… but the left cannot debate the issues so they would never last three hours. I don’t know about three hours between Romney and Obama.. but I would love to see Ryan go toe-to-toe with Obama for three hours – he would chew him up and spit him out, all without raising his voice and with a big smile on his face!

  • Patriot077

    I hope Paul Ryan mentions his Mom in every speech he gives; every interview with the network news. I hope he also talks about Zero stealing $700b from Medicare in front of every camera, too!

  • barney59

    Romney/Ryan = Rescue/Recovery

  • denbren52

    CBS is biased???? Say it isn’t so!!!! =O

  • MiketheMarine

    I am not worried about moderators, even a little bit. These debates are going to be the stereo typical battles of whit against unarmed marxists. The Ryan, Obiden debates should be worthy of recording.

  • Spartan4Palin

    Governor Palin learned after the Couric sabotage that you couldn’t trust the media on those sitdowns for upcoming shows. That she would INSIST that many of those interviews were LIVE. The ‘stalking’ that Couric did at many of the campaign stops allowed for a lot of footage to be edited.

    When will it sink in to those on our side that MSM is NOT their friend?

  • stevenbiot

    Bob, how do you like them apples? Obama is the wanker pushing granny, grandpa and the rest of us off the cliff.

  • Orangeone

    Funny how the debates are all being moderated by liberals, AGAIN!

    • MrMicawber

      It’s ridiculous – why. Who chose them?

  • poljunkie

    Looking forward to our live RScoop chats during the debates!

  • Sober_Thinking

    The LSM is as bad as torrorists in many ways… I’m so glad they’re being caught and called out.

  • Rshill7

    Ya’ reckon Ryan will be shouted down by his Mom when he campaigns in Florida?

    I wonder. Not really. I don’t wonder that. I do wonder this. Why the camera man didn’t also edit out their heads or something and replace them with a couple of notorious criminals, with a halo-capped Obama as the backdrop.

    Indeed, the media no longer even feign non-partisanship. Each one wants his/her leftwing “news” colleagues to kiss their butts with ever-increasing fervor. It’s a back-slap-happy brigade of ‘see who can be the most liberal’, and it gives Obama the largest campaign staff in history. Who needs campaign ads when the media is in your pocket? If a few brave souls in this media we’re surrounded by, would manage to break free from the hypnotic trance they seem to be in, and tell the unvarnished truth, maybe others would follow. I’m not counting that proverbial chicken though till it’s on my dinner table.

    Did anyone see that cartoon where Obama and Biden are sitting side by side in wheelchairs at the edge of a cliff as one turns to the other and says, Oh crap, is that Ryan coming?

    Yep, that’s funny right there. The only ones who will be pushed off a cliff will be those two. All others will lifted by the rising tide of renewed prosperity and opportunity.

    My lovely wife finds all kinds of funny things on Facebook etc. Americans have such great senses of humor and irony. If we had an honest media, democrats would have to overhaul their entire collective ideology to ever win an election. Being a conservative is akin to trying to climb a ladder that’s leaning towards you, or trying to kiss a woman who’s leaning away from you. No matter, most folks know what time it is. It’s time to toss the country killers and bring in the repair team.

  • I think at least one of the debates should be hosted by a Conservative like Rush or Levin or Hannity or Ingraham or Savage or someone! That way we might at least get some honest questions about the state of the economy, or unemployment or wasteful spending or debt. As it is, we’ll probably get puff questions for NObama and “When did you stop hitting your wife” type questions to Romney/Ryan.

    Another idea… Two hosts, one Liberal and one Conservative with alternate questions. I could probably live with that.

    As it is, we’ll be watching a circus where the host will spin for NObama and fire a whole lot of “gotcha” type questions at Romney and/or Ryan.

  • kong1967

    Of course, woudn’t expect any different from this fact hiding a-holes. Yet they claim Fox is an illegitimate news station? Give me a break.

  • keninil

    Ryan’s remark about his mother on medicare is kind of hard to hear anyway. I didn’t catch it the first time I listened to the interview — even knowing it was there. I can see why it was edited out given the time restraints and the fact it was unintelligible. That being said it was a critical piece of info and Ryan should have repeated it. They say in an ad you have to repeat things 3 times for people to catch it, probably so in an interview too.

  • steprock

    Eh…IMHO, it’s not nefarious in this case. It was garbled, so they edited to be able to put it on the air.

    Might be wrong, but let’s not get the idea that every blessed thing they do is evil. They have to be allowed to make cuts. I mean, if they had cut out what Mitt said about O robbing Medicare, then you’d have a stronger case.

  • John O’Connell

    R&R should use this as an example of MSM Bias! At every opportunity they should embarrass BS and CBS by talking about his Medicare Mom in Fla and how CBS edited it out of the interview. Hit hard again and again! Even use this clip in an ad if they have to!

  • brendawatkins

    CBS who?

  • daisybud

    If these people are going to be the debate moderators, then we know Obama will have all the questions in advance. They can’t afford for him to go off script.

  • Of course they edited it out. If you guys think things were dirty up to this point just wait cuz you ain’t see nothin’ yet.

  • CassandraDawn

    you’re right they should have left it in there. “save my mom and screw the rest of you” is an important message that we should have been allowed to hear.

  • FreeManWalking

    What do you call 6 communist and 2 conservatives? 2012 Presidential debates

    • 1mathteacher

      You made gatorade come out of my nose!

  • ConnieConservative

    The moderators really stink! All Libs!
    No Brett Baer, no Brit Hume, not one conservative. Not fair.
    More contraception idiocy. Lib talking points.
    Are they going to ask stupid questions again to set up Pres. Obama?

  • JacksonPearson

    MSM = Liberal Jihadists

  • Is anyone really surprised at this.

    I looked at the slate of debate “moderators”. It’s a whose who of DNC schills.

  • z b

    It sounds fake

  • well is posted on 60 minutes.com that he said about his mom being on medicare. ryan should repeated himself to be clear. its in the transcript of the video. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57491634/romney-ryan-together-on-60-minutes-tonight/

  • SaraPFan

    Well thank the Lord for America that the Presidential/VP debates aren’t pre-taped. We’d really be in trouble with abridges they’d make for the “sake of commercial breaks”.


    Looks like the new media has this election on its shoulders, and prayer.

  • MrMicawber

    Who chose these debate moderators? How does stuff like this happen?

  • They cut it out because it was undistinguishable and added nothing to the context of what Ryan was saying anyways. Removing it does not lessen in anyway the point that Ryan was making. This is another case of manufactured outrage. How about being outraged at Romney making money off of companies doing business in Iran.

    • Pyrran

      Just Juan More Obamabot
      Hey Juan, you work for CBS pal? Because that is the only way you would “know” what CBS is doing with their creative editing. And by the way, where is your link for that “making money in Iran” baloney, eh? We don’t accept Huffington Post, Associated Press, Reuters, the Alphabet networks, or Obama.com as valid links.

  • ryan mother in that area of florida os like president obama going to harlem so what ryan out to gut medicareseniorswill feel it inthe masseshis mother o no coun she has him .

  • Your are probably a quack that will get rich off of seniors back looking out for number one is what tea party republcans do best.