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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