The Command Post
2004 US Presidential Election
September 29, 2004
| CBS Caught Falsifying Transcript

Correcting a flawed transcript of a TV program is something to be commended. Often small segments can be inadvertantly omitted, and inserting them so the transcript accurately reflects what was actually broadcast is only good journalism.

Inserting lines that were not broadcast is another matter entirely, especially after being criticised for not including relevant facts.

Updating a previous post, CBS has retroactively “corrected” the transcript of a broadcast aired recently.

What used to say

What worries the Coccos is the continuing need for more troops in dangerous places. And the machinery for a draft is already in place: all men have to register when they turn 18.

The head of the Selective Service believes he could start drafting people quickly.

Now says

What worries the Coccos is the continuing need for more troops in dangerous places. And the machinery for a draft is already in place: all men have to register when they turn 18. Beverly Cocco is so concerned she is involved with the organization “People Against the Draft.”

The head of the Selective Service believes he could start drafting people quickly.

CBS weren’t able to edit the captured screen video though, nor the snapshotted article quoted at TCP. Competently falsifying history to deflect criticism is difficult now.

Hat Tip : LGF and RatherBiased.



Posted by Alan Brain at September 29, 2004 09:32 PM | TrackBack
Comments

CBS seems to have forgotten the First Rule of Holes — or maybe they never learned it in the first place.

Posted by: CERDIP [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 30, 2004 01:32 PM

Hey! I only got TypeKeyed three times that time! I’m on a roll today…

Posted by: CERDIP [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 30, 2004 01:32 PM

This stuff drives me nuts!! The actual video and the transcript have lots of differences. But the insertion of the affiliation of Cocco is pretty overt.

I called the ‘transcript’ department for CBS news. They are located in Utah and told me they are not part of CBS. But I asked if they were purposely putting out transcripts that were not the same or authentic to the broadcast. NO direct answer on that one. They didnt believe me of the difference, but i directed them that it is on the CBS website and I could play them the video of the 9/28 broadcast. The defense as always is that someone else did it…..hmmmm…..sell the heroin, but didn’t know it was bad stuff? I continue to call local affiliates and advertisers ….they do keep digging more holes!!

Posted by: dickmr [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 30, 2004 02:21 PM

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