“As all news organizations do with extended interviews, last night’s Obama and McCain interviews were edited to fit the available time and to give viewers a fair expression of the candidates’ major differences,” CBS spokeswoman Jennifer Farley emailed. “The full transcript and video were and still are available at cbsnews.com.”

My second e-mail to evening@cbsnews.com:

So, I can expect, even assume, that your interviews on TV will include answers taken from different questions to give “viewers” a “fair expression of the candidates’ major differences?”

Can you enlighten us on what other liberties you take to filter the quotes of major candidates for us? This is a new one to me.

Thanks,

[Me]

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