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Why did CNN Edit Out Hillary Clinton’s “Bombing” Remark?

From The Hill [1]:

CNN edited out the first sentence when she said, “I’ve been briefed about bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attacks in Minnesota.” The soundbite starts with Clinton’s call to support first responders.

In a CNN.com article [2] entitled “Trump says ‘bomb went off in New York,’ ” reporter Jeremy Diamond doesn’t mention Clinton used similar language until the seventh paragraph of the story, after contrasting statements by Trump and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The press has since largely slammed Trump for referring to the explosion as a “bomb” too soon.