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CBS admits to ‘incorrectly’ editing Kamala Harris interview clip, omitting GOP attacks on her

CBS News offered a stunning admission that it had “incorrectly” edited a newsworthy exchange between “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan and Vice President Kamala Harris, omitting a key part of the interview.

In a preview clip that aired Thursday on “CBS Mornings,” Brennan is seen asking Harris about age being a factor in the upcoming election with her elderly running mate, 80-year-old President Biden, at the top of the Democratic ticket.

“You’re 58 now. If you win the second term, as you and the president are running to do, he would be 86 at the end of it,” Brennan said before the camera quickly cut to Harris’ facial expression. 

Brennan immediately continued, “The Wall Street Journal had a poll showing two-thirds of Democrats say Joe Biden is too old to run again. Are you prepared to be commander in chief?” 

“Yes I am, if necessary,” Harris responded before defending Biden’s fitness as president. 

As Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher pointed out, the incorrect version of their exchange “was shown to millions on broadcast” while the corrected version was featured on CBS’ little-watched streaming network and on social media.

“A previous version of this clip was edited incorrectly,” CBS News said on both platforms.

The interview is set to air in full on Sunday’s installment of “Face The Nation.”

CBS News did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. 

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Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to joseph.wulfsohn@fox.com and on Twitter: @JosephWulfsohn.

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