CNN & CBS Edit Out Threat To President’s Life Update: CNN Adds Bush Threat


Bob Owen catches both CNN and CBS editing out the fact that a man who threatened to kill Obama also threatened to kill Bush. Guess threatening to kill the sitting President isn’t as bad and threatening to kill a Presidential nominee. First the whole version as reported by none other then the AP:

A man who authorities said was keeping weapons and military-style gear in his hotel room and car appeared in court Thursday on charges he threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Raymond Hunter Geisel, 22, was arrested by the Secret Service on Saturday in Miami and was ordered held at Miami’s downtown detention center without bail Thursday by a federal magistrate.

A Secret Service affidavit charges that Geisel made the threat during a training class for bail bondsmen in Miami in late July. According to someone else in the 48-member class, Geisel allegedly referred to Obama with a racial epithet and continued, “If he gets elected, I’ll assassinate him myself.”

Obama was most recently in Florida on Aug. 1-2 but did not visit the South Florida area.

Another person in the class quoted Geisel as saying that “he hated George W. Bush and that he wanted to put a bullet in the president’s head,” according to the Secret Service.

CNN’s: (click to see larger version)


And CBS:



As I guessed, CNN finally added the Bush threat but only after some two hours of hate spewed in the comment section directed at the evil white man. Bob Owens has the details:

Sometime later—perhaps the 8:19PM update now showing—CNN finally posted the entire story, including the threats made by the suspect against President Bush.

After 3-4 hours of letting half-truths percolate to establish the narrative, CNN then they filled in the rest of the story, after the damage was done.

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Don’t be silly,
According to the MSM Nobama is already president so admitting the guy wanted to kill the president would have been redundant.

Seems like there always has to be a few nuts out there. Then we have people that make threats to real and imagined Presidents.

At least there were people around him with enough sense to turn him in.

there are alot of people who say things like that about obama and bush, mostly obama. i have heard so many people say ugly things about the messiah, but hey they are blowing steam. if they ran around grabbing up all the folks who have said something like that guy did every jail in the nation wold be full as would every available post to chain people to.

Well, I did hear NPR mention the Bush threat, but they did it in such tone of voice that sent a shivver up my spine. Thank God for the Secret Service, may they excel in their difficult job no matter who we have in the hot seat.

I could be wrong, but I believe most theologians would classify assassinating a president as a lesser sin than murdering The Messiah.

CNN’s politicaltracker version has since been expanded to use the AP’s Bush threat, nearly verbatim.

” things like that about obama and bush, mostly obama”

Yeah, I remember the time they showed Obama on national TV with the subtitle “Snipers Wanted”, oh wait, that was Bush.

Cripes! How ignorant do you have to be to believe the tripe you just wrote?

They probably didn’t consider the desire to kill Bush newsworthy, since they probably all share it in the CNN newsroom.

Love your logo, BTW. I can hear the Wild Wild West theme music when I see it. The original, good version, not the stupid movie that even Kevin Kline couldn’t save.

NPR is reporting the Bush threat almost as an afterthought, no, definitely as an afterthought, after the piece focusing on Obama, which is clearly what they perceive is the main story.

Perhaps it was just sloppy, lazy, amateur reporting.
However, eliminating the President from the story creates the impression that the accused assassin is from the right wing. This could be a more sophisticated version of “Name that Party”.

The Secret Service investigates hundreds of threats against the president every year and usually prosecutes several. It ain’t news cause it ain’t new. The extensive threats against a presumptive nominee and the casual reaction of people in such forums as this is news. Why? Cause it is new.

DB Miller-
Editing out the fact that this man also threated a sitting President from story is definitely something to be concerned about. Most MSM journalists are liberal, and they are twisting the news to get “their” candidate elected. Look at how long they protect John Edwards. The fact that some of us noticed that the MSM edited the news to support Saddam, to support John Edwards and to prop up Obama is the real story.

As far a your broad brush portrayal of the commenter’s on this blog goes, check out the Huffington Post or Daily KOS. If what you read here gives you the vapors, you will be aghast at what you read at the left wing sites. The Huffington Post has to close comments whenever a conservative is diagnosed with a serious illness because of the hatred that is expressed by the writers who comment there. Out of 11 comments here only two said anything negative about the Democrat. Your broad brush covers with very thin paint. Stick to the facts, debate the issue.

Jack Cafferty is a biased hack … instead of being an objective journalist, he’s consistently chosen to be in the tank for Obama. When McCain wins in November, Cafferty and the rest of the media cronies who have tried to cram Obama down our throats, will all be irrelevant.