CNN used some very noticeable video editing to transfigure Hillary Clinton on Wednesday's New Day. Correspondent Jeff Zeleny ran footage from the Democratic presidential candidate's victory speech on Tuesday night that transformed Mrs. Clinton into a glowing figure. He hyped how Mrs. Clinton was "savoring a triumph in her long Democratic primary fight — exactly eight years after extinguishing her first trailblazing campaign." [video below]
Zeleny touted the achievement for the former secretary of state:
JEFF ZELENY (voice-over): Hillary Clinton's history-making moment.
[CNN Graphic: "Hillary Clinton Wins Big In California"]
SEC. HILLARY CLINTON, (D), PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE: The first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party's nominee for President of the United States– (audience cheers and applauds)
ZELENY: Savoring a triumph in her long Democratic primary fight — exactly eight years after extinguishing her first trailblazing campaign.
On Wednesday, WMAL host Chris Plante (who has presented at the MRC's annual Dishonors Awards) used his radio show, website, and Facebook page to spotlight how CNN's morning show turned Mrs. Clinton into a "golden god." Plante's website labeled the odd video modification a "propaganda trainwreck."
Update: here's the original footage from CNN's feed on Tuesday night: