Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros made a rather big allegation Tuesday morning, claiming on ABC News’ Good Morning America that her former employer had a history of “buying off” women over sexual harassment claims. However, television and online viewers alike never heard it.
According to ABCNews.com’s story on the Tantaros interview, the former The Five and Outnumbered host said the following: “Fox News has plenty of money, they’ve bought off a lot of women. What they don’t have is accountability.”
When the interview aired and was placed online, that exchange was truncated. Instead, Tantaros only says “What they don’t have is accountability,” with a sudden change of camera angle to hide the edit. Here’s what aired on television:
And here, for good reference, is the online video, also missing the remarks.
An ABC source tells Mediaite that the interview was prerecorded and edited for time, and that there was no specific reason that particular exchange was left out. Still, it is notable that the most newsworthy part of the interview ended up on the cutting room floor.
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