During an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Steve Kroft asked Presidnet Barack Obama about some of his campaign’s ads which fact checkers have taken issue with for their factual inaccuracies. The president conceded that some of his ads may go “overboard.” Those who watched the interview on Sunday night, however, missed this moment because CBS opted not to air this segment.
“Look, the fact-checkers have had problems with the ads on both sides, and say they’ve been misleading and in some cases just not true. Does that disturb you,” Kroft asks the president. “I mean, some of them are your ads.”
“Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign. Are there mistakes that are made, areas where there is no doubt somebody could dispute how we are presenting things? You know, that happens in politics,” Obama replied.
Kroft asked, “Aren’t the American entitled to the truth? Or a better version of it?”
President Obama replied that the nation will be treated to a vigorus debate on the issues “most of the time.”
“And, you know, there’s a lot at stake in this election. So is it going to be sharp sometimes? Absolutely,” Obama added. “But will the American people ultimately have a good sense of where I want to take the country and where Gov. Romney takes the country? I think they will.”
Watch the clip below via CBS:
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