Larry King "blips out" Condi Rice on the right to arms?
A bit of an anomaly: She was on Larry King Live yesterday, and the AP report sums it up:
"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalling how her father took up arms to defend fellow blacks from racist whites in the segregated South, said Wednesday the constitutional right of Americans to own guns is as important as their rights to free speech and religion.
In an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," Rice said she came to that view from personal experience. She said her father, a black minister, and his friends armed themselves to defended the black community in Birmingham, Ala., against the White Knight Riders in 1962 and 1963. She said if local authorities had had lists of registered weapons, she did not think her father and other blacks would have been able to defend themselves."
But the transcript from LKL show doesn't show any of that. What's up here?
UPDATE: the logical explanation would be that she said it, and Larry King edited that footage out. But how did the AP hear of it? Were print media invited to the filming, and was it taped for later broadcast, so that editing was possible? Apparently so.
Instapundit points out that the LA Times also covered the story, and added that she said that the Second Amendment was as important as the First Amendment. Instapundit notes that the LA Times said the broadcast was taped (which is not in the story as it is now online, but is apparent from the transcript -- where someone else (actor Robert Garrett) is plugged into the middle of the program.
BUT -- Countertop uncovers a transcript at the State Department that does show the second amendment discussion, and appears to be of the broadcast (i.e., not just raw footage -- it has "commercial break" inserted in it from time to time). And Laura Ingraham has some of the audio ($ membership required).
I'm trying to get a copy of the actual program. Until then, the most supportable hypothesis is that King DID show the second amendment footage, and for some strange reason the transcribers cut it from the transcript and plugged in an interview from the previous day. Did any readers actually see the broadcast? Was the footage in there or not.