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Editing Trump’s words

Last Friday, The Washington Post published video footage from 2005 of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump making crude remarks about his seemingly unwelcome advances on women.

The reporting following the video’s publication prompted Poynter to take a look at how regulations and editorial decisions led different outlets to either publish Trump’s raw, unedited words, or cleaned up transcripts.

From The Post, to The Guardian, Fox News, and CNN, Poynter broke down each newsroom’s decision to edit’s Trump’s words.

You can read Poynter’s full piece here.