CBC says it cut Trump cameo from holiday flick before he was president

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TORONTO — The CBC is defending itself after U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son shared criticism of the public broadcaster for airing a version of “Home Alone 2” without his father’s cameo.

A spokesman for the CBC says the now-president’s “short scene” was cut for time when the broadcaster acquired rights to the film in 2014 — before Trump was elected.

The CBC released its statement after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted an article accusing the broadcaster of bias.

News of the truncated, Trump-less version of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” was also picked up Thursday by Fox News and other right-wing American media outlets.

CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson says Trump’s scene was one of several cut from the 1992 holiday film to tighten its running time.

He says this is often done when a feature film is adapted for TV.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 26, 2019.

The Canadian Press

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    • It was 10 seconds!!!! It didn’t need to be cut. They could cut various points of scenes that have 2 or 3 seconds of no dialogue.
      Stop believing what the CBC says.

    • Apparently CBC cared enough to delete the 10 second segment. You should be asking the CBC why it cared so much to cut the scene.

    • Joe-Ginette Stortz and report what instead? Trudeau and the lefties are off limits to all Canadian media that doesn’t want to be blacklisted. And nothing gets more clicks than the emotionally fragile getting triggered over trump 😂

    • Mike Napierkoski the scene was cut for a few reasons…none of them being about trump. Advertising and time restraints…it’s often done, usually editing parts that don’t affect plot or storyline. Do some reading instead of whining about the left.

      • It was 10 seconds!!!! It didn’t need to be cut. They could cut various points of scenes that have 2 or 3 seconds of no dialogue.
        Stop believing what the CBC says.

    • Matt Barbeau reading from..? CBC? Is that your recommendation? It’s usually done for many reasons, usually regarding narrative rather than plot.
      I’m well aware of the presser they released, no need to mansplain, cuck lol
      Keep bending over for your tax dollars 👍

    • That is a problem with many Canadians who (at least when it comes to news) don’t want to think for themselves and learn about all sides of a story.
      As an example, the CBC produced upwards of 2,000 stories about the ‘Mike Duffy affair’ while producing only a couple of hundred stories of the ‘Mac Harb affair’. Mr. Harb embezzled about $500,000 of taxpayer $$ while the money involved in conjunction with Mr. Duffy was less than $100,00. You tell me if the CBC is unbiased.

    • Why? Did you have an irrational hatred for Mr. Trump back when a 10 second segment of a 2 hour movie was deleted for no apparent reason?

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