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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:20 PM

Woe unto those who call real news fake and fake news real.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/11/08/white-house-shares-doctored-video-support-punishment-journalist-jim-acosta/?utm_term=.59416343e236


White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta


By Drew Harwell
November 8 at 10:22 AM

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday night shared a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that appeared to have been altered to make his actions at a news conference look more aggressive toward a White House intern.

The edited video looks authentic: Acosta appeared to swiftly chop down on the arm of an aide as he held onto a microphone while questioning President Trump. But in the original video, Acosta’s arm appears to move only as a response to a tussle for the microphone. His statement, “Pardon me, ma’am,” is not included in the video Sanders shared.

Critics said that video — which sped up the movement of Acosta’s arms in a way that dramatically changed the journalist’s response — was deceptively edited to score political points. That edited video was first shared by Paul Joseph Watson, known for his conspiracy-theory videos on the far-right website Infowars.

Watson said he did not change the speed of the video and that claims he had altered it were a “brazen lie.” Watson, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment, told BuzzFeed he created the video by downloading an animated image from conservative news site Daily Wire, zooming in and saving it as a video — a conversion he says could have made it “look a tiny bit different.”


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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:28 PM

1. This is only the beginning.

There is better technology out there that can created even more doctored videos. I suspect the Trump administration will only continue to edit and make fake videos to substantiate their claims.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:37 PM

2. From the people who brought you Alternative Facts





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