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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:02 PM

what has been the medias response to wh Doctoring the video

Just woke up, I see our media has said the WH released a doctored video of
the Jim acosta incident, please tell me the WH has been criticized apart for this,
by media outlets.

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Reply what has been the medias response to wh Doctoring the video (Original post)
brettdale Nov 8 OP
Hekate Nov 8 #1
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LAS14 Nov 8 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 8 #4
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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:07 PM

1. Mass shooting in Thousand Oaks

We've had several OPs today bitching about how the shooting is getting "no coverage." However, I am hard put to wade through shooting coverage in order to find Mueller and Atty General coverage, so I don't know what their point is.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:09 PM

3. Where can I see the doctored video? I assume the videos I've seen...

... which show an intern touching Acosta are not the doctored version?

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:10 PM

4. From the Washington Post:

"This is a lie.”

That was CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s response to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’s accusation that he had placed “his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job.”

The original video of Acosta’s (non-) altercation with a press aide shows the aide grabbing the microphone in Acosta’s hand and Acosta’s wrist landing on her arm as he gesticulates downward. The version of the video Sanders shared late last night, courtesy of Infowars, makes Acosta’s movement appear accelerated so that he seems the aggressor, and the movement itself seems aggressive. There is a tortuous debate over to what extent the clip was deliberately distorted, but the effect is clear enough. Acosta looks like Sanders wants him to.

So Acosta is right: This is a lie. But no one agrees on what the truth is anymore, and that’s exactly what Sanders was counting on.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/11/08/sarah-sanderss-diabolically-clever-attack-on-jim-acosta/?utm_term=.0c577dc4a3f1

And commentary from the NYT:

...What is most alarming in the Acosta incident is its illustration of the extent of Mr. Trump’s ignorance of the role of a free press in American tradition and democracy, and of the president’s role in defending it. Nobody would argue that the news media is infallible, and that, in the terrible polarization of American society, news reporters would feel targeted for attack for doing their jobs. Mr. Acosta, for one, has been outspoken in his frustration with the White House press operation.

But it is Mr. Trump, with his incessant demonization of “fake news” and inflammatory characterization of news organizations as the “enemy of the people,” who has systematically and dangerously done everything in his power to undermine a free and independent press. That someone like Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who surely knows better, joins in bashing the press underscores the effectiveness of Mr. Trump’s poison.

Mr. Trump would no doubt prefer that every member of the White House press corps be like Sean Hannity or Jeanine Pirro, the Fox News personalities who happily joined the president onstage at his last pre-election campaign rally in Missouri on Monday. Mr. Hannity has long been an unapologetic booster of Mr. Trump, but even his colleagues and managers at Fox were aghast at his participation in the rally, at which he went so far as to join in attacking “fake news” reporters at the back of the room, among whom was a Fox News White House correspondent, Kristin Fisher.

Mr. Trump is not likely to temper his rhetoric. But those he listens to, including Ms. Sanders, Senator Graham and the executives at Fox News, should try to impress on him the danger of confounding loyalty to Donald Trump with loyalty to the Constitution and to democracy.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/opinion/jim-acosta-trump-white-house-press.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion-editorials

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:12 PM

5. "this is outrageous!"

"no it's not"

"yes it is!"
"we do stuff like this all the time"

"no, this is not normal"
"if we do it all the time, then it's normal. and presidential."

"how can you say this is normal?"
"haven't you been paying attention? we just totally saturday night massacred our way out of the russia investigation! this is nothing!"

"but c'mon, framing a reporter, accusing him of assault?"
"consider it revenge for kavanaugh."

"that makes no sense at all!"
"see? totally normal."

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:48 PM

6. I assume that is from the original recording

Well, closer than their video

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