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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:50 AM

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

Source: Washington Post

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.” But side-by-side comparisons support claims from fact-checkers and experts such as Jonathan Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, who argued that crucial parts of the video appear to have been speeded up or altered so as to distort the action.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/11/08/white-house-shares-doctored-video-support-punishment-journalist-jim-acosta/



Sarah Sanders' dishonesty problem just got worse.
She was caught spreading fake news.
Will Trump call her out on Twitter? He claims he dislikes fake news.

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Reply White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta (Original post)
Yosemito Nov 8 OP
HopeAgain Nov 8 #1
YessirAtsaFact Nov 8 #3
onit2day Nov 8 #16
uppityperson Nov 8 #4
wryter2000 Nov 8 #10
Yonnie3 Nov 8 #2
Achilleaze Nov 8 #5
FiveGoodMen Nov 8 #15
DBoon Nov 8 #6
Blue_Tires Nov 8 #21
niyad Nov 8 #7
zipplewrath Nov 8 #9
uppityperson Nov 8 #8
Totally Tunsie Nov 8 #11
mr_lebowski Nov 8 #12
SunSeeker Nov 8 #19
nuxvomica Nov 8 #13
Delphinus Nov 8 #25
jmbar2 Nov 8 #14
LuvLoogie Nov 8 #27
titaniumsalute Nov 8 #17
calimary Nov 8 #23
Blue_Tires Nov 8 #18
maxrandb Nov 8 #20
Sin Nov 8 #29
EarthFirst Nov 8 #22
Ohioboy Nov 8 #24
libdem4life Nov 8 #26
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 8 #28

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:57 AM

3. Republicans are allowed to ignore the ninth commandment

It’s in the How To Be A Christian Conservative chapter of the Republican Hypocrisy Manual.

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:48 PM

16. You cannot say you're a Christian if you support Trump and modern republican agenda

Hucklebee and the president colluded on a demonstrative lie. This serves as a distraction from the questions Accosta was asking. Now, no one is asking them. Sanders has accepted that her lot in life is to be a lying scumbag shunned by normal people.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:57 AM

4. There are many other good insults to use, please edit one instead of your 2nd offensive word

Thank you

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:19 PM

10. Could you try

Being a little less sexist?

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:56 AM

2. Where did that alternative facts lady go?

She could 'splain this.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:58 AM

5. republican lies are dangerous for America

republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:58 PM

15. And it's way past time that someone DID something about them.

Last edited Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:05 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:03 PM

6. modifying photographs to disparage your opponents is something dictators have done for decades

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Response to DBoon (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:37 PM

21. Yeah, that plus the Motel 6 story proves Trump is turning us into Communist Romania

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:06 PM

7. I was actually looking at a tv when the incident --I thought the woman was assaulting

Acosta.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:10 PM

9. Likewise

I first saw the video starting when she was trying to get the microphone. If you start there it gives the impression HE was attacked. It's only when you see the whole thing from roughly the beginning that it is clear that no one was attacked.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:09 PM

8. Propaganda, libel, defamation

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:21 PM

11. Sleazy WH, sleazy tactics.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:32 PM

12. This article pisses me off with it's mealy-mouth crap ...

"appears to", "critics say", "who argues that" throughout.

There's no ambiguity here ... there's no 'both sides', there's no 'critics say' ...

F*** THAT!!!

So sick of this BS.

Call it what it IS ... WAPO ... it's yet another BLATANT LIE to told to the American People ... by the Trump White House.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:35 PM

19. Exactly. nt

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:45 PM

13. Analysis of video by The Independent

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:22 PM

25. That helped a lot.

Thank you!

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:53 PM

14. Clue to the woman involved...

Appears to be the one that removed and replaced "Plaid shirt guy" from the Trump rally.


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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:29 PM

27. not the same one

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:29 PM

17. WOW FAKE VIDEOS and FAKE NEWS by a FAKE PRESIDENT and a FAKE PRESS Sec NT

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:48 PM

23. And don't forget donald's favorite little pet: Sarah Slanders.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:33 PM

18. The leader of the free world is now posting Infowars videos...

This is where we are as a nation.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:36 PM

20. It reminds me of these

Oh the humanity

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:19 PM

29. And who can forget Scott Sterling.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:42 PM

22. This is dangerous new territory...

This ought to scare the shit out of every.single.person.

The dishonesty being leveled here should not be tolerated one bit by anyone.

Yet here we are; at an “massive ideological division” where fabrication of the facts have been “molded into weaponized evidence.”

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:00 PM

24. Yep

Add to this thousands of mind dead followers and you have a very dangerous situation in deed.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:27 PM

26. She gets her daily briefing of Fake News from IQ45 before she goes out.

That's so she will know how to lie better. It's a den of liars. They wouldn't know the truth if...well, it doesn't exist in their world. Even a stopped clock is right two times a day. I'd say those are the odds out of that hellhole.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:53 PM

28. No surprise

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