White House Releases Doctored Video To Back Up Attack on Acosta

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November 8, 2018 8:02 a.m.

Just to catch you up, after President Trump’s tantrum performance yesterday and the exchange with Jim Acosta, Sarah Sanders last night accused Acosta of inappropriately touching a young female intern, as a way of upping the ante in another of the White House’s victim gambits. This was followed by revoking Acosta’s access to the White House. Half in jest I put together a close up of the video to illustrate how preposterous the whole thing was. Sanders later shared a doctored clip of the incident which was apparently produced by Infowars, the white supremacist conspiracy site, to further the smear. At a minimum, the doctored video was shared by Infowars a couple hours before it was distributed by the White House.

Here’s my video. Again, with a bit of jest added in but I think it makes quite clear what happened.

Here’s Sanders sharing the doctored video.

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If you watch the doctored video it’s quite clear that part of it is accelerated to make it look like Acosta is “chopping” at the intern.

Helpfully, a guy from Slate actually did a side by side where you can see the doctoring quite closely.

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