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.

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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