White House Uses Doctored Video To Support Claim Against ReporterN&G
November 8, 2018
The White House is standing by its decision to revoke the press credentials of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a video that allegedly shows Acosta using "inappropriate behavior" when a White House intern try to take the microphone from Acosta during a Donald Trump news conference on Wednesday.
One problem. The video has been doctored.
The video, it turns out, came from the conspiracy website Infowars. From Newsweek:
From Media Matters:
1) Took @PressSec Sarah Sanders' video of briefing— Rafael Shimunov 🔥 (@rafaelshimunov) November 8, 2018
2) Tinted red and made transparent over CSPAN video
3) Red motion is when they doctored video speed
4) Sped up to make Jim Acosta's motion look like a chop
5) I've edited video for 15+ years
6) The White House doctored it pic.twitter.com/q6arkYSx0V