Did White House share doctored video of incident involving CNN reporter?

Leroy Wright
November 9, 2018

Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign chief, said on Boston Herald Radio about Democrats feeling emboldened after midterm wins: "We're starting on the wrong foot".

He called CNN's Jim Acosta a "rude, awful person", "fake news", and an "enemy of the people", accused Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS Newshour of asking him a "racist question", told Peter Alexander of NBC News that he wasn't a fan of his, and derided the general media as "hostile" and the driving force causing political division in the nation.

Acosta was stopped by the Secret Service from entering the White House at about 7 pm. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said Sanders' "false description of the events leading up to it is insulting not only to the nation's journalists, but to its people". He has criticized fake news, lies in the media, and partisan press outlets that spread propaganda instead of reporting news.

He repeated that Acosta was a "very rude person", adding, "the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is disgusting", referring to his White House press secretary. A combination of a reduction in the quality of the video, a slowing-down of the video, and the particular vantage point of the CSPAN video gives the appearance that there was more contact between the reporter and the intern than there probably was.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr. Acosta's actions toward the woman were unacceptable, justifying the revocation by sharing a video of the moment.

Sanders "provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", the USA cable network said. "He did. We stand by our statement", Sanders said. "This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better", CNN said.

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Nanjiani also accused Sanders of tweeting a "doctored" video. Last night, the Washington, D.C., home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson was targeted by protesters, and police were called to his house.

That didn't stop Acosta from talking but Trump moved on, calling on NBC's Peter Alexander. Infowars is known for spreading conspiracy theories and is banned from most social media platforms, but Watson has managed to keep his Twitter account. "Jim Acosta has our full support".

"What you said is so insulting to me", he said.

WOW - Trump unloads on Jim Acosta, says "CNN should be ashamed of themselves having you working for them. The intern reached over Acosta to grab the microphone while he was trying to ask another q and Acosta tried to pull away", Haberman wrote.

Trump responded: "Well, I'm not a big fan of yours, either".

The difference is, his fellow journalists everywhere didn't do a karate chop on a White House intern's arm as she tried to do her job. "So that White House intern should be arrested for battery". You are rude, bad person.

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