Crit­ics: Video of Acosta edited to be de­cep­tive

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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.

Crit­ics said that video 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.

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