Press sec­re­tary used ‘al­tered video’ to jus­tify re­porter’s sanc­tion

Sun.Star Cebu - - OPINION -

It was bad enough that the White House ap­peared to have banned CNN cor­re­spon­dent Jim Acosta be­cause of his per­sis­tent and hard ques­tion­ing at Pres­i­dent Trump’s press-con.

Worse, Press Sec­re­tary Sarah Huck­abee San­ders posted a video of Acosta keep­ing his grip on a mi­cro­phone as an in­tern tried to take it from him. Sand- ers used the tam­pered video to jus­tify the White House re­voca- tion of Acosta’s me­dia ac­cess.

It turned out the video had al­tered speeds to make the re­porter seem more ag­gres­sive and the in­tern “more de­mure.” The video might have come from the far-right web­site In­fowars.


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