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Old 11-08-2018, 03:30 PM
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Default White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a doctored video of the Jim Acosta

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a doctored video of the Jim Acosta mic-grab that was shared hours earlier by the far-right site Infowars

https://www.businessinsider.com/jim-...fowars-2018-11

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The White House is accused of using a video of CNN's Jim Acosta doctored by the conspiracy-theory outlet Infowars as justification for suspending the journalist's press pass on Wednesday.

Acosta, the chief White House correspondent for CNN, was engaged in a tense exchange with President Donald Trump during a press conference at the White House when a White House intern walked up and tried to take the microphone away from him. Acosta held on to the microphone and kept trying to question Trump.
Acosta was holding the microphone in his right hand. At one point, the intern reached under Acosta's left arm to try to grab the microphone, and he appeared to gently block her with his arm. Here is the moment as broadcast live on NBC:

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses...23697838137345

A video shared on Twitter by the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, however, makes Acosta's movement appear more violent.

Here is the video shared by Sanders:

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses...74680991883265

What appears to be the same video was shared two hours earlier by Paul Joseph Watson, the editor-at-large of Infowars.com, a far-right conspiracy outlet whose content has been barred from almost every major tech content distributor, including Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube, generally for violating their policies on hate speech.

The CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter asked Sanders for the source of the video. "Surely you don't trust InfoWars...?" he said on Twitter.

Other Twitter users showed Sanders' video side-by-side with the original broadcast to argue the one she posted had been doctored.

The White House suspended Acosta's press credentials after the press conference, limiting his access to the White House grounds. Sanders said on Twitter that the White House would "never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern," though no video evidence has so far supported that claim.

Acosta told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday that he did not "put my hands on her or touch her as they're alleging."

"It's unfortunate the White House is saying this," he said. "I think I handled myself professionally."

At the press conference, Acosta had been repeatedly challenging the president's characterization of a Central American migrant caravan as an invasion.

The White House Correspondents' Association condemned the suspension of Acosta's credentials, saying the White House should "immediately reverse this weak and misguided action."

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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If Acosta, at any point touched the intern, he committed an assault. He has no right or authority inside the Whitehouse grounds. The Secret Service should have tossed his sorry butt so far he bounced all the way to Boston.
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I saw the MSM pushin' this conspiracy earlier.

Sorry, libs, gonna have to do better than this.

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No conspiracy, the video was edited in order to make Acosta's movements appear to be more forceful.


Besides, the intern made the first move by reaching in and going for the microphone in Acosta's hand. There was no assault, an accidental brush of someone actively invading your space is not a crime.
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No conspiracy, the video was edited in order to make Acosta's movements appear to be more forceful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhuHGxWj-0U

Besides, the intern made the first move by reaching in and going for the microphone in Acosta's hand. There was no assault, an accidental brush of someone actively invading your space is not a crime.
Uh, I don't give a flying monkey's ass whether or not the CNN baboon accidentally or on purpose touched the intern. That ogre's fart of a reporter would do a better job interviewing the mold growing on a shower curtain.
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Uh, I don't give a flying monkey's ass whether or not the CNN baboon accidentally or on purpose touched the intern. That ogre's fart of a reporter would do a better job interviewing the mold growing on a shower curtain.
He did. The mold growing on a shower curtain named Donnie.
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I saw the live video and it looks exactly like the video being played.

I don't believe that Acosta assaulted the young lady in either case. However, Trump instructed the intern to take the microphone from Acosta after he would not relinquish it after his initial question. At that point when the intern came over to take the mic, Acosta should have handed it to her. Instead he pulled it away and continued his spewing his garbage.

Now he want's to claim some sort of victim status (yeah, go figure yet another liberal looking to be a victim) saying that his 1st amendment protections are being violated.

Note to Jim A. : You still have the freedom to go onto CNN and spew any nonsense you like to both of your viewers. Nobody is stopping you from doing that. You just will not be allowed on the WH grounds to masquerade as reported as you have done in the past due to your rude and childish behavior.

Having a WH press pass gives you the OPPORTUNITY to ask questions of the President. It does NOT give you the right to make political statements and argue with the President at his press conference. There are implied rules of behavior and decorum that are expected of the press corps which you seem to believe that you are above. For that misread of your self inflated status, you have been given a time out and will have to spew your garbage to the 2 people that watch you on CNN in the near future.
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If you have a JPEG file and save it as a GIF...or PNG...there will be subtle differences with the image saved from the original...

That's what happened, here, with the video...Changing the format made the video frames slightly altered...

People Are Arguing About Whether This Trump Press Conference Video Is Doctored

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There's no evidence that the video was deliberately sped up but the change in format, from a high-quality video to a low-quality GIF, turns the question of whether it was "doctored" into a semantic debate.

This video analysis by BuzzFeed News demonstrates what the GIF conversion process does to video. While it's not technically "sped up" by intent, it effectively is in practice. The video-to-GIF conversion removes frames from the source material by reducing the frame rate. The GIF-making tool GIF Brewery, for example, typically reduces source video to 10 frames per second. Raw, televised video typically has a frame rate of 29.97 frames per second.

...Watson, however, categorically denies doctoring the video. He told BuzzFeed News that the video was "not edited - it's just zoomed in." He also explained that he took the original footage directly from a GIF posted to the Twitter account of the website the Daily Wire.

"Fact is, Daily Wire put up a gif, I download a gif, zoomed in saved it again as an mt2 file - then converted it to an mp4," Watson said over direct message. "Digitally it's gonna look a tiny bit different after processing and zooming in, but I did not in any way deliberately 'speed up' or 'distort' the video. That's just horse sh*t."
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Doctored or not, the video shows Acosta to be an @ss,,,;not because it was doctored, but because he is.
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He did. The mold growing on a shower curtain named Donnie.
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