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    [IMc - This story shows that the White House released tape was altered. The person who did the alteration claims that he did not distort the content. Well . . . alrighty.]

    Jim Acosta: White House shares apparently doctored video posted by conspiracy site InfoWars to justify suspending CNN reporter’s press pass
    ‘We will not tolerate the inappropriate behaviour clearly documented in this video,’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders says

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    The White House has shared footage posted by an editor of a conspiracy theory website showing Jim Acosta making contact with a Trump aide, in a bid to justify its suspension of the CNN reporter’s press pass.

    Mr Acosta “placed his hands on” a female aide trying to retrieve a microphone as the journalist repeatedly questioned the president, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed in a statement posted to Twitter.

    The incident occurred during a fiery press conference in which reporters and Mr Trump clashed over his divisive rhetoric in the run-up to the midterms.

    Footage showed Mr Acosta attempting to keep the microphone during his questioning of Mr Trump, while the female aide tried three times to grab the microphone from him.

    White House suspends CNN reporter’s press pass after Trump row
    On her final attempt, Mr Acosta’s free hand briefly blocks the aide’s arm, as Mr Trump refuses to answer the reporter’s questions.

    Announcing Mr Acosta’s suspension, Ms Sanders said the White House would “never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job”.

    “As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice,” she wrote on Twitter.

    She added: “The question is: did the reporter make contact or not? The video is clear, he did. We stand by our statement.”

    Late on Wednesday, Ms Sanders posted partial video footage of the incident, alongside a statement which read: “We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behaviour clearly documented in this video.”

    The video, which has no audio and is of notably low quality, shows the moment Mr Acosta’s hand blocks the aide’s attempts to grab the microphone. It repeats the moment six times, each time zooming further into the brief moment of contact.

    Many social media users accused Ms Sanders of posting footage which sped up the contact to make Mr Acosta’s movement appear more aggressive.

    But according to analysis by The Independent, the video instead appears to have been doctored to freeze for three frames the moment before Mr Acosta’s hand pushes down on the aide’s arm.

    Ms Sanders’ tweet came exactly two hours after the same video was shared by Paul Joseph Watson, editor-at-large of InfoWars, a far-right conspiracy theory website fronted by Trump-supporter Alex Jones.

    Mr Watson denied altering the footage in an interview with Buzzfeed News. He downloaded a gif file posted elsewhere, “zoomed in, saved it again as an mt2 file – then converted it to an mp4 [video file]”, he told the site. He added: “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.”

    Trump attacks CNN's Jim Acosta in angry White House press conference

    Mr Trump has long feuded with CNN and accused it of peddling “fake news” – the channel is one of his favoured punching bags. During the ill-tempered press conference on Wednesday, he singled out Mr Acosta as “rude”.

    He has also threatened to revoke the broadcast licences of outlets whose content he dislikes, and stoked anger against journalists by denouncing them as the “enemy of the people”.

    Speaking on CNN to colleague Anderson Cooper, Mr Acosta said: “I was just trying to ask a question of the president. It was obviously a question they didn’t like.

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    “I do think this is a test for all of us. I do think they’re trying to shut us down.”

    In a statement, CNN said the revocation of Mr Acosta’s credentials “was done in retaliation for his challenging questions at today’s press conference”.

    The company said Ms Huckabee Sanders had “provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened”. It added: “This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better. Jim Acosta has our full support.”

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    Let's put a point on it. It isn't the White House, it's the evil git and it's evil crew that are defiling the building that is the real hashtag enemy of the People.
    I don't care to know what the tough do when the going gets tough.

    I am interested in what the enlightened do.

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    What a bunch of hooey.
    It's what I've come to expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Why should any present day American Conservative pay attention to the text of a random 200 years dead white guy, Peter?
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    Can anyone explain to me why John Kelly remains there? Every day is a stain on his career and his reputation.

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    That stain is indelible. Leaving redeems nothing.

    He may rationalize it along the lines of "SOMEBODY needs to be standing by with a fire extinguisher", and for that we should all probably be grateful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Can anyone explain to me why John Kelly remains there? Every day is a stain on his career and his reputation.
    Where else could he go, now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Where else could he go, now?
    You know, for a man of his accomplishments, that must be a horrible realization.

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    That whole situation kind of baffles me.....could not the sound person simply shut down the microphone at the board? I assume they have a sound tech.
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    It's really not a large place, Bob. I imagine that the sound gear is setup in advance and then the techs leave to make way for the already-too-many people who actually need to be there.

    Most of the camera angles try to make it look like trump is up at the head of some grand scene, but then something like this happens and we see the other angles which show trump and acosta are really only about 8' away from each other, and the room is really only about 30' deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Can anyone explain to me why John Kelly remains there? Every day is a stain on his career and his reputation.
    It could be as simple as that Kelly is actually for Trump's coup. I hope not, but could it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bflat View Post
    It could be as simple as that Kelly is actually for Trump's coup. I hope not, but could it be?
    Easily. Offended in his sense of order and discipline, he joins the White House staff, only to be further offended.
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    Jefferson quotes
    Golly, you blokes need to grow up. This is not a citizens' free press. This is Comcast, Time-Warner, Amazon and the rest of them.

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    Miserable Lying Creatures
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    Speaking of White House doctors, what became of Dr Ronnie Jackson? Seems a lifetime ago, but....
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    And there are now beginning to be calls for Sarah Huckster Sanders to resign --

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...180143053.html
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    It feels weird to be nostalgic for "shame."
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    You'd think that Sarah would resign, after releasing a doctored video. But we are in new fever swamp territory here.
    Are you kidding me? Trump keeps her on BECAUSE of examples like she tried to pull.

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    Oh, well if Twitter is calling for her resignation then she's OUT.

    I give it 6 months until trump names her as John Kelly's replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Golly, you blokes need to grow up. This is not a citizens' free press. This is Comcast, Time-Warner, Amazon and the rest of them.
    lmfao
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    Do you think these corporations act first in the citizens' interest and then secondarily, their own?

    The bunch swallows the content and then shills for the corporations that provide it.

    What's worse, they appear to be wholly unaware of how they're being used.

    It's very sad.

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    do you think this president acts first in the citizens' interest?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Why do reds love being lie to? They eat this **** up.
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Why do reds love being lie to? They eat this **** up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Why do reds love being lie to? They eat this **** up.
    some of them are ignorant, some are willfully ignorant

    the curious ones are folks like sky, who are neither
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    SB is like the Joker: "Do I look like a guy with a plan?"

    Some folks just want to watch things burn.
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    I thoroughly enjoy when people undertand everything and explain it.

    I ain’t got a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    some of them are ignorant, some are willfully ignorant

    the curious ones are folks like sky, who are neither
    Does "Just plain makin' **** up" excuse one from being ignorant?
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

    Remember voting age is 18. Read it and weep reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    I thoroughly enjoy when people undertand everything and explain it.

    I ain’t got a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
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    I’ma turn into what, now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    I’ma turn into what, now?

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    Don't ask... you DON'T wanna know.

    Just wait until you've been BROTM as many times as I have. It gets to ya, man. The pressure. The competing agendas. The pushback over every action (hey... EVERYONE picks their nose, ya hosers!!!). The virulent farting in one's general direction. The free tacos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Do you think these corporations act first in the citizens' interest and then secondarily, their own?

    The bunch swallows the content and then shills for the corporations that provide it.

    What's worse, they appear to be wholly unaware of how they're being used.

    It's very sad.
    Oh, I think Trump knows exactly how he's being used. It's one of the reasons he behaves the way he does. Bigly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Don't ask... you DON'T wanna know.

    Just wait until you've been BROTM as many times as I have. It gets to ya, man. The pressure. The competing agendas. The pushback over every action (hey... EVERYONE picks their nose, ya hosers!!!). The virulent farting in one's general direction. The free tacos...

    Hey wait... Free Tacos? I'm outta here till after lunch. No, make that after Siesta!!!
    I just miss having that little can to poo in while I was abed, and the guy to remove it and clean me.

    Other than that, I found the title a hollow honor.

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