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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:08 PM

White House Stands Behind Apparently Doctored Video Of CNN's Jim Acosta

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Kate Riga

November 8, 2018 12:22 pm

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stood by her tweet of an apparently doctored video of CNN’s Jim Acosta, manipulated to make it appear that he got physical with a White House press intern.

“The question is: did the reporter make contact or not?,” Sanders said in a statement Thursday. “The video is clear, he did. We stand by our statement.”

The video appears to be taken from fringe far-right website InfoWars to make it look like Acosta chopped down on the intern’s arm. In reality, she reached into his personal space repeatedly to grab his microphone, which he held onto as he tried to get President Donald Trump to answer his question.

The White House has used the fabricated physical altercation as grounds to revoke Acosta’s press pass, a move that reporters of all stripes and ideologies have condemned.

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Reply White House Stands Behind Apparently Doctored Video Of CNN's Jim Acosta (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 8 OP
mr_lebowski Nov 8 #1
forgotmylogin Nov 8 #10
PatSeg Nov 8 #2
Snellius Nov 8 #3
forgotmylogin Nov 8 #11
Snellius Nov 8 #15
blueinredohio Nov 8 #4
dewsgirl Nov 8 #5
LakeSuperiorView Nov 8 #6
ret5hd Nov 8 #7
muriel_volestrangler Nov 8 #8
left-of-center2012 Nov 8 #9
leftynyc Nov 8 #12
Lanius Nov 8 #13
workinclasszero Nov 8 #14
paleotn Nov 8 #16
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 8 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:16 PM

1. NO YOU LYING POS, you did NOT SAY 'made contact', you said 'PUT HIS HANDS ON'!

And even THAT ... HE ... did no such thing. SHE ... 'made contact'. HE ... literally flinched and backed AWAY ... from said CONTACT.

IOW, YOU ARE A LYING, DIRTBAG, POS, BOTTOM-FEEDING, SCUM-SUCKING, RANCID, FILTHY, PIECE OF GARBAGE HUMAN BEING.

Man, I HATE SHS ... and Trump. And Trump Supporters.

You people SUCK SO MUCH.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:28 PM

10. THEIR ARMS TOUCHED.

IN A CROWDED ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE. WITH CAMERAS ON THEM. WE SEE WHAT HAPPENED.

If they're going to call that "Assault" we need to get on the stick indicting all these Republicans who've bodyslammed, shoved people at rallies, pushed aside leaders to be in front of the photo op...

Reporters need to interview this girl and make her explain *exactly* whether she feels she was assaulted and how and what damages she perceives.

Fucking assholes trying to rewrite how the whole fucking world actually works and is perceived.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:17 PM

2. They never ever admit they are wrong

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:27 PM

3. She was the one who abruptly grabbed the mic from him.

Any contact was inadvertent, which is why he politely apologized with "ma'am". WH just looking for excuse why they snatched the mic from a reporter doing his job asking embarrassing questions they did not like. Was caravan an "invasion"? Which Trump never answered.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:33 PM

11. I'm reminded of a comedian:

"She's accusing me of physical abuse? Your honor, please give me five minutes to make her not a liar."

Yes, I know that doesn't fly at all for real, but imagine getting five minutes with Trump to demonstrate to him what assault really is.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:57 PM

15. I will sleep better tonight imagining those five minutes, like Arya's prayer

Thanks for the thought.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:30 PM

4. I hope when all is said and done

everyone who was affected by any of these lies sues every one of these assholes.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:38 PM

5. +1000000!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:04 PM

6. He was standing his ground, so to speak.

She was the one invading the space he was standing in. He did not move from the spot he was standing on, she reached across his body to try to wrest the microphone from him. He could not have initiated contact, as he was standing still.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:11 PM

7. Shoulda grabbed her by the pussy.

Not really.

But what could they have said at that point?

But really, no. Not ever.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:11 PM

8. And then she said "how many fingers do you see, Winston? Four, or five?" (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:43 PM

9. Fake news !

White House puts out 'fake news' !

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:39 PM

12. He should have body slammed her

THEN maybe donnie would have defended him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:45 PM

13. Out of all of Trump's sycophants, toadies and parasites, the Huckster has to be one of the worst

and most unethical. IIRC she tried to get the media to check out a right-wing video last year while admitting she didn't know if it were true or not.

I would love to never see her face again after this administration goes down in flames, either through indictments and impeachment or losing re-election in 2020.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:56 PM

14. Who you gonna believe?

Trump666 and Sarah Hucksterbee or your lyin eyes!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:30 PM

16. They're scared. Really scared.

And they have reason to be scared. The more frightened the little man becomes, the more belligerent he gets. The word is, Jr. is going down before week's end.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:07 PM

17. This is where we're headed.

We can expect to see a lot more of this from this administration. Technology has gotten to the point where videos can be doctored and it will take a forensic expert to prove what is true and what is fabricated.

Remember the video Jordan Peele made earlier this year, where he matched his vocals to President Obama's physical speaking ? It was so close, it fooled me until he got to the "Stay woke, Bitches" part. And he wasn't even using state-of-the-art equipment.

We must stay vigilant. We all saw the Acosta video. He never touched that girl. Jim Acosta is too much of a gentleman to have even thought of doing something like that.

SHS should be fired immediately. I am sick to death of her lying, but this in an outrage.

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