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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:15 PM

White House News Photographers Association: We're 'appalled' that Sanders may have shared 'manipulat

Source: The Hill

The White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) on Thursday voiced outrage over the possibility that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared a "manipulated" video to justify the Trump administration's suspension of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials.

“The White House News Photographers Association is appalled to learn that the White House spokesperson may have shared a manipulated video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s interaction with a White House intern during a news conference," WHNPA President Whitney Shefte said in a statement.

"As visual journalists, we know that manipulating images is manipulating truth. It’s deceptive, dangerous and unethical," she added. “Knowingly sharing manipulated images is equally problematic, particularly when the person sharing them is a representative of our country’s highest office with vast influence over public opinion.”

Shefte's comments come as the White House faces growing scrutiny over its decision to pull Acosta's hard press pass. The administration claimed that it suspended Acosta's credentials for becoming physical with a young female White House intern as he tried to ask President Trump a question.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/415785-white-house-news-photographers-association-were-appalled-that-sanders-may-have

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:17 PM

1. Shocking!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:18 PM

2. Nice to hear. That is an organization I know very little about (WHNPA)

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:20 PM

3. Glad they're stepping up!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:24 PM

4. Wasn't the woman the aggressor? Acosta was just "standing his ground." nt

Actually, he was extremely polite, considering the situation.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:27 PM

5. He Can Cite Her For Assualt On Him....nt

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:21 PM

12. I actually feel sorry for that poor young woman

She was obviously trained to help establish order if it broke down. And obey instructions from her superiors. Which would of course include the President. She was told, or saw her job being, to remove his mic. You could see she was uncomfortable even trying to. I don't consider her a villain in this.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:02 PM

14. Well, aside from deciding to work for Mango Mussolini in the first place...

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:09 PM

15. There is security there. If Trump feels threatened he can ask them to escort a person out.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:06 PM

16. Then she needs to speak up! Were you assaulted or not?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:35 PM

6. News photographers must live up to extremely rigid ethical standards......

They are expected to not alter their images in any way, shape, or form, some have lost their jobs over seemingly minor edits to improve the appearance of an image. Our current government could certainly learn a thing or two from these professional photographers.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:39 PM

7. Yeah, I thought the Trump administration had more integrity than to stoop that low. LOL

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:58 PM

8. so what action will they take? nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:15 PM

9. Kick and recommend.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:15 PM

10. In other words, tsk tsk



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:40 PM

11. Boy, that'll scare the shit out of 'em.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:57 PM

13. Just a part of their plan

Playing fast and loose with the truth.

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