This is pathetic and disgusting. The White House used an edited video from a guy who writes for Infowars, a right wing site that has been banned for hate speech by some social media sites.
Video of Acosta incident posted by White House press secretary contains extra frames, social-media intelligence agency Storyful found https://t.co/8euOVnIiEn
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) November 8, 2018
Even the doctored video shows nothing
— Rick Newman (@rickjnewman) November 8, 2018
Even by the standards of their serial-lying selves, this is bad stuff. https://t.co/uZag1rXO7T
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 8, 2018
In latest statement, White House Press Sec. Sanders says "we stand by our statement" from when revocation of journalist's pass was announced, but does not address allegations that she shared a doctored video of incident from her official Twitter account. https://t.co/2lbbnxYy90
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 8, 2018
I’ve worked in lots of places where reporters get banned, jailed and blacklisted — Christ, I’ve been banned from a whole country — but I’m struggling to imagine which of those governments would have the chief spokesperson send out a doctored video. https://t.co/6C5QTjk9oq
— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) November 8, 2018
1) Sarah Sanders is flagrantly lying about what happened with @acosta, to justify punishing a reporter for holding Trump accountable.
People seem baffled.
How could the White House lie about something that's on video, where everyone can see what really happened?
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 8, 2018
2/2 …Note the blurring on the arm, the intern and @Acosta, while the rest does not. Sticking with the data / facts, and as we captured the live C-Span video as streamed from their website, the video from @PressSec was changed. pic.twitter.com/FWDtSJu7GX
— Factba.se (@FactbaseFeed) November 8, 2018
What the White House is doing to @Acosta has its roots in what Donald Trump & his campaign did to @MichelleFields in March 2016, when her character was assassinated after Corey Lewandowski left bruises on her arm. She wrote about it today for @TheAtlantic: https://t.co/d6yVQutijf
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) November 8, 2018
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) November 9, 2018