Sarah Huckabee Sanders shares doctored InfoWars video of Jim Acosta incident

Cheryl Sanders
November 9, 2018

Acosta called out the misleading ad released by the Republican Party and said: "They're hundreds of miles away, though".

Twitter user Rafael Shimunov said the video was sped up to make Jim Acosta's motion "look like a chop", adding: "I've edited video for 15+ years".

It's been another bad day for CNN, though Trump's favorite "fake news" network to mock, and its notoriously grandstanding reporter, don't appear to have figured that out just yet.

"The White House Correspondents' Association strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use US Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship", the group said. "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] is terrible".

Little comparison exists between the two incidents involving Presidents Obama and Trump referenced here, other than that they both resulted in an individual's being barred from a White House event.

Sanders also noted that Trump took 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the lengthy press conference that lasted 90 minutes-the first one he's held since the midterm elections. "We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern", she wrote Wednesday.

But the White House maintains that Mr Acosta was in the wrong, with Ms Sanders tweeting that his actions were "absolutely unacceptable". "He was disrespectful to his colleagues in asking repeated questions and thereby making it harder for them to get in a question, and then the President of the United States told him to sit down and he refused, and he kept talking".

Mr Trump replied: "I consider it an invasion".

The truly insidious thing is that the White House wants us to debate something that's totally clear: Acosta did nothing wrong, and the White House press secretary shared a manipulated video. "Distract, make Jim Acosta the story and you don't have to talk about global warming, taxes for rich people", she added.

Revoking a pass is extremely rare, according to the White House Correspondents Association. "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".

"It's unfortunate the White House is saying this", he said. A combination of a reduction in the quality of the video, a slowing-down of the video, and the particular vantage point of the CSPAN video gives the appearance that there was more contact between the reporter and the intern than there probably was.

"A free press is vital to democracy, and we stand behind Jim Acosta and his fellow journalists everywhere", the statement said.

Despite obvious footage showing Acosta bringing his hand down on the intern's arm to block her from taking his microphone, CNN is standing by their man and doubling down on their attacks of the president.

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