Sarah Sanders tonight tweeted this:
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912y
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 8, 2018
but the video embedded in her tweet is sped up to make it seem as if Jim Acosta is “karate chopping” the woman’s arm as she reaches for the microphone.
Here’s how it really happened:
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) November 8, 2018
and CNN stands up for itself quite nicely:
Here is a video of the interaction for the world to see: pic.twitter.com/us8u5TWzDz
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 8, 2018
Josh Marshall did a good dissection as well:
Okay, this smear by @PressSec was so awful and I like nerding out on Final Cut so much that I had go full Zapruder here. Look at the "placing his hands on a young woman" she's referring to which is clearly the exact opposite of what she claims. cc: @Acosta pic.twitter.com/2HvJ3CgmlW
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 8, 2018
George Orwell himself could not have done any better.
but fear not, Brian Klass puts it nicely in persepctive, reminding us of some of the previous “accomplishments” from the source of this doctored video: Info-Wars’ :
Trump’s press secretary, who frequently calls accurate but critical reporting “fake,” is sharing doctored video produced by InfoWars, a lunatic conspiracy theory outlet who has falsely claimed that the Sandy Hook massacre was faked & that John Kerry shot a hurricane with a laser
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) November 8, 2018
edited to add the perfect tweet:
“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”—George Orwell pic.twitter.com/HnfJb3YY6v
— Ryan Knight 🌊 (@ProudResister) November 8, 2018
Thank you Ryan Knight!