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Conservatives Spread Altered Video of Speaker Pelosi, Slowed to Make Her Appear Drunk and Slurring.

Whether you’re a fan of The Speaker’s go slow and poke the bear strategy or no, this is just despicable. Washington Post “Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media, highlighting how political disinformation that clouds public understanding can now spread at the speed of the Web. The video of Pelosi’s onstage speech Wednesday at a Center for American Progress event, in which she said President Trump’s refusal to cooperate with congressional investigations was tantamount to a “coverup,” was subtly edited to make her voice sound garbled and warped. It was then circulated widely across Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. One version, posted by the conservative Facebook page Politics WatchDog, has been viewed more than 1.4 million times, been shared more than 32,000 times, and garnered 16,000 comments with users calling her “drunk” and “a babbling mess.” Element removed The origin of the altered video remains unclear but its spread across social media comes amid a growing feud between congressional Democrats and Trump. In addition to links from multiple YouTube and Twitter accounts, the video has appeared in the comments sections of message boards and regional news outlets.” If you are a sane person and prefer not to click on Facebook links, here is the same video on YouTube: Jeez, that fake is almost as bad as an actual John Boehner speech. And still more comprehensible than a Trump presser. Nancy must really be getting under their skin. Though I’m not convinced drumpf’s any closer to being removed. (((Sorry folks, a reader just alerted me that YouTube has taken down the video….which is good. FN Facebook still has it up if you must see it.))) Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

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