White House Spreads Doctored Video To Justify Temper Tantrum Against CNN Reporter

Trump told Acosta to sit down and demanded someone take away his microphone. Image AFPMore

Trump told Acosta to sit down and demanded someone take away his microphone. Image AFPMore

The adjustment is "too precise to be an accident", said Shapiro, who trains instructors to use video editing software.

Acosta was banned from the White House until further notice on Wednesday, much to the dismay of many celebrities. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said Sanders' "false description of the events leading up to it is insulting not only to the nation's journalists, but to its people".

The whole thing seemed to be over until later that afternoon when White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Acosta's press credentials had been revoked because he placed "his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job".

Later on November 7, the White House suspended Acosta's press pass. 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.

CNN accused Sanders of lying about the incident. "He did. We stand by our statement", Sanders said.

When Hostin said she was just "telling you what the law is", McCain shot back, "So we should get her arrested for battery, clearly".

The revocation of Acosta's "hard pass" which provides access to the White House grounds is without any precedent in modern history.

Defending Acosta, the CNN said the Trump administration's decision was "a threat to democracy".

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It also would not explain why press officers managing Wednesday's news conference asked the intern to try to wrestle the microphone away from Acosta, rather than just turning it off remotely from the board that controls the audio. "To be honest. You aren't the best", he said.

President Trump: "I don't know why you'd say that".

The White House Correspondents' Association condemned the suspension of Acosta's credentials, saying it should "immediately reverse this weak and misguided action".

Meghan McCain was also distraught at the discourse on display, posting, "I got 4 hours of sleep last night and can't emotionally deal with Trump's presser right now".

The White House Correspondents' Association released a statement Wednesday saying it "strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use U.S. Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship". I think you're wrong, but that's fine. One way to examine the situation is to consider how CNN and the New York Times would describe the incident if the reporter was from Fox News and the intern was from the Obama White House.

The decision followed a heated exchange between Acosta and President Donald Trump, in which - during a line of questioning - an intern attempted to take the journalist's microphone away.

Mr Acosta is seen trying to keep hold of the microphone while Trump's aide makes three unsuccessful attempts to take it from him.

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