White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta

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  1. MrTLegal

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...journalist-jim-acosta/?utm_term=.b55b35adda96

    You can watch the side by side comparison between the doctored video and the original here: https://mobile.twitter.com/aymanndotcom/status/1060420744931434497

    Jim Acosta challenged Trump on his declaration that a group of migrants are an invasion and Trump got offended and resorted to insulting Acosta and walking away from the podium. I would also like to commend Jim Acosta's fellow reporters who have all come to his defense, including NBC's Peter Alexander (who immediately came to Acosta's defense and was then attacked by Trump).

    “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
    - George Orwell
     
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    Here's CNN's video.

     
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    Steve N Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Why didn't the guy defend the woman instead of Acosta?
     
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    Hope Hicks Junior was reaching for the mic while Acosta was speaking.... 3 times in fact... When Acosta was done, he gladly gave it up..

    Young lady.... if you are going to swim with the Teflon Shark, you are going to get bitten....

    Somebody in one of the other threads on this summed it up best... No Harm, No Foul...
     
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    What? Peter Alexander??? He's a reporter under siege as well.... who's he going to defend? A colleague or the Enemy of the People?
     
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    Probably because no one attacked the woman and trump was actively attacking acosta
     
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    So... did he put his hands on her or no?

    Cause from every video, it's clear that he did.
     
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    He laid his hands on her and if I recall that's a violation of every liberal tenet and belief, he ignored her and brushed her aside like she was nothing, like she didn't even exist. So much for respecting women, eh? And I wonder if he would have done that to a 6'5'' SS agent.

    Face it, your guy was wrong, he wanted to be the news instead of reporting it and it backfired.
     
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    Video is quite clear She made made two attempts of unwanted touching on the man. Sorry but she was in the wrong.
     
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    So do the police when dealing with perps.
     
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    Exactly.

    it was SHE who committed assault.
     
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    She is not a cop. She has no authority to touch.
     
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    Nice spin my friend, but the problem is that Jimmy the Feminine Hygiene Product One Might Use on a Summer Eve refused to relinquish the mic before he "gladly gave it up".

    And when a turd floats in the press pool -

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    Outta the water! :police:

    I agree this whole kerfuffle has gotten overblown. I'm also thinking that Jimmy D-Bag should change his last name to Egoboy. Whaddya think? :smile:
     
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    don't see any difference. and who's to say the people who are making these allegations can't/haven't/won't alter videos? I mean, it's not like leftists haven't predicated their entire ideology on lies and schemes and manipulations of reality.
     
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    Clearer than that..... 3 clear grabs at the mic... 2 with the right hand, then a 3rd with a sneaky left...

    It was the left arm that felt the WRATH OF KHAN!!!! KI- YAHHHHH

    To quote Greg Focker - "Can you deal with THAT?"
     
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    Would think she had learned to ask someone for the item they are holding, not just take it away at some point in her life. I mean most people usually learn that in grade school.
     
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    No wonder Democrats are fine with electing women beaters. I noticed Sassy Jim didn't try this crap with the Secret Service when they told him he was barred.
     
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    It's her job to take the mic and quickly hand it to the next person.

    I'm sure she grabs the mic out of someone's hand more often than they hand it to her.

    The fact anyone tries to defend this is laughable, considering what has qualified as "assault" in recent politics.
     
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    Sure Acosta is a tool. But to say he did anything to that girl is just silly. Why doesn’t the whitehouse grow a pair and just admit they banned him because he’s an *******?
     
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    They banned him for getting physical with an aide.

    Because he did. Theres no disputing it. Theres no debating whether he did it forcefully or didnt mean to.

    He got physical with her, and this is the age of #metoo.

    Force the left to play by their own rules.
     
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