Kellyanne Conway Admits Jim Acosta Tape Was Doctored

Kellyanne Conway admitted that the tape the White House used as the basis for banning CNN‘s Jim Acosta from the White House was altered.

Transcript via Fox News Sunday:

WALLACE: They say that — they say they’re going to do both.

I — and you brought up the press conference, this brings me to my final subject which is the now infamous confrontation with Jim Acosta at that news conference.

As you know, I have been very critical of Acosta’s behavior myself and I want to ask you about two responses by the White House. First, to tweet a video that was clearly altered to make it look like it was more of a physical confrontation than it really was, although I do think it was inappropriate. And second, to pull Acosta’s pass to get into the White House and to threaten to do that to other reporters.

CONWAY: Well, Chris, first of all, what do you mean by edited or, as others are saying, quote, doctored video? He either put his hands on her and grabbed the mic back, or he did not. And he clearly did.

WALLACE: No. He — he really did — but the video was altered and there are experts who have looked at it — to make it —

CONWAY: By that do you mean sped up (ph)?

WALLACE: — speed it up to make it look — pardon?

CONWAY: Oh, well, that’s not altered. That’s sped up.

They do it all the time in sports to see if there’s actually a first down or a touchdown. So, I don’t — have to disagree with the, I think, overwrought description of this — this video being doctored as if we put somebody else’s arm in there. He should have apologized to that young aide, and as far as I know, he has not.

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Kellyanne Conway Admits the Jim Acosta Tape Is Bogus Then Changes The Definition Of Altered

It is no surprise that the woman who gave the world “alternative facts,” is changing the definition of altered to defend a completely baseless banning of a reporter from the White House. CNN is considering suing Trump for banning Acosta because there is no justification for the White House ban.

When a tape is sped, slowed down, edited, or changed in any way, that is altering.

The NFL does not speed up the tape to decide a touchdown. They slow it down and view it from multiple angles.

The tape was altered to exaggerate Acosta’s actions.

The White House has created a big problem with this Acosta ban, and not even the queen of Trump propaganda, Kellyanne Conway, could explain away their lie.

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