The White House press corps and other reporters and media outlets still are digesting Wednesday’s dust-up between CNN’s Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump at an East Room news conference, and now POTUS’ press secretary is catching heat for allegedly sharing a doctored video of the incident on Twitter.
But here is where this gets interesting.
Several reporters and media analysts today are charging that the video clip she posted was doctored to fit the White House’s version of what happened. (Watch it below.) When the video zooms in to illustrate the moment Acosta’s hand contacted the woman’s arm, it appears to be sped up in an attempt to make it look worse than it was:
What’s more, the clip appears to have originated from InfoWars, the right-wing conspiracy theory site run by Alex Jones. Both Jones and his site were banned permanently from Twitter in September.
Here is the video Sanders tweeted, followed by some examples of it being called out on social media, including a comparison to the full-speed video: