“He never once touched her.”
That is a complete lie. He clearly did.
Is whatever you’re paid by CNN really worth making a total fool out of yourself for the world to see? pic.twitter.com/vgDynDQWJf
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 8, 2018
However video of the full interaction was already widely available online without the alterations. CNN shared it again as proof that any contact between Acosta and the intern was initiated by the intern and inadvertent on the part of Acosta, who immediately says “Pardon me, ma’am” when his already lowering hand touches her.
Here is a video of the interaction for the world to see: pic.twitter.com/us8u5TWzDz
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 8, 2018
In response, Sarah Burris of Raw Media shared her own video only slowed down and showing the full interaction with the intern.
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) November 8, 2018
Whether Acosta regains his credentials and whether there are repercussions for Sanders sharing altered video from a known conspiracy theorist—to accuse a private citizen of actions they did not commit—remains to be seen.
Twitter must answer for why they allowed White House usage of hate-speech purveyor InfoWars doctored video about @acosta. If Twitter were consistent, amplifiers of hate would be banned. https://t.co/fYpAckmvQX
— David Beard (@dabeard) November 8, 2018