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A news station in Seattle appeared to confirm that a video editor intentionally doctored a video of President Donald Trump speaking to the nation.
Trump addressed America on Jan. 8 from the Oval Office. The speech was broadcast on a number of news stations.
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A side-by-side comparison of Trump’s speech and the footage broadcast by Q13 that night appears to show that the station manipulated the footage.
In addition to showing Trump licking his lips multiple times, the skin color of the president also appears distorted.
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Q13 appeared to admit that the footage was doctored, telling KTTH that the video editor responsible has been placed on leave pending an internal investigation.
“We are investigating this to determine what happened,” said Q13’s news director in the statement. “This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the President in a negative light. The editor responsible for editing the footage is being placed on leave while we investigate further.”
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People commenting on the YouTube video showing the side-by-side comparison of the doctored footage and the actual speech said they think the video editor should be fired.
“If it’s true that the video was intentionally doctored to make the president look bad, as appears to be the case, there should be severe repercussions for all involved. This shows a clear media bias and erodes the trust between Q13 News and its viewers,” wrote one user.
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“Do you think freedom of the press grants them the permission to intentionally edit video in an attempt to intentionally mislead viewers?” wrote another.
“I bet most people who...
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