“We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press." — Fox News President Jay Wallace
“Fox stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access” —Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier
“This type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate, wrong-headed, and weak. It cannot stand. Reporters asking questions of powerful government officials, up to and including the president, helps hold those people accountable. In our republic, the WHCA supports the prerogative of all reporters to do their jobs without fear of reprisal from the government.” — White House Correspondents Association President Olivier Knox
The White House circulated a doctored video edited to subtly portray the incidental contact as approaching a physical blow. The doctored video is an exact match with a video posted by the conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars. Analysis of the clip prove frames 13–15 within it are paused (all three repeating the same image), resulting in compression of action at the lowering of Acosta’s arm.
The authentic video of the event shows that Acosta did not mistreat the intern. “Pardon me, ma’am,” he said, when she reached for the mic. After asking another question, he gave her the mic.
When all is said and done, history will accurately record that Mr. Acosta was faithfully doing his job in asking a public servant important & relevant questions to which the people — the President’s employers — have every right and expectation of having answered to them. Mr. Trump’s reactions, retaliations, and faked ‘evidence’ will also be documented.
Worst American President ever will be his final legacy, learned not from the media or Democrats, but from every student’s textbooks.
May 31, 2016
May 24, 2016