Kellyanne Conway defended the controversial Jim Acosta video shared by the White House on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace.…
Kellyanne Conway does not believe that controversial video shared by the White House in the CNN reporter Jim Acosta refused to release the microphone during President Trump’s press conference last week. The very criticized clip was just “sped up”, she said Sunday.
In an interview with with “Fox News Sunday” Chris Wallace, the White House adviser known to collect the term “alternative facts” tried to defend the administration’s decision to promote a video expert says editing to do Acosta’s action Towards a white house internally seems more aggressive than they actually were. The video, which initially looks authentic, shows that Acosta’s arm quickly hits the arm of the young female aid who tries to take the microphone from him. Missing from the secondary clamp is Acosta who says “sorry, madam” because he maintains a firm grip on the microphone and continues peppering Trump questions.
Conway was asked by Wallace on Sunday about the White House’s response to what he described as the “now infamous confrontation” which disturbed Trump’s post-midterm press conference. Wallace explicitly referred to the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeting the video that was “clearly changed to make it look more like a physical confrontation” and the decision to give Acosta’s white house press information.
Request clarification about what Wallace meant by “edited, or as others say, quotes,” documented “video,” Conway said it was clear Acosta “held [the intern] and grabbed the microphone back.”
Wallace, who last week struck Acosta for his “embarrasing” behavior during the press conference, agreed with Conway that the CNN reporter made physical contact with the practitioner while the couple hit the microphone. But Wallace continued to push Conway about the fact that experts confirmed the clip – thought they had first been shared by a contributor to the Infowars conspiracy site – changed.
“But what do you mean to mess up?” Asked Conway answers. “Oh, it’s not changed. It’s up and running. They’re doing it all the time to see if there’s really a first down or a touchdown.”
She continued: “I do not have to agree with the overrated description of this video that is being doktrated as if we put someone else’s arm from there. “
Acosta, she said, should apologize to the trainee and allow” as far as I know he has not “.
Conway’s defense of the video drew immediate ridicule on social media, with many pointing out that the speed of the clip qualifies as “changing.”
“That’s what matters” tweeted author Molly Jong-Fast.
Another Twitter user wrote “Sped up” literally means “changed to speed up”. So yes, the video * was * changed. “
Experts who analyzed the clip say that the video was sped up and included repeated frames that did not exist in the original movie, Posten Drew Harwell reported. The repeated frames, first seen when Acosta’s arm contacted the practitioner, seemed to distort and exaggerate his movement, Shane Raymond, a journalist at Storyful, a global social media intelligence agency, told Harwell.
Critics also raised the issue with Conway’s confused statement that sports media players speed up clippings when they need to review closer games. In fact, the exact opposite is made.
Video enhancement, a Twitter user quipped is only ever helpful when “shows how seeds sprout. “
But there are some cases where sports videos are sped up. Daily Beast reporter Matt Wilstein tweeted that editing technology is useful with rollers.
” It’s sped up “in the highlights to get things to become more dramatic and violent than they actually were “Wilstein
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