Video surfaced of CNN reporter Jim Acosta chopping the arm of a White House intern. Now CNN accuses Sarah Sanders of posting a doctored video to make Acosta look bad.
CNN Vice President for Communications Matt Dornic called Sanders out on Twitter:
“You manipulated this video. The lies never end.”
Wednesday evening Acosta was suspended from covering the White House because of the assault.
There are plenty of images and video that shows Acosta hacking the intern's arm and knocking her off balance in order to keep his microphone.
The White House press secretary posted a video clip along with zoom images of the act. The woman was briefly knocked off balance by the chop from Acosta.
Here is the video Sanders posted:
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912y
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) November 8, 2018
Here is where Dornic called Sanders a liar on Twitter:
CNN Accuses Sarah Sanders of Posting Edited Video
You manipulated this video. The lies never end. Here’s the actual video. pic.twitter.com/pdVWbDOKTI
— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) November 8, 2018
Then Brian Stelter of CNN accused Sanders of using a video clip provided by InfoWars:
Question for @PressSec: Where'd you obtain the distorted @Acosta video you posted? InfoWars personality @PrisonPlanet posted the same video two hours before you did. Surely you don't trust InfoWars...?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 8, 2018
Stelter also retweeted someone accusing Sanders of posting an edited video.
This video is doctored. It's slowed down and then sped up at the moment Acosta's hand comes down to make it look like he's doing a karate chop or something. This is shameful propaganda. It's Orwellian. https://t.co/in8m3iHn18
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 8, 2018
Khalil Abdallah took things a step further and pretended that Acosta didn't even touch her.
— Khalil Abdallah (@abdallahcnn) November 8, 2018
Yossi Gestetner came back to Twitter with a rebuttal which clearly shows Acosta hack the intern's arm and she gets thrown off balance.
Take your punishment and move on, Jim Acosta. You were clearly out of line with what you did.