White House shares doctored video of CNN reporter's microphone encounter with intern

US President Donald Trump points to CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a post-election press conference in the White House

US President Donald Trump points to CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a post-election press conference in the White House

In other words, Sanders took a video with half the frames from the original footage to use as evidence. Sharing a video that was manipulated is an assault on the truth.

It all started when CNN's Acosta got into a heated debate with Trump after he asked the president about the migrant caravan.

Trump said "that's enough!" and a White House intern tried in vain to take the microphone from the CNN journalist. Acosta pushed the woman's arm down as she tried to take the microphone away from him while he was haranguing the president.

When Acosta attempted to return to the White House later on in the day, he was instructed by a secret service member to hand over his press credentials.

In a statement issued Wednesday evening, CNN concurred, saying: "The White House announced tonight that it has revoked the press pass of CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta". "She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", CNN said.

"The most unsafe type of fake news and reporting and evidence is when you get into the fine details, the nuanced things that are shaped to present a certain viewpoint or decision or news a certain way", he said. "We do have to stick together, but Jim Acosta makes it awfully hard to have journalistic solidarity in something like this".

Journalists assigned to cover the White House apply for passes that allow them daily access to press areas in the West Wing.

Albright said videos like this pose an even greater risk of perpetuating misinformation than completely faked news videos, because they contain a grain of truth and will likely be given the assumption of accuracy.

Trump laid into the CNN star - the latest in a long history of fiery run-ins between the pair - after Acosta refused Trump's orders to sit down and give up the microphone during a press conference.

The president complained that the media did not cover the humming economy and was responsible for much of the country's divided politics. He said that "I can do something fantastic, and they make it look not good".

"Journalists should be able to do their job without fear that a tough series of questions will provoke retaliation", said CPJ's Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch.

Acosta began by challenging Trump's assertion that a caravan of Central American migrants making its way on foot through Mexico to the United States border represented an "invasion".

"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country".

"Mr. President, I have one other question on the Russian Federation investigation".

CNN's Jim Acosta questions U.S. President Donald Trump during his news conference following Tuesday's midterm U.S. congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018.

Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims he put his hands on a young intern as he tried to prevent her from taking back the microphone, an assertion Acosta calls a "lie".

"I'll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them".

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