Washington Post: “This is not a conspiracy from the White House.”
How many times must MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow end up with egg on her face before she stops with the tabloid behavior? So many explosive reports that turned into absolute duds.
Maddow claimed yesterday she had video that showed the White House edited video of the conference between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove the question from Reuters about Putin’s desire for Trump to beat Hillary.
Yeah….except that’s not what happened. Even The Washington Post shot her down.
White House edits video to remove question about whether Putin wanted Trump to win. pic.twitter.com/ExlsHNlgF8
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) July 25, 2018
The White House’s transcript doesn’t have the question either. WaPo even said that the video it received had the same blip, but didn’t jump to conclusions like Maddow:
What happened? If you watch the videos, it’s pretty clear. At some point in the middle of that question, there’s a switch between the feed from the reporters and the feed from the translator. In the White House version of the video, you can hear the question being asked very faintly under the woman who is translating saying “president.”
The news conference video that Fox News had does not have that blip:
But more importantly in that video, you can hear the actual switch-over.
If you’re wearing headphones, you can notice how the latter part of the question is suddenly audible in the right earpiece. At first, the right channel is only the translator. Mid-question, the reporter is suddenly heard in both left and right as the translator feed drops out. Notice, too, that Putin then picks up his earpiece — through which he can hear the translations — and puts it in his right ear.
Our transcript and the White House’s were apparently based on the feed that runs only in the right channel. A White House official told CNN’s Abby Phillip that its transcript “did not have Mason’s audio turned up in time,” referring to Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, who asked the question.
This is not a conspiracy from the White House. While the White House certainly has a track record of misrepresenting facts, this would have been a remarkably futile revision of reality to attempt. As it turns out, they didn’t.
Oh, Maddow. If you want people to take you seriously then you need to SLOW DOWN and VERIFY. Here are more instances of epic failures:
- Rachel Maddow’s career committed suicide live on national TV tonight (in reference to Trump’s tax returns.)
- GOP wrongdoing in Michigan (2012)
- Koch Brothers pushed drug testing for welfare recipients (2014)
Just STOP. There are so many legitimate reasons to criticize this administration. You do not have to make up stuff.DONATE
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