VIDEO: FOX affiliate staffer fired after TV station airs grotesque, altered video of President Trump

JANUARY 10, 2019

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by SEATTLETIMES.COM:

A staffer at local FOX affiliate Q13 has been fired after the station aired what appears to be a doctored video of President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office.

The video was changed to make it look as if Trump was sticking his tongue out languidly between sentences. In addition, the colors in the video look more saturated, leading the president’s skin and hair to appear more orange.

The article goes on to state the following:

During the speech, Trump said, “Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security,” before briefly licking his lips and continuing to speak.

In the video broadcast on Q13, it appears that Trump lets his tongue hang out, resting it on his lower lip for an unusually long time.

“This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the president in a negative light,” Q13 news director Erica Hill wrote in an emailed statement early Thursday.

Later Thursday morning, Hill released another statement saying, “We’ve completed our investigation into this incident and determined that the actions were the result of an individual editor whose employment has been terminated.”


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  1. Anita January 10th, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Now if the MSM would do the same!! The bias, the innuendos, the tone is horrific when they are reporting on our President! Totally unfair!


  2. Douglas Schmitt January 10th, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    He will get a job with CNN now, he already did his interview,,,,,passed with flying colors


    • Jackie January 10th, 2019 at 8:39 pm



  3. April Shepard January 10th, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    This should not be allowed. These freaking people are possessed or something to spend time and do something like that is unbelievable to me. PRESIDENT TRUMP is not an unattractive man, it doesn’t make any sense. These people are mindfucked, that’s all I can say, by Satan. Sorry to use the harsh language but I cannot stand this bullshit any longer. This is a great president we have here and there’s no respect. It just doesn’t make sense. And someone that works at FOX that is supposed to be a conservative station would have someone do that, unacceptable.


  4. Richard January 11th, 2019 at 8:15 am

    An investigation that lasted less than a day? Where is the 6 month investigation? It is interesting that it made its way on the air, this was only a ‘staffer.’


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