VIDEO: FOX affiliate staffer fired after TV station airs grotesque, altered video of President Trump
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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.”
Journalism has enough trust issues with the public without episodes like this. Altering video may be common in the YouTube era, but not for news organizations. The public deserves to see primary sources: #journalism #ethics #media https://t.co/1E4bv2RIp0
— Tony Ganzer (@tony_ganzer) January 10, 2019
There are those of us in journalism who do our best to play it fair and square, right down the middle. This sort of thing doesn’t help.
— (((Mike Glenn))) (@mrglenn) January 10, 2019
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