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Kellyanne Conway’s Explanation Of That Doctored Jim Acosta Video Is Pure ‘Alternative Facts’

Last week, after a heated back and forth between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump, a White House aide attempted to take the mic away from Acosta to end the questioning. As a result of the woman attempting to remove the mic from Acosta, his hand touched the inside of her elbow.

The next day Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted the White House had stripped Acosta of his press pass. To justify the decision she sent out an altered copy of a video which had been manipulated to make it appear as if Acosta had purposely hit the aide’s arm. When compared to the real-time footage it became clear to the public the footage was sped up to look more dramatic. Later, it was discovered the footage had been altered by InfoWars, a notorious far-right conspiracy theory website.

Now it seems White House mouthpiece Kellyanne Conway of “alternative facts” fame appeared on Fox News Sunday and told host Chris Wallace:

 If you are confused, you are not alone. 

Spinning all these alternative facts is making us nauseated.

H/T: Mashable, Washington Post

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Written by Jonna Ivin

Jonna Ivin is the founder of STIR Journal and writer of the essay, I Know Why Poor Whites Chant, Trump, Trump, Trump. She has appeared on NPR, OPB, The Roland Martin Show and KCRW. Jonna is the author of the books Will Love For Crumbs, 8th Amendment, and, Sister Girl. Her writing has been featured in Good Magazine, STIR Journal, The Establishment, and xoJane. Twitter @jonnaivin