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Analysis | No, the White House didn’t intentionally edit a question to Putin out of a video

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So there’s been a lot of hubbub today about the White House intentionally doctoring the transcript and video from the Helsinki summit to omit a critical comment by Putin in which he admits he instructed his officials to help Trump win the election (this wouldn’t have been the first time the White House has doctored a transcript). However, according to the Washington Post, this wasn’t as nefarious as it perhaps seems. According to them, the feed in which they had switched cameras and audio, and missed that critical question and answer (while other outlets had access to different feeds). And it seems to be the case that the White House also used this feed.

Make no mistake, though: the most accurate feed and transcript clearly has the Russian leader admitting to wanting Trump to win and instructing his people to help in that effort.

But can you believe such an important admission that will likely be written into history was almost missed due to a camera switchover?

Analysis | No, the White House didn’t intentionally edit a question to Putin out of a video

A conspiracy theory that isn’t.

3 COMMENTS

  1. At that level they most likely check every single video and commentary from all media sources and still chose to use the transcript they wanted to summarize the meeting.

  2. This was a conscious, deliberate choice on the part of the WH. They need to take corrective action in both the case of the video and transcript of that press conference.

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