A local news channel has fired a staff member for faking a video of Trump to make him look bad. The Daily Caller reports:
A staffer at the local Fox affiliate in Seattle has been fired after the network aired what appeared to be a doctored video from President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address to the nation from Tuesday.
The video that Q13 FOX aired included a segment where the president said, “Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.”
In Trump’s speech, after saying that line he briefly paused to lick his lips and then began speaking again. He said, “Some have suggested a barrier is immoral, then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes?”
However, in the video that Q13 aired, Trump licked his lips for an uncomfortably long period of time.
The freedom of the press is vital to inform the public, but when partisanship is injected in the process, the people lose faith in that institution and make any legitimate criticism moot.