Video Of Confrontation At White House Edited To Cut Out Reporter’s Initial Taunting Of Crowd

Yes, we have come to this. Yesterday the White House was the setting for a scene that seems to capture the total loss of decorum in our politics and press. Playboy reporter and CNN contributor Brian Karem can be shown heaping scorn on fathering conservative social media figures like some Internet troll. Former Trump official Sebastian Gorka then responds by heaping insults on Karem. It was an utter disgrace, but President Trump responded by praising Gorka. Never side deserves praise of any kind.

What is equally troubling is that videos posted by outlets like the Washington Post and reported on cable cut out Karem’s unprofessional taunting and only showed Gorka’s boorish response:

The Post camera may not have captured the initial statements of Karem but there were other videos available that showed the full story. Otherwise, it looked like Gorka simply charged at the line of journalists. Here is the full clip:

Why edit out Karem’s insulting the group? There are valid objections to the event, but Karem’s “demonic possession” line was little more than taunting and trolling. Karem’s response that “we can go outside and have a long conversation” is equally unprofessional.

The entire affair was a disgrace to both the White House and White House press corp. The fact that people immediately edited the tape to create false impressions only magnifies the concern over the state of our political and press values.

We recently saw a young man sue the media, including the Washington Post, for editing of a tape at the Lincoln Memorial to make him look like he engaged in an unprovoked racist attack. It appears that the lawsuits have not deterred some in Washington.

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    1. Snowden Warns, Big Tech Will “Indenture Entire Populations Into Servitude” To Corps & Govts

      Tech giants such as Google or Facebook store vast amounts of personal data for their own gain but they are also “happy to hand over” this data to governments, making people vulnerable to persecution, Edward Snowden warned during an interview with RT.

      Any person can pretty much be sure that “everything you’ve done, everything you’ve typed into their search box, everything you have clicked on, everything you’ve liked” is duly recorded and stored in the enormous databanks of the big tech corporations, the NSA whistleblower said addressing the UK Open Rights Group Conference (ORGCON19) in London via a video link from Moscow.

    1. Et al:

      Why did Prof Turley present Trump’s summit this way?

      Disgraceful & Weak!

      I would have thought Turley would have wondered way the hell Karmem/Gorka were even there at the event & why wasn’t Ben Garrison who was earlier invited, then invition pulled, why wasn’t Ben There!!!

      Because of more Political Correct Bullschit had someone in Trumps inner circle pissing their panties.

      Seem that Ben draw a cartoon that “Offended” the “Know Nazi Collaborator George Sores the Billionaire” & his puppetmaster Load of crap, aka Lord Rothschild.

      Now we souldn’t want to “Offend Known Jewish Nazi Supporters” would we Mister Garrison!×552.jpg

    2. Et al:

      Why didn’t more fully engage into some of the most important legal questions in hundreds of years?

      Big Tech companies , in complete violation on multiple laws I believe.

      Free Speech, Racketeering, Torturous Interference, Facebook Corp using their special Govt protection to call for Violence against Conservatives/etc., they don’t like.

      They are not registered as the Foreign Agents in the US as some of us believe they are.

      Total Abusing citizens USC Rights under there illegal granted FCC CDS sec 230 immunity protection, as they only Pretend to be a public common, but instead are now publishers.

      Point is these issue should have already been investigated & resolved, but I know, TDS w/heads up their azzes.

    3. Mespo,

      Great find on that Gorka video. I just now stole the time now from biz tomorrow to view it, it was worth it. I didn’t know earlier, but all these games are moving faster then even now.


  1. “Trump’s social media summit was a circus. Its aftermath was even worse.”

    “This is what happens when the right-wing fringe is emboldened and empowered.”

    By Aaron Rupar @atrupar Jul 12, 2019, 10:30am EDT


    Trump’s bias claims are a bunch of BS

    The Gorka-Karem altercation was a fitting end to a bizarre day at the White House. In addition to Gorka, attendees of the social media summit included disreputable conspiracy theorists such as Jim Hoft; right-wing operatives like Ali Alexander, who recently promoted the smear that Sen. Kamala Harris isn’t an “American black”; right-wing commentators Diamond and Silk, who have pushed a hoax conspiracy theory about Facebook censorship; and Charlie Kirk, who has spent years complaining, without evidence, that Twitter is suppressing his follower count. No executives from Twitter or Facebook were invited.

    During his speech, Trump alleged that Twitter officials are engaged in a massive conspiracy to reduce his follower count.

    “There’s no doubt in my mind that I should have millions and millions — I have millions of people, so many people I wouldn’t believe it — but I know we’ve been blocked,” Trump said. “People come up to me and they say, ‘Sir, I can’t get you, I can’t follow you. They make it impossible.’ These are people are really good at what they do. They say, ‘They make it absolutely impossible.’ And, you know, we can’t have it.”

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    Aaron Rupar

    Replying to @atrupar

    These claims Trump is making about Twitter conspiring to reduce his follower count are complete and utter nonsense. Listen to this.

    In fact, as my colleague Emily Stewart explained when Trump pushed a similar conspiracy theory on Twitter in April, there’s a completely innocent explanation for why Trump’s follower count fluctuates — Twitter has recently undertaken efforts to purge bots from the platform:

    For most people, she said it would result in a change of four followers at most, but for others with more follower counts, the drop would be more significant. Twitter estimated that the decision would reduce the total number of Twitter accounts by about 6 percent.

    The impact of the decision became apparent fast: The day Twitter announced it, Trump’s follower count dropped by 100,000, and former President Barack Obama’s fell by 400,000. Obama has more followers than Trump — currently, Obama has 106 million, and Trump has 60 million — which explains why Obama’s following fell more than Trump’s.

    But Trump isn’t one to let facts get in the way of his victimhood narrative. And he wound down his speech on a chilling note by threatening to take action against social media executives unless they address his (baseless) bias claims.

    “They’re not using what we gave them fairly and they have to do that,” Trump said. “And we don’t want to stifle anything, we certainly don’t want to stifle free speech, but that’s no longer free speech. See, I don’t think the mainstream media is free speech either because it’s so crooked, it’s so dishonest. To me, free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposely write something bad. To me, that’s very dangerous speech.”

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