Trump derangement syndrome has now gotten a local FOX affiliate staffer fired for editing Trump’s national address video in a truly bizarre way.
SEATTLE TIMES – 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.
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.”
It is unclear whether the employee created the doctored video or just allowed it to go on air.
Here’s the side-by-side comparison…
I just don’t get what’s going through people’s minds when they do this stuff. They might have gotten away with the orange color, but the lude tongue thing? That’s ridiculous.
In any event, we’re gonna make this an open thread and you know what that means…
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