TV Station Editor Fired for Airing Doctored Video of Trump's National Address
Video of president altered to exaggerate facial expressions and appear orange
The editor of a Seattle TV station has been fired for airing a doctored video of President Donald Trump's Oval Office national address that was altered to exaggerate his facial features and make him appear orange.
Fox affiliate, Q13, fired the staffer after the obviously-edited video was broadcast by the station.
The altered video was aired with orange coloring apparently added to the president and was made to appear - inaccurately - as if Trump stuck his tongue out for prolonged periods throughout the address.
President Trump's facial features were also distorted and enlarged for a cartoon-like effect.
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“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 told the Seattle Times on Thursday.
“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,” Hill added.
According to Fox News, Q13 did not immediately respond when asked for additional comment.
MyNorthWest.com posted a side-by-side comparison of the Q13 footage and undistorted footage that aired on CNN.
“That comparison revealed the Q13 video creating a loop of the President licking his lips -- making it seem bizarre and unbalanced,” MyNorthWest.com’s Todd Herman wrote.
"It also seems that someone distorted the President’s face and may have added an orange tone to his skin."
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