• Q13 FOX editor fired over doctored Trump address video

    By: The Associated Press

    Updated:

    A Seattle TV station has fired an editor after airing video footage of President Donald Trump's Oval Office address on immigration that appears to be altered.

    FOX affiliate Q13 broadcast video from the Tuesday night speech that showed a more orange-toned Trump with his tongue hanging out languidly from his mouth after making a statement.

    The video's filtered colors look more saturated and the tongue appears doctored. Mynorthwest.com posted side-by-side videos showing the discrepancies.

    "A listener to my program sent me a video that appears to show a deceptively edited video of President Trump’s speech from the Oval Office," wrote KTTH host Todd Herman, who first discovered the edit. "We performed a side-by-side comparison of the video from our listener, apparently taken by a smart phone recording of Q13, to the raw video of Trump’s speech from CNN."

    Herman's full story and video are available here.

    In the comparison video on YouTube, the video's colors look more saturated and the tongue appears doctored. 

    However, a review of the broadcast clip does not appear to have more saturated colors. The clip posted to YouTube was recorded off a TV screen. 

    Q13 news director Erica Hill said: "This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the president in a negative light."

    Hill also confirmed on Thursday that the station investigated the incident and fired the editor involved.

    Trump in his televised address had urged for border wall funding amid the federal government shutdown that's lasted nearly three weeks.

    Information from the KIRO 7 News Staff is included in this report. 


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