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Seattle TV editor fired after Trump video appears altered

/ 03:35 PM January 11, 2019
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington after a meeting with congressional leaders on border security as the government shutdown continues Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Washington. Image: AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta 

SEATTLE (AP) — 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.

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

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.”

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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. CC

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