President Donald Trump shares an edited video of Nancy Pelosi. Here's why it matters

President Donald Trump tweeted an edited video of Nancy Pelosi slurring and tripping on her words. What does this say about deepfakes?

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  • jo1952 Redmond, WA
    May 28, 2019 10:57 a.m.

    It's funny that some people on here don't take issue with the misleading headline that vilifies Trump right off the bat. Did he know it was doctored? You can't tell me that if a video of Trump slurring or stammering wouldn't get democratic retweets. Pelosi has just recently called Trump unstable and asked his family to intervene. She said she would pray for him. However, Trump retweeting a video of Pelosi showing she has some issues, is absolutely disgusting. The double-standard of the left is so obvious it's just the left can't see it. They get called out on their hypocrisy every day but refuse to see a problem with it.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    May 27, 2019 5:29 p.m.

    Karen R. - Houston, TX
    ---
    Good grief, Pops. There were Russians everywhere in 2016 - around the Trump campaign, the Republican Party, the NRA - and the intelligence was that Putin wanted Trump to win. This was later substantiated. The FBI would've been negligent NOT to investigate.
    ---

    Apparently the GOP really doesn't like the idea of a neighborhood watch, since if a neighbor sees a suspicious truck in the area, calls the police, the police might look in a window of a GOP owned house(aka spy on the owner) to determine if there is something going on, or where the driver of the truck may be.

    It would appear that the GOP wants the police to sit in the station munching donuts, or something, and really only come out in force when there is a GOP target involved.

    There have been many cases where movers have shown up to a house, emptied the contents, and the neighbors just thought the owners/renters were simply moving, when in fact they were witnessing a crime.

    The only way to determine crime of not, is to investigate.

  • HotGlobe SAN RAFAEL, CA
    May 26, 2019 1:59 p.m.

    The headline references an "edited" video, but let's be very clear. Trump is deliberately promoting fake news, a manufactured lie designed to hide the truth from the American people. Even more horrifying is the commenters here who are perfectly ok with that behavior; unfortunately they represent the values of millions of Americans. A Trump dictatorship is a very real possibility.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    May 26, 2019 12:12 p.m.

    @ Pops

    "...the accusation may well have been another case of projection..."

    Good grief, Pops. There were Russians everywhere in 2016 - around the Trump campaign, the Republican Party, the NRA - and the intelligence was that Putin wanted Trump to win. This was later substantiated. The FBI would've been negligent NOT to investigate.

    "How would any reasonable person expect Trump to respond..."

    So Russians swarming everywhere: no suspicion of conspiracy.

    FBI investigates Russians swarming everywhere: Conspiracy! Come on.

    Besides, you're ignoring what Mueller found with respect to Trump's reaction to the investigation. There was evidence that Trump was worried he'd committed a crime or things would be revealed that would be problematic for him.

    And what would a reasonable person expect of a person who knows they are innocent? Well, how about NOT trying to obstruct the investigation? You know - don't risk committing a crime when you haven't committed one? That seems reasonable.

    This partisanship baloney is going to be the end us. It's distorting everyone's moral compass...unless you can say you accept behavior like Trump's in other areas of your life.

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    May 26, 2019 11:03 a.m.

    @EmmanuelGoldstein1984 "The (wannabe) Emperor has no clothes.
    But try telling that to the (wannabe) Emperor's followers! They see what they want to see."

    Precisely what the fake news media and the liberal crowd are doing... ignoring the obvious... that the Russia collusion claims were a hoax, that other fake claims such as "cover-up" are phony, that Adam Schiff has nothing to back up his false claims against President Trump.

    These followers are the wannabe Emperor's followers. And the "empire" is the deep state that thinks they can manipulate and control what the public hear and think.

    Thank heavens for AG Barr, the public will soon see the truth about the origins of these claims and how it was nothing short of an attempted coup de tat.

    I suggest all readers watch as much CNN as Fox and vice versa. Don't think you have the truth without looking at the opposite sides views. If you don't do this, you are dumbing down on yourself.

  • Pops NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    May 26, 2019 8:12 a.m.

    @Karen R - the investigation wasn't fake, it was very real. What was fake was the original accusation. In retrospect, the accusation may well have been another case of projection on the part of the Democrats, as they were the ones colluding with foreigners to prevent Trump from becoming president, and then to remove him from office once he was elected.

    The charge of obstruction of justice is pretty laughable, given that the accusation of collusion was made up out of thin air. How would any reasonable person expect Trump to respond when he knew full well it was nothing more than an attempt to obstruct his presidency and take him down? He did well enough. In fact, he exercised great restraint, since it was within his authority to have fired the whole lot of them.

  • Elizabeth Bennet Pemberly, UK, 00
    May 26, 2019 1:32 a.m.

    The left doesn't like Trump tweeting because the left can't meme.

    The left has no sense of humor.

    Trump's tweet was effective because the clips were accurate and not slowed down. They were also effective because they were funny.

    Everyone knows that Pelosi slurs her speech. The left-leaning media had just been protecting her by suppressing it.

  • BYU Africa 🌍 Provo, UT
    May 25, 2019 10:43 p.m.

    Remember how the left talked about how Project Veritas manipulated the videos they took of the abortion clinic talking about selling body parts?

    Remember how the left tried to blamed the high school students wearing the MAGA hats?

    Remember how the left tried to cover up Anthony Weiner's laptop?

    Remember how the left have been lying about Russia bribing Trump for the past couple of years?

    The media has been 90% against Trump. The left should remove the beam out of their own eye before removing the mote out of Trumps.

  • Deej Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2019 10:23 p.m.

    Of course his sycophants will make excuses as they have and do here.

    But any truly objective person will ignore such propaganda.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    May 25, 2019 4:34 p.m.

    Herbert Gravy - Salinas, CA
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    Donald Trump is the BEST President "in recent memory".
    ---

    If he doesn't say so himself enough.

    But the only 'best' thing that I can imagine from Trump, is he has moved Nixon off the top of the 'worst' list.

    At least Nixon had the decency to resign when it was clear he could not longer function as President, even with a reasonable contingent of Republicans.

    Trump has no such decency, nor do the GOP leadership.

    The few slightly contrary GOP voices, are not particularly persuasive that they truly find Trump objectionable.

    I think it is only fortunate for most Americans that he inherited a going and reasonably strong economy after the 2008/9 financial disaster.

    Otherwise, I think we would have another Hoover, and while Hoover was an honorable man in public and private, Trump has no such honor in the least in any sphere of his life.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    May 25, 2019 3:45 p.m.

    Tumbleweed... yes, it has been doctored, the original is also available on line... so lets put that rest. The issues isn't the content, its pretty benign honestly. It's that the President of the United States, supposedly the most powerful man in the world, is spending his official channel to sent out sophomoric messages about his "opponents".

    What next.... the official White House "I know you are but what am I" channel? It's above bizarre that a 70 something year old man behaves like its his first year in the frat house. Thank heavens the man doesn't drink, one would only wonder what he would spew out then.

    You, I, an average person having a laugh at a doctored video... that fine. But this is like the President of Ford posting tweets that about the President of GM on the companies public facing web page or twitter account. You don't see it. It's freaking immature. We have a man whose mental maturity level is that of a deacon running this country. That is whats so bizarre about this.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    May 25, 2019 3:18 p.m.

    @ Pops

    "Now that we know [the investigation] to be fake..."

    Respectfully, Pops, this sounds like you haven't read the report, particularly Vol. II, the section on obstruction. This is what Mueller reports there:

    "The evidence does not establish that the termination of Comey was designed to cover up a conspiracy...But the evidence does indicate that a thorough FBI investigation would uncover facts about the campaign and the President personally that the President could have understood to be crimes or that would give rise to personal and political concerns." (p. 76)

    This provides a plausible explanation for the multiple instances of behavior outlined in the section on obstruction. It also provides legitimate justification for the oversight investigations.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 25, 2019 2:51 p.m.

    @Liberal on Planet Zion

    It could be argued that we are ALL "sycophants" of one sort or another.

    Supporters of our President certainly don't have a monopoly.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 25, 2019 2:33 p.m.

    @Shaun

    No, not so fast there.

    Donald Trump is the BEST President "in recent memory".

  • 👍 Peter Wiggin Saratoga Springs, UT
    May 25, 2019 1:56 p.m.

    We have had two years, nonstop, of the "Russian Collusion" hoax. That was an attempt to lie to remove a sitting president, not unmodified video clips that have been stitched together to show the obvious problems Pelosi has.

  • Dee Conner Ivins, UT
    May 25, 2019 12:27 p.m.

    Shaun:

    Yes, eight years of the Obama mess has been expensive. It will work itself out. Now, more people are working than ever, yielding more tax revenue. The China deal is coming. When we get the obstructionists out of the way, you can sit back and relax. Greater things are yet to come!

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    May 25, 2019 11:35 a.m.

    Okay... I am going to quote Nancy Pelosi. This article is a "coverup". It is a coverup to try and push back on the fact that she does have some coherency problems that are real. Anyone who has followed her can see that.

    Yes, the video has been manipulated. And I noticed that CNN's Anderson Cooper spent a long segment trying to get Facebook to take it down. I find this interesting because Cooper, Lemon and a whole slew of CNN fake news team distort and manipulate the news day to day. They seem to think nothing of it if they do it to Trump, but don't anyone misrepresent Pelosi or Schumer or other socialist politicians.

    Look at the Nicholas Sandman of Covington HS reporting. CNN and a host of other fake news providers had no problem showing only the bits and clips that painted their dishonest reporting. Why didn't they show the whole video? Where was Cooper then? As for that matter, where was Herb Scribner of DN then? Did he immediately call out CNN?

    Sounds like a double standard to me.

  • Moracle Blackshear, GA
    May 25, 2019 11:22 a.m.

    I wonder if those decrying Trump's posting of this video complain as loudly when the Dems post several to his one, just as deepfake, or more, about Trump... If so, why haven't we seen it in news publications...?

    Also, we should figure that Trump is not responsible for the creation of the video, but some guy with a Computer having "fun" probably did it for a laugh, and Trump reposted it, in response to the more demeaning fake comments Pelosi has made about him...

    Did anyone see anyone crying "Shame!" about Pelosi's and other Dems' deepfakes about Trump in news publications? ----- No? I thought not....

    But, why are we wasting time with this, when there is so much of substance that Trump is doing for this nation to bring us back in line with the Constitution, which others have spent decades trying to dismantle, & take us into a One-World-New-World Order; ruled over by an Oligarchy where we may have no Constitutional rights, voice, vote, representation, or freedoms; without guns to defend against any tyrannical, despotic government that may arise.

    For his effort & progress in returning us to our Constitution, we can Thank President Donald J. Trump !!!

  • Robert Kuesterman West Valley City, UT
    May 25, 2019 11:05 a.m.

    "If it was doctored, Pelosi should provide the original."
    The original videos were published by news organizations that covered the news conference.

  • Lib on Planet Zion Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2019 11:02 a.m.

    China
    Re: “The "doctored Pelosi video" has now been shown to be legit”

    “Facebook on fake Pelosi video: Being 'false' isn't enough for removal.” {Politico, 05/24/2019}

    ‘Facebook said Friday that a video doctored to depict House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words will remain on the social network”

    “Manipulated Video Targeting Pelosi Goes Viral.” {Factcheck.org, 5/24/19}

    ‘A doctored video of an interview with Nancy Pelosi portrays her speech as being slowed and slurred, and has been used to advance a false claim that.”

    “Altered Pelosi video spreading on social media.” {Axios, 5/23/19}

    ‘An altered video of Nancy Pelosi that shows her speaking slowly as if drunk is spreading on social media.”

    * 'Trump shares edited video that questions Pelosi's mental acuity as feud between leaders heats up” {Chicago Tribune, 5/24/19}

    * “Distorted Videos of Pelosi Spread on Facebook and Twitter, Helped by Trump” {NYT, 5/24/19}

    * “Giuliani appears to defend sharing a doctored Pelosi video” {Politico, 5/24}

    A sincere thank you to yourself and roughly the other 29 low informational sycophants. “Looks like the Commies are doubling down on ignorance/propaganda. You’re welcome comrade.”

  • EmmanuelGoldstein1984 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2019 10:34 a.m.

    The (wannabe) Emperor has no clothes.
    But try telling that to the (wannabe) Emperor's followers! They see what they want to see.

  • Flipphone , 00
    May 25, 2019 10:34 a.m.

    She has become one crazy lady.

  • Sion Knoxville, TN
    May 25, 2019 10:19 a.m.

    The video Trump supported isn’t edited. There are two videos. But those who hate Trump will never believe. They are still mad they lost the money and power grab and the American voters voted for Trump. He is doing exactly what and who we the American people want as president.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2019 10:13 a.m.

    Re; China is Spying

    Where did you get this information

    “The "doctored Pelosi video" has now been shown to be legit.”

    Most sources I have read say it has been modified.

    I wonder what the makers of this video think of their targeted audience.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    May 25, 2019 10:12 a.m.

    @dee Conner

    I wasn’t aware that Abraham Lincoln was running trillion dollar deficits.

    Trump is the worst president in recent memory. His actions, his bickering are beneath the office.

  • All American Herriman, UT
    May 25, 2019 9:40 a.m.

    Wow! Thanks @Pops, Independent, UtahBlueDevil, Rickydee and a few others with some insightful comments. Few commenters have anything to say that doesn't bash Trump. Fake videos, fake news, are all disturbing whichever side promotes them - starting with this useless article in the DN.

    Fake videos are not new; neither is fake news. It's a Marxist tactic used to destroy the enemy. It's just that it's gone over the top. We all need to stop paying attention to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and yes, even the DN when they print this kind of garbage that only provokes more partisan bickering.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 25, 2019 9:36 a.m.

    If it was doctored, Pelosi should provide the original.

  • Dee Conner Ivins, UT
    May 25, 2019 9:34 a.m.

    Good job DN bating your liberal audience. Anyone who watches Pelosi speak knows she stammers and stutters constantly. It’s what happens when you don’t really believe anything coming out of your own mouth.

    Despite all the things you want to hate about President Trump, the result of his leadership speaks for itself. He’s the best president we’ve had since Abraham Lincoln, and the silent sane majority will re-elect him in 2020!

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2019 9:16 a.m.

    This isn’t “politicians”… This is the President of the United States! Let that sink in… This is how low the office of the president has gone! It is disgusting and despicable as Alexandra Pelosi said.

  • Tumbleweed Centerville, UT
    May 25, 2019 9:02 a.m.

    I didn't see anything in the article indicating that the President knew the video had been "doctored," (if indeed it had been).

  • tsobserver Mapleton, UT
    May 25, 2019 8:25 a.m.

    Welcome to the new normal where politicians of advanced years behave like six year olds on the playground. And we elected them. Shame on us the voters. We have become blinded by partisanship, pulling the lever for whoever gets their name in front of an R or D.

    It really doesn't matter what these people say or do. We excuse our guy or gal for their reprehensible behavior while hypocritically condemning the other side for the same childish or boorish antics.

    And the rest of the world follows suit. Shame on us, the voters.

  • Pops NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    May 25, 2019 8:23 a.m.

    I'm curious how the left thinks Trump ought to react to things like a completely made-up accusation of collusion with Russia that has consumed the left for 2 years. Now that we know that to be fake, the Speaker of the House, along with sidekicks in Congress and the sycophantic press, have doubled down and accused him of a cover up. Of course we have no idea what's being covered up or how. It's yet another baseless and irresponsible accusation that one might expect to read in a sleazy tabloid, not hear from the Speaker of the House. Seriously, how is a person supposed to react to that kind of garbage? If you don't like the president's policies, speak out against them, vote against them, whatever, but to personally attack the president with accusations of criminal behavior because you don't like him is despicable. Now we're supposed to be surprised that he responds in kind.

    The reason Trump was elected is precisely because he responds in kind, which apparently is the only way in which the left can be held accountable. If the press would hold them accountable we wouldn't be here today having this conversation.

  • Yeti75 Ferndale, WA
    May 25, 2019 8:15 a.m.

    I find the number of computer geniuses here astounding. You all know so much, like the fact that, several of the arms sales were actually done during the previous administration, that are just being delivered, and there's actually information out there reporting that Trump won't even be able to keep up with the numbers from said previous administration. Trump bypassed Congress for one reason. The democrats are unreliable, and try to thwart him at every move.

  • Old Cougar Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 25, 2019 8:06 a.m.

    Remember folks, we are experiencing the antics of a self-proclaimed "established genius" and should be worshiped as such.

    During the last week "deep fakes" has taken on new meanings. (see above)

    The 2020 election should be very interesting. I hope American voters have the opportunity to choose among viable candidates (the best that America represents) instead of what was presented in 2016.

  • Yeti75 Ferndale, WA
    May 25, 2019 7:54 a.m.

    What, you people think Trump takes the time to edit videos in the basement of the White House? Give me a break!

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    May 25, 2019 7:51 a.m.

    Are we really not going to discuss the way Pelosi speaks about Trump in public and then goes into a meeting with him expecting something constructive to occur? Civility is a two-way street. Does she get a pass because she’s a woman, or because she’s a Democrat?

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    May 25, 2019 6:59 a.m.

    China... there have been several reports showing both videos and the meme shared by Trump was absolutely edited. Not sure where you get your information....

    And it is absolutely true that the Left has done likewise parodies as well. Not is not in dispute. The difference here is the President himself is forwarding on this mis-information, and then trying to make it sound as though it were true. I don't think the Trump administration had anything to do with the creation of this video. Some hack in his basement created it and it went viral.

    The issue is the state of the Presidency. Barr this week said his actions were an attempt to save the Office of the President - not necessarily to support Trump. The best thing Barr could do to bring respect back to the office is to get Trump to begin to act Presidential rather than some high school freshman that has just been introduced to smart phones and Twitter.

    Many believe that what they viewed as a black muslim man from Africa as President demeaned the office. Now we had frat boy Donald doing his best to degrade the office of President. Let's hope we can do better in 2020.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    May 25, 2019 6:44 a.m.

    "This is assuming she ever had it in the first place." Really? Is there a touch of misogeny here?

    Fan or no Fan of House Speaker Pelosi, she has been elected Speaker twice, the only woman to do so. In fact, she is the most powerful woman ever in American politics.

    I am sick and tired of hearing all the Trumpian excuses from presumably nice people who will do or say anything to protect/promote the President. He his unworthy of this adoration. He is morally/ethically compromised.

    Governing by tweet is inherently unAmerican. It inflames, not informs. The country has been on a temper tantrum tear from over two years now. I have "thoughts and prayers" that we can return to "regular order" and rid the country of this kind of behavior in the Oval Office.

  • mohokat , 00
    May 25, 2019 6:37 a.m.

    Oh Boo Hoo, and Wah Wah. Nothing more refreshing than seeing the left twist in the wind crying.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    May 25, 2019 6:37 a.m.

    The kind of garbage that comes out of these propaganda factories reminds me of what we could expect from that certain set of guys in high school. You know the ones: They didn't participate or contribute to anything, perhaps out of a sense that they couldn't measure up. So they just hung around the margins being snarky and negative, something that takes the least amount of effort and talent.

  • Nichol Draper West Jordan, UT
    May 25, 2019 6:31 a.m.

    Do you read Trump's tweets directly? If not then you are not getting the truth. Is it worse than Obama saying that Libyans who attacked the embassy were driven by a video produced in the USA? As if that is justification for not protecting our embassy officials?

  • The Dark Knight Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2019 6:29 a.m.

    For all of his talk of "Fake News", President Trump is a major purveyor of falsehoods. He demonstrates no regard for the truth whatsoever, and according to factcheckers is caught in multiple false statements every day. This is a major cause for concern and should never become something we shrug off as routine. No matter how much it's a cliche to expect politicians to say things that aren't true, Trump has raised this to an entirely new level, one which is disturbing and very destructive to the institutions and principles of our nation.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    May 25, 2019 6:23 a.m.

    What was shown about Nancy in this video is very mild compared to what she says about our President.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2019 6:16 a.m.

    Re: China is Spying

    May I suggest the 28 people who liked your post google Deep Flake technology and reread the article.

    Could we call this video the President sent out Fake News?

  • Rickydee Bountiful, UT
    May 25, 2019 4:11 a.m.

    For as long as I can remember Democrat politicians have had their way with Republicans. Republican politicians are just supposed to take it and be quiet.
    Trump has changed that and it is refreshing and exciting.
    Democrats and the agenda driven media have done their best to get rid of Trump by accusing him of the crimes they are guilty of. None of it is working. Trump will not lay down and take it.
    I hope Republicans are learning a lesson about how to deal with Democrats and their media.

  • Bob67 Glenn Dale, MD
    May 25, 2019 3:45 a.m.

    The "viral spread" of defamatory misinformation is definitely a threat to our democracy, but it is not completely new. Way before social media technology existed, rumors agitated polarized camps of people. Mobs and riots have been an unpleasant fact throughout history.

    Many incredible rumors swept throughout the populations of the combatants during World War 1, such as that the Germans were harvesting corpses from no-mans land for their fat.

    More recently, President George W. Bush was fooled by a fake document that claimed to show that Saddam Hussein was pursuing Uranium in Africa. Not just the President, but all of his advisors believed the fake, and America went to war.

    Just as our justice system has evolved to provide due process and protection for the accused, trying to prevent mob rule, the news organizations and social media platforms need to perform fact-checking on salacious material, to protect people from being harmed by lies.

    Bad news travels fast, but fake news travels faster!

  • Strachan Bountiful, UT
    May 25, 2019 12:59 a.m.

    Sports fan,

    Could you explain what you mean when you say Speaker Pelosi can’t accept that her party list the 2016 election? I see this kind of comment frequently and it does not register. Do you mean she literally does not accept the results? Do you mean she was shocked and disappointed by President Trump’s victory?

    How would she act differently if, in your view, she accepted the results?

    I expect your comment is simply a meaningless tag line. If it is something more, please help me understand.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    May 25, 2019 12:35 a.m.

    It's coming from both sides, I take it back, several sides, even the media has been involved.

    Where are the Walter Cronkite's of this generation?

  • tahnl Francis, UT
    May 24, 2019 11:09 p.m.

    Just imagine how this looks to the rest of the world - the PRESIDENT of the United States with such childish behavior. Certainly not the actions of a world leader. No leader of any banana republic would stoop so low.

  • Lew Elton Jeppson Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2019 10:55 p.m.

    The trump dictatorship is here.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    May 24, 2019 5:48 p.m.

    This sort of thing has to stop, it doesn't look good from either person.

    Two elderly people having a war of words in the media, this is what our country has come too.

    Truly a sad state of affairs.

    Noone on either side should be proud of the leaders of our government when they act like this, this is middle school stuff.

    Trump is incapable of just letting things go, and Palosi just can't accept her party lost the 2016 election.

  • China is Spying ,
    May 24, 2019 4:57 p.m.

    I will leave the Russian Collusion conspiracy theories and Covington Catholic bashing to leftists like yourself. The real data shows the video Trump shared was not slowed down. If you don't know that, you must be a "low informational sycophant."

    The "doctored Acosta Video" was shown to be legit. The "doctored Project Veritas" videos were shown to be legit. The "doctored Pelosi video" has now been shown to be legit.

    Looks like the Commies are " doubling down on ignorance/propaganda."

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    @Liberal On Planet Zion - SLC, UT
    May 24, 2019 3:49 p.m.
    "Will the usual bunch of low informational sycophants defend, ignore or double down on ignorance/propaganda?"

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    May 24, 2019 4:49 p.m.

    This burgeoning manipulation of reality and fake-news is a serious threat to America's informed democracy that depends on voters to be knowledgeable of the truth and vote in the best interest for themselves and the public interest. In some ways, the distortion of the reporting of facts in this country may constitute a national security threat that will allow those in control of what voters come to believe may be able to control the powers of our government. American could become easily brainwashed to believe in voting for dictators and self-interested powerbrokers that will result in affirming that George Orwell's frightening depiction of a Orwellian state has already arrived.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    May 24, 2019 3:49 p.m.

    Will the usual bunch of low informational sycophants defend, ignore or double down on ignorance/propaganda? Based upon one comment already it looks like all the above! Biscuits anyone? You’re welcome.

  • China is Spying ,
    May 24, 2019 3:47 p.m.

    Actually, there are two videos. The one Trump shared was not slowed down, the other one was.

    This is just like the Project Veritas videos the left said were doctored. It got into court, and sure enough the videos were legitimate.

    Chalk this up as another Leftist fail - just like the Covington Catholic students, Michael Avanetti, Anthony Weiner's laptop, and the last two years of Russian Collusion.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    May 24, 2019 3:41 p.m.

    'She is not the same person. She has lost it,' he said."

    This is assuming she ever had it in the first place.

  • Reasonable Mormon Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2019 3:32 p.m.

    I find it telling that the moment, the nano second any publication at all, regardless of its readership, legacy, ownership, history, etc...the very second it publishes verifiable facts that are unfavorable to dear leader in any way, the Trumplicans throw the whole kit and caboodle under the bus, decrying a biased press, a liberal conspiracy and a leftist agenda. (it's always one of those)

    They're clinging to their narratives regardless of what's plain to see, but the rest of us are getting tired of it.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 24, 2019 3:15 p.m.

    @Happy Valley
    The content may be perfectly fine. I don't know. I just don't like the tone of the headlines these days.

    Don't hype the news.

  • cityboy Farmington, UT
    May 24, 2019 3:03 p.m.

    Nothing surprises me about the depth Trump will sink to. He is always bemoaning fake news and yet is the leader in fake news and deceit. And on the heels of this we find he has once again done an end-around Congress and usurped its power of the purse by stating because of an “emergency” he needs to invoke presidential authority to sell weapons to Egypt.

    The real emergency facing this country is how we can most rapidly get this con artist out of the White House.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    May 24, 2019 2:31 p.m.

    That the GOP would would send out a fake video of Pelosi is surprising - how? The Republican Party today is the Whig Party of the 1850s.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    May 24, 2019 1:58 p.m.

    Just when you think trump and his sycophantic trumpublicans couldn't possibly go any lower they do.

    Edited video?

    Edited, doctored, fake...

    His sycophantic followers eat it up.

    Fire trump 2020.

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    May 24, 2019 1:51 p.m.

    This is today's Republican party in a nutshell.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2019 1:29 p.m.

    Ironically this was false. However, this no longer matters even if it was the Russians, who the trump supporters love.

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 24, 2019 1:22 p.m.

    The only way to send a message to politicians that this type of behavior is unacceptable is to vote them out of office. Trump's doctoring of a Pelosi video is not good. Trump should pay for this at the polls if voters were wise.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    May 24, 2019 1:20 p.m.

    Say No to BO -claims: "Condescending headlines are an indication to me NOT to read the story. Journalists are low on my list of advisers in life. Just the facts would be nice."

    ...and yet hear you are commenting on a story you claim you would not read, calling journalists names (how trumpian) and claiming to want the facts.

    Here's an abridged version, Trump passed on a fake meme, who's only purpose was an attempt at degrading Pelosi using lies, which he seems to do regularly.

    But we already know that Trump fans don't care about the truth, they are quite satisfied with alternative facts, and attacking anybody who doesn't bend a knee to the Dear Leader.

    Funny thing is the Dems don't need to make fake memes to convince their base, that donald is unfit, he's writes his own SNL bits daily.

    Did you see him asking his staff if he was a stable genius, it was like a scene of Smithers telling Mr Burns how young he is, too funny.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2019 1:19 p.m.

    The only news we need is from Glorious Leader. Glorious Leader will tell me what I need to know and what I need to do. Obey!

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 24, 2019 12:55 p.m.

    Condescending headlines are an indication to me NOT to read the story.

    "Here's why it matters," is a prime example.

    Sadly, there are many more examples, like "Why you're wrong about religion and abortion."

    Regularly, you publish stories that tell the reader five things you need to know about...

    Journalists are low on my list of advisers in life.

    Just the facts would be nice.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    May 24, 2019 12:53 p.m.

    Donald and his fan base love fake video's, this is the second time he has shared manipulated videos as real.

    Trump continues to share right wing propaganda videos from around the world, and as the world sees him as dishonest and childish, his base cheers such adolescent behavior.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    May 24, 2019 12:51 p.m.

    Biscuit---Its a fake, there is no truth there. But it does not bother you, does it? Any lie is fine as long as Trump tells it.

  • Biscuit , 00
    May 24, 2019 12:34 p.m.

    Pelosi always sounds like she's juggling her teeth around in her mouth when speaking. Trumps just telling the obvious.

  • Mary Mc Lacey, WA
    May 24, 2019 12:26 p.m.

    Where is the bottom for this administration? Doctoring videos is not only low but desperate.