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A staffer at the local Fox affiliate in Seattle has been fired after the network aired what appeared to be a doctored video from President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address to the nation from Tuesday.

“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,” Q13 FOX director Erica Hill wrote Thursday in a statement to the newspaper.

The allegedly doctored video showed Trump sluggishly hanging his tongue out of his mouth and resting it on his lower lip for an unusually long time when he addressed the nation Tuesday night. The president’s skin and hair also appeared orange in the station’s video.

A listener on KTTH-Radio brought the video’s discrepancies to the attention of Todd Herman, a conservative talk show host in Seattle, who compared the listener’s video to the raw footage.

“We performed a side-by-side comparison of the video from our listener, apparently taken by a smart phone recording of Q13 FOX, to the raw video of Trump’s speech from CNN,” Herman wrote on the station’s website.

In the raw video, the president briefly licked his lips and continued with his address.

“That comparison revealed the Q13 FOX video creating a loop of the President licking his lips — making it seem bizarre and unbalanced — it also seems that someone distorted the President’s face and may have added an orange tone to his skin,” Herman wrote.

Watch the video comparison:

The editor was placed on leave Wednesday after the station was made aware of the situation.

“This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the president in a negative light,” Hill told the Times and KTTH in an earlier statement.

The staffer was fired following the station’s prompt investigation.



  1. James Kelly

    January 11, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Now, can we tar and feather him and ride him out of town on a rail?

    • pjt

      January 11, 2019 at 2:01 am

      Sounds like a plan to me.

    • Mary Murphy

      January 11, 2019 at 4:08 am

      Good Idea!!

  2. memphismom

    January 11, 2019 at 1:44 am

    How does this happen and why would only one person be fired………..I can’t see how a doctored video gets broadcast without at least a few conspirators. That being said, Are there any real journalists left out there? Seems it is all about a gotcha moment or 15 minutes of fame.

    • L

      January 11, 2019 at 2:32 am

      You’re right. It takes a manager somewhere in the process and an editor before anything hits the air. Methinks they sacrificed a scapegoat here.

  3. Bh

    January 11, 2019 at 1:47 am

    They’ll be working at CNN tomorrow or on Morning Joe. Wish they’d work on Mika’s pasty skin and hair….Tink is looking pretty rough and Bobble…….well You can’t domuch with Bobble (joe)

  4. N

    January 11, 2019 at 1:49 am

    ‪Expose, boycott, prosecute all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberal demoncrats post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  5. Andre Alexsen

    January 11, 2019 at 1:50 am


    • Michael Mitrow

      January 11, 2019 at 2:24 am


  6. Allen

    January 11, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Q13 Fox in Seattle is a Fox station in Name Only. The entire station’s programming (especially the news) is as anti-Trump as all of the well known hyper-Liberal anti-Trump media. I completely stopped watching it about a year ago because it was sickeningly anti-Trump – for absolutely NO good reason whatsoever. I only watch the Fox News Channel now and as they move more and more left, will probably have to drop them too in the near future. So, this little stunt with the President’s oval office speech is just more of the same from Q13 Fox in Seattle. This time they got caught and brought to task for it, so they sacrificed an editor to the Liberal Media Gods they worship, and go on their merry way with their anti-Trump protocol.

  7. Laura May Burt-Thorpe

    January 11, 2019 at 2:51 am

    And they wonder why they are accused of FAKE news! Their hate makes them distort things and it creates the dangerous division that now exists between the citizens of this country. They are guilty of pumping people up to a civil war state with their lies and behavior. It is called sedition. Hate is a dangerous emotion that is consuming them, causing them to dispicable behavior. I have emailed this station several times when I detected a bias in how they reported something I was aware of and saw/heard THEIR bias. I only watch for local weather because I am aware many working there are liberal.

  8. Silas Longshot

    January 11, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Well, how about some investigations of most of the MSM and their ‘editing’ of Trump’s statements and so forth?

    • Mary Murpht

      January 11, 2019 at 4:06 am

      Really good idea!! Investigate ALL of them!!!

    • Michael

      January 11, 2019 at 4:23 am

      Yeah, really. Agreed.

  9. Jake

    January 11, 2019 at 3:34 am

    It would be great if Fox dumped them as an affiliate station and the FCC jerked the station license as well.

  10. donfitness

    January 11, 2019 at 4:49 am

    I say B.S. if they don’t give us a name. We just take their word that someone got fired?! There needs to be some angry conservatives protesting in front of that station until some big heads roll. And also to send a strong message out to other stations and networks who think it’s fun and games to lie and distort images.

  11. Flame

    January 11, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Libs will do anything because they didn’t, can’t win.

  12. Irene Renner

    January 11, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Joe and cohort do look like a stiff ma and pa kettle sitting there. As fo doctoring TRump anyone who sees that can tell its doctored up. Lib love this and all it does is backfire on them. So childish

    • neo

      January 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      Are you kidding….there are liberals out there that think the media is upstanding and 100% true with NO biases… you can ask the people that witnessed this and 80% would believe it true even to calling Trump Cheeto.

  13. Meyndert

    January 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    The reason the fired person have no name is because now nobody can check if such person was really fired. Clever way of hiding facts.

  14. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    January 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Another lefty thinking he can beet the system. NOT. You are beat ass hole. Enjoy your retirement in the hall of shame.

  15. Shelba J. Holmes

    January 11, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    It is alarming to me just how many really seriously mentally ill people this country has working in the MSM. Sick, sick, sick.

  16. Chastran

    January 11, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Ah, how sweet! Miss karma took time out of her busy day to pay the e-duh-tor a personal visit…

  17. Gloria Johnston

    January 11, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    How dare someone with the media distort the news and images to fit their own political narrative. How can the media be trusted when there is so little oversight that this can happen.

  18. 4lllls

    February 8, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Call their sponsors and let them know we will not be buying from anyone who endorses this rotten behavior. I won’t for sure. I write them down and call or email them. If we really do this it will work. They want us to buy, if we refuse they lose business. We can make a difference. Amen.

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