How Twitter Clips Help Hide Reality
One of the most retweeted clips from tonight’s debate was Donald Trump’s apparent snub of moderator Lester Holt. Twitter users heaped insults upon the presidential candidate as he appears to defer a handshake while Lester Holt awkwardly scratches the back of his neck. However this well timed clip is chopped before Trump returns to the moderator, hand outstretched.
Some “old fashion” twitter misdirection (See real video below the two tweets):
After the debate, Clinton shook Lester Holt’s hand, but Trump didn’t. https://t.co/mbj5r0DlpC
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) September 27, 2016
Missed this: Trump snubbed moderator Holt after the debate.
A poor loser move. https://t.co/xXRgFrMJzw
HT @superdeluxe @chrizap
— Peter W. Singer (@peterwsinger) September 27, 2016
And the real video here:
Once again, it’s no wonder that the ugliness of twitter is turning users away.