It seems that nobody is willing to challenge White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest about the White House’s self-contradicting explanation of how the audio of French Pres. Hollande’s “Islamist terrorism” disappeared – and then reappeared – from the White House’s video.
The White House claims the audio was lost “during the recording” of the event - that a “complete audio” version of the video is now posted, now that the omission is exposed.
So, why will no one with access ask Josh Earnest these three obvious questions:
- If the White House had the “complete audio” video all along – which it must have had in order to create the accurate transcript -why was the original video pulled from the White House website and replaced with the missing-audio version in the first place?
- If the audio was actually lost “during the recording,” then where did the “complete audio” version come from?
- When the missing audio was exposed, why didn’t the White House initially replace the flawed version with the “complete audio” version, instead of leaving the flawed video up and simply providing a link to the “complete audio” video?
The censorship of a foreign head of state is a big deal, especially when it comes to the matter of terrorism. These questions need to be asked.