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Joe Scarborough Forced To Correct Tweet About White House Censorship After WaPo Correction

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was forced to issue a correction on Twitter Wednesday after accusing the White House of altering the transcript of the Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Scarborough’s original tweet compared President Donald Trump to murderous Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and said the White House wanted to “erase facts from history.” It also directly accuses the White House of erasing a video version of an answer given at the press conference. (RELATED: Joe Scarborough Tries To Push Chinese Conspiracy About Ivanka Trump)

This accusation turned out to be blatantly false.

Joe Scarborough Tweet Delete 7-25-18

Joe Scarborough Tweet Delete 7-25-18

Daily Caller News Foundation reporter Peter Hasson pointed out Scarborough’s error to him, prompting the pundit to acknowledge his mistake and update his claims — but not before deleting the original post.

The Washington Post’s national correspondent, Phillip Bump, wrote the article headlined: “No, the White House didn’t intentionally edit a question to Putin out of a video.”

“At some point in the middle of that question, there’s a switch between the feed from the reporters and the feed from the translator,” Bump wrote. “In the White House version of the video, you can hear the question being asked very faintly under the woman who is translating saying ‘president.'”

“This is not a conspiracy from the White House,” he concluded.

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