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The Daily BeastJun 16, 2024
White House Fumes at Trumpworld's Latest ‘Cheap Fake'
AFP via Getty ImagesLess than a week after being derided for using a deceptively edited clip of President Joe Biden to suggest that he "wandered off" during a G7 economic summit in Italy, right-wing pundits and media outlets—including Rupert Murdoch's New York Post—published another round of stories featuring a similarly edited clip of the president, this time in an attempt to smear the 81-year-old for "freezing" up while on stage at a fundraiser.

In a statement to The Daily Beast, the White House fumed at the so-called "cheap fake," which it contends is a sign of failing journalistic ethics at a number of conservative publications.

The practice of deceptively editing and circulating clips of political opponents is increasingly being used in recent weeks by Republican lawmakers and conservative publications, especially to highlight problems relating to Biden's age.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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