VIDEO DELETION SCANDAL AT STATE
State Dept Admits To Deliberately Deleting Video About Media Manipulation
JOHN KIRBY: We learned that it was a deliberate request, that this wasn’t a technical glitch, this was a deliberate request to excise video. We do not know who made the request to edit the video or why it was made. To my surprise, the Bureau of Public Affairs did not have in place any rules governing this type of action. Therefore, we are taking immediate steps to craft appropriate protocols on this issue as we believe that deliberately removing a portion of the video was not and is not in keeping with the State Department's commitment to transparency and public accountability.
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STATE DEPT IRAN COVER-UP EXPLORED
State Department admits to deleting a briefing exchange with reporter James Rosen. This is a solid clip all the way through, especially the last 45 seconds.