White House counselor Kellyanne Conway had her spin locked-and-loaded during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, ready for Chris Wallace to bring up the doctored video of the confrontation between CNN's Jim Acosta and a White House intern that Sarah Sanders tweeted out in defense of the administration's decision to suspend Acosta's press credentials. The video is sped up just during the motion of Acosta's arm coming into contact with the intern's, making it look like he's hitting her.
"Oh, well, that's not altered, that's sped up; they do it all the time in sports to see if there's actually a first down or a touchdown."
That's the best they could come up with? It's like instant replay in football?
So, according to Kellyanne, when a referee in NFL wants to get a better look at something, to see if the result of a play was actually a first down or a touchdown, they look at a sped-up replay of it. And not a sped-up version of the whole play, just the most crucial frames of the play. She is speaking on behalf of the White House, which means the White House's official position on the way the brain receives information from the eyes is that the faster something is, the more clear it is.
Here is Sarah Sanders' tweet with the doctored video.