Former Trump advisor Roger Stone was the focus of an attack piece by CNN on Monday night as the outlet aired clips from an upcoming documentary that Stone says were “manipulated and selectively edited.”
CNN anchor Don Lemon sat with filmmakers Christoffer Guldbrandsen and Frederik Marbell, who recently provided segments from the film to the January 6th committee.
The duo allowed CNN to air the clips from the film, “A Storm Foretold,” that had “not been seen before” during their interview.
One of the videos played by Lemon showed the inside of a car as a person, allegedly Roger Stone, said in the background, “Fuck the violence. Fuck the voting, let’s get right to the violence. Shoot to kill. See an Antifa, shoot to kill. Fuck ’em! I’m done with this bullshit.”
A pissed-off Roger Stone responded to the segment by calling the clips “deep fake videos” and writing, “F*ck Don Lemon.”
“Let CNN or anyone else produce any proof that I knew in advance about, participated in or condoned any illegal act on January 6 or any other day,” he added.
To CNN‘s credit, they displayed Roger Stone’s comment regarding the videos.
Stone told CNN, “I challenge the accuracy and the authenticity of these videos and belive they have been manipulated and selectively edited. I also point that the filmmakers do not have the legal right to use them. How ironic that Kim Kardashian and I are both subjected to computer manipulated videos on the same day.”
Despite Stone’s insistence that the footage has been edited or manipulated, CNN is running with headlines such as, “‘Shoot to kill’: Video shows Trump ally Roger Stone day before 2020 election,” and “‘Let’s get right to the violence’: New documentary film footage shows Roger Stone pre-Election Day.“
During Wednesday’s Jan. 6 panel hearing, the video clips are reportedly going to be played despite the debate over their accuracy.